Ride of a Lifetime

BY TOOTIE ANDERSON I have had an interesting life with horses. For most of my life, I did not have a trainer to assist me with improving my skills or training my horses. But every...

Are You Watching This Season of The Bachelor?

BY TYLER BUI Calling all reality TV fans!  You may have something in common with one contestant. Melina Nasab is a 27-year-old personal trainer from West Hollywood, CA, and she’s an avid equestrian. Nasab and...

Working in a Winter Wonderland: A Day in the Life of a Norwegian Equestrian

BY NADIA ASLAM If you’ve ever seen the mesmerizing images of Scandinavia in the winter, your first thought when I mention these snow-capped countries may be Skiing or the Northern Lights. But have you ever...

Love/Hate Relationship with Blankets?

Keeping a barn tidy and neat can be difficult during the winter season. Blankets are big, oddly-shaped, and take up a lot of room. Check out this video for a blanket-folding trick that will...

You Are a Student, Not a Customer

By Emily Elek  I’m not into that customer stuff.  You know what I mean. There are so many in this business who refer to their “customers.” And the customer is always right…right? Except the barn is...

Dates and Location Announced for 2022 USEF Young Rider Eventing Championship

Edited Press Release Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the dates and location for the 2022 USEF Young Rider Eventing Championship. This championship will take place at the Tryon International Three-Day Event...

10 Times We Said Yes to That Mane

Feeling festive? Need some creative inspiration? From pink manes and Christmas braids to cut-out designs, we found some of the boldest, eye-catching manes on Instagram. Keep scrolling and see which one is your favorite....

Piper Klemm to Judge Main Hunter Ring at ExEL Horse Show

The Plaid Horse Publisher Dr. Piper Klemm has been selected as a judge for the main hunter ring at the ExEL Horse Show, June 25- 26, 2022 at the Germantown Charity Horse Show Grounds...

The Winter Circuit Extends Beyond Florida

You've heard a lot about the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, FL but that's not the only facility this organizing committee is running this winter. In fact, WEC in Wilmington, OH was the first...

10 Phrases You Should Never Say at the Barn

BY PIPER KLEMM “It’s Not My Fault” It doesn’t matter whose fault it is. It’s probably just how the day is going. So many issues happen every single day with all the moving parts at the...

It Happens! Sarah Duhon, Margie Engle, Vanessa Brown and Jen Ritucci

BY Rennie Dyball We all make mistakes. But horse people, as a group, aren’t always the best at handling them. So TPH reached out to some top riders to share their own show ring bloopers...

The Plaid Horse Issues to be Included in LaLa Horse Subscription Boxes

LaLa Horse subscription boxes are dedicated to young equestrians and horse enthusiasts. They offer a variety of boxes curated to members’ age and preferences and are offered in monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly shipments. Their...

Dr. Piper Klemm to Join Judging Panel for 2022 Kirkwood Show

The Duhon Management Group has selected Dr. Piper Klemm to join the judging panel for the 2022 Kirkwood Show at the National Equestrian Center in St. Louis, MO. The show will run from August...

10 Training Videos from Balmoral Farm

Want to learn from the best? Watch the videos below for expert advice and tips from Traci and Carleton Brooks, trainers and owners of Balmoral Farm. https://youtu.be/6jVCnqlVKBQ https://youtu.be/EgumuWjHm34 https://youtu.be/lFPFRGepI1E https://youtu.be/rZI8hlWw5Mk https://youtu.be/jzWlx_gYHmE https://youtu.be/CaZmmlAXHo0 https://youtu.be/xvUeIRtAJng https://youtu.be/hKcgWbTb1DA https://youtu.be/LIzmMYw2lY0 https://youtu.be/D45QifgXi88

Being There for My Horse of a Lifetime

BY NC MATHENY Horses have a way of wrapping their way around your heart. This was what happened when I found a wee Tennessee Walking Horse orphan. Knowing the foal faced extraordinary odds, I felt...

The Plaid Horse Issues to be Included in the Spring 2022 Cavali Club...

Do you love finding new products that both you and your horse will love? Cavali Club is a fun, affordable way to discover great items ranging from rider and equine wellness, style, horse care,...

Helping Horses Carry Larger Riders

By Karen Hopper Usher Not every horse is suitable for larger riders, but those that are still need careful consideration. A proper warmup can go a long way.  I’ve been overweight for most of my adult...

Come see The Plaid Horse at Equine Affaire in 2022!

BY TYLER BUI The Plaid Horse will once again have a presence at Equine Affaire, North America’s premier equestrian exposition, in 2022.  Equine Affaire brings in tens of thousands of equestrians and horse lovers each...

It’s Never “Just a Horse”

BY LAUREN MAULDIN “She talks about these horses like they’re people. All of their different personalities and stuff. I don’t get it. I mean, it’s just a horse!” I’ve heard different versions of this conversation my...

1883 Star Faith Hill Says This Scared Her So Much That She...

Singer and actress Faith Hill, well-known for her role in 1883 as Margaret Dutton, recently described her relationship with horses in an interview with Taste of Country. The cast of 1883 spends a significant...

How Self-Conscious Riders Can Feel More Confident Riding in a Crowded Ring

BY DIANA BEZDEDEANU  I don’t like to ride in the arena with others (hence why I could never sign up for group lessons). I am self-conscious of my own abilities, constantly comparing my riding to...

The Equestrians of Color Photography Project: Bay Collyns, Christopher Cervantes & Tahira Carrol

The Plaid Horse is proud to introduce some of the photo project’s featured equestrians to our readers in each issue. In 2020, a group of photographers came together to create the Equestrians of Color Photography...