Trail Tips & Safety

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Be Water-Wise on Your Next Horse-Camping Trip

Don?t leave home without considering your horse?s water needs. Here?s what to plan for, plus hauling, watering, and use tips.

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Ask Julie Goodnight: Your New Trail Horse

Horse trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight answers a reader?s question about trail riding on a new horse and how to stay calm on the trail.

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Avoid 7 Types of Trail Riding Problems

Learn how to avoid seven problematic situations on trail rides--and how to get out of them as safely as possible if they do catch you by surprise.

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Pack an Emergency Trail Bag

Be prepared for trail-riding mishaps with a small emergency bag of handy supplies.

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Day-Ride Guide Checklist

Here's a handy checklist of necessary items to take along on all-day rides.

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Is It Too Hot to Ride?

Avoid potential heat health risks for your horse.

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Tie-To Choices for your Horse

Avoid a disaster at the hitching rail by reviewing these common-sense guidelines on safe tying options.

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Final Pre-Ride Preparations

Saddle a horse without needing to tie your horse to anything.

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Trail Riding Take-Alongs

Be propery equipped with the right tack on your next trail riding adventure

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Tied to Nothing

To get your horse to stand ground tied, you'll build on basic cues to achieve a patient yet focused state of mind.

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Fall/Winter Checklist For Horse Owners

Need help getting your to-do list organized? Then, MyHorse.com is here to help with our monthly checklist. Let this Fall and Winter checklist keep you up to date on everything.

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Stepping Stones Across the Swamp

By combining the methods used successfully to train orcas, dolphins, and dogs with Lyons' techniques, you'll have fun and be on firm footing with your horse.

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Overcoming Fear on the Trail

There are several training tips horse owners can use to help their trail horse overcome fears on the trail. John Lyons goes through several useful techniques designed to get your horse to trust your guidance on the trail.

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Trail Saddle Weight

Little things add up when you're on the trail, so be sure every ounce counts.

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Keeping Kids Safe Around Horses

Keep kids safe around horses. Horsemanship rules are made to be followed by everyone, with adults leading by example.

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Keep Your Horse Cool in the Heat

Sweltering summer heat is more than just very uncomfortable for your horse. It's as much a health hazard for your horse as it is for you. Young, old or ill horses are least equipped to deal with extreme heat.

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Trail Riding Advice

John Lyons addresses numerous common trail riding problems horse owners encounter on the trail, including going over fallen logs, streams, water crossings, through forests, leading and tying your horse, going uphill and downhill.

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Crossing Water With Your Horse Without a Big Splash

You may be surprised when your perfect trail horse doesn't want to cross a creek, but it dosen't have to be a crisis.

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Trail Terrors, Part 6: Wounds

Veterinarian Barb Crabbe lists what to do when your horse is wounded on the trail. From Horse & Rider magazine.