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,...

Why Your Horse is Almost Certainly Lacking Omega 3 Fats

Today's domesticated horses are very different than the few that remain truly wild. The way we keep sport and performance horses today limits their access to pasture, which would normally be their source of Omegas. Most...

Yoga for Every Equestrian

Horses are incredibly intuitive animals. It is one of my favorite things about them. They sense your energy the second you walk into their space. I will never get over the fact that these...

8 Strategies for Being a Better Advocate for Yourself

BY PIPER KLEMM My computer has over a hundred tabs open, but so does my mind. It seems like technology controls my life. My brain and I crave it. Crave television, Facebook, mindless scrolling through...

Saving Fred Astaire

BY ANN JAMIESON I wasn’t looking for a horse when Tucker (Fred Astaire) appeared in my life. I still had my first horse, Odie, and my show horse, Nicky. But when my friend, top breeder...

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...

Jumping in Jockey Stirrups: Steeplechase 101

BY RENNIE DYBALL For most of us in the horse show world, the idea of guiding a galloping horse around at 35 miles an hour with your stirrups hiked up is a foreign, daunting concept....

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.

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...

Sydney Collier: Training, Studying, Motivating

She won the 2022 Reserve Champion title at the 2022 National Para Dressage Championships, was named the 2021 First Traveling Reserve for the Tokyo Paralympic Games, earned the 2020 Reserve Champion title at the...

From an EF 1 Tornado to a Category 4 Hurricane

by Elizabeth Janoski To live in Tornado Alley is to be prepared to move quickly to safety and, after the tornado passes by, to reassemble what can be saved. No community knows that better than...

Amina Sade’ Bursese: Living Her Fairy Tale

Wherever she goes, her grace, harmony, and hard work always follow. An International Grand Prix Dressage Rider, horse trainer, fashionista, business owner, and Exhibitor’s Equine Ambassador, Amina Sade’ Bursese works hard every day, in...

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...

How Riders Can Prioritize Skin Care

Skin cancer is the most common—and one of the most preventable—cancers in the United States. Here’s how you can protect yourself.   By Barbara Blasko, M.D. As equestrians, we spend most of our time outside—usually in...

Thoroughbred Recreational Riding Incentive Program

Photo: Eliza Cart and Ho Hum Ho competing in the jumpers at a horse in Bel Air, Maryland. By T.I.P. Youth Ambassador Eliza Cart The Thoroughbred Recreational Riding Incentive Program (TRRIP) is designed to recognize and...

Why Groundwork Is So Important

By Equo The Spanish Riding School in Vienna Austria is considered by most to be the finest school of riding and horsemanship in the world. To become a member, learn classical dressage and master the...

The Breyer Model Horse That Sold for $22,000

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Every summer before the hunter/jumper crowd flocks to the Kentucky Horse Park for the Kentucky Summer series, a group of folks comes to show with a very different kind of string—model horses! BreyerFest, a...

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...

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...

Give the Immune System a Boost with Springtime Supplements

Winter is in full swing, and with it comes the peak of flu season. Add the risk of contracting Covid-19 on top of that, and it’s no surprise our immune systems could stand some...

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...

Behind the Brand: How One Outfit Sparked the For Horses Riding Collection

By Catie Staszak Media, Inc. When Andrea Piovan entered his first cutting competition in Italy, he found himself with an interesting dilemma: He couldn’t find anything that suited him to wear, so he asked his...