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...

Jill Abrams Tutoring Inc. Keeps Horse Show Kids on Track

BY TPH Staff Showing in Wellington for the winter is a dream for so many young (and not so young) riders. Parents of those lucky equestrians that get to go have to make many arrangements...

Timing and Options for Meals and Snacks During Competition and Training

BY FAITH ALICEA We make sure our horses’ have a well-balanced diet with all the nutrients they need, but what about ourselves? Registered dietician, Laura Hall, offers her insight on how to fuel our bodies.   As...

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...

Use Springtime Supplements’ Bee Pollen to Improve the Health of You, Your Horses and...

We all realize how important bees are to the agricultural world, but did you know that bee-collected flower pollen also plays a significant role? Pollen contains a large concentration of living enzymes, which are...

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...

Don’t Tough It Out When it Comes to Listening to Your Body

BY SARAH WARD-RUPP I’m an ex-professional equestrian, but not because I didn’t have the heart or didn’t love the job. Because I have something called Cauda Equina Syndrome. It’s a rare disorder where something, in...

Unconditional

By Craig Kenworthy Custody fights are nothing new to me. In my normal role as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), I speak up for children caught up in the court system. What is new...

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...

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...

Springtime Supplements Started out of Love for a Dog

BY TPH STAFF Springtime Supplements got its start in 1979 when founder Dennis Hampt needed a solution for his beloved dog’s health issues. His Akita, Buddha, suffered a broken leg as a puppy. Over time...

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...

From Racehorse to Companion Pony

BY DIANA BEZDEDEANU If I had to pick out the biggest lesson I have learned to date from owning horses, it would be that nothing ever goes according to plan… As every Equestrian knows, owning horses...

The Breakthrough I Witnessed in the Healing Power of Horses

BY LISA MAE DEMASI I’m all in for “anything horse.” Riding, grooming, sharing a horse’s space, stroking a muzzle emanating every fiber of love of my being for the creature, whispering sweet nothings into his...

Daniel Stewart’s Equestrian Athlete Camp Part 3: Broken Mirrors and Bamboo Trees

BY TPH STAFF For more sports psychology insight and training advice, check out parts one and two of this series. A long time ago when I couldn’t afford a horse and needed to get my...

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...

The Equestrians of Color Photography Project: Meet Sajid Saleem and Briana Villa

The Plaid Horse is proud to introduce some of the photo project’s featured equestrians to our readers in each issue. In 2020, a group of photographers came together to create the Equestrians of Color Photography...

For the Love of Clarence

By Noreen Hyde Something had to be done about Clarence, and fast. He’d been boarding at the local kennel, The Loving Paws, and even though Clarence knew it well due to his twice-weekly doggie daycare...

In Defense of Inefficiency

BY PIPER KLEMM I have never been the most efficient person. I will always say “yes” to going on adventures. Attend dinners when I probably need to work and certainly need to wake up early....

Blenheim EquiSports Commissions Economic Impact Study of Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park

The Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park—also known simply as, the "Riding Park” is the home of Blenheim EquiSports in San Juan Capistrano, CA. The venue hosted approximately 7,500 horses at 16 week-long events in...

Miracles at the Base of Mini Mountain: Healing and Love at the So Cal...

BY DIXIE AYALA 2018 Equestrian Voices Distinguished Entry We share the same name, this pony and me. She was rescued from starvation and brought to the So Cal Mini Horse Sanctuary. Jeanne Oliver, founder of the...

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...