Equestrian magazines to plan your next horseback riding vacation. This Western Horseman magazine cover “Cowboy Christmas Eve” by Jack Sorenson
Equestrian magazines for the horse lover
If you have landed on the Writing Horseback blog, you are either a horse lover, know a horse lover, or are planning a horseback riding vacation. One of the most affordable ways to keep the horse lover happy is with a subscription to an equestrian magazine. I’m going to start with a recommendation for Western Horseman magazine as this magazine has been dear to my heart since I was a young cowgirl living near Lafayette, California, the birthplace of Western Horseman magazine.
The legacy of Western Horseman began in 1936 near Lafayette, California, with founder Paul Albert’s vision for a magazine that would serve as a “voice for the horse.” More than seven decades later, the magazine has moved to its current location in Fort Worth, Texas. Affectionately known as “Cowtown” and with its Western history tracing to the cattle drives of the Chisholm Trail, Fort Worth seems a fitting place for the magazine to continue the legacy established in 1936.
Through the years, Western Horseman has thrived due to its dedication to promoting the Western stock horse and the Western way of life. Scores of staff members, freelance writers, and various owners, publishers and editors have put their stamp on the magazine. All have shared a passion for horses. As a result, Western Horseman is still held in high regard by horsemen and women everywhere and can be found on coffee tables, in pick-up trucks, and in ranch bunkhouses wherever you find cowboys, cowgirls and horses.
Cowboys & Indians
Founded in 1993, Cowboys & Indians is an international magazine encompassing everything about the American West: history and legend, hardworking people, dramatic vistas, enduring values.
Designed to appeal to a wide audience of Western enthusiasts, Cowboys & Indians speaks to everyone from the people who live it, to those who simply love the Western lifestyle.
Of course, the West means more than, well, cowboys and Indians. The West is a state of mind and a way of life. The West is chili cook-offs and haute cuisine, honky-tonks and pick up trucks, rodeos and Western art, faded blue jeans and designer belt buckles.