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Best Horse Magazines for Kids

Updated on March 26, 2013

Looking for a gift for a horse crazy kid?

As a horse crazy kid, I can remember devouring the horse magazines when they arrived every month. The magazines always had beautiful posters, fun articles, and all kinds of things to learn all in one place. I was a sponge who couldn't wait for the next issue. My room was littered with horse posters. If you want a great gift for a horse nutty kid - give them a magazine subscription or two. There are several good ones that will keep their little horse filled brains busy for hours. Plus you won't have to worry about what they are finding on the internet!

Young Rider Magazine

A great magazine for the young rider who owns a horse or the rider who takes lessons. Aimed at the preteen age group. This magazine is published every other month and is the perfect gift for those age 8-15. Their articles offer everything from interviews with young rider champions to encouraging step by step articles on preparing for your first show. I find this magazine to be one that kids devour!

Blaze Magazine

Another great educational magazine targeting ages 8-14. This is a cute, cute magazine with a mixture of entertainment and education. It has games, funny stories, and educational pieces. It encourages literacy with writing contests and educational articles. Each issue has a breed feature. Overall, I love this magazine for the young horse enthusiast!

Easy craft idea for making a stick horse

Horse and Rider

This magazine is for teenagers and adults. It's primarily targeting Western riders, but has lots of great training tips for English riders as well. This is one of those magazines that you start getting when you are young and continue to receive for 20 years or more. It's articles follow what's new and fun in the horse world keeping western riders up to date on the latest and greatest in products, competitions, trail riding and more. It's got a little bit of everything and appeals to the back yard rider as well as the seasoned professional.

Horse Illustrated

For teens and up - this magazine covers all disciplines and health concerns. Each issue has a breed feature as well as a "barn buzz" section with personal stories from fellow horse lovers. Each issue also has a veterinarian question and answer section discussing current concerns from viral outbreaks to non sweating horses, to how often to deworm your horse. Horse Illustrated is geared toward more riding disciplines than Horse and Rider. It's a really great all around magazine.


This Australian magazine is perfect for horse lovers age 5 and up. It has puzzles and games suitable for the younger riders as well as instructional articles. This is the best magazine for the little horse lover in the house!

Samson the Shire Horse
Samson the Shire Horse

Q and A - Cool horse facts!

Want a fun game for horse savvy kids?

The oldest woman to compete in the Olympics was a dressage rider. How old was she?

The oldest woman to compete in the Olympics to date was British dressage rider Lorna Johnstone, who participated in the 1972 games aged 70.

Who has better night vision, a human or a horse?

A horse can see better at night than a human. However, it takes a horse's eyes longer to adjust from light to dark and from dark to light than a human's.

What breed is the smallest horse breed and what breed is the largest horse breed?

The smallest breeds are the Falabellas of Argentina. The tallest breed is the Shire,

from England.

How tall was the tallest horse on record?

The tallest horse on record was a Shire named Samson. He was 21.2 hands (7 feet, 2 inches) tall. He was born in 1846 in Toddington Mills, England.

How much did the heaviest horse on record weigh?

Samson is also recorded as the "HEAVIEST" horse weighing 1524kg (3360lbs)

How high was the highest jump on record?

The record for the highest jump made by a horse is held by a horse named Huaso who jumped 8 feet, 1 and 1/4 inches on February 5th, 1949 in Vina del Mar, Chile. He was ridden by Captain Alberto Larraguibel.

How far was the longest jump over water made by a horse?

The record for the longest jump over water is held by a horse named Something who jumped 27 feet, 6 and 3/4 inches on April 25, 1975 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was ridden by Andre Ferreira.

Please let me know which magazine is your favorite!

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      7 years ago

      This is an adorable lens. Nicely done. To be honest, I didn't realize those horse magazines existed. Thanks for sharing!

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      7 years ago

      I like horsewyse.


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