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Horse Illustrated

These articles and stories have been printed in the pages of Horse Illustrated magazine and are now archived online for anyone who loves horses.

HORSE ILLUSTRATED is one of the nation’s largest all-around horse magazines. It serves the hands-on horse owner by promoting the best in horse care, riding and training. We are an all-breed, all-discipline magazine for adult readers. Our goal is to provide easily accessible information about all aspects of responsible horse ownership and issues of interest to the equestrian community.

We cover:

  • Training articles that can apply to both western and English riders
  • Horse health—one of our most popular topics
  • Horse care how-tos, such as grooming and tips to help make your horse shine
  • Trail riding topics and topics from a variety of disciplines
  • Fresh ways to approach season horse care topics, such as deworming, senior horse care, fly control, and more
  • Interviews with celebrities that ride or own horses; fun and quirky Q&As with leading competitors of various disciplines, as well as short profiles of interesting people in the horse world
  • Humor, first-person pieces, human-interest stories, and rider-to-rider advice
  • Equestrian travel and tourism, including fun destinations to horseback in
  • Rider fitness, health and well-being, diet, exercise, and tips for riders mental health
  • Style trends and décor for equestrians

Vet Adventures: Gut Feeling

Cimarron, a stallion, lay quietly on his side in the snow as I walked up to his pen. He stretched…

20 hours ago

Ace Your Western Riding Pattern

Marked by fluid lead changes around a cone-marked course, western riding is a challenging class for all-around competitors. But with…

3 days ago

Training Senior Horses

The classified ad read almost like a bad dream: “Unstarted 20-year-old grade palomino gelding for sale. Bought five years ago…

4 days ago

All About the Gypsy Vanner

They are the stuff of legend: nomads who cross the countryside in horse-drawn wagons, reading fortunes and dancing by the…

5 days ago

Microchipping Your Horse

Having your horse stolen right out of his paddock, get lost during a natural disaster or wander out through a…

6 days ago

Eye-Opening Riding Advice

We riders are bright creatures. We memorize long courses, process multi-part instructions, and generally do the whole patting-your-head-and-rubbing-your-stomach routine from…

7 days ago

Winter Horse Care FAQs

It’s finally getting cold outside and you’re bundled up, possibly with a hot cup of cocoa or coffee in hand.…

1 week ago

Making a Career Out of Trick Riding

Developing a special partnership with a horse takes equal parts hard work, perseverance, and passion, but once formed, such a…

1 week ago

Stable Vices vs. Coping Mechanisms

We all have our own ways of dealing with stress, setbacks, relationship woes, demanding workloads and all of the effects…

1 week ago

Avoiding Confirmation Bias: An Excerpt from “Bolder, Braver, Brighter” by Coach Daniel Stewart

Few things will stand between you and successfully training your horse more than you and your thoughts when those thoughts…

2 weeks ago