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Credit: Andrea Barber As you head down the trail, use some method to mark your way (such as three rocks). This will help you find your way back after the excitement of the treasure hunt has worn off.

Treasure Hunt: Equicaching

Saddle up, and search for hidden treasure through "equicaching" — geocaching on horseback. Join Our Equicaching Event & Giveaway!

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The Emergency Stop

Learn how to perform the one-rein stop and the pulley-rein stop with top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight’s proven techniques.

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No-Pinch Bit

We test an eggbutt snaffle bit from Divine Saddlery’s Winning Tongue Plate Bit line. Read on for our results.

Credit: Photo by Kent and Charlene Krone. When you travel with your horse, you need to carry a number of documents, especially if you're crossing state lines.

Equine Traveling Papers

Here’s a rundown of key documents you need when you travel with your horse.

Credit: Photo by Heidi Melocco  One place to take your horse’s pulse is behind his elbow. Place a stethoscope on your horse’s side, just behind his elbow, and listen for heartbeat.

Your Horse's Vital Signs

Learn how to check your horse’s pulse, respiration, and temperature with this information from the Certified Horsemanship Association. Bonus video!

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Prepare for Fall Rides

This fall, prepare for chillier days and evenings. Dress warmly, and pack emergency rations and fire-making supplies.