Safe Horsemanship

Dennis maneuvers his horse carefully through a gate. Note the gate?s latch, which could catch on the breast collar, stirrup or flank cinch if the horse is allowed to brush too close to it. Journal photo.

Horseback Riding Safety Tips

Whether you're horseback riding or working from the ground, heed these safety tips to keep you and your horse out of trouble.

America's Horse Journal

Beating the Weather

USRider offers bad-weather tips for traveling with your horses.

Courtesy Horse&Rider magazine

Fall Trail Riding Tips

From clearing brush to trail footwear selection, we offer tips from two experts who'll keep you on track.

Practicing picking up your horse's hoof is important to a well-trained horse. Photo from AQHA's "Fundamentals of Horsemanship."

Hoof Please!

Horse training from the ground up: Asking politely for your horse?s feet.


Riding Horses Safely in Traffic

Do your trail rides have to end where the public road begins? Not after our endurance rider expert shares her tips for safely riding your horse across roads and in traffic.

Vegetation along trails is more than scenery to your horse?it's a potential snack. ?EQUUS Magazine

Break Your Horse's Trail-Snacking Habits

A horse who eats on the trail isn't paying attention to his rider. Here's how to redirect his focus.

Video: How To Lead Your Horse From a Herd

Wading into a bunch of loose horses to collect yours can be daunting. This video from the Bay Area Equestrian Network shows how to do it safely.

Video: How to Fit a Western Bit

Justine Gandolfo of California shows how to achieve a comfortable fit of the bit for your horse and best control for you. Courtesy Bay Area Equestrian Network.

Luke, Kate and Jim Neubert in 1987. Courtesy of the Neubert family.

Ranch Raised Kids and Horses

Ranch kids get well acquainted with hard work, traditions?-and a whole lot of freedom and fun. Courtesy AQHA's America's Horse Daily

Check shoreline for bogginess before crossing. Photo EQUUS magazine

Safely Crossing Water on the Trail

Use these tips to help you decide if an unfamiliar body of water is safe to cross on horseback.

Be on the lookout for mental triggers for your horse. Illustration courtesy of the Quarter Horse Journal

Play It Safe At Horse Shows

Writing for America's Horse Daily, equine events coordinator Nancy Easton tells how to prevent accidents at shows.

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Rules of the Road

Follow these safety measures to avoid tragedies while riding your horse by roads. From American Quarter Horse Journal.

Prepare your horse for the unexpected. Journal photo

Spook Proof Your Horse

You and your horse have some obstacles to overcome before you hit the trail this year. From America's Horse Journal.

Safe Winter Riding on Snow and Ice

Performance-horse farrier Dave Werkiser summarizes strategies to protect your horse in the snow and ice of winter. From Practical Horseman magazine.

Video: Working Around a Horse's Hindquarters

Paula Hitzler tells you how to safely work around a horse's hindquarters. From My Horse University

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Trail Riding Safety

Learn how to avoid seven sketchy situations on the trail--and how to get out of them as safely as possibly if they do catch you by surprise. From Horse&Rider magazine.

Safe Habits and Protective Gear for Horseback Riding

Boost your confidence and safety while horseback riding with these protective gear tips and good habits from "The Smart Woman?s Guide to Midlife Horses."


Three Horse Travel Tips

Kent and Charlene Krone writing for The Trail Rider magazine tell us it takes planning and forethought to travel with horses for a long period of time. Here, we?ll share with you three valuable lessons we?ve learned through trial and error.

USRider Offers Bad Weather Travel Tips

June 15, 2011--The severe weather season is upon us, and when things get rough, we?re reminded to DUCK. Read more on how to be safe when riding in bad weather.

Beach ride at sunset. Courtesy EQUUS magazine

Riding on the Beach

Riding on the beach is a ?bucket-list? item of many riders, and with good reason. A gallop along the surf can be exhilarating for both horse and rider. But if you decide to try riding on the beach this summer, keep a few things in mind. By Christine Barakat for EQUUS magazine.

Make your trailer your base

Trailer Rental Tips

Renting a trailer may be a viable option to owning a horse trailer. Add up the costs of owning a trailer versus the cost of renting.