Sunday, June 13, 2021

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 all I could think was, “Yeah, kid. I’m not so sure...

A Pony Mom Says Goodbye to #pigtailsandponies

BY PONYMOMAMMY When my mini-me got her first pony, she was a peanut of a thing. Maybe 40 pounds soaking wet. Her legs barely came past the saddle flap. She let me put her hair in...

5 Strides With Atticus Diamant

An “Interview” with the Show Jumper (via his rider, Chile’s Gabriela Reutter!) The 12-year-old Selle Français gelding (who goes by Monty at the barn), claimed back-to-back FEI 2* victories at WEF. 1. What’s your favorite thing...

Get Fit and Stay Fit – Exercises for Equestrians

By Izzy Feinstein Just as you perform exercises with your horse such as grid exercises and trot poles to help them build up their strength, it is just as important to build up your...

Irish Horses: the Stuff of Myth, Tragedy & Triumph

BY RESCUE VOLUNTEER DOROTHY COLLIN Horses have been with us here in Ireland since before we were an island. They crossed over the land bridge originally connecting us to mainland Europe ,on the last leg...

The Main Things to Look for in a Good Racehorse

The whole equine sector has been affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, this has impacted on equestrian competitions with the USEF now expected to plan for a June 1st restart. Horse racing...

4 Reasons Why to Consider Home Equity Loans

There are many reasons why, at some point in life, homeowners need to free up some funds. It could be to consolidate debt or carry out maintenance to the property but whatever the reason...

TPH Review: Total Saddle Fit Shoulder Relief Girth

By Betsy Kelley | Above photo by Allison Wallace/Platinum Images Ergonomic girths; does my horse need one? Are they just a fad, or are they the newest innovation in equine comfort? This has been a...

Equestrian Families Help Preserve the History of the Hunter/Jumper Sport

Garbers, Hallmans, Oberkirchers and Smiths become founding members of the Legacy Circle in support of the USHJA Wheeler Museum  by USHJA News Lexington, KY-August 19, 2014-On the heels of a week of championships in a sport...

A Rainy Day at the $216k Upperville Jumper Classic CSI4*

Sunday was a bit of a rainy mess at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show in Virginia, but that didn't stop these top jumpers from excelling at the $216k Upperville Jumper Classic. The day...

EQright: Tiny Device, Big Potential to Improve Your Riding

By Rennie Dyball Does your trainer tell you to “look up!” or “sit up!” every lesson? Do you jump up your horse’s neck from time to time? Find yourself looking down just to double-check your...

Mary Mairs Chapot

BY ANN JAMIESON "I've always loved animals," says Mary Chapot. "We always had dogs in the family. And horses were another animal to love, to pet, to hug." While Mary's mother loved horses, and wanted to...

Pin Oak Charity Horse Show Highlights – Week 1

Week 1 of Pin Oak was a smash success! Get to know some of the riders, vendors, and sponsors who made this week great! Lauren Hough’s Diams de la Pomme won in the 1.35 m...

Who Jumped It Best? I Love New York Horse Show Jumper Classic

Last week's I Love New York Horse Show had big name riders and tough competition. Mclain Ward and HH Gigi’s Girl won the Jumper Classic, but that still doesn't determine who jumped it best!...

Healthy Recipes for the Avid Athlete: Better Alternatives to Horse Show Snacks

BY SARA SOMECK You’ve probably been there before. You wake up at the crack of dawn, eager to get to the horse show. There is no time to spare, so you run out of the...

Focus on Flatwork Produces Winning Results with Leslie Burr Howard

BY REBECCA WALTON In today’s fast paced horse show world, the importance of flatwork can often be lost as riders are consistently going in the ring to win ribbons where the key focus is often...

How to Deal with Mice or Rats in Your Horse Stables

People have been struggling with rodent problems for an eternity. As soon as we approach cold months, we can expect mice and rats to turn their attention to our households in search of a...

6 Animals You Should Have In Your Farm

If you’re planning on having livestock in your farm, the next thing that you should do is to consider the animals that you want. There are certain animals that you should have because they’ll...

PonyMom 101: Is it Better to Lease or Buy Your First Pony?

BY PONYMOMAMMY Your little (or big) one has been taking lessons for a couple years, and the time has come to get her a pony (or horse) of her very own. Congratulations! You are about...

Lake Placid: Beyond the Horse Show

BY VYLA CARTER For two weeks out of the summer the town of Lake Placid, known for its winter sports, is taken over by the equestrian community. Equestrians flock to the Lake Placid Horse Show...

Avoiding Cultural Appropriation for Your Horse Halloween Costumes

BY JESS CLAWSON Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love it with every earnest bone in my early-millennial body. I am that person who decorates my house with all sorts of Halloween-associated kitsch. My dad...

Five of the most historic horse races

Horse racing is one of the most exhilarating sports in the world. From outside underdogs approaching from behind in the last couple of furlongs to bookies’ favourites capturing the hearts of spectators around the world, every race...