An Intro to the Midwest’s New, Inclusive Field Hunt

BY KAMERRA BROWN ALLEN Virginia is where I call home and grew up riding. I recently moved to Missouri in August 2020 to take the job as Hunter/Jumper Instructor and Assistant Professor of Equestrian Studies...

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...

Palm Beach Equine Clinic Gives Foal the Ability To Walk

BY JUMP MEDIA LLC The birth of a foal is an exciting yet nerve-wracking time for any owner. This is especially true when the foal arrives three weeks early, which was the case for Laura...

The Healing Power of Occupational Therapy and Horses

BY CAROLINE LURIE While utilizing horses in occupational therapy is considered an emerging practice by the profession, utilizing horses for therapy is not a revolutionary idea. Horses can be used in a multitude of ways...

The Equestrians of Color Photography Project: Bay Collyns, Christopher Cervantes & Tahira Carrol

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...

All About Tummy Gummies

Equine Elixirs created the first equine antacid gummies—how can they help your horse? Curious about Tummy Gummies, the first equine antacid created by Equine Elixirs? We’ve got the answers to your questions here.   The Gastric...

Hero Bean Stevenson: A Deep Love for Horses—and a Desire to Improve Mental Wellness...

The mental health podcast host and therapist-in-training shares her story and her hopes for the horse world at large. BY HERO BEAN STEVENSON Candid conversations about mental health are on the rise. Simone Biles made headlines...

Equestrian Christmas Trees for Horse Lovers

Equestrians typically have horses on the mind even when we're not at the barn, and that's often true for our holiday decorating! Whether you have a tree full of sentimental ornaments from horses past...

What Horse Breed You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Aries (March 21-April 19) - Thoroughbred The first sign of the zodiac, Aries know they're natural-born winners... and they're no stranger to competition. This bold fire sign is ambitious and not afraid to tackle even...

9 Ideas for DIY Horse Ornaments for Your Holiday Tree

Cold, wintery days don't always make for great riding weather. But sometimes a bad barn day can make for a great crafting day warm at home. If you're looking for some easy, equestrian details...

The Living Quarters Horse Trailer Unicorn

BY GORDON BALLANTYNE ISO 3 horse LQ, 8’ wide with mangers or 7’ wide without. 8’ tall. 8’ or 10’ short wall living quarters. No toilet in the shower. 2012 or newer. Slides preferred, no...

Inspiration for an Equestrian Thanksgiving

This time of year our collective thoughts are often geared towards indoor finals, giving thanks, and delicious meals with family and friends. Many celebrate in a variety of ways, from Friendsgiving to Barn Family...

ShowMD’s Dr. Barbara Blasko: The Doctor is in…at the Horse Show

BY Emily Randolph/Randolph PR Speak to patients of Dr. Barbara Blasko, and you’re likely to hear a lot of similar sentiments: “Barb saved my life!” And, “I wouldn’t have been able to show if it...

Ejiao: The Illegal Trade That’s Bringing Donkeys To The Brink Of Extinction

If not stopped, donkeys could be extinct within the next 15 years. What can people in the United States do to help? BY JENNIFER FINCH In some areas of the world, working equines are the foundation...

15 Halloween Costumes For Spooky Horses Wary of “Dressing Up”

This time of year horse shows and barn parties have costume classes popping up all over the place. And why not? It's a super fun, creative activity that we don't get to do normally....

George Mason Mortgage & Grace Maxwell: A Unique Set of Skills to Help Equestrian...

By Stacy Bromley Hamilton Grace Wilkins Maxwell used a chance meeting at a random Thanksgiving dinner table to fall in love with her future husband Jim and their partnership and love of horses would open...

From the Outside, In: Six Ways to Make Your Farm Shine in the Real...

BY TORI BILAS/JUMP MEDIA If you ask leading Wellington real estate agent Martha Wachtel Jolicoeur what property buyers are looking for these days, her answer without hesitation would be, “a house.” The housing market is...

Miss California USA is an Equestrian

On the @blackequestrians Instagram page, a Sept. 14 post did not match the others: The photo was missing a horse. But make no mistake, Sabrina Lewis, 24, is most definitely an equestrian. She's also the...

“Fall” Into This Seasonally Themed Braiding Contest

At the Maryland Horse and Pony Show, competitors in two arenas took the concept of turnout to the next level. Putting on a "fall"-themed braiding contest, exhibitors and braiders got creative and welcomed in...

Smart Earth Research Study Puts Focus on Camelina Oil’s Effects on Horses and Dogs

Kate Shoveller: My name is Kate Shoveller, and I'm an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Bio-sciences. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Animal Biology from the University of Guelph and my PhD from...

Catching Up with the Herd (of Zebras)

By Forest Franzoi We can’t believe it’s been four years since our first ever blog post in The Plaid Horse! The Herd has come a long way since then, and we’re excited to fill you...

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,...