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Camping with Horses

On your own horse, you'll be able to access thousands of miles of trails, from oceans to lakeshores, mountain meadows to desert sands, local open space to wilderness. All you need for a safe and... Read more »

Be Water-Wise on Your Next Horse Camping Trip

Your trail horse needs about 10 to 30 gallons of water per day to stay hydrated and healthy. You're responsible for meeting his critical water needs, whether you go on day rides, horse camp, or... Read more »

Field Guide to Equine Allergies

5/1/2019

You arrive at the barn to discover your horse covered in small, flat- topped bumps. But he doesn't seem to be bothered by them, so you decide to wait to see how he does. Sure enough, in a few... Read more »

When Did Your Last Check Your Horse Trailer Floor?

4/9/2019

Before loading up your horse and heading down the road, include a horse trailer flooring check as part of your pre-trip inspection. A weak floor of any material can give out mid-trip. When the... Read more »

Comfort in the Trailer

Today’s trailers are designed to make it increasingly easy for both horse and owner to travel in safety and style. By incorporating breakthrough technologies with the latest in shock absorbent,... Read more »

10 Tips for Traveling Solo With Your Horse

For years, I’ve enjoyed attending trail rides, horse shows and clinics with a group of like-minded friends. We’ve developed a “mobile buddy system,” helping each other out,... Read more »

4 Ways to Prevent Spring Training Injuries

Warmer weather is not far away, and it will feel good to shake off the winter doldrums and get back into the swing of things at the barn. Tempting as it may be to toss a saddle on your horse and head... Read more »

Horse Trailering Tips

Even the calmest of transported horses experiences fundamental stress reactions from the start of loading. In transit, those perfectly content-looking horses are likely to have become dehydrated, to... Read more »

Florida Paradise

While much of the country gets blasted with winter storms, here in the Sunshine State, we enjoy some of the best riding weather of the year. Here in Florida, we're blessed not only with great... Read more »

Prepare for Trailer-Driving Season

Some good advice to share about horse trailers as travel season begin Read more »

Getting Properly Hitched

  You're considering towing your horses. One of the most confusing and scary aspects of this adventure is the myriad kinds of trailer hitches available to buy. It might seem like there... Read more »

Protect Your Horse from Ice-Related Injuries

A blanket of fresh snow can turn your farm into a winter wonderland, but a layer of ice turns it into a hazardous zone for your horse. Slick ice can bring a horse down in a single stride,... Read more »

Winter-Driving Tips

During inclement weather, double the normal distance between vehicles to allow more stopping room. | Photo by Heidi Melocco.   Winter is coming. For some of us, winter is... Read more »

Winter Prep

11/14/2018

One minute we were worried about fly spray and scorching heat. Then we blinked and it was late fall. How a season that comes every year still manages to sneak up on horse owners is a mystery, but more... Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Straight Load vs Slant Load Trailers

Credit: Thinkstock   Straight load vs slant load trailers: The debate continues. However, the one factor that everyone will agree on is that horse safety comes first. It is a given that... Read more »