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Are Negative Core Beliefs Holding Your Riding Back?

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Core beliefs aren’t about religion, though I imagine most of us have cantered to a single oxer in a “Jesus take the wheel” situation at least once. I’d be lying if this...

Sustainable Horse Careers: Equine Photography

BY JESSIE LOCHRIE  Careers in the horse world are known for long hours, low pay, and a high rate of burnout — so how do the professionals we admire manage their careers in a sustainable...

Horse Assisted Camaraderie: Life Lessons From a Wild Horse

BY ANDREA LONDON At age 68, with 2 elderly retired show horses, my competitive equestrian days were over. I had neither the physical nor financial resources to start over with a young horse, so I...

Sustainable Horse Careers: Saddle Fitter & Brand Representative

BY JESSIE LOCHRIE  Careers in the horse world are known for long hours, low pay, and a high rate of burnout — so how do the professionals we admire manage their careers in a sustainable...

The Smiles are Priceless

Wynmore Farm’s Sybil Greene and Melanie Wright share their philosophies on teaching, showing, and diversity in our sport By Rennie Dyball When Melanie Wright was 14 years old, she began riding with Patty Foster and Mary...

What I’m Listening To Fuel My Riding Confidence

BY GAIL REZENDES Like many adult amateur riders who either returned to riding after a long absence or starting riding in middle age or later, my confidence in the saddle needed some attention. I decided...

Reduce Your Risk of Injury and Improve Your Recovery Rate

BY CHUKKA WELLNESS Regardless of what discipline you are in, it is essential to maximize recovery in-between competitions and events to regain mental focus and revive the body. Many equestrians forget that to enhance the...

Eight Things to Consider When Preparing to Ship Your Horse

By Nicole Lakin of BarnManager Whether you ship your horse frequently or only once in a while, it’s always helpful to bear in mind the things that make shipping less stressful. As a horse owner...

Model Horses So Realistic You’ll Think They’re Alive

Many equestrians played with a "carpet herd" of model horses when they were kids. These toys were our connection the big dreams we hoped would play out with our own horse one day. But...

Over 50 Horse Cookies & Cupcakes to Delight Any Equestrian

Fancy horse treats are all the rage these days with super creative equestrian bakers giving nothing but the best for their horse, but what about the humans? These amazing cookies, cupcakes and sweets will...

Itchy Dog? Springtime Supplements Can Help!

Spring is just around the corner, and like us, our canine best friends can also be affected by the health issues a change of season can bring. We do our best to give them...

Fair Hill: From America’s Aintree to America’s Newmarket

BY DOROTHY OURS AND BARBARA HECK Reprinted from the 2020 Bloodstock Notebook, published in the U.K. to coincide with the December Tattersall Sales Tucked in the beautiful rolling hills of the northeast corner of Maryland, the...

Horse BnB: Putting Equestrian Accommodations on the Map

BY CATIE STASZAK Whoever said life with horses was glamorous never took their horse with them on a road trip. Laura Baker learned the realities of traveling with equines firsthand while shipping her horses across Canada...

Meet Noel: Madrone Ranch Stables’ Mascot and Cart-Pulling Celebrity

BY KRISTIN PITZER Walk along the aisleway at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center (GSWEC) in Katy, Texas, during the Great Southwest Winter Series, and you will find a stall setup unlike any other. Where many...

Making ‘Strides’ Toward a More Technological Equestrian Community: STRIDER

Technology does have a place in the equestrian industry, and Strider has set out to bring the industry forward—in a user friendly manner.

Are You Following These Equestrian TikToks?

BY KAYLA DIXON It had been another month of scrolling on the addictive video sharing app called Tiktok. The presence of equestrians on this app continues to grow.  I have rounded up another set of...

Horse and Human Trauma Survivors Help Each Other Heal

BY ANDREA LONDON Each year, the BLM conducts roundups to capture thousands of wild mustangs in the Midwest and Western United States. No matter what your thoughts are on the practice, it’s a hard experience...

More Repurposed Horseshoe Craft Ideas Than You’ll Ever Know What to Do With

Does your barn have a pile of old horse shoes? Have you kept a set from a special horse that's been sitting around? We joke that our horses get shoes more often than us,...

Mama in the Making: The Top Four Traits of a Successful Broodmare

By Kara Pinato Scro and Tori Bilas/Jump Media When it comes to breeding horses, there isn’t one rule of thumb or a magic bullet that can guarantee successful offspring, but having a solid and reputable...

Ten Equestrian TikToks to Follow

BY KAYLA DIXON You have probably heard of the popular video-sharing app TikTok—magical app that seems to have endless content. With fun filters, audio choices, and special effects, you will find something for everyone. Equestrians around...

Over 50 Jaw Dropping Body Clips

Love it or hate it, body clipping season is upon us. Those of us that show don't have a lot of creative input with our clips. The biggest question might be how big to...

How to Create Holiday Horse Photos With Your Cell Phone Camera

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Tis the season to throw a Santa hat or a bow on your horse and smile for the camera! While the best photos are undoubtedly shot by a professional equine photographer, sometimes...