Jessica Lohman: A Woman in All Corners of the Equine Industry

BY VYLA CARTER Throughout her life, Jessica (Jessi) Lohman, of Poolesville, MD, has found herself in virtually every corner of the equestrian industry. She rode in the hunters and did fox hunting as a child,...

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...

Politics, Pets, and Judging

Written by TPH Editor Sissy Wickes, Photo by Irene Elise Powlick My Facebook feed has become a mostly hostile place. I struggle to keep my fingers still, thereby keeping my mouth shut, on many issues....

Podcast Review: Nobody Told Me!

BY INTERN ASHLEY SHAW A day is never wasted if you can say that you learned something new today, and listening to the podcast Nobody Told Me! is an easy way to accomplish that. In...

Finding Passion Again in My First Amateur Year

BY GRACE SALMON From the time we are young riders, we are taught that in order for us to be successful you need to be jumping the biggest jumps. If you're not doing the Junior...

How to Train the Adult Amateur (and the kid of the Adult Ammy)

BY PONYMOMAMMY The trainer/client dynamic is, well, complicated. To the outsider (for example, my husband), the client is the customer and we all know that the customer is always right. Therefore, the trainer should do...

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...

Baby, Mom, and Horse Make Three

BY CLAIRE CAUST-TAYLOR When my husband and I decided it was time to have a baby, I combed the internet for logistics about how long I’d be out of the saddle and how it would...

The Course Design Process: Q&A With Course Designer Nick Granat

BY INTERN EMILY MCNEILL One of the main priorities of competing at a horse show is to memorize the course, and often, the jumps are just as eloquently decorated as the horses and riders are....

The Balancing Between Universes

Photo: Kaley Cuoco rides Bionetty in a Low Amateur Owner Jumper Class. By Mackenzie Shuman   “Our whole universe was in a hot, dense state Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started, wait…”   We can all sing the...

This Year’s TOP Plaidcast Episodes!

The very first Plaidcast episode started almost a year ago and we couldn't be more thrilled by the success of this bold new project we took on at The Plaid Horse. We've had so...

Discovering the Past: Connecting With My Horse’s Breeder

Above: She’s The One (Cera 99) and Izzy Feinstein at the Monmouth at the Team Horse Show. Photo by Ric Shaffer Photography. By TPH Intern Izzy Feinstein Exactly 3 years ago, on September 24, the ownership of...

Intellectual Skills Are Necessary for Good Horsemanship

August 2018 Publisher's Note BY PUBLISHER PIPER KLEMM, PHD For so many of us, ponies are where we began our journey as riders—climbing on for the first time, probably with a boost from a parent or...

Mother’s Day

PHOTO: Piper with her mom Robin and baby Eagle at The Devon Horse Show By TPH Publisher Piper Klemm, Ph.D. I have a confession to make. I can sometimes be a bad sport. It happens a few times...

A Royal Summer Retreat at the Royal Veterinary College – Part I

BY INTERN SARAH LEWIS TPH Intern Sarah Lewis gives us an inside look to her experience attending an amazing opportunity -- the Royal Veterinary College Pre-Vet Summer Program in London, England. This week, she shares...

Conquering Performance Anxiety

Find this article and more inside the 2017 Pony Issue of TPH by CLICKING HERE! BY ELENA PEREA MD, PHOTO BY AMY CORETZ So you’re sitting at the in-gate, ready for your round. Your stomach is...

Live Oak International CDE

CLICK HERE to read more from the April 2017 Equine Business issue.  BY KRISTI HOPP • PHOTOS BY SCOTT TREES • WWW.TREESMEDIA.COM A popular equine venue, Ocala, Florida is the host to many world-class horse events....

Impressive Results From an Inclusive Facility: Millennium Farm Offers Something For Everyone

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN When you walk through a horse show, you weave through a wide sampling of equestrians. Some are born into it, growing up on perfectly turned out, fancy ponies. Others have...