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We keep you on the road by offering horse-hauling tips designed to keep you and your horse safe. Our articles offer advice on every aspect of travel, from how to prevent dehydration to how to drive a horse trailer. And if you’re really ambitious and thinking of a horse riding vacation—well, we cover those, too.
  1. Equine Guelph: When Disaster Strikes, Plan to be Prepared

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    Ice storms, blizzards, floods, or tornadoes – it seems that over the past few years, horse owners have seen them all. Disasters often strike without warning … READ MORE »

  2. Check Your Horse Trailer Tires! As Temperatures Drop, So Does Tire Pressure

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    Studies show that the leading factor in roadside breakdowns is tires. As temperatures cool across the country, tire pressures will decrease. Given these facts, USRider reminds … READ MORE »

  3. Cowgirl Inspiration, One Month at a Time

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    On a drizzly morning at 8,200 feet while my Friesian/Oldenburg/Appendix gelding and I played “catch me if you can” with a grumpy black cow, I started … READ MORE »

  4. 3 Must-Haves for Traveling with Your Horse This Labor Day Weekend

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    Gas prices inching downward was all the encouragement you needed to plan a trip with your horse, but before you hitch up that trailer for that … READ MORE »

  5. Nature Retreat for Horsewomen – You Deserve It!

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    If you are like most horsewomen, then you spend your days helping others – feeding horses, cleaning stalls, caring for your family, taking care of any … READ MORE »

  6. Top50 Ranches’ Guide to Summer Horsemanship Clinics and Vacations

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      Horsemanship vacations offer something very different, and they can be a truly life-changing experience for many guests. This year, why not book onto one and … READ MORE »

  7. Wanna Horse Vacation? Take a Pack Trip or a Natural Horsemanship Clinic

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    Zapata Ranch in Colorado– the most authentic ranch in North America – has two very special trips planned for the 2013 season. Promising the holiday of a … READ MORE »

  8. Ride on the Roads? Ask Your Local T.V. Station to Air This Horse Safety Spot

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    If you’ve ever ridden on the road and had to deal with drivers who lack common sense, you’ll cheer at this commercial. Ask your local television … READ MORE »

  9. USRider: Are You Ready to Hit the Road with Your Horse Trailer?

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    Before travel season begins, it is critically important for horse owners to perform basic, yet essential, maintenance on their trailers. USRider, the national provider of emergency … READ MORE »

  10. USRider Booth a Fan Favorite at Road to the Horse

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    For Road to the Horse vendors such as USRider, the colt-starting competition has proved to be the perfect fit for their product. “We’ve been really pleased … READ MORE »

  11. Trailer Training for Your Horse: Plan Ahead And Be Quietly Firm

    In my experience, horses ride best in gooseneck, slant-load trailers.

    Horse Journal Performance Editor John Strassburger has some advice to give about teaching your horse to safely load into a trailer.  A seasoned competitor and trainer, … READ MORE »

  12. Hurry! Only 3 Days Left for a Chance to Win An Ireland Equestrian Vacation

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    Award-winning equestrian magazines Practical Horseman and EQUUS are partnering with the Emmy-winning travel TV show Equitrekking, The Original Mane ‘n Tail® from Straight Arrow Products, Inc® … READ MORE »

  13. Want a Chance to Win a Trip to a Colorado Ranch Resort? Hurry, the Deadline is Jan. 6!

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    If you’re feeling poetic–or maybe just desperate for a getaway–then hurry up and enter to win a winter dream vacation at Colorado’s Vista Verde Ranch, located just … READ MORE »

  14. Top50 Ranches Picks for Horseback Riding in a Winter Wonderland

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    If you thought ranching holidays were only a summer vacation, think again, for winter is a magical time to visit a horse ranch. Whatever the weather, … READ MORE »

  15. Riding in the Egyptian Desert

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    How would you like to ride in an exotic place like Egypt? Would an endurance ride in this desert be a dream come true or a … READ MORE »

  16. USRider provides special access to exclusive member benefits

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    USRider, the nationwide roadside assistance program for equestrians, provides emergency roadside service to its members in all 48 states as well as Canada and Alaska. One … READ MORE »

  17. Paint the Ranch Pink!

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    Love shopping? Love giving? Introducing Top50 Ranches charity website, Endless Echo, a unique new way of supporting the causes close to the Ranches hearts and yours! … READ MORE »

  18. Howdy and Namaste: Dude ranch with yoga-inspired activities

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    Dude ranches don’t always have to be a working weekend. Check out these dude ranches that offer yoga, from American Cowboy’s Associate Editor, Lauren Feldman: Cowgirl … READ MORE »

  19. The Top 5 Things To Do To Your Horse Trailer Before Winter

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    Doing some fall maintenance on your horse trailer can be one of the most cost-effective things a horse owner can do. “Many people have the misconception … READ MORE »

  20. Horse Care Checklist for Your Horsesitter

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    Before you go off on vacation, create a checklist for your horsesitter, even if this person is a member of your family. Covering all your bases … READ MORE »

  21. Four Ways to Prevent Horse Trailer Theft

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    Every year, horse trailers are stolen from trailheads, parking lots, driveways, storage facilities, and other locations. Thieves strike everything from two-horse bumper pulls horse trailers to … READ MORE »

  22. Horse Adventure Retreat

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    The Horse Camp Adventure Vacation and Horsewomanship Retreat will be held at Peaceful Valley Ranch in the Roosevelt National Forest near Estes Park, Colo., August 20-24, … READ MORE »

  23. Tips for Saving Fuel while Transporting Your Horse

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    During the summertime life gets busy. Many of us haul our horses to various shows, clinics, and competitions during this season, and the rising temperatures and … READ MORE »

  24. What the Top 50 Dude Ranches Offer Cowgirls

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    Girls’ vacations at dude ranches promise a lot of fun – cowgirl style! Top50’s ranches come up with all of our ranches’ women-only weeks for 2012, so … READ MORE »

  25. Screamin’ Deals on Some Dude Ranch Vacations during June

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    June is the ideal time to take a relaxing springtime dude ranch vacation in order to recharge your batteries for an action-packed summer. And with offers … READ MORE »

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