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...

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...

Journey to the Mongol Derby: The Longest and Toughest Horse Race in the World

BY BIANCA FARMAS-GRIFFITH Part One: Mongolian Horses & Mongol Derby 101  In Fall 2018 and on the cusp of turning 30, I woke up one day with an intense desire and determination to participate in a...

Fine Art and Horses Collide at the 75th Anniversary of the Pin Oak Charity...

BY KRISTIN PITZER Overlooking the Main Arena at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, is a large meeting space with windows that reach from nearly floor to ceiling. Looking into the room from...

Back Bay Therapeutic Riding Club: How Helping Others Helped Me

BY TOBI BENEDICT My first day at the Back Bay Therapeutic Riding Club, I fell in love. I was already horse crazy, so to find a place where I could help others through horses was...

$50,000 Devon Arena Eventing Competition

BY LANIE WALKENBACH The stands were full Sunday evening for the $50,000 Devon Arena Eventing class held at The Devon Horse Show in Devon, PA. The class consisted of 28 riders, who each completed a...

What’s The Science Behind Human-Animal Interaction?

BY TYLER BUI Dr. Megan K. Mueller is the Co-Director of the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction. She leads the Tufts Pet and Well-Being Lab. Mueller has been in the saddle for as long as...

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...

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...

A Day in the Life of an Equine Vet Student

BY RACHEL KENNEDY Have you ever wanted to go to veterinary school? Have you ever been curious about what daily life as an equine vet student looks like? Well, join me on campus for a...

Do Horses Experience Motion Sickness?

By Equo I had a question about motion sickness, pertaining to horses in trailers traveling down windy roads. It was: Do horses experience motion sickness? And if they do, what would the symptoms be and treatment? The...

Brooke USA Raises Crucial Funds for Working Equines Across the Globe

BY TPH STAFF There are those who believe that one moment can alter your life forever, and for Dorothy Brooke, that moment happened more than 80 years ago in Cairo, Egypt. In the early 1930s,...

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...

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...

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...

Days End Farm Horse Rescue: Empowering Youth to Make a Difference

By Emily Daily/Jump Media Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) has worked tirelessly for more than 30 years to distinguish itself as one of the most well-respected and successful horse rescues in the United States....

Limited Edition The Plaid Horse Merchandise Available June 7!

New to The Plaid Horse shop, limited edition merchandise will be available for order beginning June 7. Once sold out, these products will not be repeated. That means, don't miss out! Check out a...

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...

10 Safety Tips for Horse Trailering

By Equo Are you doing things right when it comes to horse trailer safety? Despite good intentions, many people are making dangerous mistakes when they trailer their horses. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of...

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...