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These articles and stories have been printed in the pages of Horse Illustrated magazine and are now archived online for anyone who loves horses.HORSE ILLUSTRATED is one of the nation’s largest all-around horse magazines. It serves the hands-on horse owner by promoting the best in horse care, riding and training. We are an all-breed, all-discipline magazine for adult readers. Our goal is to provide easily accessible information about all aspects of responsible horse ownership and issues of interest to the equestrian community.We cover:

  • Training articles that can apply to both western and English riders
  • Horse health—one of our most popular topics
  • Horse care how-tos, such as grooming and tips to help make your horse shine
  • Trail riding topics and topics from a variety of disciplines
  • Fresh ways to approach season horse care topics, such as deworming, senior horse care, fly control, and more
  • Interviews with celebrities that ride or own horses; fun and quirky Q&As with leading competitors of various disciplines, as well as short profiles of interesting people in the horse world
  • Humor, first-person pieces, human-interest stories, and rider-to-rider advice
  • Equestrian travel and tourism, including fun destinations to horseback in
  • Rider fitness, health and well-being, diet, exercise, and tips for riders mental health
  • Style trends and décor for equestrians

When Mary Trowbridge learned she was being featured in Horse Illustrated for her work with the Arabian Horsemen's Distress Fund, she was shocked.“This story cannot be about me!” said Trowbridge, founder and board member of the AHDF. However, the...
Sometimes horses, like people, need a leg up in life. That’s where Joe Misner comes in. Growing up in Alaska for much of his boyhood, the creator and director of the Wild2Ride Academy is no stranger to wild country....
Welcome to Horse Illustrated’s weekly installment of the Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week, offered in partnership with the ASPCA's Right Horse program. This week's adoptable horse is Diesel! Check back weekly for a new featured horse so...
To compete in reining or working cow horse competitions, your horse will need to turn quickly in response to your cues. In reining, the move is a “turnaround,” or spin—the horse moves forward around a pivot foot and continues...
Some horses can go barefoot even while being ridden regularly, while others depend on shoes to stay sound under a heavy workload or in challenging terrain. There are also horses who are barefoot much of the time, and only...
On Michigan’s pristine Mackinac Island, your carriage is waiting on the dock for you. That’s because there are no motor vehicles (other than fire engines or ambulances) on this little 4-mile-long island in Lake Huron. And it’s been that...
An expert shares how to handle the rudeness and critics often associated with posting anything horse-related online and on social media."Ignore the appearance of my fence.”“I shortened the lead rope after I took the picture.”“I know my position needs...
When self-identified “aging horsewoman” Sharon Roberts made her first social media post detailing how arthritis, balance loss, and weight gain affected her retirement riding plans, she was amazed when the online community jumped in to commiserate and support her....
For horse lovers of all ages and backgrounds, this was an affair to remember—the four-day Equine Affaire held at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass, November 9-12, 2023.Tens of thousands of enthusiastic horse owners, riders and trainers...
With the right attitude, enthusiasm and determination, anything is possible, even when you don’t know where to begin. Smitten with classic prints, her equestrian lifestyle and an eye for style, Kimberly Barratt trusted her intuition and vision, creating her...
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