Sunday, July 12, 2020

The Impact of the Social Influence

BY EQUICOACH CATHY PENROD reprinted from The Plaid Horse - Jan/Feb 2015 When working with clients, from children, juniors, amateurs and professional riders, there is one common theme when we discuss the six influences that affect...

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...

10 Easy Things to Add to Your Show Bag to Make Life Easier &...

BY JORDAN COBB 1. Advil® 10 Tablet Vials- The mini Advil vials are super easy to transport, and having it on hand makes showing more enjoyable. You can find them at drug stores, grocery stores,...

Judges Scott Hofstetter and Bill Talbert Answer The Questions You’ve Been Wondering About Hunters...

BY MACKENZIE SHUMAN This year at the Colorado Hunter Jumper Associations Medal Finals, I was able to sit down with the two judges at the end of the show and ask them a few questions...

The Start of a New Generation: Riders 4 Well-Being

by Intern Mackenzie Shuman As she showed her horse, Waffle, in the show circuits of Indiana and Ohio, Kate Kosnoff observed something that seemed a little off in the equestrian communities. Everywhere, Kosnoff found that...

TPH Interns Thank Piper Klemm

Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks and be thankful for all we have. Today, The Plaid Horse Magazine interns let their publisher, Piper Klemm, know how grateful they are for her and the...

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...

TPH Interns Thank Their Trainers

Thanksgiving is a time of thanks. Everyone knows how hard their trainers work, but sometimes we don’t always show our appreciation. The Plaid Horse interns want to take a moment to show our appreciation...

Author Kim Ablon Whitney Heads to Equine Affaire

I knew I was nearing Equine Affaire when I stopped to grab a drink at a rest area and saw numerous people wearing jackets with barn names and a woman in a sweatshirt that...

Hunt For The Cure

By Bailey Williams Cancer. It’s a word and disease that hurts us all. Either we have been personally affected, or we know someone who has had to go through the tough time that one word...

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,...

TPH Staff Picks: Favorite Advertisements of the May Young Horse Issue

Every issue The Plaid Horse team picks their 15 favorite ads to highlight- here they are for the May Young Horse Issue, available soon online and in print! 1. Stal Wilten- We can never get...

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...

TPH Staff Picks: Favorite Ads of The Style Issue

March 2015 featured some of the most beautiful advertisements ever in The Plaid Horse. Read The Style Issue in its entirety here & enjoy the advertisements!

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...