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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.

Gracie Elliott Dreams About Competing at the NAYC

Young Rider Gracie Elliott realized her dreams of competing at the North American Youth Championships (NAYC) and shares her story.…

3 days ago

Kids Helping Horses: How Kids Can Make a Difference for Horses in Need

Kids helping horses is an amazing thing to see from today's youth. There are many great horse welfare organizations, rescues…

4 days ago

That’s a Wrap: 11 Fun and Fabulous Holiday Gifts for Horsey Kids

Holiday music has already started, and many are ready to start thinking about all the young horse-loving kids they know…

2 weeks ago

English Lesson: How to Stop Ducking While Jumping

Have you been accused of ducking over jumps? If so, you’re not alone. Ducking is a common bad habit. It…

2 weeks ago

Western Lesson: Slide Your Horse into Sidepass

The sidepass is a maneuver that shows up in most trail courses and some horsemanship patterns. Knowing how to move…

2 weeks ago

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…

4 weeks ago

Short Story: Brianna and the Big, Green, Pony-Riding Monster of Jealousy

Riding is Brianna's special thing. Can she learn to share it with her little sister or will this young horseback…

2 months ago

Horses and Higher Ed

Heading off to college is a big step, whether you choose to go thousands of miles away or just an…

2 months ago

A Primer on Equestrian Scholarships and Grants

As students move on to higher education, such as colleges and universities, it can become stressful on them to figure…

2 months ago