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Horse Riding and Training

Horse Illustrated‘s riding and training articles cover a variety of disciplines, training techniques, how to get started with horses, and much more. This category includes articles about English and Western riding, trail and recreational riding, horse shows and competitions, all of the various disciplines, groundwork, natural horsemanship, camps, lessons, and youth and collegiate topics. Examples of articles include how to get started in different disciplines, juggling horses and life, how to be a better rider, tips for western and English riders, improving your jumping, stories from horse people about their equestrian adventures, dealing with issues during outings on your horse, and much more.

Unlock the Secret to Equine Behavior

Read the full article about equine behavior in Horse Illustrated’s July 2024 issue! Below is some great content we couldn’t…

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A Q&A with Mark Bolender

Mark Bolender is a busy guy… Mark and his wife, Lee, owners of Bolender Horse Park, are the founders of…

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Working and Volunteering in Equine Assisted Services (EAS)

Are you in the market for a new career? Equine assisted services (EAS) centers across the U.S. are reporting job…

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How to Choose the Perfect Riding Helmet

Read along for a guide on how to choose your riding helmet for safely riding a horse. Being a horse…

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2024 Kentucky Derby: Make Your Pick

Read along for a look at each horse competing in the 2024 Kentucky Derby. In 2021, 17,779 Thoroughbred foals in…

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Introduction to Showing Sport Horses in Hand

Read the full article about showing in hand in Horse Illustrated’s June 2024 issue! Here is some great content we…

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Horse and Rider Fitness for Spring

Depending on the availability of indoor arenas, lights, and safe footing where you live, riding throughout the winter can be…

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Cattle Work 101

Whether you’re new to cattle work or want to improve your cattle-driving skills, you’ll need to learn how to influence…

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Are Show Judges Favoring Ponies Carrying Extra Weight?

A recent study has shown that judges tend to favor pudgy ponies over their more-svelte counterparts in the show ring.…

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Try a Dressage Ride-a-Test Clinic

Heads up dressage, western dressage and event riders: Are you looking for a way to polish your skills and improve…

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