Maintenance in the Downtime to Keep Your Horse Ready to Go

BY DANI SCHNEIDER Everyone is feeling some sort of ramification from COVID-19, whether you’re an equestrian industry worker, healthcare provider, store employee, first responder, lawyer or a small business...

Therapy Barns in the Wake of the Corona Crisis

BY KARLA CAMPBELL As the pandemic spreads across the country, barns are continuing to have to close their doors to their students. From elite training facilities to small town...

TPH Review: Rydale Clothing

BY JESS CLAWSON Springtime means all kinds of weather, and those April showers mean cute all-weather riding gear. Like most of us, I’m on a budget, so you can...

Is it Burnout or the Wrong Path? Changing My Dream to Become a Professional

BY FALVEY BRENNAN “I am over this, I’m just burnt out and can’t do it anymore.” I have heard these words many times from the mouths...

Why It’s Never the Pony’s Fault

BY PONYMOMAMMY I am firmly in the camp of never blaming the horse/pony when things go wrong. This concept has been engrained in me since I first put a...

On the Road to the World Show: Excuses, Excuses, and more Excuses.

BY JAMIE SKUBAL  Well, the only thing that I can say I have successfully done is try to keep my head above water.  I thought the...

When Buying a Helmet, Use Your Head

By Dana Miller • Chagrin Saddlery Whether calculating a fast and clear jumper trip, finding the perfect distance to a fence or going on a relaxing trail ride, keeping...

The Healing Power of Rest

By Keelin Redmond, DVM Physical training of the horse is essential. Everyone knows that in order to be strong enough and fit enough to run, jump, piaffe...

Horseback Across Three Americas

By Verne R. Albright Verne R. Albright’s expanded rewrite of the  Best Selling book about his 1966-1967 Peru-to-California ride – entitled Horseback Across Three Americas – will be...

Riding: The Mental Game

By Ashleen Lee Good riding requires you to be both physically and mentally fit. You must be able to feel your horse and move with him. It is important...

An Open Letter to the Collegiate Equestrians

BY NOA LEIBSON To my fellow athletes, I know, I know. It wasn’t supposed to end this way. We were supposed to have another hurrah. We...

For the Love of Clarence

By Noreen Hyde Something had to be done about Clarence, and fast. He’d been boarding at the local kennel, The Loving Paws, and even though Clarence knew it well...

What My Horse Told Me Through an Animal Communicator

BY RENNIE DYBALL These are strange days. To say we’re all living in some sort of alternate universe right now isn’t an exaggeration. We’re in an unparalleled, unprecedented time...

Trainers’ Guide to Staying Home (Or, what am I going to do with them...

BY SISSY WICKES The end of a long winter rising from the frozen base of an outdoor ring or seen through the slivered windows of an indoor. As trainers,...

Can the Equestrian Industry Afford to Go on Pause During Coronavirus?

BY DANI SCHNEIDER The Equestrian world has come to a halt in the midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. While the safety and health of everyone and their horses...

Tips to Keep Your Barn Safe From Spreading Coronavirus

BY LAUREN MAULDIN You can't deny it—we're in interesting times right now. In the span of about a week, the coronavirus went from being "just the flu" mostly in...

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Work.

BY PIPER KLEMM As I prepare lecture notes for my college course this summer at St. Lawrence University, I’m always struck by the same identifiers of successful people appearing...

Removing Barriers to Success

By Cathy Penrod Sometimes, the choices we make, or don’t make, limit our potential and our performance. Other times, we don’t even see all the choices that we have...

Grounded

BY SISSY WICKES The horse community stands breathless, lungs emptied by the shock of cancelled horse shows, the early end of winter circuits, uncertain travel schedules, and the threat...

Taming Butterflies

By Emily Pope Every rider who competes is familiar with the feeling of butterflies in the stomach before a big class. Maybe it’s the first time competing in a...

Look Good, Feel Good, Jump Good: Conditioning Horses for Show Ring Success...

By Emily Riden/Jump Media There’s a saying that if one looks good, they feel good, and if they feel good, they "do good." While the expression may be...

The Best Ribbons Aren’t Always Blue

By Lauren Davis I finished seventh in my adult medal (aka "Cougar Medal") this year in our Greater San Diego Hunter Jumper Association Championship Show. Of course I’d...