US Rider

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 »

Proud Flesh and How to Prevent it

2/1/2016

What Proud Flesh Is: As your horse's wound begins to heal, pinkish granulation tissue fills in the gaps between soft tissues. Granulation tissue normally stops forming as the skin edges grow together... 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 »

USRider Promotes Fuel Economy for Horse Owners

Crude oil prices continue to remain over $100 a barrel in 2011, with resulting gasoline prices reaching $4 per gallon. It will be more important than ever to conserve energy and save fuel costs. You... Read more »

USRider: Limited Access Roads

On toll roads, thruways, turnpikes and other roadways with limited access, service providers trying to render assistance to motorists can encounter delays. For this reason, USRider, the national... Read more »

Breakaway Batteries

Imagine what would happen if your trailer became disconnected from your tow vehicle, and your emergency breakaway battery was fully discharged. Disaster!   However, when a breakaway system is... Read more »

USRider Encourages Use of Pre-trip Checklist

After several years of analyzing accidents involving horse trailers, USRider – national provider of roadside emergency assistance for horse owners – has developed a checklist to help... Read more »

USRider Urges Wildfire Preparedness

With massive wildfires scorching through millions of acres in the western U.S., USRider – national provider of roadside emergency assistance for horse owners – urges equestrians and others... Read more »

USRider Offers Tips for Travel Season Trailer Preparation

Lexington, Ky. (Feb. 21, 2013) – Before travel season begins, it is critically important for horse owners to perform basic, yet essential, maintenance on their trailers. USRider, the national... Read more »

For Safety's Sake, Learn How to Read the Tires on Your Horse Trailer

Lexington, Kentucky.  When was the last time you took a really good look at the tires on your horse trailer? While air pressure is very important, it’s not the only thing that counts when... Read more »

USRider: As Temperatures Drop, So Does Tire Pressure

Lexington, Kentucky.    Studies show that the leading factor in roadside breakdowns is tires. As temperatures cool across the country, tire pressures will decrease. Given these facts,... Read more »