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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.

A Different Approach to Fox Hunting

Originally established in 16th century England, formalized mounted fox hunting with hounds was brought to America in 1650. The first…

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Teach Your Horse to Drag a Log

A versatile ranch horse can do anything his rider asks—including pulling gear or livestock with a rope connected to the…

1 day ago

Overcoming Lyme Disease to Give Back to 4-H Youth

"When you are suddenly faced with the realization of how short and precious life is, you decide what is most…

5 days ago

Changing Riding Disciplines

The type of saddle you first sat in does not need to be your last. Changing riding disciplines can help…

6 days ago

6 Tips to Help Your Horse’s Boredom

When horses get bored, they sometimes get destructive, as many chewed stall walls and broken fence rails can attest. A…

1 week ago

Thoroughbred Horses Find a Second Calling

The Thoroughbred horse is the fastest in the world, and it’s no wonder. Since the 1700s, Thoroughbreds have been bred…

1 week ago

Competing with Horses: Mental Preparation with Warwick Schiller

When competing with horses, there are a lot of things you can’t control. You can’t control the schedule. You can’t…

3 months ago

A Life-Changing Mustang Makeover

Every year, horse trainers from all over the U.S. convene for Extreme Mustang Makeover (EMM) events, competitions where trainers showcase wild mustangs…

4 months ago

Listening to the Horse with Warwick Schiller

A few years ago, I fully believed I had this whole horse training thing figured out. I had won big…

4 months ago

Guide to a Smooth Reining Rundown

To reach the point in the reining arena where you’ll slide to a stop, you must first build up speed…

4 months ago