Sunday, November 17, 2019

5 Things Your Equine Photographer Wish You knew

BY BRITT GILLIS How exciting! You’re thinking of getting portraits with your horse done, and you can’t wait! You’ve already done your research- planned your outfits, polished your tack until it shines, and groomed your...

What is HorseCom?

By Mackenzie Shuman   HorseCom is an incredible innovation in equine technology made by engineers and horse people alike in France. This product is a headset that plays music for both the horse and rider using...

Equine Degenerative Myeloencephalopathy

Above: Dream On and Olivia Ferro. Photo courtesy of Olivia Ferro. By TPH Intern Olivia Ferro EDM, or Equine Degenerative Myeloencephalopathy, is a currently incurable neurological disease found in young horses. This disease is career ending for...

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...

Ask the Judge/New Year’s Resolutions

Photo: Quintessence Photography TPH asked the Judges: What would do you wish to see as an exhibitor’s New Year’s Resolution? Their answers are: “Work hard and try to become more accurate. I will not blame judges or other exhibitors...

Swipe Right: What Those Horse Photos in Dating Profiles Say About Equestrians

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN Gentlemen, I know you’ve heard about us – the horse girls. Whether it’s the infamous tight breeches or how we’re known to be just slightly crazy, our reputation...

Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals: Let’s See What Happens

The 2016 Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals participants with presenting sponsor The Plaid Horse! Photo: USHJA Archives. By Kathryn Craig Going into this experience, I had no idea what to expect. I found out about the USHJA...

The Ultimate Pony Playlist: 5 Hours of Music About Horses

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN Does your drive to the barn suffer from a lack of equestrian tunes? Do you ever workout at the gym and think, "This beat just doesn't have enough pony in...

I Started 2018 By Jumping an Oxer Backwards: October 2018 Publisher’s Note

BY PUBLISHER PIPER KLEMM No, seriously. I used to hear these stories of people jumping oxers backwards and laugh and wonder who was that oblivious and dumb. Me. That’s who. I could make excuses like...

Physical Therapist Sharon Classen Gets Horse & Human Bodies Where They Need To Be

BY KIM F MILLER If there was ever any doubt about the value of Physical Therapy for horses and riders, Sharon Classen’s fall itinerary dispels them. The in-demand Physical Therapist lives in the Omaha, Nebraska...

Selecting Your Horse Shows: Questions to Consider

BY DAPHNE THORNTON OF Two Bit Training A lot goes in to deciding whether or not to horse show. However, once you’ve decided to take the plunge, there are other decisions to ponder. I think there...

Holiday Recipes to Keep the Family Healthy & Happy

By Kimberly Maloomian, RD, LDN Top Amateur Rider and registered dietician Kimberly Maloomian shares with TPH  healthy dish recipes to help keep you and your family feeling healthy & happy this holiday season! Holiday Menu: Each recipe serves...

An Ode to the Horse Show Dad

  From 5 am wake up calls to driving the rig at dusk with a snoring co-pilot, From braiding pigtails to paying braiders, From understanding the difference between a belly girth and a shadbelly, From one hand full...

The Pony Posse: When Loving Horses is Ageless

2018 Equestrian Voices Distinguished Entry BY JOAN AGUADO There are five of us in the Thursday night jumping class, armored up in helmets and air vests, bracing ourselves to fly over jumps...

Life As You Know It Will Never Be the Same

Submitted by Denise Finch “Life as you know it will never be the same." I never truly understood those words until the morning of May 19, 2007. I was standing at the East Allen Ring at...

William Graves: 1948-2018

BY TIMOTHY WICKES Legendary horseman William E. “Bill” Graves passed away this spring in Lexington, KY, after a short illness at the age of 70. Bill Graves, the smoothest guy you would ever meet, was...

Cleaning Your Boots: A Necessary Evil

BY INTERN CARLY PHOON Friday night: You get home, about to crash on your couch, watch TV, and dream about executing flawless rounds at the horse show tomorrow. Suddenly, a nasty thought jolts you back...

Brandi Cyrus Style Native – November 2015

By Brandi Cyrus of StyleNative.com This article if from the 2015 November/December Education Issue of The Plaid Horse Magazine Look 1: Manfredi jacket with snakeskin collar and Tailored Sportsman tan breeches For the first look, I picked the snakeskin...

Discovering the Past: Connecting With My Horse’s Breeder

Above: She’s The One (Cera 99) and Izzy Feinstein at the Monmouth at the Team Horse Show. Photo by Ric Shaffer Photography. By TPH Intern Izzy Feinstein Exactly 3 years ago, on September 24, the ownership of...

Augusta Iwasaki – Rising Star

By Caroline Nickolaus | Photo by Katie Browne Augusta Iwasaki is a young rising star from Calabasas, California, who has already made a mark of success in the pony hunter divisions, The twelve-year-old talent trains...

Avoid These 7 Deadly Sins at the Holiday Dinner Table

By Kimberly Maloomian, RD, LDN Top Amateur Rider and registered dietitian Kimberly Maloomian shares with TPH her health tips and recipes for feeling your best this holiday season.  1. No exercise. Remember that exercise not only helps with weight maintenance...

It’s National Coming Out Day: What Does That Mean, and Is It Problematic?

BY JESS CLAWSON Are you out amongst your friends at the barn or in your pony club or at home? Do you wish you were? How do you tell your story? When we think of queer...