When You Fall and Don’t Bounce Anymore: An Adult Amateur Gets Back On

BY RENNIE DYBALL I got back in the saddle the day I was cleared to ride.  Anxiety did its best to eat me alive on the...

Atlantic Equine Services Brings the Best in Equine Sports Medicine

BY JESS CLAWSON Every rider, trainer, and owner of horses has one thing in common: we’re all worried about our horses’ soundness and health on some level. Whether our...

Dapple Gray Glow Up: Before and After Progression Pictures

Recently, TPH editor Lauren Mauldin did something she never thought she'd do—buy a gray horse. While she (already) spends a lot of time...

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...

Peg Seals: From a $100 Pony to the Hall of Fame

BY JESS CLAWSON Peg Seals got her start riding ponies at birthday parties, and is now one of the top professionals on the East Coast. She owns Freedom Farm...

Pam Baker’s Quest for Empathy in the Hunter/Jumper Sport

BY JESS CLAWSON Pam Baker’s name is familiar in the hunter/jumper world, and with good reason. She has spent a lifetime in the industry. A master of the craft,...

Maria Shannon Continues a Legacy of Supreme Horsemanship at The Barracks in Virginia

BY JESS CLAWSON Maria Shannon has been riding since before she could walk. She had the good fortune to be born into an equestrian family. Parents Tom and Claiborne...

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...

Cognitive Dissonance in our Broken Community

BY SARA ZIMMERMAN If you’re anything like me, cognitive dissonance is extremely uncomfortable. The holding of multiple, contrary beliefs or positions, that your brain can’t quite reconcile. The tension...

The Plaid Horse Celebrates Its Sweet Sixteen

The Plaid Horse was first published as a newspaper print magazine in 2003 when George W. Bush was the President and “Hey-Ya” was at the top of the music charts.  In an...

Christopher Webb on Being a Gay Man in the Horse World

BY JESS CLAWSON The horse world, at least the English side of it, seems to have a lot more openly gay men involved than in other professional sports. While...

Coming Back

BY ELIZABETH ONESS 2018 Equestrian Voices Honorable Mention One August, I came home from a local fair where kids were getting pony rides and said...

Vinissa Blann’s Day Dream Farm: Best of Wellington Year Round

BY SISSY WICKES Vinissa Blann is a familiar face at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. With a breadth of expertise, she can be found in the hunter,...

Zachary Parks and the Gift of Horses

BY JESS CLAWSON Zachary Parks had an unlikely start to his equestrian career. During his very first ride, on the beach in California, he fell off and got his...

Kasey Evans Sets Proper Foundations for Success with Thoroughbreds, Happy Clients, IHSA and More...

BY JESS CLAWSON Kasey Evans understands that good things take time. The southwestern Virginia resident takes the long view on green horses and riders, which lets her keep an...

5 Surprising Things I Learned Announcing at a Horse Show

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Horse shows—I can’t help but love them. Grooming, spectating, photographing or competing, there are few places I’d rather be than watching hunters strut in the hack and jumpers...

How Being a Perfectionist Made Me a Better Rider

BY SUSAN GILSTRAP I was in 5th grade when my drawing that I worked so meticulously on wasn’t chosen to be hung in the hallway with all the other kids’ artwork....

Where the Hart Is: Mother’s Day Life Lessons With Emma & Dana Hart-Callanan

BY NINA FEDRIZZI Take it from me, if you’re lucky enough to find yourself stabled near Lebanon, New Jersey’s Hart Farm at the next horse show, you’re in for...