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Western Riding

Horse Illustrated covers anything you can think of related to western riding, including how-tos, tips from experts, discipline specifics, and more. Disciplines included are: western pleasure, western dressage, reining, speed events like barrel racing, and cattle events like cutting and team penning. Many riders start out riding in this style, especially in the Western states, and then progress into one of the disciplines above. Some of the topics covered include introducing your horse to cattle, how to ride the rollback, how to cue the lope, how to go bitless, selecting a hat for the show pen, showmanship, and much more.

Braiding and Banding: How-To’s for Young Riders to Improve Their Skills

Style your pony’s mane for English with rubber band braids or western competition with mane banding. Rubber Band Braids Materials:…

1 month ago

Tackle the Trail Course

If the idea of guiding your horse through a series of obstacles sounds fun, you’ll probably enjoy trying a trail…

2 months ago

Try Western Dressage

If you’re the type of person who enjoys setting a goal and tackling each step to achieve it, chances are…

3 months ago

Listening for Better Control Over Your Horse

Good horsemanship means having control over your horse’s body and knowing that your horse will listen to your cues. To…

4 months ago

Introducing Your Horse to Cattle

If you haven’t worked cattle before, you may envision the fast moves seen in the movies, like stunt doubles galloping…

5 months ago

The 2019 U.S. Equestrian Lifetime Achievement Award Goes to Ellen Di Bella

The 2019 U.S. Equestrian Lifetime Achievement Award has been awarded to Ellen Di Bella. She will be honored at the…

5 months ago

Competition with Camaraderie at the 6th Annual Western Dressage World Championship Show

During the Western Dressage World Championship Show, put on by the Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA), there was camaraderie…

7 months ago

Lynn Palm Western Dressage Grant Fund Established by The Dressage Foundation

The Dressage Foundation (TDF) is pleased to announce that dressage clinician Lynn Palm has established a new grant fund—the Lynn…

7 months ago