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5 Good Horsemanship Habits To Add to Your Routine

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM We all know that horses can be somewhat delicate creatures, and straying from a strict care routine both before and after riding often leads to complications. Here are 5 good horsemanship habits...

Erin McGuire Creates a Remarqueable Business

BY GRACE SALMON “I went through the ropes – started on the local circuit showing cross rails as a kid and went up from there,” Erin McGuire of Cornelius, North Carolina says about the start...

Piper Klemm Ph.D. Publisher’s Note – December 2017/January 2018

Find this article and more HERE inside TPH’s 2017-2018 Education Issue. Some moments, memories, podcasts, or readings really outlast their significance. You read, listen, glance once and then find yourself, years later, relating to the concept, noodling...

What An Adult Amateur Rider Really Wants for Christmas

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Every year, my loving mother asks me for gift ideas for Christmas and my birthday that lands two days before (what up December babies!). Because I’m a lifelong equestrian, the request often comes in...

Catching Up with the Herd (of Zebras)

By Forest Franzoi We can’t believe it’s been four years since our first ever blog post in The Plaid Horse! The Herd has come a long way since then, and we’re excited to fill you...

20 Things That Scare Adult Amateurs Way More Than Goblins and Ghosts

BY LAUREN MAULDIN It's officially spooky season, and that means a lot more to riders than the average person—especially us adult amateur folks. We're on the lookout for "spooks" all year round. But it's not...

A Dream Come True: My Experience with the USHJA Making a Dream Grant

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM The USHJA Foundation’s Making a Dream Grant is a scholarship program for junior riders nationwide aiming to “offer unique opportunities in the hunter/jumper sport to USHJA members who face significant adversity, such...

How the Wrong Trainer Can Kill Your Confidence: A Cautionary Tale

BY A REGRETFUL AMATEUR There wasn’t one specific comment that did me in. There were years of comments. I had been at a medium-sized show barn for about 5 years. The facilities were beautiful. The...

A Balancing Act: Motherhood and Equestrian Careers

By Jump Media Equestrians, leaders, mothers: these titles all describe the following women as they have molded their careers and lives in the horse world. Not one of them has followed the same path, but...

Daniel Stewart: Your Ego Is Not Your Amigo

BY DANIEL STEWART This month we’re going to begin a several month series about coping and defense mechanisms. It’s common for these two terms to be used interchangeably, but they’re actually quite different. Coping mechanisms...

Young Professional Spotlight: Katie Heim Of Rebel Heart Farm LLC

BY VYLA CARTER Wake up. Walk down to the barn. Feed and take care of horses. Drive to barn she works for. Feed and take care of those horses. Drive back home. Tack up and...