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Reading & Riding: How The Black Stallion is Teaching Ocala Youth 

By April Bilodeau Photos © Andrew Ryback Photography Many people have that one book, event, or memory from their childhood that ends up sending them down the path they chose to take in life. The Ocala...

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...

Book Excerpt: Milo’s Eyes

By Lissa BachnerReprinted with the permission of Behler Publications Now, while others were toasting the New Year, we were in a barn in our down parkas and warm boots, waiting for two horses from Germany....

Forget Me Not Farm Raises Funds for Pediatric Cancer Research With an Evening of...

By Caroline Mosebrook What do you get when you combine heroic children with a fashion runway and a Wellington, FL farm? Equestrians gathered at Forget Me Not Farm in Wellington FL, on Saturday, Jan. 29 for...

Danny & Ron Book Excerpt: Forever Home

By Ron Danta & Danny Robertshaw and Larry Lindner Before Danny was released from the hospital, twenty-four days after he was admitted, the doctors sat Ron down and explained that Danny’s life expectancy was in...

Bringing Past and Present Together: Show Jumping Hall of Fame’s Annual Dinner

BY NANCY JAFFER It was a bit surreal to be at the Show Jumping Hall of Fame’s annual dinner watching a 1981 video of Michael Matz competing on Jet Run, only to look over at...

Dr. Barry Miller Hosts Webinar Following Release of VT Helmet Lab Ratings

Barry Miller, Director of Outreach for the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab, hosted a webinar via YouTube Monday to answer questions about the recently released Equestrian Helmet Ratings. The Virginia Tech Helmet Lab, which has already...

Nahlea’s Story: The Founder of Eques Pante Opens up About Moving on After the...

By Jessica Andrews Photos © Stephen Rivera Reprinted with permission from Eques Pante  The year 2023 started with putting my horse Nahlea, to sleep. It was one of the hardest, saddest days I have been through. That day...

Light Up the Trailer for a Better Loading Experience

By Equo Anyone who has struggled to load a horse onto a trailer understands the inherent challenge and risks. As prey animals, horses naturally stay away from confined spaces where, in the wild, they might be...

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...

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...

‘Dream’ Return to WCHR Week for WON Equestrian’s Rachel Geiger Barker

By Catie Staszak for Weather or Not Equestrian Rachel Geiger Barker’s first recollection of WCHR Week at Wellington, FL’s Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) came on a most rainy Saturday in February of 2002.Looking back, the...

2017 Hunter Breeding Task Force Had Much to Discuss

BY ALIX MORRISON Betty Oare, Chair of the USHJA Hunter Breeding Task Force, heard numerous debates while discussing HU188.4, restricting hunter breeding classes to one handler per horse, starting on Monday at the 2017 annual...

Top 9 Horse Books on Audible for Your Next Drive 

1. The Perfect Horse 2. Horse Gone Silent 3. It’s Not Just About the Ribbons: It’s about Enriching Riding (and Life) with a Winning Attitude  4. Believe 5. A Champion’s Mind (Alright not horse specifically, but worth the competition...

The Equestrians of Color Photography Project: Ateasha Baltodano and Josh Boggs

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...

Have More Good Years With Your Horse With Purina® Equine Senior®

Purina is years ahead in senior research so you can have more good years with your horse. When our equine partners and trusted companions reach their golden years, their nutritional needs change. Maintaining good...

NYC Amenities Coming to Saugerties

Horse show exhibitors will get a taste of Manhattan luxury during their summer in the Hudson Valley From the magazine Life on the road as an equestrian means long days filled with hard work, quick meals,...

Heart-Pumping Riding: Fitness Insights

BY Hannah Fichter Riding horses is a whole-body experience. The legs are engaged to keep you on the horse—arms, and seat to help communicate to your horse your next move. Your hands maintain connection. Your...

What to Know Before You Import

An expert in importing, Allyson Coluccio provides her take on what to look out for before buying a horse from across the pond BY Allyson Coluccio I have been importing horses since the early 90’s. Well,...

Are you Dismissing Your Wins?

BY Krista Kehoe Sometimes it seems like as equestrians we are never satisfied. Although the source of satisfaction may differ because we are looking for the next medal, ribbon or level-up and not a “hook up”;...

Publisher’s Note: Do you have to be inherently selfish to be a great rider?

BY Piper Klemm I love this time of year because it is such a privilege to see the level of competition we have coming up in our schedule—to watch the best hunter and equitation riders...

From Traffic Tragedy to Community Change

A Colorado Town Rises Up To Make Streets Safer For Equestrians BY Lee Foster On December 2nd, careless driving turned deadly in a quiet Colorado equestrian neighborhood. A local schoolteacher and her horse were on their...