Saturday, December 7, 2019

That Time I Won a Car in the Hunters

BY KIMBERLY MALOOMIAN October 26, 2019 will forever be known as the day I won a car. Just to be clear, it’s not a lease. It’s mine until I...

Are racinos beneficial to horse racecourses?

"Casino and Raceway", aka "racino", is a formula that has been used increasingly in several US race courses in recent years when casino, hotels and other additional entertainment began to be added...

Green Ponies, Shaken Confidence & Inspiring Riders

BY NATALIE STEMPEL After years of struggling in the hunter classes on my pony, it was time to find a partner who wanted to grow with me! Kasper has...

Will Tiger Roll be the first horse in history to win the Grand National...

The "people's horse", as the double-winner of the Randox Health has been dubbed, is gathering his strength for next spring's challenge. Tiger Roll, the wildly popular four-hoofed champion that sent Aintree wild...

Arabian Purebreds back to Ascot in 2020!

Too early to discuss the favourites for Ascot 2010 next June? Not in the least. Rabid betters are already carefully studying the champions. Favourites and runners are discussed on specialized sites like...

Horse racing vs casino games

An age old debate among gamers and gamblers the world over, the question of whether horse racing or casino games are better has shaped many discussions since time immemorial.

Jill Abrams Tutoring Inc. Keeps Horse Show Kids on Track

BY JESS CLAWSON Showing in Wellington for the winter is a dream for so many young (and not so young) riders. Parents of those lucky equestrians that get to...

Arena Dressage Saddles Can Solve Fit Problems

BY MCKAYLA HOHMANN Saddle fitting comes with many challenges: horses change shape, quality saddles are expensive, and sometimes even nice saddles aren’t adjustable enough to fit properly. Arena is...

Breaking Down Breeding: Maclay Finals Edition

Evaluating the bloodlines of the current top equitation horses  BY BETHANNE BORT Like many equestrians, I spent most of November 3, 2019 glued to the 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...