The Best Gift You Can Give Yourself is a Trainer Who Believes in You

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Here are some things you can commonly hear come out of my trainer's mouth (often during my own lesson): Don't rock your hips like that. That's so ugly! Stop that! You're ruining my horse! Of...

The Key to Equestrian Happiness? Enjoyment Before Achievement

BY JOHN HAIME Sometimes things get fuzzy in sports, and a reset is exactly what you need. Very often my phone will ring, or I’ll get an “emergency” text - an athlete client is in a...

TPH Interns Thank Their Mothers

No one understands your triumphs or losses or hard work better than your mother who has stood by you through it all. Read below as The Plaid Horse interns step back to remember the...

Last week I spoke at the UN

By TPH Editor Sissy Wickes Last week, I spoke at the UN… Even now, with the clarity of hindsight, I find those words hard to comprehend. And, I was there. Last week, on Friday, I spoke...

Lions, Tigers and Microchips, Oh My!

Find this article and more HERE in the TPH March 2017 Young Rider Style issue    By TPH Editor Sissy Wickes    Datamars executive Cailin Monahan is ready to assuage any fears about the USEF mandate on microchipping...

Homecoming

2018 Fiction Honorable Mention BY SHANNON FOX Normally when Paige put her foot into the stirrup and swung herself into the saddle, she was filled with a...

Amid Chaos and Flames, a Community Bands Together

Above: Rescued horses at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Photo Courtesy of Annie Zurth. By Laura Owens The devastating fires in Northern California have been focus of national news since they began late on Sunday, October 8, fueled...

A Judge’s Perspective: From Capital Challenge to the Thoroughbred Makeover

A Continuum, Not a Scale BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES In early September as I distractedly scanned my calendar to get an idea of what the next few weeks held, my gaze stopped at the week in...

Investing in horses: Something only a foal would do?

By Scott Mahoney Before we know it, riding season will be over.  There are those who bear down and continue their routine of going to the barn in the cold and those who are fortunate...

Starting Something New in the Bluegrass

Hi everyone! My name is Mavis Spencer, I’m 24 years old and I work for Neil Jones Equestrian I started riding when I was 5 in California with Dick Carvin, Susie Schroer, and Francie Steinwedell-Carvin. With...

Get to Know Palm Beach Equine Clinic’s Dr. Selina Passante-Watt

Press Release Dr. Selina Passante-Watt joined the practice at Palm Beach Equine Clinic (PBEC) in the fall of 2013. Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Dr. Passante-Watt graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in...

Red Bucket Equine Rescue Heals Horses & Humans

BY TPH AMBASSADOR KRISTYNA LUKACOVA Susan Pierce is the president and founder of Red Bucket Equine Rescue in Chino Hills, California. With the help of her team, Susan has rescued 371 horses; 225 of which...

The Journey To My True Heart Horse

BY INTERN EMMY DOLIN When I was 13 years old, I thought I had found my heart horse. Little did I know, my real heart horse was waiting in my future. My family and I were...

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...

TPH Interns Thank their Trainers

By Plaid Horse Intern Ivey Roth Thanksgiving is a time of thanks. We all know how hard out trainers work, and sometimes we don’t always show our appreciation. The Plaid Horse interns want to take...

From a Wheelchair to the World Equestrian Center: An Average Equestrian’s Quest Through Pain

BY HANNAH O'BIE If I had to pick one word to describe my life it would be ‘average’. I work at a pharmacy, change into riding clothes and grab a coffee...

Are You Ready to Rock On with horseCom?

By Nicole Molinaro, Gianni Equi Media LLC How horseCom came to be and where it is going! Do you remember the 2000 Disney Original Movie, Ready to Run, about a Racehorse who didn’t have much confidence...

My OTTB Adventure

By Brooke Schafer I'm one of those crazy horse girls...the kind that drew them on every scrap of note paper in class, planned her weekends around horse shows, and made her Christmas list by circling...