Thursday, January 24, 2019

A Great Day in a Long Journey

By Laura Owens Last weekend was one of the greatest of my life.  I was named Best Adult Rider at the Menlo Charity Horse Show after winning Grand Adult Hunter Champion on Michelle Decker’s horse, Goodnight Moon.  Also,...

Conquering Performance Anxiety

Read this editorial piece and more inside TPH's 2017 Pony Issue HERE BY ELENA PEREA MD, PHOTO BY AMY CORETZ So you’re sitting at the in-gate, ready for your round. Your stomach is turning, you’re sweating,...

Anne Kursinski Preaches Pure and Simple Aids on Day One of GHM Horsemastership

By Erin Gilmore “In front of the leg, that’s what we’re going to talk about,” Anne Kursinski said calmly through her microphone as her horse stood up on his hind legs underneath her. Day one of...

In Defense of the Burgundy Coat: Let’s Honor Tradition Where it Matters

BY CARIE ANTONELLI This week, I noticed a familiar photo of myself posted on The Plaid Horse blog accompanying a post regarding the proposed rule change surrounding coat colors in the Hunter Ring. Debating coat colors is...

Get to Know Judges Julie Winkel and Rob Gage

By Intern Mackenzie Shuman Recently, I was able to attend a horse show where two prestigious judges, Julie Winkel and Rob Gage, were judging. Knowing these two judges had extensive years of riding and judging...

Avoiding Comparison: A True Challenge in the Equestrian Sport

BY AMBASSADOR CALLIE HILDENBRAND Some say that comparison is simply a part of human nature. As much as we would love to say that we are perfectly comfortable in our own skin and don’t analyze...

Michelle Kervian: Jumping Up

BY SISSY WICKES Michelle Kerivan is a woman with a plan. The California native sets specific goals for herself, and then checks them off of her to-do list as she accomplishes them. Most recently, she...

Making the Horse World a Safe Space for LGBTQ Equestrians

AN INTERVIEW WITH JESS CLAWSON BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN Even on the best days, horse shows can be difficult places. There’s the weather, the nerves, the chance your horse may throw a shoe right...

Non-Compete Contracts: Why Trainers and Veterinarians Need Them Now

BY ROBIN TRUPP In today’s horse world, you regularly hear the story of the assistant trainer who has struck out on his or her own… by taking valuable customers from the head trainer that showed...

#FanGirl or the Upside of Social Media

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES Most of us fell in love with our sport as youngsters. I tell romantic stories of peeking between the lower rails of the ring at Devon while a legend showed. We...