A real getaway
I like horses and I enjoy riding. But riding horses while on vacation holds zero appeal to me. The question is why?
Straighten up and ride right
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.
Saddles for the Hard to Fit Horse
Here’s how to choose the right saddle for three equine body types that are especially difficult to fit.
Behaviors that indicate lameness
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:
Create a Trail Riding Survival Kit
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.
Coping With Muddy Trails
Here's how to safely ride through sloppy footing.
3 things to watch on your first spring trail outings
When you first take to the trails this season, be careful to avoid inadvertently overworking or overheating your horse.
Be sure to cool down carefully after a winter ride
Cooling your horse properly after exercise will help prevent him from catching a chill.
The gift of friendship
Horses teach us how to do a better job in relationships by demonstrating the power of trust, empathy and forgiveness.
The second time around
Only when I stopped comparing my mare to my “once-in-a-lifetime” gelding did I realize just how special she is to me.
Finding my way
He was never truly mine, but a horse named Tjitze taught me that life is too short to neglect a passion.
Get your horse moving forward
Here are some ways to get the “go button” working and create a willingness to move forward freely.
Peer pressure leads to helmet use
Research shows that riders are more likely to be safety conscious if their fellow equestrians have similar habits and views.
What your horse wants you to know about nosebands
Research shows that a tight noseband can increase a horse's stress levels.
Quick tack safety check
Inspect four areas to make sure your bridle and saddle are in good shape.
5 Simple rules for keeping the peace on the trails
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.
Why I Ride
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.
USEF to require microchips for some events
By the fall of 2018, horses competing in the hunter/jumper, jumper and equitation divisions must be ID microchips.
What to do when your horse ties up
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.