Saturday, February 27, 2021

Top 9 Concussion Myths Debunked

BY HANNAH NAVA Concussions are often associated with high-impact sports such as hockey, football, and soccer. Players are required to tackle, block, and push in an effort to prevent the other team from scoring a...

The New Guard: Kyle Muckler

Story and photos by Emma Dubinsky When I first saw Kyle Muckler ride last year, I know he would be something special. He makes every horse go its best, and can ride anything you put...

Do You Feel the Riding Pressure Cooker?

BY JOHN HAIME Does pressure in show jumping really exist? Well, according to some researchers and experts, it really doesn’t. It’s all dreamed up by you to make it difficult for you to perform when it...

The New Guard: Georgie Lewis Polishes Diamonds in the Rough

By Kelly Sheehan A consistent temperament and predictable responses are attributes that make green, off-the-track Thoroughbreds bloom. They are also keys to success when working with novice riders. Georgie Lewis enjoys working with both specialty...

Behind the Scenes with MTM Farm at HITS Ocala

Photos by Dominique Gonzalez. MTM Farm is located in Flower Mound, Texas, but this winter, Mike McCormick and Tracy Fenney rented a permanent barn at HITS Ocala. These barns come with their own sand ring,...

The “H” Word

By Olivia Ferro Homework: most likely to be voted “Inconveniently Horrible” by many young riders; especially on trips across the country where you could be missing weeks, even months of school. Homework must be squeezed...

Notes from a New Farm Owner

By Abby Gibbon It’s now January 2016, and I’m sitting in the half-renovated kitchen of a haunted, run-down farmhouse, exhausted, cold, alone (but for my dog, and the faint scratchings of what are likely rodents...

Scott Keller Quit Wall Street for the Jumper Ring

By Jona Lane Scott Keller has been very successful in both the business and equestrian world. Before opening his own training business, he spent many years on Wall St. handling accounts and trading amounts of...

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

BY CATHY PENROD Reprint from March 2015 Issue from EquiCoach 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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...