A commitment to trails is vital to the sport of endurance riding, and the American Endurance Ride Conference is pleased to announce that a National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance (NWSA) grant has been approved in the amount of $20,000 for trails work under the auspices of AERC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Recently on Facebook, I quickly tried to debunk some of the myths and concerns associated with competitive trail riding (CTR). Am I an expert? No. But I was once the person who had these same fears. My desire to try the sport finally prevailed as most of the worries were a non-issue.
Use these 32 strategies to reduce your impact on the environment—and help guarantee backcountry access in the future.
As we enter Autumn, we need to remember that this is the season when bees or wasps are most aggressive and defensive of their nests. We were reminded of this recently when only one horse/rider combination of four returned to the ranch. We did find the others and thankfully no horses or riders were seriously injured, but they were stung repeatedly and were pretty shaken up. One particular horse took the brunt of the attack and was stung all over his body.
When you live in the Northeast, it is easy to forget just how lucky we are to have all four seasons in such a beautiful and unique landscape. And what better way to take in the natural splendor of our states’ scenery? Trail riding! Though many of us prefer not to go on trails alone, or we may not have one near our barn, we do have fantastic organizations that work to put on the best events for members and the public. Here are 10 of the top trail rides organized around the Northeast.
Fall is known for its foliage, crisp weather, and if you live in New England, an influx of leaf peepers. What better way to see the turning leaves than on the back of a horse? Whether you want to stay in the Northeast or head West, we’ve found eight places that are perfect for fall trail rides.
Can you remember the exact moment you made the decision to be a trail rider? Can you remember why you made that choice? Sometimes we follow our hearts because that is where we feel called to pursue a pleasure or activity.
Winter in Florida means that the bugs, heat and humidity, and daily thunderstorms are gone and crisp, glorious, blue-sky days that are perfect for horseback riding. Because winter is the dry season in Florida, it is the best time to ride in Florida's magnificent wetlands, which are usually too wet for riding the rest of the year. In this article, I describe three of my favorite places to ride which are located east/northeast of Orlando.
As the idea of natural horsemanship training has become more mainstream in the equine community of the United States, the value of trail riding is increasingly prevalent in the training process of both horses and riders.
ACTHA, as agent for its long time sponsor Cavallo Horse and Rider Inc., has delivered a $7,500 contribution to the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.).