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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

The Risk of Rabies is Real for Horses

All horses are exposed to the five potentially fatal core diseases—West Nile virus, Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis, tetanus, and…

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Your Horse Life: Introverted Equestrian Goes Rogue

When a previously go-it-alone introverted equestrian gets pulled into a positive barn culture, she decides to keep paying it forward.…

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Horses of South America

When the Spanish came to conquer the New World in the 1400s, they did more than war with native cultures…

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Horses from Above: Drone Photography of Horses

It seems you can’t watch a TV show or movie these days without seeing scenes filmed with a drone. This…

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Second Acts: Horse Industry Careers That Don’t Require a College Degree

When it’s time for a career change or to take on a part-time job, horse enthusiasts often consider equine-industry vocations…

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Time-Challenged Equestrians at the Barn

We've all got to-do lists, dirty dishes in our sinks, loads of laundry to do, unwashed cars, errands to run…

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Don’t Obsess Over a Hoof Abscess

Many horse owners have had the following experience: you put your perfectly healthy horse up for the night and the…

2 months ago

Choosing a Riding Vacation

As a photojournalist, I have made a career as a riding vacation junkie. In my opinion, having the opportunity to…

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Baby Steps: 3 Steps to Introduce Your Horse to Jumping

Like many equestrians, you may dream of jumping your horse. The sensation of piloting your horse while he takes flight…

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