Sunday, October 25, 2020

Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, Presented on The Plaid Horse

Put your horsemanship knowledge to the test for a chance to win great prizes in the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge! The Horsemanship Quiz Challenge encourages education and recognizes young equestrians who have exceptional horsemanship...

Humbling Horses: A Lesson in How We Define Success

By Mackenzie Shuman Last year I came off the show season on cloud nine. I had just gotten my horse, Quinn, in February, and we had competed in a whirlwind of horse shows, never coming back...

The Waiting Game: Handling Down Time at Fall Shows

By Tonya Johnston, MA ~ Mental Skills Coach Reprinted from the October 2015 Indoors Issue of The Plaid Horse Magazine The fall season’s important classes, medal finals, indoor venues, and special shows often have unique schedules...

From Junior Riders to Show Jumping Superstars: Past WIHS Equitation Winners Share Their Memories

By Lauren Fisher for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc Reprinted from the October Indoors Issue of The Plaid Horse Magazine Many of North America’s top show jumpers got their start in the equitation ranks. Riders compete all...

A Successful Show Season Prepares Gia Gulino and Stal Wilten sales graduate Cappello for...

By Brenda Mueller for Chicago Equestrian Gia Gulino, aboard Stal Wilten sales graduate Cappello, celebrates a winning year, accepting the top prize with trainer Tina Judge-Boyle for the Marshall & Sterling Midwest Junior Equitation Championship....

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Making Use Out of Your Horse’s Waste (A Guide)

BY MOLLY MCMASTERS The concept of composting has been rapidly expanding across the country with greater awareness of the benefits and ease of the process. Individuals and restaurants generally compost food waste and paper products,...

Finding Success By Planning Ahead

By Tresa Eyres of Eyres Consulting This article has been reprinted from the April 2015 Equine Business Issue of The Plaid Horse Magazine. Read it in its entirety here.  Are you considering a new saddle, a new trainer, or...

Handling What Life Throws Your Way, In and Out of the Ring

BY CATHY PENROD This month, I am going to take a step back from the stress influences that affect performance and review stress, and how we typically respond and react. Change is inevitable – after all,...

A Million Reasons to Ride at Alex Jayne’s Our Day Farm

Follow @plaidhorsemag !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s),p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Join the Our Day Farm Team   Wellington, FL – April 7, 2015 – Alex Jayne’s Our Day Farm hit the ground running at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, this season...

Never Too Young to Give: A Six-Year-Old Gives Up Gifts for Rescued Horses

By The Plaid Horse Intern Amy Coretz While most six-year-olds are concerned about which toys they want to receive for their birthday, six-year-old Hailey Fox of Monticello, Florida, was more concerned about helping the horses...

Shipping Long Distances

By Juliette Beauchamp As many start to thing about winter circuits and show vacations, hauling your horse long distances comes into play. Not only must they be happy and healthy for shipping, but they also...

Are You WEF Ready?

BY MARGOT HIRSCH It’s the time of year when riders from all over the world gather in Wellington, Florida, to compete at the highly regarded Winter Equestrian Festival. Many come for months at a time,...

Investing in horses: Something only a foal would do?

By Scott Mahoney Before we know it, riding season will be over.  There are those who bear down and continue their routine of going to the barn in the cold and those who are fortunate...

5 Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

by Kimball Willson, The Equestrian Health Coach Most Thanksgiving dinners consist of a big rich meal complete with sweets, cocktails, and of course, celebration with family and friends. You can maintain your healthy habits during...

How to Have a Barn Sleepover

By The Plaid Horse Intern Olivia Stoeckel The Plaid Horse Instagram recently posted this photo of a Littlewood Farm barn sleepover, which generated much interest on how to have your own barn sleepover. Plaid Horse...

Marisa Metzger is the Breakout Hunter Star of HITS Thermal

From the February 2014 Issue of The Plaid Horse Magazine: Coming to Thermal as a young professional can be pretty intimidating. In the hunter rings, beautiful and effective riding dominate the jogs and many...