Saturday, October 24, 2020

When It’s Time to Leave a Perfectly Good Trainer

BY LINDY GUTMAN There are lots of trainers. Good trainers, and bad ones, but a conversation that comes up a lot with equestrians of all disciplines and all skill...

Calibration Curve

BY PIPER KLEMM In my daily life, I’m regularly annoyed by my inability to calibrate the way I tie my shoes. When I go running, I...

Mothering a Horse-Crazy Child: When It All Comes Together

In her first installment, a hesitant mom shared her daughter’s slow but steady path to equestrian obsession. Then of course, a pony came into the picture. Today, read how this lifelong love of...

Tips for Applying to College: The things your guidance counselor is not going to...

By Brooke Mallin Freshman and sophomores It’s time to start thinking about where you want to go to college. Start visiting colleges….often driving to horse...

A Thank You to One of the Best

BY BRITNEE STEVENS 2020 has been the most challenging, strange and quite frankly, terrible, year in my recent memory. And recently, it delivered yet another devastating blow to me...

From Confusing to Life Saving – The IHSA Team That Became Home

BY CADY WAKITSCH College student Cady found herself depressed and isolated in a new environment when she stumbled across the equestrian team—not realizing it was huntseat rather than her...

Finding Your Place: A Journey of Love and Hard Work

BY KATIE WILLIAMS Sometimes you search high and low for something you think is missing, and it happens to be staring you straight in the face. I traveled around...

Miniature Equines Making a Big Impact on Kids with Cancer

BY KRISTA MARTIN September was Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to recognize the children and families affected by childhood cancers and highlight the importance of supporting research on these...

4 Signs it’s Time to Move on From Your Trainer

BY DANA SPRINGER Trainers are the cornerstone of amateur riding (besides horses of course). They make you feel confident, safe, empowered and give you the skills to succeed as...

Always at the Barn: Why Pony Rider Helena Timpany Has a ‘Bright, Bright Future’

BY ANN JAMIESON Helena Timpany was only two years old when she was first hoisted up on a pony at a birthday party. “It was the best birthday party...

Alex Jayne on Making Horses and Shaping the US Industry

BY ELYSE SCHENK Breeding horses takes imagination. Great breeders use creative foresight in order to envision an ideal mare and stallion combination. They paint a picture in their minds...

Quality of Life for the Overweight, Insulin-Resistant Horse

By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Your veterinarian just visited and told you in no uncertain terms that your overweight, insulin-resistant horse is going to develop laminitis if you don’t...

Cautiously Curious: My Horse’s Conversation with an Animal Communicator

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I'm not someone who tends to fall for the woo woo in life. Blame my practical, type-A mind, but I tend to address things with logic...

Life in a Three Beat Rhythm

BY CAROLINE FLEISCHAUER The second time I tried to kill myself I felt it coming. As I sat in my office, attempting to read papers, the words swam before...

We Find Our Grit When Things Go Sideway

BY PONYMOMAMMY Through a series of unfortunate events, the ponykid and I found ourselves suddenly and inexplicably without a trainer, two days before leaving for a horse show. Aside...

Equestrian Accessories for In and Out of the Barn

As equestrians, we are passionate about this part of our lives.  Whether heading to the barn, a horse show, or the grocery store, you can show off your equestrian flair with these...

A Perfectionist’s Thoughts on Online Shows

BY JAMIE SKUBAL  As a self proclaimed type A perfectionist, I thought being able to do online horse shows would be fun. I thought participating in online horse shows...

Mothering a Horse-Crazy Child: When Things Start Getting Serious

In her first installment, a hesitant mom shared her daughter's slow but steady path to equestrian obsession. Today learn about that first pony who helped take everything to the next level.

Supporting the Future of Show Jumping with Young Horse Programs and Fun at the...

BY DOMINIQUE LAU The goal since breaking ground at the Paso Robles Horse Park (the Park) has been to create an environment prioritizing the safety of the horses, enjoyment...

Amira Chichakly and Bustin Scones Show Girl Power in New York Racing

BY LAURIE SCOTT In a world dominated by men and the colts they train, Amira Chichakly is making a name for herself.  Her brand new training stable has already...

The Shady Lady: Alysia Lynch-Sherard

BY BROOKE GODDARD How This Horse Trainer & Mother Revolutionized Face Scarves on Horse Show Grounds  “I needed to do something different.”

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