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THE ELUSIVE ‘FEEL'

It takes a great horseman to develop and understand feel. However, finding feel doesn’t come easy. Al Dunning breaks down the things you need to know, both in and out of the saddle, to develop feel with your horse, and how it’ll help you better connect with him.

9 mins read
Horse and Rider
Spring 2021

Come Together

SOMETIMES IT’S EASY to get bogged down in negativity, especially coming out of 2020. We’re going through a pandemic, many of us haven’t seen our families in almost a year, and all the fun activities we used to do (horse related or not) have been rescheduled, canceled, or set aside for the time being.

3 mins read
Horse and Rider
Spring 2021

Welcome to the Herd

A tiny equine with big ears is just what this family needed.

3 mins read
Horse and Rider
Spring 2021

Making a Diagnosis

Is your horse lame? Learn why it’s important to do what it takes to make an accurate diagnosis before you treat.

9 mins read
Horse and Rider
Spring 2021

Groundwork for Yourself

You practice groundwork with your horse, but here you’ll learn how you can apply the same principles to yourself to become a more confident, effective rider in the saddle.

4 mins read
Horse and Rider
Spring 2021

Horse-Powered Reading

At Rise Canyon Ranch, horses are helping children learn to love reading.

4 mins read
Horse and Rider
Spring 2021

Secrets to Correct a Sticky Backup

If your horse isn’t responsive in his feet when you ask him to back up, Bud Lyon’s insights can help.

3 mins read
Horse and Rider
Spring 2021

Establish Communication Through the Lead Rope

Is your horse pushy on the ground? Improve your communication with him and relieve his anxiety when you’re handling him.

4 mins read
Horse and Rider
Spring 2021

COTTONWOOD COUNTRY

LOCATED IN THE HEART OF ARIZONA, THIS DESERT DESTINATION MAKES FOR THE PERFECT GETAWAY.

8 mins read
Horse and Rider
Spring 2021

Basics of the Rundown

In order to fix your stop, you need to take a few steps back and focus on making sure your horse is soft, relaxed, and responsive to your hand and leg when you’re in the rundown.

3 mins read
Horse and Rider
Spring 2021

Colic Surgery: Yes or No?

Is your horse a candidate for colic surgery? These five factors can help you decide.

10 mins read
Horse and Rider
Winter 2020

Lessons with Longears

These miniature donkeys are helping teach big lessons.

3 mins read
Horse and Rider
Winter 2020

Forever Home

A Facebook post led to a midnight rescue and an unexpected partnership.

3 mins read
Horse and Rider
Winter 2020

Bounce Back After a BOTCH

Do you ever blow a class at a horse show? We all do. Here’s how to bounce back better than before.

5 mins read
Horse and Rider
Winter 2020

DESTINATION DUBOIS

HEAD TO WYOMING TO EXPLORE A HIDDEN GEM SANDWICHED BETWEEN TWO MOUNTAIN RANGES AND WILDERNESS AREAS.

10 mins read
Horse and Rider
Winter 2020

A Gift Horse Named GEORGE

When April Freeland found herself horseless, she learned the importance of never looking a gift horse in the mouth when a horse named George came into her life.

10+ mins read
Horse and Rider
Winter 2020

'Studdy' BEHAVIOR IN GELDINGS

Why do some geldings act like stallions? Such behavior can cause trouble in the barn or out in pasture. Learn what to watch for and tips for safely managing a “studdy” gelding.

6 mins read
Horse and Rider
Winter 2020

Diarrhea: Is It Serious?

Learn how to tell the difference between loose manure and potentially deadly diarrhea—and how to protect your horse when the condition strikes.

9 mins read
Horse and Rider
Fall 2020

Keeping It Simple

Don’t overcomplicate kids’ first lessons.

2 mins read
Horse and Rider
Fall 2020

FALL RIDING AT FORT ROBINSON

RICH IN WESTERN HISTORY, FORT ROBINSON’S 20,000 ACRES IS FILLED WITH BEAUTIFUL BUTTES AND ROLLING HILLS, MAKING IT THE PERFECT FALL DESTINATION.

6 mins read
Horse and Rider
Fall 2020

Standing Together

This program uses horsemanship to provide hope and healing for combat veterans and first responders.

3 mins read
Horse and Rider
Fall 2020

LONGEING: More Than Running in Circles

This time-honored exercise can both train and condition your horse. Learn to make the most of it.

5 mins read
Horse and Rider
Fall 2020

How Are You Handling It?

WE’RE ALL IN THE STORM, just in different boats.

3 mins read
Horse and Rider
Fall 2020

Develop at His Own Pace

Every horse is different. Don’t let the pressure of getting ready for a particular event cause you to push your horse past what he’s capable of doing.

3 mins read
Horse and Rider
Fall 2020

Hope for Howie

This plucky gelding beat the odds—twice. Once when he survived being starved and abandoned, and again when he overcame a debilitating illness.

3 mins read
Horse and Rider
Fall 2020

Feelin' COWY

Learn how to use cattle work to improve your horse’s overall responsiveness with tips from trainer Ben Baldus.

7 mins read
Horse and Rider
Fall 2020

BREATHTAKING BANFF

RIDE the jewel of the Canadian Rockies with our insider guide to three top outfitters ready to take you into the vast Banff National Park.

8 mins read
Horse and Rider
Fall 2020

RIDING ADVENTURES IN NORTH DAKOTA'S THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK

TAKE IN THE ENCHANTING GEOLOGICAL BEAUTY OF THE BADLAND’S THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK.

10 mins read
Horse and Rider
Summer 2020

Reaching for the NEXT LEVEL

He’s a real-world trainer and competitive reiner whose training methodology has evolved dramatically in recent years. In our exclusive interview, learn the fascinating story behind Warwick Schiller’s change of perspective.

10+ mins read
Horse and Rider
Summer 2020

Helping Horses During the Pandemic

Hearts, Hope and Hay

4 mins read
Horse and Rider
Summer 2020

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