Sunday, November 17, 2019

When It’s Time

BY PAM SAUL I have been around horses my entire life. When I mean entire, I mean sitting in front of my grandfather on the saddle at 6 months...

Exclusive Excerpt! SHOW STRIDES BOOK 3: Moving Up and Moving On

BY RENNIE DYBALL We hope you are enjoying books 1 and 2 of  The Plaid Horse’s new novel series, Show Strides. To celebrate the release of book 3, Moving...

Why Get a Dog?

BY HEATHER SIEGEL We go to the pet store on weekends, the place we know never to get a dog, regardless of their no-puppy mill pledge. But that’s because...

Tally Ho: Horse Show Dad Attends a Fox Hunt

BY GORDON BALLANTYNE Recently, I was at a charity fundraiser with my wife and her horse barn people.  It was a black tie event so I pulled out my...

Standing Still and Moving On: When Horses Mirror Life

BY PONYMOMAMMY A couple weeks ago, I had one of those days. I was an octopus on roller skates trying to fit in more than I realistically had time...

The Basics of Saddle Fit

BY JESS CLAWSON If you’ve spent more than 10 minutes in any horse-based Facebook group, you’ll come across questions about saddle fit. “What jump saddle fits a thoroughbred with...

Of Milk and Praise

BY ANNA T. VILLEGAS A child is fed with milk and praise.Mary Ann Lamb, 1764-1847 July, 1934  When I was ten, I...

The best-loved jockeys in British horseracing

Horse racing betting odds tend to focus on the success of a horse. Their previous results, their age but one of the most important aspects of their race, is who saddles them....

The Perils of a Shifting Landscape

BY SISSY WICKES As I watched the Breeder’s Cup races at Santa Anita Downs, the tension I felt was not just excitement about the contest or my usual visceral...

Obstacles & Ramrod Wills

BY KIM HINSON A Fresh Start with Wild Horses, Three Daughters and Gumption North Carolina 2000 “So should we buy a horse...

There Are Big Changes in Store For the 2020 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships:...

BY NINA FEDRIZZI Blink and you might have missed it, but late last month, word was shared across US Equestrian channels that big changes were in store for the...

Cold Weather Riding Tips for Snow and Beyond

BY ALLIE CARLSON Being from Connecticut, I am no stranger to chilly winter rides. But in the northeast that meant layering up, putting a quarter sheet on my body...

Riding With Life: Melanie Smith Taylor

BY ANN JAMIESON The cover photo on her website says it all. It’s not of Melanie Smith and Calypso earning the gold medal in L.A., or of Melanie on the Olympic...

Springtime Supplements Ahiflower® Oil Gives the Best in Omega Fatty Acids For Humans and...

BY TPH STAFF Many horses do well on fat supplements, especially for getting that shiny coat. But finding the right fat supplement can be tricky: what will the horse...

An Aging Equestrian’s Journey Back To Horses After Injury

BY SUSAN GILSTRAP On my 44th birthday, I decided to take the day off and have a riding lesson to celebrate. I mean, I’m a full-fledged adult. I can make my...

Why I Decided to Take Boarders on My Private Horse Farm

BY LYNN HAMILTON A few years ago, a property came up for sale in the Foothills of Alberta.  The land is rolling, covered in a thick blanket of spruce trees, and...

Tack Tack Room: Making Online Tack Shopping Easy

BY JESS CLAWSON There are many good reasons to buy or sell used tack, but biggest motivation for most of us is money. High-quality equipment for less is hard...

Two USHJA Horse Welfare Rule Proposals You Need to Know About

BY TPH STAFF It’s that time of year again. The USHJA Annual meeting is just around the corner, and with it a series of proposed rule changes. Everyone can review the...

A Study in Hard Work: Brooke Farr & ABF Equine

BY LAUREN MAULDIN It’s one of our favorite plots, featured in many horse movies. The horse-crazy, hard working kid that spends every hour they can at the barn. The...

Half-Leasing Doesn’t Make You Any Less of an Equestrian

BY BRITTANY FRADE Whether we want to admit it or not, the horse world is highly competitive and often driven by money. There is an inferred pyramid with horse owners at...

Meaningful Gift Ideas for People Who Love Horses and Adventure

The ability to give a great gift to a loved one can be tricky. Finding something that balances both meaningful and exciting is not for the faint of heart. Before you start...

Equitation and the Ammy

BY PONYMOMAMMY My PonyKid saw a t-shirt the other day that said I Get My Eq From My Mom. She was all, “Momma! I need this shirt!” But...