PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Mileage

By TPH Publisher Piper Klemm, PHD When we talk about mileage in cars, it’s usually a negative: “How many more horse shows do the station wagons have left in...

Equestrian Furniture for People That REALLY Love Horses

Many of us have equestrian accents throughout our home, and we've featured high class, modern equestrian interior design on the blog before. But what about statement pieces? What about a piece of...

Overcoming Rider’s Anxiety (Going Deeper than Mindset)

BY THE LOVE GURU BLAIRE Rider’s anxiety can be crippling. Maybe you have anxiety around doing a scary jump or you’re afraid of your horse misbehaving....

A Parent’s Guide for Having (and Modeling) Calm Confidence at the Horse Show

By Tonya Johnston, MA From having peppermints in your pocket at crucial moments, to your job as iPad videographer, to helping organize healthy eating habits—your days as a horse...

After the Sale: Heartburn or Afterglow?

BY ARMAND LEONE The excitement of a horse purchase rests on the dreams and hopes of a new horse and rider coming together and embarking on a...

Horse Importing 101

By Meghan Blackburn with Chad Keenum and Jett Martin Every year, thousands of horses are imported to the United States to compete in a multitude of disciplines. While some...

On the Road to the World Show: Breaking Down a Big Dream Into Actionable...

BY JAMIE SKUBAL  Lots of riders look forward to competing at a World Championship Show, but you will be hard-pressed to find someone more determined to get to Tulsa...

Horse Bedrooms You’ll Want to Live in No Matter How Old You Are

Most young riders—and let's face it, most grown riders—would happily spend all day in the barn. When you can't spend the night with your favorite horse, the next best thing is a...

Where Have All the Barn Rats Gone?

BY PONYMOMAMMY Lately, I’ve heard a lot of talk about how young riders have changed since when I grew up.  What happened to the good ol’ days where barn...

Between the Old and the New: Mary and Lily at the Barn

By Douglas Allen Mary wiped her hands on the thighs of her jeans in that matter-of-fact way of hers, you know the way, that said in a manner of...

The Traditionalist: Hugh Mutch Continues a Horsemanship Legacy

By Esther Hahn Hugh “Bert” Mutch has lived through many equestrian eras. From winning leadline classes at the age of 2 to nearing his 60th birthday this spring, it’s...

Multi Tasking Mares

By Patti Schofler A man who bred five Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes winners and the first Triple Crown winner ever (in 1919) was also a successful trainer of...

A Love Story

BY SUSAN GILSTRAP Some of us yearn for the love of our life. Some detest the words “soul mate,” and I might have included myself in that group. There...

The Comprehensive Dictionary of Horse Terms for Non-Equestrians

The equestrian world is one with an intense vocabulary. We have horse breeds, tons of different tack, jumps and divisions and more. It's a lot for anyone to take in—especially our non-equestrian...

Bethany P Photography is Telling Your Story

By Jess Clawson, Ph.D. Good photography tells a story, and Bethany P Photography is committed to showcasing the bonds between humans and horses in a beautiful way. Bethany Pastorial’s...

What Equestrians Should Remember About Their Sport

BY CHLOE HARDGRAVE I know from experience that not enough equestrians slow down and remember why we joined this sport in the first place. With the hustle and bustle...

Neither Hemiplegia Nor Seizures Can Stop This Young Rider

BY REBECCA LEPAGE Living in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, I’m currently a freshman at Seminole Ridge High School. As a teenager that rides horses in a beautiful, sunny state,...

Kathy Kusner: Boldly Going Where No Woman Has Gone Before

BY ANN JAMIESON Kathy Kusner has gone where no woman has gone before. Her successful legal case in 1968 allowed her to become the first licensed woman jockey in...

Real Ribbon Displays to Get Inspiration for Showcasing Ribbons in Your Home

Special ribbon boxes make colorful accent furniture for your home. Plus, they give plenty of room to stack piles of glorious satin. Submitted by Shayne Mackey

Battle for the Saddle: When Riding is a Key Component to Treating Mental Illness

BY ALICIA GREULICH Like most equestrians, horses and riding have become a huge part of who I am. Being up on a horse gives me a level of confidence...

Zoom Lenses, Course Walks and Lots of Caffeine – My Busy Life as a...

BY GIANA TERRANOVA I had a terrible round. All I needed to do to place individually in the Adult Zones at Thermal was to get 12 faults or less....

Reality Bites: When You Can No Longer Give Your Child Pony Dreamland

BY MEGAN HOFFMAN I have been living in a dreamland, sort of like Pony Mom Land at Pony Finals. This world exists of beautiful ponies and clean children in...