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    Six of our favorite winter grooming secrets.
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    • The Adoption Issue
    • Safe Landings
    • Medical Imaging
    • Modern Pentathlon
    • A Change in Training Tactics
    • Groundwork Tips
    • Relaxing Exercises
    • The Friesian Horse
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Latest Articles

Maintain Your Winter Riding Goals

The wind is howling, the snow is knee-deep, you can no longer feel your face, and your horse is...

My Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week: Cookie — January 17, 2022

Welcome to Horse Illustrated’s weekly installment of the My Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week, offered in partnership...

Playing Hard to Get: How to Train a Hard-to-Catch Horse

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With halter in hand, you open the gate to your horse’s paddock. You are in a hurry since the farrier will arrive any minute....

Vet Adventures: As Destiny Would Have It

When a vet goes on a call about a difficult horse, the volatile mare takes charge, at least until gravity steps in. I was in...

My Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week: Cookie — January 17, 2022

Welcome to Horse Illustrated’s weekly installment of the My Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week, offered in partnership with The Right Horse. Cookie...

What Horses Really Want

This excerpt from What Horses Really Want by Lynn Acton is adapted and reprinted with permission from Trafalgar Square Books (www.horseandriderbooks.com). Horses want to be...

My Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week: My Fair Lucy — January 10,...

Welcome to Horse Illustrated’s weekly installment of the My Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week, offered in partnership with The Right Horse. My...

Thoroughbred Rescue Horses Succeed after Adoption

Did you know you can get rewarded for success with your Thoroughbred rescue horse? The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) recognizes off-the-track Thoroughbreds—and their...

Voice Recognition: How Horses Respond to Voice

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Does your horse eagerly whinny when you call to him, or is he silently holding a grudge from last week’s reprimand? A recent study...

Maintain Your Winter Riding Goals

The wind is howling, the snow is knee-deep, you can no longer feel your face, and your horse is standing all the way on...

Western Lesson: Reining Spins That Win

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The horse spins to the right, then left, at a reining show. With his full body engaged and his hindquarters carrying his weight, it...

English Lesson: Next Level Transitions with Your Horse

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If you’re like me, you are probably wondering how you could get one step closer to having a responsive horse on the aids, just...

Jeffrey Carver’s Journey: Cancer Survivor to Cutting Champion

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“He is a thousand miles from kids who have gone through the same thing,” expressed Janet Carver when discussing the extraordinary journey her son,...

Improve Your Rollback Turns

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Courses for jumper and equitation riders include tests that are more difficult than those found on the average hunter course. One of the most...

Ranch Riding Rundown

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Ranch riding tops the list as one of the most popular western show classes. The appeal? A class that riders can succeed in without...

Why You Should Participate in Horse Breed Association Recreational Riding Programs

Recreational riding programs have long been an essential part of most horse breed association’s offerings, because they help attract and keep members. Program participants...

Canadian Horse Breeds

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Horses helped settle Canada centuries ago and continue to be an important part of Canadian agriculture. Distinct horse breeds created by the challenges of...

Berber Horses of Morocco

The story of the Berber horses of Morocco is inseparably connected with the Atlas Mountains and its residents. As long as anyone can remember,...

Breed Portrait: Akhal-Teke

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Imagine a horse that can live with little forage in a dune-swept desert where cobras hide in the scrub brush and water is scarce....

The Friesian Horse

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If you love the Baroque and the majestic, the romantic and the noble, then one breed of horse should really strike your fancy: the...

Icelandic Horse

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When Viking settlers first came to the island of Iceland in the late 800s, they must have been in awe of its staggering beauty....

German Warmbloods

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Despite fighting a number of regional conflicts over the past millennium and ultimately losing two World Wars, Germany has managed to produce four of...

Spotted Horse Breeds

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Spotted horse breeds are some of today's most well-known breeds and it turns out they have a prehistoric past. When researchers first began studying the...

Horse Ownership

It’s Electric: All About Electric Horse Fencing

Electric fencing remains a very popular and effective fence choice for many horse properties. And it’s for good reason: Electric fence is reasonably low-maintenance (no wooden rails to paint!)...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle at the Barn

For over 50 years, the “green” movement has been gaining ground, encouraging everyone to be conscious of the critical need to take care of the earth’s limited resources. One...

What Type of Fencing is Best for Horses?

Horses are some of the most majestic animals on this planet—and if you don’t believe us, just take a moment to watch one running in a field. Their movements...

Downsizing Expectations: Lessons Learned from Owning a Miniature Horse

When my daughter was 2 years old, she was playing at a friend’s farm that was home to a pony ride business. I’d started the search for her own...