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Young Rider

These articles and stories have been printed in the pages of Young Rider magazine and are now archived online for kids who love horses.

YOUNG RIDER is the only magazine of its kind specifically for and about horse-crazy tweens and teens ages 8-15. For more than 20 years, Young Rider continues to encourage and inspire kids to pursue their passion for better riding and horsemanship.

This horse magazine for kids covers:

• English lessons and western lessons
• Horse care and how-tos for kids
• Horsey DIY projects and crafts
• Fun quizzes and interactive articles (infographics, etc.)
• “Horsey interest” type stories: stories about real life, regular kids doing interesting or inspiring things with horses, as well as people, places and events in the horse world that would appeal to Young Rider readers.
• Articles about breeds of horses
• And more

Draft Horse Breeds

Before tractors and farm machinery, draft horses were an essential part of family farms. These large, hardworking horses pulled plows…

4 days ago

In Real Life: Go Big with an 18.1-Hand Percheron Driving Horse

At 15 years old, Rilee Klaers may be just starting his driver’s education training, but he’s been driving his Percheron…

4 days 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…

1 week 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 weeks ago

The Need for Speed: Improving Your Barrel Racing Runs

You’ve been running barrels for a while now: You know the pattern. Your turns are solid. Your seat is stable.…

2 weeks ago

Improving Your Dressage Seat Equitation

Dressage seat equitation is a little different than a regular dressage test. In dressage equitation, the focus will be on…

3 weeks ago

How to Pick Hooves

The foot is the foundation of a healthy horse, so it’s important to know how to safely pick out a…

3 weeks ago

Amberley Snyder: Walk, Ride, and Rodeo Star

Growing up, Amberley Snyder, star of a rodeo movie on Netflix, competed in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and…

1 month ago

Balancing School Work and Riding

As a horse-crazy kid, there’s a lot to look forward to when fall arrives. The flies have finally given up…

1 month ago

Go for Gold with These Back-To-School DIY Projects

Can you believe it's already time to go back to school? With these super-easy DIY back-to-school horse projects, you'll be…

1 month ago