Barn (and Life) Time Management: Tips for Juggling It All

BY PONYMOMAMMY Horses are nothing if not time consuming. Add in some kiddos and a spouse, and some days it’s all I can do to brush my teeth. Truthfully,...

ISO Unicorn: How to Make Horse Shopping More Realistic

BY LEE HUGHES Many of us toss around the word “unicorn” when we discuss our equine partners, and we all believe we have at least one currently residing in...

Advice to Young Riders: Get an Education

By Peter Wylde I’ve been riding all my life. I started when I was 7 years old. I would braid my pony and load him on the trailer...

Equestrian Influencer Britt Sabbah is Not Afraid of the DIY Horse Lifestyle

BY ESTHER HAHN For many, Britt Sabbah requires little introduction. With over 45.7K followers on Instagram, Sabbah and her herd of ponies are a familiar sight in virtual reality.

Baby Horse Lessons on Patience, Healing and Being Kind

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I’m not historically known for my patience. Blame being a Capricorn, but once I decide that something needs doing—I want it done yesterday. 

Sometimes it seems that the biggest lessons horses teach us have nothing to do...

BY PONYMOMAMMY It’s easy to overlook how much we learn from horses every day. I’ve been riding my whole life, and still have a new takeaway from every lesson....

You May Not Think You Are Anxious, But Your Horse Does

By Jack Coffin Competitive riders, by definition, are always under stress, if not anxiety, and that affects performance. What isn’t often realized is that horses...

Stony Lane is Built on Trust

By Lauren Mauldin What goes into running a successful farm? Some of it is obvious. You need talent to develop horse lovers into equestrian athletes. A sharp eye that...

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: When Defining Your Values Helps Push Through Anxiety

By TPH Publisher Piper Klemm, PHD (Follow me on instagram at @piperklemm) I have anxiety over… well, basically everything I can think of. I get anxious about going to...

I Talked to My Trainer (and Lived)

Having productive conversations through tricky situations. By Erin McGuire In a time where we are so connected, why does communication seem so distant? Texts and emails...

Farmington Polo Club is On the Rise

By Jess Clawson Comeback stories are popular for a reason: they’re compelling, inspiring, and hopeful. We love to see someone beat the odds in a display of resilience. The...

I Take Forever in the Cross Ties

BY LAUREN MAULDIN These days, I take forever in the cross ties—especially before my ride. I didn’t used to be this way. My horse always had to be body...

Twas the Night Before the Horse Show

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Twas the night before the show, and all through the barnThe ponies were sleeping, mane braided in yarn.The bridles all hung, each polished and shinedEach gleaming...

10 Horses Who Are Already Over the Holidays

Nothing says Fa La La like a seasonal photo for the annual holiday card. Of course for us riders, that has to include our horses! Our long-suffering partners already have to deal...

For Successful Equestrian New Year’s Resolutions, Start Now

BY JESS CLAWSON While non-riders across America are gearing up to go to the gym every day and eating more salads in the start of 2020, equestrians likely have...

What Horses Give Us Each Time We Swing a Leg Over

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Earlier this year, I found myself unexpectedly (and unwantedly) horseless. Suddenly, my life was completely open. No more having to drag myself out to the barn...

Two Truths: George Morris is a Legend, and an Abuser.

BY JON PORTEOUS There is a man in the U.S. who is known nationally and worldwide as one of the most prominent figures in equestrian sport. He has competed...

USHJA Annual Meeting: Young Jumper Championships Proposed for 2021

BY TORI WEED Calling all trainers, riders, and breeders of young horses – USHJA has proposed a Young Jumper Championship for 2021 that would showcase the up and coming, talented...

What An Adult Amateur Rider Really Wants for Christmas

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Every year, my loving mother asks me for gift ideas for Christmas and my birthday that lands two days before (what up December babies!). Because I’m a lifelong...

PonyMom 101: Tackling the Fear of Falling

BY PONYMOMAMMY If you ride horses for long enough, you will fall off at some point. It’s inevitable. Horses and ponies will give you an ego check when you...

When It’s Time

BY PAM SAUL I have been around horses my entire life. When I mean entire, I mean sitting in front of my grandfather on the saddle at 6 months...

Standing Still and Moving On: When Horses Mirror Life

BY PONYMOMAMMY A couple weeks ago, I had one of those days. I was an octopus on roller skates trying to fit in more than I realistically had time...