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Fall Colors - Natchaug State Forest

10/5/2016

Natchaug State Forest – Ashford, Connecticut Trailhead Coordinates: 41.826577, -72.080049 For most New England horse owners and riders, equine camping in Connecticut means the Natchaug... Read more »

Equine Vaccination Basics

9/27/2016

Over the past 75 years, vaccines have saved the lives of thousands of horses and rendered a number of terrible equine diseases exceedingly rare. They remain among the most effective weapons for... Read more »

Plain FACTS about Heat Stroke

8/24/2016

Summer's heat and humidity can be much more than just uncomfortable. They can be deadly. Horses lose their lives every year to heat stroke. Countless others struggle through anything from weakness... Read more »

Prevent Dehydration and Acute Mountain Sickness while Trail Riding

8/3/2016

Some of the American West's most spectacular trails take riders to elevations of 10,000 feet or more. The most obvious effect on our bodies of such altitude is the shortness of breath caused by... Read more »

Trailer-Rental Tips

8/3/2016

Renting a trailer may be a viable option to owning a horse trailer. Add up the costs of owning a trailer versus the cost of renting. If you trailer frequently, of course it makes sense to own your... Read more »

Protect Your Horse From Travel Stress

Travel has become a way of life for many American Quarter Horses and riders competing on the regional and national AQHA circuits. Many start early in January covering long distances to earn points,... Read more »

Easy Hitch Alignment

I use trailers weekly and can back right up to a trailer if there's room to line up straight with it. But if it's at an angle, or in mud or snow, even I can't get there on the first try. You know the... Read more »

Railroad-Crossing Alert for Horse Trailers

7/7/2016

To enhance the safety of horses and those who travel with horses, USRider (a nationwide roadside assistance plan) is working with the Doctors Tomas and Rebecca Gimenez, experts in large-animal... Read more »

Protect Your Tack From Thieves

7/7/2016

Theft is something we prefer not to think about—until it happens. But the right time to safeguard your gear is before thieves come calling. Here are the precautions you should consider in order... Read more »

Truck Stop Misery

7/6/2016

Driving along the road with horses is stressful enough; but when you add in a breakdown, stress levels take an all-time high. I have to share how pleased I am with the services of USRider.... Read more »