Equitopia: Engaging the Horse, a Western Perspective
The latest video from Equitopia features John Lyons, demonstrating what true engagement should look like in a horse from a western perspective.
Show Pen Preparedness, Part IV: Western Riding
Carly Kade’s series on western performance events with Christy Snyder Kelly continues! In today’s installment, Christy describes how some winning tactics to put together the western riding pattern.
Show Pen Preparedness, Part III: Western Horsemanship
Carly Kade’s series on western performance events with Christy Snyder Kelly continues! In today’s installment, Christy describes how to use your strengths and weaknesses to ride the perfect horsemanship pattern.
Well, This Saddle is Just Plain Ridiculously Awesome
When a saddle and a disco ball love each other very much…
2016 Best of HN #18: 9 Things Western Riders Who Wear Helmets Are Tired of Hearing
I’m not sure why my personal choice to wear a helmet has got you so upset, but seriously, people … chill out.
#TBT: 10 SMH Moments From Western Movies
Maria Wachter loves a good Western flick … but has noticed a lot of things that make us equestrians just shake our heads. Here are her top 10.
Wide Open Spaces: The Annual Cowgirl Spring Roundup
Looking for the ultimate ladies weekend? Sign up for the Cowgirl Spring Roundup and spend a weekend with members of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame. (more…)
How to Break in a Western Saddle
When breaking in a new western saddle, what’s your favorite method? We’ve got some suggestions outlined here. (more…)
How to Dress Like a Winner in the Western Ring (Without Spending a Fortune)
A few recommendations for fixing the most-common fashion crimes while sticking to a budget. Tip #1: Put down the bedazzler. (more…)
What’s Your Western Discipline? Use This Flowchart To Find Out!
If only all of life’s great questions could be solved with a simple progressive diagram. (more…)
I Took Reining for a Spin and Survived
From hunter princess to rodeo queen? Weeeellll, not quite.
Bucking Genius Dies
A racetrack reject who earned millions for rodeo cowboys and his owners, legendary bareback bronc Khadafy Skoal died last week. He was nearly 31. (more…)
Veterans Day Morning Feed from SmartPak
This one goes out to all of Horse Nation’s western riders. Have you heard about SmartPak’s new Rockin’ SP line of tack? (more…)
In My Boots: Size matters (sometimes)
What’s the ideal height of a western horse? HN’s in-house cowgirl Kristen Kovatch explains that it has less to do with rider stature than you might think. (more…)
EN Today: An event horse goes team penning
Carolyn Dover decided to take a little break from eventing to try her hand at working cattle, much to the surprise of her horse Parker. (more…)
In My Boots: Western you’ve never heard of, part II
In her second installation of this three part series, Kristen Kovatch shines a light on the little-known sport of “Indoor Mountain Trail.” (more…)
Tales from a City Slicker: Part I
Whoop-ee-ti-yi-o, get along little doggies! (Or whatever it is that cowboys say.) HN contributor Megan Kaiser trades in her day job for a temporary home on the range. (more…)
In My Boots: The crossover challenge
In an equestrian spin on Save the Last Dance, columnist Kristen Kovatch shares her experience of transforming a hunter princess into a reining queen. (more…)
In My Boots: The English rider’s guide to Western
Lest you think we’re a bunch of prissy-pants city-slickers, we’ve wrangled ourselves a real cowgirl. Kristen Kovatch explains various western events and how they rate on the bling-o-meter. (more…)