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25 Horse Tattoos Like You’ve Never Seen Before

BY LAUREN MAULDIN While I spend a lot of time in pretty, traditional equestrian clothing, I still love tattoos. I've got a small collection of animal and literary inspired ink, but recently added a new...

The American Saddlebred: The Horse America Made

BY MORGAN MARTIN Though hunter/jumper competitors know the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show as a heritage horse show in Texas with Grand Prix and International Derbies, but there is more breed representation there. Pin Oak...

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. What happens when your horse spooks? Are you able to...

Horse Show Food Guide: Kentucky Horse Shows

By Tatum Mitchell Horse Show Food Guide: The Kentucky Horse Park Horse show cuisine is an experience like no other. As many horse people know, every show grounds has trademark foods that are a must-try. We...

Putting the Spotlight on Purina Omega Match

By Annie Birmingham Purina® Omega Match™, the newest addition to the lineup of Purina® horse feed products, is approaching omega supplementation in a whole new way. The company’s new Omega Match™ Ahiflower Oil supplement and...

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...

Horse Show Food Guide: Traverse City Horse Shows

By Tatum Mitchell Horse show cuisine is an experience like no other. As most horse people know, every show grounds has trademark foods that are simply “a must.” We reached out to some of...

The Equestrians of Color Photography Project: Meet Luna Guo, Maya Nakano and Alex Travis

In 2020, a group of photographers came together to create the Equestrians of Color Photography Project, a weekly blog that promotes inclusion and amplifies the voices of equestrians of color ready to openly share...

What Horse Breed You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Aries (March 21-April 19) - Thoroughbred The first sign of the zodiac, Aries know they're natural-born winners... and they're no stranger to competition. This bold fire sign is ambitious and not afraid to tackle even...

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 young as 6 years old. As far as I can...

The Eight Best Washing Machines for Your Barn

It's okay to admit it: We've all had that moment where, against our better judgment, we put a saddle pad in our home washing machine. It might be good for the saddle pad, but it...

Disney Made a New Black Beauty Movie and I Have FEELINGS About It

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I've never been one to cry in movies, especially when I was younger. My late husband once challenged me to watch Life is Beautiful without tearing up, and (although it was a...

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 Plaid Horse Questionnaire with: Bob Crandall— Rider, Trainer & USEF “R” Judge

As a horseman, I am most proud of: the many horses I was able to find, start, and bring along. Sadly, I wasn’t able to keep many of them.  As a horseman, I would most...

Taking the Day

By Chris Dempsey The weather forecast predicted a partly sunny day with highs in the 50s and then the first in a series of storms would roar out of the Pacific and across Oregon with...

10 Rocking Horses That Are So Real, You’ll Try to Feed Them

Like many horse crazy toddlers, I had a rocking horse that I rode on many grand adventures. It had a curved head, soft eye, and yarn tail. I loved it, but I have to...

Brian Moggre: “Elite Equine Athlete Care is as Important as Training”

July 26, 2022. Franklin, Tenn. Twenty-year-old U.S. show jumper Brian Moggre has been knocking people’s socks off for several years now. That’s been especially true the last two summers soaring on the senior Nations...

“Fall” Into This Seasonally Themed Braiding Contest

At the Maryland Horse and Pony Show, competitors in two arenas took the concept of turnout to the next level. Putting on a "fall"-themed braiding contest, exhibitors and braiders got creative and welcomed in...

Riders Working the Rust Breeches Look

Love them or hate them, rust breeches are a real trend with a strong following. These vintage-look breeches even at one point had their own dedicated active Facebook page, "Bring Back RUST Breeches." For those...

‘He Is Happiest at the Horse Shows’

Hadley Zeavin on Why Her 27-Year-Old Horse Griffin Is Still Thriving BY HADLEY ZEAVIN The eighteen months before I got Griffin in 2013 were the hardest of my life due to a bad riding accident and...

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 takes care of livestock during the...

Does Your Horse Need a Ration Balancer?

Horses have evolved over millions of years as grazers, roaming around selecting the best forages they could find. However, today’s horses are typically limited to a single type of forage in one geographic area....