Sunday, September 19, 2021

Dr. Barb Blasko and ShowMD: Bringing Rider Health Care Where the Horses Are

By Emily Randolph Inside the walls of a hospital, Barbara Blasko, M.D. can be found amidst the often fast-paced emergency room, where she’s worked as a board-certified emergency medicine physician for more than 20 years. Outside...

Equestrian Excursion: Golden Gate Fields

BY JESS CLAWSON I love Thoroughbreds. They are definitely my breed of choice for my personal riding and showing. While I don’t have a lot of direct experience with the racing industry, I certainly appreciate...

The Equestrian Corona Cruisers: Day 1 – The Local Trainer

BY SISSY WICKES Florida has finally succumbed to the better logic of its vacillating leadership and the state is on a “stay at home” order. Barns close their doors to clients and the last vestiges...

Charities Among Us: Friends of Dog Mountain

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN There aren’t many perfect places on earth, but the Dog Chapel in St. Johnsbury, Vermont is one of them. Folk artist Stephen Huneck and his wife bought the 150 acre...

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 stream of bad news, we all...

Piccoli Horses: Learning Born out of Love

BY ANN JAMIESON Piccoli is a company born out of a mother’s need to help her son. Kimberly Rogers’ son, Dylan, had been born healthy, but always had an enlarged head. Kimberly was not concerned....

The Science Behind Why Riding is So Therapeutic

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Mindfulness is a word that gets tossed around a lot lately. I originally threw it into the same bucket that holds a lot of other new-age ideas I consider "granola." You know,...

Barn Dogs: Which Breeds Are Best?

By Nicole McCray Aside from your beloved horse, there’s nothing better than a good barn dog. He’s a source of protection, love, companionship, and support for you and your horse. Simply put, no horse barn...

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? While there is a lot to astrology, our...

Learn the Basics of Polo

When most people watch polo, all they see are people on horses riding up and down a field, chasing after a ball while they try to score goals. Polo is not like “Pretty Woman”...

Fine Art and Horses Collide at the 75th Anniversary of the Pin Oak Charity...

BY KRISTIN PITZER Overlooking the Main Arena at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, is a large meeting space with windows that reach from nearly floor to ceiling. Looking into the room from...

The Fit Blanket: It’s Like a Comfy Pair of ‘Favorite Leggings’ for Your Horse

By By Nina Fedrizzi  Most days, I feel bad for my jeans. Once, they held a place of honor in my closet; a premier shelf where they could be neatly folded and grabbed at a...

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 and in our every day lives,...

The Ultimate Travel Guide for HIPICO Santa Fe

BY KAYLA DIXON The city of Santa Fe is full of culture, history, and unique architecture. But to us equestrians, we know it as home to the HIPICO Santa Fe, the popular horse show venue...

Literally Endless: Turning Away from the Grind and Remembering to Dream

BY PIPER KLEMM Dealing with the countless types of notifications we’re presented with these days is kind of like swiping gnats away from your face on a humid night at the barn. Facebook videos automatically...

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...

New Strides in Equine Assisted Therapy for Veterans

BY JESS CLAWSON Those of us fortunate enough to spend time with horses know how much they can challenge us, as well as how healing that time spent can be. For people like me who...

‘ParaGold’ Documentary to Follow Paralympic Equestrian Athletes on the Road to Tokyo

Ron Davis is hard at work on his next project. The director of Harry and the Snowman and Life in the Doghouse, Davis has announced his next film will be a documentary on Para...

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...

$50,000 Devon Arena Eventing Competition

BY LANIE WALKENBACH The stands were full Sunday evening for the $50,000 Devon Arena Eventing class held at The Devon Horse Show in Devon, PA. The class consisted of 28 riders, who each completed a...

Healthy Recipes for the Avid Athlete: Better Alternatives to Horse Show Snacks

BY SARA SOMECK You’ve probably been there before. You wake up at the crack of dawn, eager to get to the horse show. There is no time to spare, so you run out of the...

My Husband Drove Me to See My Boyfriend

BY GLORIA SCHRAMM I met him four years ago. It didn’t matter that  I was already married many years. I stood in front of where he was and waited for him to acknowledge me.  When he turned...