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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.

Your Horse Life: A New Beginner

Trying a new riding discipline (dressage) takes an experienced equestrian back to square one. Like many kids, I spent my…

3 days ago

Spring Conditioning: Get Your Horse Fit

There are many reasons for a horse to have some time off, such as resting up after a strenuous competition…

3 weeks ago

Horses as Therapy: Industry Experts Weigh In During Livestream

International Women’s Day was like any other day at the barn for me, except for a special event featuring several…

3 weeks ago

Horse and Pony Questions: Rushing the Jumps

QUESTION: I’m taking jumping lessons on my horse. We were doing really well until recently. Now when we canter toward…

4 weeks ago

English Training: Three Exercises to Help You Jump in Style

Most horses can be trained to jump. But many need help learning to jump well. A horse that jumps in…

4 weeks ago

Western Training: Developing a Soft Feel in Your Horse

A “soft feel” can mean many things to a horse person. From the rider’s ability to communicate with the horse…

1 month ago

Top Horsewomen School Their Industry on Cultural Competence and Gentler Training

Two common themes arose when some noteworthy ladies of the equine world got together for International Women's Day in conversation…

1 month ago

Outpouring of Support Saves Five-Star Event at the 2021 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Mars Equestrian from Cancellation

An unprecedented outpouring of public support and a grassroots fundraising effort have led to a reversal of the announced cancellation…

2 months ago

Five-Star Event of the 2021 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian Cancelled

The famed five-star three-day event at the 2021 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian (LRK3DE) has been…

2 months ago