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  1. HorseSafetyUSA: Guidelines for Choosing a Child’s Riding Lesson Program


    Are you looking now for a summer horse program for the young horse lover in your house? Then you need to read the following tips from … READ MORE »

  2. Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Horse Owner?

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    Your daughter or son comes back from summer camp where he or she enjoyed the horseback riding program and has found a new love – horses…or … READ MORE »

  3. Ride Alone? Consider ICEdot’s Crash Sensor

    The ICEdot crash sensor could be the answer to riding alone.

    When John Strassburger, Performance Editor at Horse Journal, heard about the recent death of accomplished Kentucky event rider Christine Brown, 43, it caused him to stop … READ MORE »

  4. Are Horses Good Therapy for Veterans with PTSD or TBI? Researchers Intend to Find Out

    A veteran takes a therapeutic riding lesson.

    The Horses and Humans Research Foundation awarded its seventh $50,000 research grant recently to a team from the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction, University of Missouri, … READ MORE »

  5. When to Use Tendon Boots? What are Fetlock Boots? Some Horse Questions Answered

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    There are plenty of things to know about horses and horseback riding and many people find themselves overwhelmed with the wealth of information. If this is … READ MORE »

  6. The Joys of Helping a Girl Become a Horse-Crazy Horsewoman

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    Sometimes the only thing more fun than riding or being around horses yourself is instilling the love of horseback riding in a girl or a boy. … READ MORE »

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

    Triple Creek Ranch joring

    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 »

  8. Lifesaving Horseback Riding Helmet Tips

    Photo by Heidi Nyland Melocco

    Think about the last time you fell off your horse. Most likely, you were doing an ordinary activity when the unexpected occurred. That’s why it’s a … READ MORE »

  9. Certified Horsemanship Safety Video: How to Take the Vital Signs of Your Horse

    Photo of someone taking a horse's pulse under his neck

    What’s a normal pulse rate for a horse? Do you know how to take a horse’s temperature, check his pulse or respiration? This video from the … READ MORE »

  10. Got a Hankering to Get in the Saddle? Experience a Western Ride in Las Vegas!

    Vegas is an unexpected place to spend some quality time with your gelding. | Photo courtesy of

    If you’re looking for a great way to spend the summer on your horse, a week at a dude ranch or a few days on a cattle drive … READ MORE »

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

    Vista Verde Ranch

    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 »

  12. World’s Smartest Horse Said to Know How to Count

    Lukas, a Thoroughbred rescue

    Meet Lukas, a world record-breaking rescue horse, who brings new meaning to the phrase horse sense. This 19-year-old chestnut Thoroughbred can fetch, sit, rear, and even … READ MORE »

  13. Using Horses to Ease the Pain of Fibromyalgia

    Missy Wryn and horse Paco

    Horse trainer Missy Wryn suffered for years with pain and fatigue for years, and visits to specialists couldn’t provide any relief. Finally, she was diagnosed with … READ MORE »

  14. How to Fit a Helmet for Horseback Riding

    Troxel Sierra Western and Trail Helmet

    It doesn’t matter if you ride English or Western–you need to have a certified equestrian helmet on your head every time you get on a horse. … READ MORE »

  15. Fish, Camp, Ride in the Wilderness on This Trip


    Would you like to ride more than 40 miles, fish in remote trout lakes and streams, see abundant wildlife and wildflowers as well as breathtaking geological … READ MORE »

  16. So You Wanna Be a Cowboy, Without Roughing It? Try a Rope & Soak Horse Vacation

    C-Lazy U ranch

    Combine authentic Western cowboy culture and horseback riding with a spot of pampering on a Rope & Soak vacation at a Top50 ranch. You got up … READ MORE »

  17. This Book Takes Horseback Riding to a Whole New Level of Natural

    Riding Free

    Your horse just wants to be naked. This is one of the philosophies I came away with after reading a delightful book, Riding Free, with a … READ MORE »

  18. Looking for Horseback-Riding Adventure? Try One of These Extreme Vacations

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    Maybe your horse has been too well-behaved lately (did you just snort with laughter?). Or maybe seeing the same old scenery every time you trail ride … READ MORE »

  19. Taking Riding Lessons—Where Do You Start?

    Learn to ride English. Photo courtesy of Practical Horseman

    A Beginner’s Guide to Horses By Jayne D. Wilson So you want to begin horseback riding lessons? Knowing where to start can be tough. You must … READ MORE »

  20. Great Getaways for Your Next Horseback Riding Vacation

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    Looking to plan a horseback riding vacation before the winter? Wanting to get away and ride horses with the family? From Central Park to Yellowstone National … READ MORE »

  21. Famous Horse Trainers Teach You How to (Safely) Fall off Your Horse

    Cover of the book Life in the Galloping Lane

    I just saw it happen while horseback riding on a trail this past weekend–a woman’s horse spooked, spun sideways and off she went. Nothing was broken, … READ MORE »

  22. Don’t Go Horseback Riding on a Trail Without One

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    It’s never a good idea to tempt fate by horseback riding on a trail ride without a first-aid kit. So the folks at The Trail Rider … READ MORE »

  23. Top Ten Horse Riding Helmet Facts and Myths

    Photo of a black Troxel riding helmet

    Did you know that horseback riding has a higher injury rate than motorcycle riding? The folks at Troxel, makers of ASTM/SEI-certified equestrian helmets, do. They put … READ MORE »

  24. An Alternative To The Cost Of Riding Lessons

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    Hi! There is another option other than paying for riding lessons or buying a horse: borrowing a horse to ride. But this doesn’t mean you should … READ MORE »

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