I like horses and I enjoy riding. But riding horses while on vacation holds zero appeal to me. The question is why?
A physical therapist explains why crookedness in the saddle is a natural result of human physiology and shares one simple method to reposition yourself for a great ride.
Here’s how to choose the right saddle for three equine body types that are especially difficult to fit.
Equine lameness can be difficult to detect, but a study from England confirms the reliability of a relatively new tool for identifying subtle signs of musculoskeletal pain in horse:
Whether you're riding familiar trails or exploring new territory, a trail survival kit can help you handle emergencies. By Christine Barakat for EQUUS magazine.
Here's how to safely ride through sloppy footing.
When you first take to the trails this season, be careful to avoid inadvertently overworking or overheating your horse.
Cooling your horse properly after exercise will help prevent him from catching a chill.
Horses teach us how to do a better job in relationships by demonstrating the power of trust, empathy and forgiveness.
Only when I stopped comparing my mare to my “once-in-a-lifetime” gelding did I realize just how special she is to me.
He was never truly mine, but a horse named Tjitze taught me that life is too short to neglect a passion.
Here are some ways to get the “go button” working and create a willingness to move forward freely.
Research shows that riders are more likely to be safety conscious if their fellow equestrians have similar habits and views.
Research shows that a tight noseband can increase a horse's stress levels.
Inspect four areas to make sure your bridle and saddle are in good shape.
With trails these days more crowded than ever with runners, bicyclists and more, try to make your encounters with other users as pleasant as possible.
Buying a young horse at the age of 66 may not sound like a good idea. But it has turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
By the fall of 2018, horses competing in the hunter/jumper, jumper and equitation divisions must be ID microchips.
If your horse develops severe muscle cramping, call your veterinarian, then keep him still and comfortable until help arrives.
A rescued horse and a troubled girl find their way together as they tackle the challenges of a new sport.