Ten Equestrian TikToks to Follow

BY KAYLA DIXON You have probably heard of the popular video-sharing app TikTok—magical app that seems to have endless content. With fun filters, audio choices, and special effects, you will find something for everyone. Equestrians around...

Mama in the Making: The Top Four Traits of a Successful Broodmare

By Kara Pinato Scro and Tori Bilas/Jump Media When it comes to breeding horses, there isn’t one rule of thumb or a magic bullet that can guarantee successful offspring, but having a solid and reputable...

The Big Field at the End of the World

BY NOA LEIBSON I know I am not the only person in the horse world who has been called a great and terrible fool, prone to great and terribly foolish decisions. There is truth to...

“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...

Horse BnB: Putting Equestrian Accommodations on the Map

BY CATIE STASZAK Whoever said life with horses was glamorous never took their horse with them on a road trip. Laura Baker learned the realities of traveling with equines firsthand while shipping her horses across Canada...

Olympic Gold Medalist Chloe Kim Is Known for the Halfpipe—But She’s a Horse Lover,...

https://youtu.be/VThj4CHIk0Y By Tyler Bui The world knows Chloe Kim as a snowboarder, best known for her epic performances at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang and the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. She was crowned the...

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...

How Fit is Fit Enough?

By Kim Harries I polled 20 riders of varying ages and ability levels and asked a few questions about riding fitness: Is the average time spent riding in lessons and hacking on your own enough?...

The Eight Best Washing Machines for Your Barn

It's okay to admit it: We've all had that moment where, against our better judgment, we put a saddle pad in our home washing machine. It might be good for the saddle pad, but it...

More Repurposed Horseshoe Craft Ideas Than You’ll Ever Know What to Do With

Does your barn have a pile of old horse shoes? Have you kept a set from a special horse that's been sitting around? We joke that our horses get shoes more often than us,...

Side Saddle is Back!

Read more from TPH's 2017 Young Horse issue by CLICKING HERE! BY PRUE DRAPER OSBORN While side saddle was de rigueur for lady riders until just over a century ago, interest has waxed and waned for...

TPH Review: HERD Documentary

BY MIA JONES I have known for all of my life that horses can heal. In the past, I have seen horses help people through hard times both mentally and physically. And every kid or...

Learn the Basics of Polo

When most people watch polo, all they see are people on horses riding up and down a field, chasing after a ball while they try to score goals. Polo is not like “Pretty Woman”...

Kyniska of Sparta: The Olympic Equestrian Hero You’ve Never Heard Of

BY NOA LEIBSON These days the Olympics look far different from how they began thousands of years ago. But how beloved they are hasn’t changed. Countries from around the world meet to compete and pursue...

The Equestrians of Color Photography Project: Meet Kyle Bumgarner, Kelsey Graven Sauza and Taylor...

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...

High Heels and Short Ponies: The Life of an Equestrian Pageant Queen

BY SKYELUR FESTA I grew up in a small town in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA and have been obsessed with horses for as long as I can remember. I was always that girl who wanted...

10 Travel Tips for Equestrians

BY PUBLISHER PIPER KLEMM As someone who rarely spends a Friday or Saturday night in their own bed, traveling is a loved activity right up until… well, we all know what that point feels like. Here are 10...

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...

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...

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...

10 Rocking Horses That Are So Real, You’ll Try to Feed Them

Like many horse crazy toddlers, I had a rocking horse that I rode on many grand adventures. It had a curved head, soft eye, and yarn tail. I loved it, but I have to...

Fit to Ride: Fitness on the Go!

By Kim Harries Demonstrated by Jessica Fulcher As equestrians, we all know how important it is to keep our horses in their optimal condition. We go to great lengths to make sure that they are...