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Disciplines

Horse Illustrated publishes content about a variety of horse disciplines. The various disciplines covered include: cattle events, dressage, driving, endurance and competitive trail, eventing, halter and showmanship, horse racing, hunter/jumper, reining, saddle seat, speed events, vaulting, and western pleasure. This overall category showcases articles from all covered riding types, and our subcategories breaks down the topics in the individual riding styles. Find articles that can help with training within those disciplines, news, true stories from competitors, and more within each subcategory. We love highlighting real people with their stories of triumph and tribulations, so that every rider can learn from others’ experiences.

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…

6 days 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…

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

Stride Right for the Perfect Jumping Line on Your Horse

Getting the right counts in a line can often seem like the ultimate test on a jumping course. Lines are…

3 months ago

Barrel Racing Short Story: The Case of the Tipping Barrel

Enjoy this short story from Young Rider magazine involving barrel racing in which Emma’s perfect new horse brings out her riding…

3 months ago

Santa Anita’s John Shear Celebrates His 100th Birthday on January 17th; Has Race Named in His Honor

We can all hope to reach 100 years of age with just as much gusto for our passions in life…

3 months ago

Balancing Act: Develop a Sense of Security in the Saddle

Developing confidence as a rider comes from working with a good trainer, knowing that you can ride your pony, and…

3 months ago