Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Monday: A story of how I balanced being a professional and getting my degree

BY MEGAN ROSENTHAL 8:00am. I walk into Yoga and Meditation, a health and wellness credit class. I’ll admit, it's not the worst way to start off the week, but...

William C Steinkraus Obituary

Though he enjoyed wide range of interests and talents, William C. Steinkraus who died on November 29, 2017 at ninety two is perhaps best remembered as the show-jumper who became the first American ever...

Riding Through It When You Feel Like Quitting

BY JAMIE SKUBAL How many of us have hit a stage in our riding when we just want to give up? Currently, I’m sitting in the...

Annie Birmingham & Red Roan Equestrian

Annie Birmingham, owner of Red Roan Equestrian (middle) with barnmates sporting Red Roan Equestrian bows. By Izzy Feinstein | Photo: Annie Birmingham When Annie Birmingham of Long Island, New York began making unique show bows for her...

Handling Barn Drama: Protecting Your Happy Place

BY JESS CLAWSON Barn drama is as prominent as barns themselves. It happens everywhere… even if you’re the only boarder. “Did you hear what so-and-so did?” I say to...

Resilience is… Knowing Your Limits.

BY PIPER KLEMM Today I started work early, grabbed lunch, went for a run, worked more, headed to campus, donated blood, returned home for more work, and ended the...

February Publisher’s Note: 2019 Mostly Right

BY PUBLISHER PIPER KLEMM In a lesson recently at Stonewall Farm, I rode down to a single oxer. I was on a horse I didn’t know and I walked right into my...

A Love Poem for the Horse Show Spouse

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN On Valentine's Day, it's easy to get swept up with the romance of the holiday. A long night at the barn grooming your horse, taking breaks between brush strokes to...

TPH Celebrates Publisher Piper Klemm’s Wedding!

Photos © Byron Roe Photography Team TPH spent this past weekend celebrating the marriage of our fabulous Publisher, Piper Klemm, Ph.D. Enjoy your sneak peek into the intimate (and snowy!)  June ceremony at Timberline Lodge in Mt. Hood,...

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. 

Rea the No-Eyed Wonder Mare: Life Doesn’t Stop When the Lights Get Turned Off

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN Like many amateur owners, I am great at imagining disaster scenarios for my horse. A career ending torn suspensory. A tragic pasture accident. Let’s not even talk about the ‘C’...

Getting Through Winter: Seasonal Depression and the Equestrian

BY JESS CLAWSON For those of us who don’t have the budget to go to Florida or live somewhere warm and sunny year-round, winter can be tough on both our riding and psyche. It’s harder...
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The Key to a Capital H Home

A Fresh Start with Wild Horses, Three Daughters and Gumption BY KIM HINSON It was a boy, of course. A girl leaving her home and...

The Heart and Soul of Breeding

BY MARYANNA HAYMON Without breeders pouring their hearts and souls into the creation of foals, there would be no riding horses in three years, here or anywhere else. In...

Kentucky Equine Liability: When the Potential Buyer Takes a Tumble

BY KATHRYN A. ECKERT Recently the Kentucky Supreme Court addressed liability issues facing Kentucky horsemen when offering riding horses for sale. The sale of horses for riding use is a common facet of the horse...

Kaitlyn Boggio is Out & Proud in the Horse World

BY JESS CLAWSON This Pride Month project of having queer equestrian conversations has been a special experience, and one that I hope readers are carrying on in their own...

Respond Instead of React

By Sissy Wickes  Shakespeare wrote: “To be or not to be, that is the question.” Today, I think the question is not whether or not to be, but what and how to be. How do...

“I Euthanized Your Horse Today” – Skip’s Story of Rescue and Responsibility

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN Caring and ultimately making hard decisions for senior horses is one of the most difficult, but important, aspects of horse ownership. Julie Hersey of Greenwood Stables takes that responsibility seriously. "I have...

Drugs and Addiction in the Horse World: A Conversation with Andrew Ellis

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Lifelong equestrian and east coast native Andrew Ellis wears many hats within the hunter/jumper industry. Rider, horse show manager, announcer, USEF Safety Committee member, certified EMT....

An Ode to the Horse Show Dad

Left: Gia Rinaldi and her dad and Hannah Loeffelbein and her dad at Showplace Productions Spring Spectacular Right: Matthew Burtard showing in Short Stirrup with dad Brian Burtard, Father's Day...

Three Sisters

2018 The Plaid Horse Prize in Fiction BY THERESA RICE I was fifteen when my sister chipped my front right tooth. She threw a horseshoe...