Make the First Horse You Rescue Your Own

BY SUSAN PEIRCE Red Bucket Equine Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a national presence achieving some of the best results in saving, rehabilitating, and re-homing high-risk horses. Red Bucket unconditionally serves the untrained, lame,...

10 Times Carissimo 25 was Extra in the Show Ring

BY Devyn Trethewey and Tyler Bui 1. Taking knees to nose to a whole new level. View this post on Instagram ...

Marnye Langer: A Lifelong Obsession Part II

by Ann Jamieson The Tevis Cup Marnye has participated in many of the different functions of The Tevis Cup, gaining perspective for her journalism work. "One time I crewed for a top rider. Another time I...

We Need to Talk about Breasts

BY NOA LEIBSON It seems an incredible contradiction to care so much about breasts in the show ring, but label it taboo in discussions regarding our sport. Breasts—something we’re all familiar with and have an...

The Plaid Horse Questionnaire with: Bob Crandall— Rider, Trainer & USEF “R” Judge

As a horseman, I am most proud of: the many horses I was able to find, start, and bring along. Sadly, I wasn’t able to keep many of them.  As a horseman, I would most...

Mindful Riding: Walking Fitness

By Abby Funk The benefits of having fit horses are almost too numerous to mention. Fit horses will have fewer injuries, longer careers, more rapid recovery time, and be better able to cope with all...

The Amazing Places Horses Can Take Us

BY DIANNE MAY Recently I overheard moms talking about horses at my daughter’s soccer game. One mom smiled and indicated that her daughter loved horses, but she wasn't going to do the whole “horse thing.”...

Score of the Century for Susann Bobley and Fargo

By L.A. Sokolowski Schenectady, NY—September 20, 2022—A good coach, a great horse, and a top-notch support system added up to a winning equation for adult amateur dressage rider Suzann Bobley, of 18 Karat Farm in...

Photo Gallery: Blame it on the Rain

I've heard hunter/jumpers called fair weather riders more than once... but these photos show anything but!

Barn Rats Over Mean Girls: Life Lessons from Growing Up in a Barn

BY PONYMOMAMMY I feel like I am constantly trying to justify the expense of the horses to my husband. I get it. It’s not cheap, and it doesn’t ever end. My go-to defense of “bays...

Caroline Weeden’s Merryburn Farm Continues a Tradition...

BY SISSY WICKES In the changing paradigm of top riders and trainers, there is a group of professionals who maintain a steady presence at the top levels of the sport. Caroline Weeden is one. Carl, as she...

Addressing Riding Apathy

BY ELYSE SCHENK The origin of our love for horses is a mystery for many. The obsession seems to affect most of us randomly, striking out of thin air. Urban-raised children will relentlessly beg their...

Cautiously Curious: My Horse’s Conversation with an Animal Communicator

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I'm not someone who tends to fall for the woo woo in life. Blame my practical, type-A mind, but I tend to address things with logic and reason. I mean, my back-up...

Riders, Body Image and “The Look”

BY RENNIE DYBALL A couple weeks ago, I went to my local tack shop for spur straps and somehow found myself in the dressing room, mentally debating whether to buy a new show coat that...

30 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...

Modern Equestrian Decor Ideas to Flow Seamlessly With Your Home

If you asked the typical horse lover about interior design, they are likely to suggest styling their home after a luxurious barn filled with hundreds of photos of their beloved horses. We live and...

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 are least expecting it. I’ve had...

The Emotional Truth About Selling Your Horse

BY JAMIE SKUBAL  Today, I’m sitting in the middle of my horse’s possible sale. To be honest, this is not the side I’m used to sitting on. If you had asked me three years ago...

Equestrian Advice to Ride (and Live) By

BY PONYMOMAMMY The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. So I give you some of my favorite pearls of wisdom, in no particular order. Some of these are from...

5 Things Any Rider Can Do To Be Successful

BY EMILY ELEK I don't teach public riding lessons anymore. Instead, my business focuses on sales and leases so I can spend more time with my own family. I am protective of my time in...

Ride and Die: A Look Into Why Riders Struggle With Body Image Distortion and...

BY ANNABELLE JONES One hundred thousand dollars. For many people, this is a significant portion of their home, multiple vehicles, or even a lifetime of groceries. But for an equestrian athlete, this can be the...

Mixing Depression and Anxiety with the Love of Horses

BY PEARL RUNNING DEER Covid-19 put society into a world we never experienced before. Humans weren’t meant for total isolation. Human contact—even hearing a human’s voice—is necessary for survival. We are people who like walking...