Modeling the Perfect Horse

It isn’t surprising that women in the model horse world feel much the same way about their plastic or pewter horses as women do their “real” horses. The connection is just as vivid and real and can be described by the same word: Love.

Charities Among Us: The Sloth Institute of Costa Rica

BY PENELOPE AYERS, AMATEUR HUNTER RIDER AND PRESIDENT OF THE SLOTH INSTITUTE The Sloth Institute (TSI)’s mission is to improve and advance the welfare of Sloths through research on their behavioral ecology and habitat needs;...

“Horse Grrls,” Get Ready to Sing Along

If you liked James Crosby's "Grand Prix Girl," get ready for a playlist. The "American indie punk rock quartet" Tacocat's catchy tune "Horse Grrls" is an anthem. From Seattle, WA, Tacocat was founded in...

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...

Getting Medical Help When Hospital Costs are High

BY FAITH ALICEA Sitting scrolling through Facebook two weeks ago, a post appears about a fellow equestrian that has been diagnosed with stage three lung cancer. My heart sinks. As I kept reading, I discovered...

Horse Polo Online Art Gallery

BY Katerina Morgan Our international artists work with fine art photography, drawings, paintings, sculptures, wall paintings and monumental art. Some of the artworks by our artists feature in distinguished public, corporate and private collections around...

How Do We Save the Wild Horses?

BY JOSY O'DONNEL Horses are fascinating animals, both incredibly resilient and frighteningly delicate. Although the genus Equus, containing the species of zebras, horses, and donkeys, seems to have originated in North America, the modern horse’s...

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...

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...

Side Saddle is Back!

Read more from TPH's 2017 Young Horse issue by CLICKING HERE! BY PRUE DRAPER OSBORN While side saddle was de rigueur for lady riders until just over a century ago, interest has waxed and waned for...

DEI Community Conversations: US Equestrian Begins New Initiative with Four-Person Educational Panel

February is Black History Month, making for a particularly relevant debut for DEI Community Conversations, part of US Equestrian's Diversity Equity and Inclusion action plan announced last year. US Equestrian began DEI Community Conversations in...

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...

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...

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,...

Springtime Supplements Supports Riders Too!

BY TPH STAFF Springtime Supplements has built a 40 year reputation on providing outstanding supplements for horses and dogs, but they believe humans should have the best in health too. They put the same level...

Reading Through 100 Days Without Horse Shows

BY PIPER KLEMM If you told me that I would be home and spending 100 days without horse shows in 2020, I would have had about the same reaction as the rest of us. But...

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 Fight for Wild and Endangered Mustangs

Mustangs are a beautiful and vital component of American history and should be protected at all costs. For many years, these majestic animals have represented freedom and wild spirit throughout the country. They have...

10 Travel Tips for Equestrians

BY PUBLISHER PIPER KLEMM As someone who rarely spends a Friday or Saturday night in their own bed, traveling is a loved activity right up until… well, we all know what that point feels like. Here are 10...

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 I have heard legends about the number of wild horses...

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...

History, Heroines & Saving Species: Horseback Vacations That Take the High Road

BY L.A. SAKOLOWSKI Bucket lists are out and life lists are in, according to experts with a finger on the pulse of a reawakening travel industry. Elizabeth Blount McCormick, president of the international travel management...