Oh No: Meet Aaron Vale’s Newest Ride at WEC – Ocala

By Catie Staszak Sometimes I feel like horse owners and breeders are out to get the announcer (or in my case, the commentator). If I'm uncertain about the pronunciation of a name, I'll almost always...

Top 10 Horse Books on Audible for Your Next Drive

1. Horse by Geraldine Brooks  Heralded by Jane Smiley for The New York Times Book Review as “A revelation . . . best horse book I’ve ever read,” Brooks’ 2022 novel has reminded the...

Pony Hunt Teams: A Crowd Favorite at Devon 2019

BY EMILY MCNEILL On Saturday afternoon on Devon’s junior weekend, spectators gathered around the wheeler ring to watch an event that is definitely a crowd favorite: the pony hunt teams. Groups of three riders in...

Applications Now Open for 2023 Andrew Ryback Photography Scholarship, Deadline 3/31

The Andrew Ryback Photography and The Plaid Horse Higher Learning Scholarship is returning in 2023. Over the past years, the scholarship has awarded over $15,000 to students pursuing higher education.  The scholarship is open to...

Should a Rail Be -15 Points in the Hunters?

BY Piper Klemm I am here to argue for a rail being scored as -15 points off your score in the hunters and not an automatic base score of 45 points out of 100, as...

3 Money Saving Hacks for Horse Owners

BY DIANA BEZDEDEANU 1. Spend More to Save More Believe it or not, it is actually more cost-effective to spend the extra money on high-quality grain, hay, supplements, tack, training/lessons, farrier, and vet care maintenance in...

Understanding Equine Intelligence: Interesting Facts About Horse Behavior

Horses are remarkably intelligent and wise animals. A wide range of emotional behavior and complex reactions characterizes them. Today we offer some surprising facts about these intelligent animals. Also, to learn more about horses,...

5 Tips for Better Lunging

BY Emily Elek I believe that every horse should be trained on how to lunge properly. This is a safety issue so that anytime they need to rehab, are stuck in inclement weather, need to...

WHICH SPORT IS THE MOST POPULAR IN THE WORLD

For many people, sports are an integral aspect of life. Exercise, team building, and the ability to make new acquaintances and develop close bonds with others are all facilitated by sports. Sports have the...

Why Should You Buy Bulk THC-O Gummies?

What is THC-O Acetate suitable for? THC-O's properties relate to cannabinoid receptors and individual body functions and are still being investigated. We know that THC-O has specific properties reported frequently by both users and industry...

Pin Oak Week Two Photo Gallery

PHOTOS © ANDREW RYBACK PHOTOGRAPHY Brought to you by Summit Joint Performance:  Summit Joint Performance helps your horse feel and perform their very best. Whether your horse has an existing joint condition or you'd like to prevent problems in the future, our...

Top 5 NFT Horse Racing Games of All Time

One of the most rapidly developing trends in cryptocurrency is that of online horse racing. Combining the widespread appeal of online games with the singularity of a non-fungible token is the strategy behind digital...

Pin Oak Week Three Photo Gallery

All photos © Andrew Ryback Photography Brought to you by Summit Joint Performance:  Summit Joint Performance helps your horse feel and perform their very best. Whether your horse has an existing joint condition or you'd like to prevent problems in the future,...

Is Vaping Better Than Smoking

Yes, vaping is better than smoking. According to a report from the NHS, vaping is 95% less harmful as compared to smoking. That’s why it is considered the best alternative. If you are addicted...

Why Magic Mushrooms Turn Dark Blue When Picked

Magic mushrooms are becoming famous for their potential benefits. As well as causing a psychedelic high, they could help treat various conditions, from depression, anxiety, and addiction to migraines and cluster headaches. Therefore, more people...

Good & Bad Signs When Looking for Trainers

BY TPH Staff One of the benefits of living in the heart of the east coast horse country is that there is no shortage of trainers in the vicinity. That is a great gift, and...

Tack Rooms That May Be Nicer Than Your House

Tack rooms. It's where we throw our piles of tack and stacked up saddle pads that need washing. There's usually a barn cat or a corgi curled up by the window, and at least...

American Stalls: Designing Your Dream Barn

By Troy Anna Smith  Yash Balasaria, CEO of American Stalls, has one overriding goal for his family business.  “We are just looking to make your life easier!” he cheerfully tells The Plaid Horse. Balasaria has...

25 Horse Tattoos Like You’ve Never Seen Before

BY LAUREN MAULDIN While I spend a lot of time in pretty, traditional equestrian clothing, I still love tattoos. I've got a small collection of animal and literary inspired ink, but recently added a new...

Film and Horses: Country Music Video With Horses

BY PEARL RUNNING DEER Music is an important part of movies and TV shows. The music rhythm enhances what you see, and enjoy. One of the most important parts of Dressage is the music. Without...

New to Horse Race Betting? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Horse race betting is one of the oldest and most popular forms of gambling in the world. Though the methods and technology have changed over time, the basic premise remains the same; you place...

Mark Leone: The Luckiest Leone

BY ANN JAMIESON The Luckiest Leone "I was the luckiest Leone,"  says Mark. "I was the youngest of three. I learned from my brothers. I learned what they did well, what they didn't do well, and...