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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.

Desensitizing Methods with Warwick Schiller

I’ve always come to the science of horse training from the empiric perspective, meaning I learn it from a practical…

6 days ago

Prep for Trail Riding with Children

The day you’ve always dreamed of has arrived: your child (or niece, nephew, or grandkid) is finally old enough to…

2 weeks ago

Ranch Riding Downward Transitions

Of all the ranch versatility events, ranch riding has gained the most popularity; it’s also become the most competitive. If…

4 weeks ago

How Santa Anita Changed Horse Racing

"People just love the horses—they love to pet them and they love to watch them run,” says Fran Burns, head…

4 weeks ago

Self-Defense for Equestrians

A car traveling too fast approaches two women and their horses who are riding along a road on their way…

1 month ago

Correcting Leg-Yield Errors with Your Horse

Last month I discussed how the leg-yield is a useful suppling and training tool for both horse and rider, how…

1 month ago

ASPCA’s Right Horse Adoptable Horse: Greta

Welcome to Horse Illustrated’s weekly installment of the Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week, offered in partnership with the…

1 month ago

Nail Your Showmanship Pivot

Showmanship at halter is a class that showcases the harmony between a horse and his exhibitor, and the showmanship pivot…

2 months ago

Improve Your Horse’s Leg-Yield

A useful training tool for both horse and rider, the leg-yield while horse riding supples the horse through his hips,…

2 months ago

Coming Back to Horses as an Adult Equestrian

I grew up riding horses. I was obsessed. I had a collection of Breyer models, copies of Horse Illustrated magazine,…

2 months ago