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A Field Guide To Equine Allergies

6/13/2016

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 »

USRider to the Rescue

5/4/2016

I was taking my 1995 Dodge Ram & 1996 Glick 2-horse bumper pull in for some maintenance and repairs, when I realized I didn’t have any breaks on my truck coming down the driveway!... Read more »

One Good Mechanic

4/7/2016

On January 15, 2016, I was visiting Phoenix for a mounted shooting competition with a few horses. Once arriving at the arena, I noticed both rear tires were damp on the inside. After crawling under my 96... Read more »

Reminder to Equestrians to Check Tires

6/26/2015

A flat tire is one hiccup that we all fear, especially as equestrians.  USRider reminds equestrians to check their tires as they can lose their footing long before they’re worn out. Testing... Read more »

5 Top Camping-Prep Tips

3/1/2016

According to Chaucer, 26 men and women once saddled up for an April trail ride. This group included a knight on his charger, a high-ranking lady of the church on her ambler, and a poor parson mounted... Read more »

Ode To Icing

2/29/2016

“The harder you work your horses, the harder you should take care of them.” Those words, spoken to me decades ago by a wise horseman, ring true today. In fact, they’re like a mantra... Read more »

Labor Day Weekend Breakdown

1/7/2016

Two of my friends and I, along with 3 horses, were on the road coming home to Indiana from a Michigan endurance ride. We were about half way home when I noticed my engine light flick on. A few miles... Read more »

Canadian Adventure

11/1/2015

My Wife and I left our home near Chicago in late June 2009. We took a trip through the Western United States that would take us North from Montana into and across Canada, then down the west coast if... Read more »

Towing, Pulling and Hauling

10/4/2015

 After a long Saturday afternoon of trail riding at the Moss Foundation in Southern Pines, North Carolina, that included getting lost and drenched in a thunderstorm, I get back to a truck that... Read more »

Vegas Night Saved by USRider

8/18/2015

I just became a member of U.S Rider. Why? Well, USRider was there when we were stranded late at night and in possible danger from an unknown vehicle. Late Sunday night, July... Read more »