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For the Love of Clarence

By Noreen Hyde Something had to be done about Clarence, and fast. He’d been boarding at the local kennel, The Loving Paws, and even though Clarence knew it well...

Tips to Keep Your Barn Safe From Spreading Coronavirus

BY LAUREN MAULDIN You can't deny it—we're in interesting times right now. In the span of about a week, the coronavirus went from being "just the flu" mostly in...

Fit to Ride: Strength Training

By Kim Harries Whether you prefer to workout in the gym, at home, or one-on-one with a trainer, the benefits of strength training can be experienced in the saddle...

Fit to Ride: Fitness on the Go!

By Kim Harries Demonstrated by Jessica Fulcher As equestrians, we all know how important it is to keep our horses in their optimal condition. We...

Horse Games Are Trash and I’m Over It

BY EMILY TAPLEY Let me take 5 minutes out of your day to fill you in on why I'm so annoyed. I started playing games as...

Who Says You Can’t Get Married at the Barn?

BY LISA MAE DEMASI On Thanksgiving weekend I sat atop Shadow, one of the two lesson horses I ride, just outside the indoor, wallowing in the delight of being...

Camp Hobbit Hill: The Riding Camp of Your Dreams

By Jess Clawson A sleep away camp with horses, art, leadership building activities, and all sorts of adventures might sound like it’s straight out of Show Strides or The...

Timely Advice: Are Your Watches Protected?

By Rand Silver, Global Director, Art Collection Management, AIG Private Client Group In November 2019, a Patek Philippe “Grandmaster” watch fetched $31 million at Christie’s Geneva. This result was...

Fit to Ride: Pilates

By Kim Harries No matter what style of riding you prefer, having a strong core, and balanced muscles will benefit both you and your horse.

Why This Straight PonyMomAmmy Cares About LGBTQ Safe Spaces

BY PONYMOMAMMY It is not very often that I feel disappointed in our horse community. Frankly, you are far more likely to find me shouting from the rooftops about...

The Future of Equestrian Money Management

By Jess Clawson Equestrian sports have seen tremendous evolution over the past two decades. From drastic improvements in veterinary technology to a whole host of new divisions at the...

Still Life with Wild Horses

By Chad Hanson, PhD The hours when the mind is absorbed by beauty are the only hours when we really live. - Richard Jeffries For years...

How Fit is Fit Enough?

By Kim Harries I polled 20 riders of varying ages and ability levels and asked a few questions about riding fitness: Is the average time...

The Breakthrough I Witnessed in the Healing Power of Horses

BY LISA MAE DEMASI I’m all in for “anything horse.” Riding, grooming, sharing a horse’s space, stroking a muzzle emanating every fiber of love of my being for the...

10 Decorated Barns to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Whether you decorate your barn for the holidays or not, it's hard to deny how picturesque a bright wreath can be under a snowy roof. Now, anyone who...

Educating the Veterinarians of Tomorrow While Caring For the Horses of Today

Palm Beach Equine Clinic Internship Program Brings the Best to Horse Sport BY LINDSAY BROCK/JUMP MEDIA When Dr. Scott Swerdlin of Palm Beach Equine Clinic considers...

Why Get a Dog?

BY HEATHER SIEGEL We go to the pet store on weekends, the place we know never to get a dog, regardless of their no-puppy mill pledge. But that’s because...

Tally Ho: Horse Show Dad Attends a Fox Hunt

BY GORDON BALLANTYNE Recently, I was at a charity fundraiser with my wife and her horse barn people.  It was a black tie event so I pulled out my...

Pierce the HeArt Lessons Offer Sanctuary in Our Busy Lives

BY JESS CLAWSON Most of us would agree that we’re living in stressful times. Between student loans, national and international political tensions, and what can seem like a never-ending...

Your Favorite Horse Based on Your Zodiac Sign

BY JESS CLAWSON Sure, there are a lot of factors that influence the kind of horse we end up with, but maybe it’s also written in the stars?

Elite Chiropractic Knows Treatment is as Important for Riders as it is for Horses

BY JESS CLAWSON Competitive riders in any discipline consider their horses athletes, and provide for them whatever they need to feel their best: thousands of dollars’ worth of new...

The Inspiration You Need for Your Horse’s Next Halloween Costume!

PHOTOS © PAM WHEELER Each fall, Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) in Woodbine, MD, hosts a Fall Festival as a way to share the rescue’s mission with the...