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The “Other” Order of Go

By APRIL BILODEAU We’ve all done it.  As busy horse people, whether at a horse show, at the barn, or maybe even pulling the trailer, we have all shared a restroom with our horse.  While many barns...

Getting the Best Horse Feed Nutrition & Value for Your Money

It seems as though diesel, groceries, fertilizer, grain and hay are all on the price escalator going up, up, up. There are many reasons for soaring prices, including pressure on crops from ethanol production, higher...

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...

Horse: A Novel

By Geraldine Brooks It was only when Lexington walked right into a barrow that someone had carelessly left in the midst of the paddock that Jarret began to suspect the truth. He pulled a kerchief...

We Asked Artificial Intelligence About Horse Riding, Training, and Breeding

BY TPH STAFF Everyone is buzzing about AI lately. I'm sure you've seen the avatars and profile images your friends have shared on social media that look shockingly like them but were generated by a...

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...

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...

Bullet Journaling for Equestrians

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Let me introduce you to my favorite stress-coping mechanism for the year—bullet journaling. The past few years, I've been a big journaler. It's taken a variety of forms. When my mental health...

Mary Crane and Forever Bernardini: 2022 North American Field Hunter Champions

Mary Crane riding her Forever Bernardini won both the 2022 Theodora A. Randolph Field Hunter Championship as well as the Dr. Mathew Mackay-Smith Award for the Highest Placing Thoroughbred in the weeklong competition held in Middleburg, VA. No horse...

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...

Alesi Farms: Creating a Legacy in American Hunter Breeding

Home of Marabet Farm and Olde Oaks Farm By Victoria Sheehan Paris is always a good idea. Paris, Kentucky, sits in the heart of Bourbon county. Less than 10,000 people call this town home. There are...

Ultimate Exercise Routines for Riders: Fitness That Fits a Horse-Crazy Lifestyle

By Laura Crump Anderson, Certified Personal Trainer All too often, my clients tell me that the number one barrier to exercise is a lack of time. Between horses, competitions, family, careers, and other obligations of...

Wordley Martin: The Arena and Footing Experts on How to Maintain Your Riding Arena

By Amanda Picciotto Feitosa / Jump Media Regardless of discipline, the maintenance of your arena can make the difference between a premium riding surface and subpar footing. Watering, dragging, and annual upkeep are all common...

‘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...

An Interview with Actor and Equestrian Eric Nelsen

BY PEARL RUNNING DEER Eric Nelsen is an Emmy and Tony Award -winning American actor and producer. He’s best known for his role as Ennis in the record breaking television series 1883. The prequel to Yellowstone. On stage, Nelsen...

One of a Kind: How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is Revolutionizing Equine Veterinary Care in...

By Catie Staszak for Equine Hyperbaric Center of South Florida Dr. Byron Reid will forever remember the construction of his equine hyperbaric oxygen chamber in Loxahatchee, FL. After all, it took a flatbed trailer with two...

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...

Top 10 Horse Books on Audible for Your Next Drive

1. Horse by Geraldine Brooks  Heralded by Jane Smiley for The New York Times Book Review as “A revelation . . . best horse book I’ve ever read,” Brooks’ 2022 novel has reminded the...

Film and Horses: Country Music Video With Horses

BY PEARL RUNNING DEER Music is an important part of movies and TV shows. The music rhythm enhances what you see, and enjoy. One of the most important parts of Dressage is the music. Without...

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...

American Stalls: Designing Your Dream Barn

By Troy Anna Smith  Yash Balasaria, CEO of American Stalls, has one overriding goal for his family business.  “We are just looking to make your life easier!” he cheerfully tells The Plaid Horse. Balasaria has...

Get to Know the Equine Mastery Education System

 ‘‘With the Right Horsemanship Tools, Our Industry Could Be Revolutionized’’ By Annie Birmingham Raegan Comeaux has trained riders from their first lessons all the way to the Indoor finals, but began to notice a growing trend...