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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Position Matters: Getting My Confidence Back

By Alice Bruno Riding used to come easily for me. I grew up riding and spent most of my saddle time in the “flow” state that sports psychologists talk...

Positively Fascinating Ways to Change Horse Behavior: Behavioral Analysis Research on Performance...

BY ADAM FOX, PH.D. When training a horse to load a trailer, people often push and pull the horse, whack its butt with a broom, or worse. This sometimes...

LEASES & TRAINERS: More Than Meets the Eye

By Armand Leone Leasing a horse is to accept the responsibilities of temporary ownership. You are buying the horse for a specific period with all the good and bad,...

Stop the Judge Bashing!

BY LYMAN T. WHITEHEAD Recently, I was honored to be asked to officiate at the WCHR Week 6 Hunter Spectacular in Wellington, Florida. I've only had my large "R"...

Even Equestrians Need to Put Themselves First Sometimes

BY JAMIE SKUBAL  Dedicated equestrian, there’s a chance you’re reading this in the bathroom or in-between meetings at the job you have to pay for your horse. If I...

What My Terminally Ill Dog is Trying to Teach Me About Riding and Life

BY LAUREN MAULDIN It's no secret that equestrians are driven individuals. Whether we're bound to a strict show schedule or training at home for personal goals, we keep our...

Deaf Is Not a Definition: Riders Who Don’t Allow Hearing Loss to Define Them

By TPH Intern Irene Elise Powlick Hearing loss and deafness can often be debilitating in the professional world, and procedures such as cochlear implantation do not always work....

Emotional Stress: Responding Instead of Reacting

By Cathy Penrod Emotional stress involves how well our needs and desires are being met by what we’re doing, how excited and enthusiastic we are about doing it,...

The Etiquette of Cheering: Or, is he whooping or having a seizure?

BY WINSOME WHOOPER Look, I am a whooper. I come from a long line of whoopers. My mother can whoop with the best of them, my sister has a...

Hyperion Stud: A Complete Approach to Sport Horses

By Rennie Dyball Vicky Castegren considers herself a matchmaker in the world of sport horse breeding. Anytime a prospective client calls or emails her breeding operation, Hyperion Stud, she...

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: A Look Into a Dynamic Mother-Daughter Duo

By Jess Clawson Those of us who grew up riding alongside our parents know what a special privilege it is to be brought into the horse world at a...

Less Risk, More Reward: Get the Most Out of Your Next Lease

By Armand Leone Leasing is an attractive alternative to buying or selling a horse for many riders and owners because it is able to accommodate a wide range of...

On the Road to the World Show: The negative self doubt of competitive thinking.

BY JAMIE SKUBAL Once I decided to officially start my journey to get to the World Show, I decided to pull Cruz out of the last few hunter/jumper shows...