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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

Trail Riding in Adverse Weather Conditions

The open trail. Horse, rider and not a fence in sight. Trail riding is a favorite pastime of both equestrians…

7 days ago

Deck The Halls DIY: Felt Horse Ornaments

It's time to deck the halls! Everyone deserves to have a little horsey spirit this holiday season, and these colorful…

3 weeks ago

Pony Of the Americas

You're sitting in the shade at a horse show watching a western pleasure class, when your friend points to a…

3 weeks ago

No-Worry Winter: 4 Steps to Keeping Your Pony Healthy in Winter

Gloves, thick socks, coat, and a cup of hot chocolate waiting back at the barn—these are four things that show…

1 month ago

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.…

1 month 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…

1 month 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…

1 month 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…

1 month 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…

1 month ago

Pony Club Skills: Horse Colors and Markings

Horses and ponies come in many different breeds, colors, and white markings. This is what makes such a wonderful variety,…

2 months ago