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Equine Traveling Papers

Equine Traveling Papers When you travel with your horse, you need to carry a number of documents, especially if you're crossing state lines. Read more »

7 Tips to Horse Hoof Health

You said it wouldn't happen again, but here you are: Your horse is confined and your checkbook is out, as you wait for your farrier to come and fix your horse's ailing hooves. Meanwhile, you're... Read more »

HELP US, HELP YOU!

4/12/2017

In the unfortunate event of a breakdown, USRider reminds all of our Members to be well prepared and provide the necessary information so we can better assist you!  • Get to know your... Read more »

Long-Haul Travel Risks

3/31/2017

Long-distance shipping can put horses at risk for illness and injury, new research from Australia confirms. The study also highlights some actions owners and shippers can take to keep their horses... Read more »

Great Coats From the Inside Out

3/22/2017

Credit: Photos.com If you have a horse come into your barn with dull or coarse hair, start a good feeding program right away. The trickiest problem might be getting the correct balance of vitamins,... Read more »

Let's Get Loaded: When Your Horse Refuses to Board His

3/16/2017

There's nothing like loading a reluctant horse into a trailer to draw a crowd. The collision of a wild-eyed horse, a frustrated handler, and a small dark box-on-wheels induces ordinary folk to step up... Read more »

Blown Horse Trailer Tire

3/16/2017

Tire blow-outs on horse trailers are common. Tire blow-outs on your horse trailer can and do happen to anyone, but... Read more »

Don't Let A Runaway Horse Trailer Happen To You!

2/27/2017

Make sure you follow the safety checklist from USRider before taking off on your horse trip.The story is a cautionary tale for horse owners everywhere: Loveland, Colorado fire fighters and... Read more »

Does Your Horse Trash Your Trailer?

2/27/2017

|Question: How do I keep my 15-month-old Quarter Horse filly from pawing at my trailer and scratching it up while she is tied to it? I have tried tying another horse with her that stands still,... Read more »

Covering All Bases

2/27/2017

I first bought USRider when I made plans to trailer my horse to some out-of-state shows. I had only heard positive things about them and it seemed like a good idea to have coverage that would protect... Read more »

An In-Depth Look at Colic Prevention

2/1/2017

Colic. Perhaps no other word strikes more fear in the heart of horsemen and -women than this painful condition, which can strike at any time and often seemingly without cause. It is indiscriminate and... Read more »

Attitude Adjustments

1/23/2017

Does your trailer have a bad attitude? The term attitude can be defined as the angle of a vehicle in relation to its direction of movement. In other words, if your trailer has a bad attitude,... Read more »

5 Horse-Containment Options

11/29/2016

Horse camping adds a special dimension to your trail-riding experience. Contentment commingles pleasantly with fatigue as you and your equine companion settle into camp after a day of exploring the... Read more »

Progress in Equine Pain Recognition

11/17/2016

The horse is telling you something hurts when they avoid looking at you, appear despondent, clench their jaw, flatten ears back and/or squint their eyes. Hiding pain is... Read more »

Horse Health by the Season

10/19/2016

Winter, spring, summer, or fall…all you’ve got to do is remember what your horse needs to stay healthy. Our seasonal guide will help you. Pumpkin-spiced lattes and... Read more »