Horse and pony - site index.Horse chat message boards.Horse breeds, types and breeding gallery.Search for horse information on Equiworld.Horse information and equestrian news horse and pony magazine.Horse web links.  

Trail Riding Book

Everything you need to know to be a backcountry trail rider-including how to handle the unexpected and how NOT to get lost-is in Horse Sense for the Trail Rider.
Written and illustrated by Melinda Codling for the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington (BCH), the l00-page book covers camping with your horse, riding difficult terrain, common sense courtesies, what to carry in your saddle bags and emergency first aid..

"Whether you are riding local trails or unexplored country, this book is the one you need. It explains in detail what to do and what not to do as a safe and sane trail rider. It could save your life," says Don Blazer, noted author and trainer.

Codling, safety director for the BCH, Tahoma chapter, has been working on the book for more than a year, and has designated profits from the sale of the book to the organization. The book is available for $16.95, plus $4.50 postage from the online book catalog at, or by sending checks to Success Is Easy, 7119 East Shea Blvd., Suite 109-271, Scottsdale, AZ 85254.

Divided into easy to read chapters, the book is jam-packed with information to improve trail riding skills and help riders avoid common accidents.
Backcountry Horsemen of Washington is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the right to ride in the backcountry through low environmental impact education and maintenance and development of trails.



Find out more, visit the links page or find answers on the message board.