Tips

Camping with Horses

On your own horse, you'll be able to access thousands of miles of trails, from oceans to lakeshores, mountain meadows to desert sands, local open space to wilderness. All you need for a safe and... Read more »

Be Water-Wise on Your Next Horse Camping Trip

Your trail horse needs about 10 to 30 gallons of water per day to stay hydrated and healthy. You're responsible for meeting his critical water needs, whether you go on day rides, horse camp, or... Read more »

10 Tips for Traveling Solo With Your Horse

For years, I’ve enjoyed attending trail rides, horse shows and clinics with a group of like-minded friends. We’ve developed a “mobile buddy system,” helping each other out,... Read more »

Horse Trailering Tips

Even the calmest of transported horses experiences fundamental stress reactions from the start of loading. In transit, those perfectly content-looking horses are likely to have become dehydrated, to... Read more »

Florida Paradise

While much of the country gets blasted with winter storms, here in the Sunshine State, we enjoy some of the best riding weather of the year. Here in Florida, we're blessed not only with great... Read more »

Getting Properly Hitched

  You're considering towing your horses. One of the most confusing and scary aspects of this adventure is the myriad kinds of trailer hitches available to buy. It might seem like there... Read more »

Winter-Driving Tips

During inclement weather, double the normal distance between vehicles to allow more stopping room. | Photo by Heidi Melocco.   Winter is coming. For some of us, winter is... Read more »

29 Essential Trailer Tips

Trail riding, by its very nature, means you’re on the go. You regularly hit local trails, but now you’re ready for a trailer of your own for the freedom to travel to scenic trails near and... Read more »

When To Use Shipping Wraps

The trailer is hooked up, the hay nets hung and the gas tank is full. All that’s left is to wrap your horse’s legs before loading him up and hitting the road.   But maybe not.... Read more »

Trailer Spruce-Up Tips

Here are five cheap-and-easy ideas to spruce up your horse trailer to keep it in working condition, make it comfortable for your horse, and retain its resale value. Read more »

Biosecurity for Horse Owners Away and at Home

Credit: Amy Dragoo   You know how you feel when you are in a close space with someone coughing and sneezing nearby? Do you ever wonder to yourself why that person didn’t just stay... Read more »

10 Tips for Hot Trips

Planning a summer trip that involves a long haul? Learn what it takes to keep your horse safe on the road when temperatures soar. Read more »

Shopping for a Towing Vehicle

When it comes to hauling our horses, we all put safety first. But most of us have only so much room in the driveway, and that means a “towing vehicle” might also be used for trips to the... Read more »

5 Top Camping-Prep Tips

Use these expert tips to prepare for a horse-camping adventure, whether you’re planning to camp at the trailhead or in the backcountry. Read more »

Tips for Buying A Used Trailer

4/20/2018

If you're in the market for an older trailer, your horse's safety and the trailer's road-worthiness should be your primary concerns. Unlike buying new, you won't get a warranty when buying used,... Read more »