Friday, March 5, 2021

Stefanie Mazer on Re-thinking Your Relationship with Your Horse

By Stefanie Mazer Where did we come up with this notion that horses are being intentionally badly behaved? “He was just being a jerk” “He was being rude” “Get after him” “Show him who is boss” “He dogged you” “What a...

Respond Instead of React

By Sissy Wickes  Shakespeare wrote: “To be or not to be, that is the question.” Today, I think the question is not whether or not to be, but what and how to be. How do...

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...

Reichland Farms

205.807.4475 • [email protected] • reichlandfarms.com Read this article inside TPH's 2017 Pony Issue HERE  By Mackenzie Shuman Madeline Reich of Birmingham, Alabama, has built her own business, Reichland Farms, from the ground up. Its recent success has...

Conquering Performance Anxiety

Read this editorial piece and more inside TPH's 2017 Pony Issue HERE BY ELENA PEREA MD, PHOTO BY AMY CORETZ So you’re sitting at the in-gate, ready for your round. Your stomach is turning, you’re sweating,...

20 Over 20

Find this editorial piece and more inside TPH's 2017 Pony Issue HERE  By Mackenzie Shuman  There’s just something about great ponies. From the way they cart around their little jockeys in big rings, to their true...

Keep your eye on the ball

By Sissy Wickes I love tennis. I love playing tennis, I love watching tennis. The US Open over Labor Day weekend- bliss. When my already shakey tennis game starts to deteriorate-unforced errors, moon balls- I...

TPH Lists 30 UNDER 30

Read this article and more HERE, inside The Plaid Horse's August 2017 Pony Issue I have had too many conversations and read too many blog posts to count in which people of my generation disparage...

THANK YOU EQUESTRIANISM

Read more of  the Sporting Millenial blog by CLICKING HERE “Why spend so much on a hobby, I couldn’t do that.”, “What’s the point, is it really worth it?”, “It’s not like they’re pursuing it...

A Great Day in a Long Journey

By Laura Owens Last weekend was one of the greatest of my life.  I was named Best Adult Rider at the Menlo Charity Horse Show after winning Grand Adult Hunter Champion on Michelle Decker’s horse, Goodnight Moon.  Also,...

A Young Professional’s Reaction to Recent US Equestrian Horse Welfare & Safety Penalty Guidelines

By Tyler Weith As a young professional who puts horsemanship first, the recent US Equestrian Horse Welfare & Safety Penalty Guidelines email immediately made me feel like I had to make a statement. I work...

#RealityCheck: “FOMO” and the Social Consequences of an Online ‘Horsey’ Network

By Kirstie Dobbs and Hailey Johns With the indoor show season on the horizon, the influence of social media on the mentality of young riders intensifies. While social media has some undeniably positive aspects, it is easy...

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...

Piper Klemm Ph.D. Publisher’s Note- August 2017 – The Pony of a Lifetime

See this article and more in the 2017 Pony Issue HERE As we prepare my fourth Annual Pony Issue and read all the stories of ponies who made their people, I have to share my...

Life is Not Over When You Become an Amateur

By Ashley Shaw   Many riders seem to count down the days of their last junior year and dread becoming an amateur. We juniors associate the switch to amateur rider with being old, going off to...

Virginians ❤ Virginia

By Sissy Wickes, Photos by Teresa Ramsey The horse show industry watches as the behemoth box show rolls like a steam belching machine over the local show circuit. Stand-alone horse shows, as the smaller, more...

Our Wonderful Horse Show Dogs

By Tori Weed Wagging tails with good cheer to match, putting smiles on human faces during seemingly endless days. A dog at a horse show is as refreshing as ice water on a hot summer...

“The Depo Debate”: Medroxy Progesterone Acetate (MPA) is back!

Saugerties to Sonoma, Balmoral to Blenheim, Tryon to Aachen, Colorado to Kentucky. Torano is tearing it up in Vermont, Kessler breaks her maiden in Cleveland, Cudmore scores two in a row. Tori derbys in...

Keep Your Horse Cool This Summer

Photo: Sarah Rieber and Metropolis try to stay cool during their lesson in the summer heat   By TPH Intern Izzy Feinstein   Although summer is the ideal time for riding with its long days and warm weather, it...

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...

I Didn’t Even Own A Saddle

By Kama Godek   Katie Prudent recently had a podcast interview with WiSP Sport’s Chris Stafford about how the sport of horseback riding has seemingly taken a turn for the worse. Kama Godek, an international Grand...