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Trail and Recreational Riding

Horse Illustrated readers enjoy hitting the trail or just for recreational riding. Therefore, we have informative articles on topics such as dealing with an emergency on the trail, new or must-have tack and gear, how to teach your horse to cross water, how to ride on hilly riding paths, how to maintain horse trails, tips for camping with your horse, getting your horse ready for a season of riding, how to create a better horse for the this type of riding, and more. Our experts know that safety is of utmost importance for any type of riding but definitely when you may be further from home. Learn tips on how to have a safe trip out on your horse and when doing recreational riding.

Horse Safety: Riding on the Road

Saddling up and going for a ride typically means riding across open fields or along designated horse trails. Nowadays, it’s…

5 months ago

Wildlife Safety While Trail Riding

Riding in California’s wooded areas filled with towering oak trees and high sagebrush is one of my favorite things to…

5 months ago

Top 7 Horse & Riding Vacations

Horse riding vacations have evolved from dusty guided trail rides on sleepy horses to a wide array of rides, drives,…

5 months ago

Training Your Horse to Cross Water

Crossing water is one of those things that’s either fun to do with your horse, or it’s exasperating—there doesn’t seem…

5 months ago

International Mountain Trail Challenge Association Brings Mountain Trail Sport to Israel

For the first time, the sport of mountain trail was experienced in Israel, thanks to Noam Sitbon Alimi – board…

9 months 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 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago

ASPCA’s Right Horse Adoptable Horse: Rocky

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

2 years ago

Checkers the Breyer Horse

Sir Rugged Chex—known as Checkers—is headed to Kentucky for BreyerFest 2022! Checkers was given the honor of becoming the first…

2 years ago