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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: Taking in Olaf

Dr. Diehl describes in her Vet Adventures column what happens next in life to a gray horse with a serious…

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Your Horse Life: Daisy the Wonder Mule

In this story from writer Stacey McKenna, she describes the life lessons she learns from Daisy the Wonder Mule. In…

6 days ago

A Vet’s Guide on Summer Horse Health Care Strategies

While many equestrians welcome the summer with open arms (more riding!), there are a few downsides to the season from…

2 weeks ago

Icelandic Horse

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

2 weeks ago

The Wild Ponies of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands

In recent years, I have taken several trips to photograph wild horses. These trips have taken me west, where horses…

2 weeks ago

Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls

Trick riders at work are a sight to behold. Watching them swing around, perform handstands, and dangle inches from the…

3 weeks ago

Zebra Stripes: Are They a Natural Fly Repellent?

Gotta Be Him, aka “Jaxson,” needed three bottles of Zyrtec allergy medication to survive summer. Bug bites caused welts, some…

3 weeks ago

Santa Anita Announces Santana Mile to be Renamed John Shear Mile for Recently Retired 100-Year-Old Paddock Captian John Shear

On the day Santa Anita unveiled a plaque commemorating six decades of dedicated service to its recently retired 100-year-old paddock…

3 weeks ago

Horse Illustrated and Young Rider Magazines Recognized for Excellence in Equine Media at 2021 AHP Equine Media Awards

Horse Illustrated and Young Rider magazines have a lot to be proud of in 2021 after the American Horse Publications…

4 weeks ago

Scratch That: All About Common Horse Skin Conditions

Believe it or not, skin is the body’s largest organ, so it makes sense that untreated skin funk can make…

4 weeks ago