From horse health and farrier care to training and breeding, there is so much to learn from horse magazines.

Most equestrians love to read and learn more about their beloved animals. Horse magazines offer a fun way to expand your knowledge and stay up-to-date on the latest equine news. There is a variety available that focuses on English and western riding, different age groups, and general horse care. It’s easy to find one that suits you or your child’s interests. There’s something exciting about turning those glossy pages!


The Best Horse Magazines

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Horse & Rider

Western riders will love subscribing to this publication. Every issue contains training advice from top experts, horse care tips, trail riding destinations, tack and gear hacks, and highlights from the western lifestyle. They’ll help you live your best western horse life! You can find them here

Horse Illustrated

A good all-around magazine! They share tips and tricks on training, riding, and horse care for all types of equestrians. You can also learn about different breeds and disciplines. Both English and western folks will find something exciting in Horse Illustrated. Most enjoy the lifestyle pieces from around the world. It’s always interesting reading about other people’s experiences in the industry! You can find them here

Practical Horseman

Dedicated to English riders and helping them meet their goals, Practical Horseman is loaded with valuable information. Each issue has step-by-step training guides from professionals in hunters, jumpers, eventing, and dressage disciplines. They also enlist top veterinarians and sporthorse health care professionals to write meaningful articles. You can find them here


Every horse owner and rider can benefit from reading Equus. They cover a range of topics, such as health care, diseases, behavior, nutrition, and grooming. They publish four issues a year and are able to appeal to a variety of equestrians. You can find them here


If you enjoy the western lifestyle and ranching, then this is your magazine! Readers can find original photography and articles about women, fashion, homesteads, and HORSES. There are plenty of articles on western riding, horse training, and fun travel destinations for equestrians. You can find them here

Young Rider

Calling all young equestrians! Those between the ages of 8 and 15 will really enjoy this magazine. Kids can learn different facts and fun info about horses and ponies. The publication contains special features, beautiful photos, and celebrity rider interviews. Additionally, each issue comes complete with four or more colorful posters. You can find them here

Western Horseman

From stable management and equipment recommendations to riding destinations and horse care tips, this publication is ideal for any cowgirl or cowboy. Articles are written by experienced horse owners and professionals in the industry. Topics on the backcountry and cowboy style are a fan favorite of many. You can find them here. 

sidelines mag


Here’s an exciting read! This magazine has been devoted to horses and people personalities since 1988. They share all sorts of lifestyle articles. Many enjoy the rider profiles, travel articles, restaurant spotlights, and social happenings that they publish. The beautiful photography of Sidelines is also worth mentioning! You can find them here

Barrel Horse News

Get ready to cowgirl up with this impressive magazine. First published in 1996, they’ve been bringing riders comprehensive coverage on the barrel racing industry for years now. Readers can catch up on major events, brief futurity round-ups, and various association details. Top professionals write special articles with training tips and tack hacks. Those that are inspired by western living will really have fun with this one! You can find them here

American Farriers Journal

No hoof, no horse… This publication isn’t just for farriers. It also appeals to horse owners and those who take their horse’s feet seriously. The issues are perfect for veteran farriers, veterinarians, and all types of researchers. They’re the top source for hoof care information! Enjoy trim comparisons, hoof-care news, business advice, and more. You can find them here

What magazine will be on your must-read list this summer? There are so many fun options to pick from!

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Emily Fought

Emily Fought discovered her passion for horses early on in life. When she isn't writing about them, you can find her in the barn riding. Although Emily's background is in dressage, she enjoys cross-training and is an avid trail rider. She resides in Northeastern Ohio with her husband and small dog. Together, they own and operate Humblewood Farm. Emily not only writes for but as well!

August 3, 2021