Monday, July 13, 2020

New Year, New Snacks: Healthy Snacks for the Busy Equestrian

BY TPH AMBASSADOR EDEN PESSIN A lot of people make New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier. For equestrians, finding good snacks that are portable enough to be crammed in a backpack, but are also delicious...

Basic Skills for Working with Horses for College Grad

If you are new to riding or are working with horses for years, then you might have an idea that some skills are to be learned in order to succeed. In the...

Happy Holidays from The Plaid Horse

During this holiday season, The Plaid Horse family wanted to take a minute to share our favorite holiday memory or wish with you! Annie Birmingham - Intern My holiday wish is that everyone finds a pony...

A Complete Guide to Equine Colic

(SAINT JOSEPH, Mo., June 3, 2020) Colic could certainly be labeled as the most common health concern in the modern horse. In a 2017 report by Pet Plan Equine, colic was reported to...

A Timid Amateur and the OTTB That Opened Up Her World

BY LINDY GUTMAN I am like many of you.  I’d posted those ads that said 15.2 – 16.2 hand gelding between 5 and 10 years of age. Versatility is...

The Rolfes’ Mini Rescue

Above: Sharing a moment with Emma, the mini who was rescued with her foal from an auction. Although she can no longer see due to moon blindness, she responds wonderfully to her name. By Ashley Shaw,...

Timing and Options for Meals and Snacks During Competition and Training

BY FAITH ALICEA We make sure our horses’ have a well-balanced diet with all the nutrients they need, but what about ourselves? Registered dietician, Laura Hall, offers her insight...

Equine Entrepreneur Showcase: Kat Chrysostom of BeneFab by Sore-No-More

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN Today's equine entrepreneur has an incredible story behind how she founded her company, Benefab® by Sore-No-More®. Not only that, but she's recently published her first book -- how's that for...

Horses Built the Confidence for Living an Authentic Life

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Horses offer a gift of universal acceptance. The animals make no judgements based on gender, religion, sexuality or any of the other dividing factors humans are...

Ringside Photos: Jumping Through Week I of HITS Coachella

PHOTOS BY IRENE ELISE POWLICK It's that time of year again; winter circuits are in full swing where riders from all over the country have flocked to warmer climates in pursuit of ribbons,...

Blackhound Equestrian Shows Why Sometimes Professionals Are Better Together

BY JESS CLAWSON Making it as a professional in the horse world can be challenging… that’s perhaps an understatement.  The isolation, long hours, even longer list...

LAURACEA: Luxury Bags for Equestrians

BY SISSY WICKES The best products for our industry are consistently designed by those who understand our industry. It is difficult for people who have never experienced a horse show season to comprehend it. The...

30 Under 30: Alexa Anthony, Piper Klemm and Lexi Wedermeyer

Alexa Anthony Brings State of the Art Technology to the Horse Industry BY SISSY WICKES Alexa Anthony grew up in a horse centric family as many who continue to work in the industry have. Her mother,...

The big horse racing events in North America

Horse racing in America began in the 17th Century when the British settled with their horses; it was this influence that has led to the sport being so popular even to this...

Just in Time… The Ultimate Bug Gear Guide

Beat the Bugs this season. Summer will be here before you know it and after record rainfall in much of the country, our equine friends are going to need...

Trust the Breeder: Addressing the Issues American Sport Horse Breeders Face

By Kimmy Risser, member of USHJA Hunter Breeding Task Force, USEF National Hunter Committee, and USSHBA Board of Directors When I was recently asked by The Plaid Horse to...

Piper’s April Media Recommendations

Photo: from "Mozart in the Jungle," at TV show available on Amazon Prime   By TPH Publisher Piper Klemm Ph.D.   As a fan and huge consumer of media to keep me engaged while I'm working, traveling and during...

Here’s to the Little Jumps

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I’ve spent a long time feeling like I was lesser within the equestrian world. Growing up riding at a small private barn, our focus was fox hunting and...

Pony Finals Candids

Photos by Adam Hill of Decaseconds.com Hannah Loeffelbein and Saddle Sold Separately. Maddie Schaefer, Mimi Gochman, and Morgan Ward chat between classes. Emily Elek. Kylin and Smantha Meyer sporting their Plaid Horse golf cart! The ramp into the Walnut...

Experimental Careers: Horses Integral at Kentucky Equine Research

By Esther Hahn By the time a nutritional supplement hits the shelves of a tack shop or lands in a shopping cart, multiple levels of research and development theoretically...

Inside Double G Stables: From Wall Street to Pony Finals

Reprint of July/August 2015 Pony Issue. Read the full Magazine at https://issuu.com/theplaidhorsemag/docs/tph070815 BY PIPER KLEMM When Olivia Golden talks about ponies, her eyes shine. She smiles constantly and describes every personality trait, even in ponies she hasn’t...

Kathy Kusner: Boldly Going Where No Woman Has Gone Before

BY ANN JAMIESON Kathy Kusner has gone where no woman has gone before. Her successful legal case in 1968 allowed her to become the first licensed woman jockey in...