Saturday, June 12, 2021

Liability Claim Trends in Our Current Climate

BY BRIAN APPLEBEE Standard insurance for your horse or equestrian business doesn’t include coverage for personal injuries such as negligent the social media behavior of infliction of emotional distress, slander, and defamation. While the horse industry...

Cowboy Versus the Canadian Air Force

BY SIOBHAN SEARLE A lazy horse who would much rather be eating grain barely survives an attack from the least likely of sources.  I had just finished my grain and was about to sneak off to...

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...

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 more than 10 times the pre-sale...

Lake Placid: Beyond the Horse Show

BY VYLA CARTER For two weeks out of the summer the town of Lake Placid, known for its winter sports, is taken over by the equestrian community. Equestrians flock to the Lake Placid Horse Show...

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...

Let’s Train People for Careers in Our Sport

By Kristin Pitzer Let’s face it. In the horse industry, it’s typically the people in the spotlight — the trainers, the breeders and the owners — who get the applause and credit at the end...

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 at the barn as I chatted...

Experimental Careers: Horses Integral at Kentucky Equine Research

By Esther Hahn By the time a nutritional supplement hits the shelves of a tack shop or lands in a shopping cart, multiple levels of research and development theoretically support its effectiveness. How often does...

Stop the Sneeze With Springtime Supplements

As the weather warms up, many people start looking forward to spring. For allergy sufferers, though, it can signal a time of coughing, sneezing and just plain not feeling well. Some even deal with...

Losing One of the Herd

BY LYNNE SCHMIDT All I knew as I entered my last two semesters of graduate school was that I wanted to work with animals. As my advisor and I sat down to look at the...

Why Shame Is So Damaging and How to Overcome It—A Therapist’s Take

By Jeannie Moran, MSW LCSW Stephanie Ray Peters bravely kicked off The Plaid Horse’s anti-shame campaign for our May-June cover story. To continue the conversation, we spoke with Jeannie Moran, MSW LCSW, a therapist with...

Visible Homes: Breaking New Grounds in Real Estate

BY JESS CLAWSON Owning a horse farm is a lifestyle, whether it houses just a few companion horses or dozens of elite equine athletes. For many people, that lifestyle is a dream, but Nichole McCaig...

Daniel Stewart’s Equestrian Athlete Camp, Part 1: Beyond Hips, Heels, and Hands

BY JESS CLAWSON Last week I found myself driving into the Adirondacks to the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, site of Daniel Stewart’s Equestrian Athlete Camp. With my fingers clenched on the steering wheel...

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 shoes every year, well-fitted tack and...

Wild No More: How An Ex-Offender Tamed My Donkey and Taught Me About Humanity

BY ANDREA LONDON I met Thomas four years ago when he was in South Carolina visiting his ailing mother and sister. He had come to town to spend several weeks with them, but knew that...

How Can Antioxidants Prevent Disease?

When it comes to our health and the health of our four-legged friends, words like “cancer” and “heart disease” are scary. A little help removing damaging free radicals never hurts, and that’s where antioxidants...

Life in the Doghouse Showcases Inspiring Story of Relentless Dog Rescue Efforts

BY EMMA MILLER When Hurricane Katrina made catastrophic landfall in the United States’ Gulf Coast in August 2005, animal-lovers Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta made the long drive from South Carolina to Louisiana to help...

Bringing Dream Horses to Life: Terri Crowley Art

BY JESS CLAWSON A true, equestrian heart inspires the horses in Terri Crowley’s art. Her favorite piece, “Mane Gone Wild,” features a Spanish-type horse that came to her in a dream. “This happens to me...

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...

Shame, Vulnerability, and Body Positivity: Words to Live By

Shame is the most powerful master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough. – Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW Isn’t it sad to think that there was a day you woke up for the last time feeling...

Hydration and the Equestrian Athlete

BY FAITH ALICEA Let’s talk H2O!  Talking with my good friend, Laura Hall RD, who is a registered dietitian, gave me the gut check I needed. Let me explain. Her and I were speaking about the...