In every issue of Horse & Rider you'll find articles on training by the country's leading experts, the latest on equine health care from top veterinarians, trail riding tips from savvy back country riders, and much more!
The ‘Beehive’ • ★ Looking for a new event for the entire family? Consider mounted shooting. With its fast pace and levels of competition, it’s an event you can enjoy together. But before you can hit the course, you must safely expose your horse to gunfire.
Cutting-Edge Cures • ★ Could one of the new regenerative therapies heal your horse’s soft-tissue injury? Get your answers here.
Cowgirl Denim • ★ 1. When you’re riding horses and working in the barn all day, you want a pair of jeans that look good but can withstand anything thrown their way. Ariat’s R.E.A.L mid-rise boot-cut jean, (right) uses a performance-stretch denim—making getting in the saddle a breeze. The rider-engineered technology of these jeans offer a gripping waistband that won’t gap and innovative stitching so your seat won’t sag ($69.95; ariat.com). When you’re done in the barn and ready to throw on a fresh pair of jeans for a night out, pair Ariat’s mid-rise wide-leg jean, (left) with your favorite square-toe or dress boot. Like the look of wide-leg when you’re working in the barn or in the saddle? This pair of jeans is made with comfort in mind thanks to the ultra-stretch denim ($79.95).
BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS • Adding an event to your repertoire elevates your skills, keeps your horse interested, and gives you new goals to set.
ARENA EXERCISES FOR FUN & PROBLEM-SOLVING • If you’ve fallen into a riding rut, try our 10 basic arena exercises. They’ll have you moving in a whole new direction