Tracy Fenney: Horses in Your Blood

by Ann Jamieson Tracy Fenney was elected the National Equestrian of the Year in 2020 during the height of the pandemic. The timing of it was perfect for her, because "It was a good year...

Pin Oak Week Three Photo Gallery

All photos © Andrew Ryback Photography Brought to you by Summit Joint Performance:  Summit Joint Performance helps your horse feel and perform their very best. Whether your horse has an existing joint condition or you'd like to prevent problems in the future,...

Artic Storm Cat: A Long Lost Dream Horse Come True

By Alison Galeotafiore  Sometimes I wonder if I’m living in a dream, one that so many other horse lovers around the world have had at some point in their lives. Even if it’s common, it’s...

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...

It’s Never “Just a Horse”

BY LAUREN MAULDIN “She talks about these horses like they’re people. All of their different personalities and stuff. I don’t get it. I mean, it’s just a horse!” I’ve heard different versions of this conversation my...

Heal Childhood Wounds with the Help of Your Horse

By The Love Guru Blaire Everything in life can be looked at on the surface level or you can go deeper and look for the deeper meaning. The latter is how I live and how...

How an Ordinary Day Saved My Life from Depression

BY BELLA NYE The harsh alarm on my phone lights up the room and reminds me that it’s 4:30am. Time to get out of bed. But it's pitch black and dead silent outside, and I...

THIS Rider Profile: Shannon Davidson

BY TYLER BUI Shannon Davidson is always on the go, traveling from coast to coast juggling her two passions: riding and fashion. She sat on her first pony at age two and began her riding...

Play versus Work: A Mindset and a Process for Improving the Relationship with Your...

by Elli Pospischil  Do you remember when you used to play?  Wasn’t that a carefree time when you played with dolls, played hide & seek, played board games, played catch, played Simon Says, played charades, played...

Horse Rescued from New Holland Auction Returns to Pennsylvania for Devon

BY TINA SILVA “Roameo” is slated to make his debut in “Leadline at Devon” as he carries his young rider in the show ring. But his path to the show is different from most of...

10 Phrases You Should Never Say at the Barn

BY PIPER KLEMM “It’s Not My Fault” It doesn’t matter whose fault it is. It’s probably just how the day is going. So many issues happen every single day with all the moving parts at the...

Being There for My Horse of a Lifetime

BY NC MATHENY Horses have a way of wrapping their way around your heart. This was what happened when I found a wee Tennessee Walking Horse orphan. Knowing the foal faced extraordinary odds, I felt...

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...

Book Excerpt: The Year of the Horses, A Memoir by Courtney Maum

Reprinted with permission from Tin House It was an early morning like any other at the upstate polo club: Danny, Carlos, Victor, Leah, and I were readying the ponies for the gallop track. I was...

A Well-Rounded Partnership: Taylor Ann Adams and Colin Savaria Team up to Develop Top-Quality...

BY TYLER BUI Taylor Ann Adams and Colin Savaria live by the adage that two is most definitely better than one. These two young professionals teamed up to develop and sell young horses, combining their...

Tiny Model Horse Tack So Amazing You’ll Think It’s The Real Thing

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Confession time. I am obsessed with all things miniature. If something is smaller than its intended size, I'm totally here for it. Of course, this interest grows exponentially when you show me itty...

Helping Horses Carry Larger Riders

By Karen Hopper Usher Not every horse is suitable for larger riders, but those that are still need careful consideration. A proper warmup can go a long way.  I’ve been overweight for most of my adult...

The Best Way to Honor Your Late Heart Horse is to be Brave Enough...

BY LAUREN MAULDIN My friends know that I've suffered a lot of loss in the past five years. As soon as I feel somewhat grounded after one death, another tragedy takes someone I love. Life...

Losing Your Heart Horse: Where Do You Go With a Broken Heart?

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN It took me almost twenty years of riding to learn what a heart horse actually is. I mean, in some way I've loved all the horses I've been around. Doodles, the stout Palomino who taught me...

I Am a Fat Equestrian and I’m Never Dieting Again

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Fat is a tricky word. The dictionary defines it as: noun: a natural oily or greasy substance occurring in animal bodies, especially when deposited as a layer under the skin or around certain...

It Happens! Devon Edition

By Rennie Dyball We all make mistakes. But horse people, as a group, aren’t always the best at handling them. So TPH reached out to some top riders to share their own show ring bloopers...

The Plaid Horse to Have Media Partnership and Magazine Distribution with The Devon Horse...

The Plaid Horse has joined The Devon Horse Show as a media partner with magazine distribution for its 2022 edition. The show, recognized as a US Equestrian Heritage Competition, runs May 26, 2022 through...