Thursday, July 9, 2020

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...

The Rolfes’ Mini Rescue

Above: Sharing a moment with Emma, the mini who was rescued with her foal from an auction. Although she can no longer see due to moon blindness, she responds wonderfully to her name. By Ashley Shaw,...

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...

Hanging It Up

BY JULIE STIELSTRA The bridle hanging in my tack locker bloomed with mold. I rather resent the steamy midwestern summers that force me to clean tack before I ride as well...

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

A Continuum, Not a Scale BY 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 October...

Chrissy Serio Makes Dreams Come True

BY JESS CLAWSON Chrissy Serio is everything today’s riders want to be. Raised by a legendary horsewoman, she grew up at Derbydown, and has had the life horse-crazy kids...

Help Save the School Horses

BY ANN JAMIESON School horses are the lifeblood of our business. Almost every equestrian in the country had their initial ride on the back of a trusted schoolie.

A New Kind of Photography Business

By Kristin Pitzer After working for The Book LLC, photographers Vicci Valenti and Annie Patterson took a hiatus. They returned two years later with their own media company, Kind...

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...

Becoming WIHS: Horses Return to the City

By Lindsay Brock/Jump Media Watching from the stands of the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), it all looks so easy. The decorated ring overflows with flowers and meticulously crafted...

J. Arthur “Bucky” Reynolds II

BY TIMOTHY WICKES The ultimate horseman’s horseman, died on Monday, July 24, 2017, of complications from esophageal cancer. From the 1950’s right up to 2017, Reynolds, 78, was major influence at the top of the hunter...

Saving Bentley: Trying to Rescue the Lost Lesson Horses

BY CHRISTINA KEIM 2018 Equestrian Voices Distinguished Entry The equine industry has a dirty little secret. It is whispered about in barn aisles and tack...

Angelo Danza Uses a Sharp Eye and Patience to Bring Along Champions

Angelo Danza has never considered being anything other than a professional rider. “It’s in my blood,” he says. “My grandfather built a horse farm 50 years ago in Brooklyn.” Danza got his...

Susan Kayne and The Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation

BY INTERN IZZY FEINSTEIN This past summer, I had the pleasure of meeting Susan Kayne at HITS on the Hudson in Saugerties, New York. Susan is a remarkable horsewoman who has dedicated her life to...

Existing in the Bubbles That Are Mom, Amateur Owner and Pony Mom

BY PONYMOMAMMY I’ve owned horses most of my life, but am also a mom, wife, daughter, employee, and pony mom -- all the things, at all the times. The key to staying sane for me...

Barn Family is More than an Expression

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I haven’t lived in the same state as my parents or any of my extended family for over ten years. I’ve gotten used to the distance. Although I...

Piper Klemm Ph.D. Publisher’s Note – September 2017

Find this article inside TPH's 2017 Fall Fashion Issue HERE  Those who say “kids these days” to me already know that they’re in for an earful. Most “kids these days” that I know are doing...

What I’ve Learned as a Horseless Adult Amateur

BY RENNIE DYBALL Ever see that meme on social media with a horse and rider in the show ring along with the text, “If you are riding a horse you have already won?” It took me...

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...
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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....

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...