The Plaid Horse Questionnaire with: Bob Crandall— Rider, Trainer & USEF “R” Judge

As a horseman, I am most proud of: the many horses I was able to find, start, and bring along. Sadly, I wasn’t able to keep many of them.  As a horseman, I would most...

Well-Performing, Well-Fitting, Confidence-Boosting Apparel: Kerrits

Led by horsewomen, Kerrits has been providing quality, inclusive riding apparel for over three decades. From everyday riding clothes to winter gear and show clothes, Kerrits has something for every horse lover.  “Kerrits was started...

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”...

The Delinquent Client: A Potential Problem for All Involved in Equine Sport

By Armand Leone & Jessica Choper What’s The Stableman’s Lien? A state law that allows a stable owner to keep possession of a horse whose owner has not paid for boarding and other services...

Disney Made a New Black Beauty Movie and I Have FEELINGS About It

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I've never been one to cry in movies, especially when I was younger. My late husband once challenged me to watch Life is Beautiful without tearing up, and (although it was a...

Meal and Snacks for Recovery After Competition and Training

BY FAITH ALICIEA At the end of the day after a long horse show, all I want to do is sleep! But there’s a voice in the back of my head—one of my good friend...

The Mule: Everything You Should Know About the Most Underrated Equines

This is the latest story in Margie Sloan’s  “So! Who’s Your Daddy” series about some incredible stallions and their babies. BY MARGIE SLOAN Molly was a sight to see: well groomed, athletic, and proud of the...

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....

5 Things to Consider When Designing an Equestrian Building

By Steve Wright Design for equestrian buildings is not like building for chickens, pigs, or other farm animals. Since most equine operations are meant for pleasure riding or show riding, there are significant differences in space...

Horses, Equestrians, and Stunt Riders In film

BY PEARL RUNNING DEER For many years, I’ve enjoyed finding locations, riders, and barns for films. I’ve met so many wonderful people and made some lifelong friends.  Many barn owners have asked me what they need...

Jumping in Jockey Stirrups: Steeplechase 101

BY RENNIE DYBALL For most of us in the horse show world, the idea of guiding a galloping horse around at 35 miles an hour with your stirrups hiked up is a foreign, daunting concept....

Still Life with Wild Horses

By Chad Hanson, PhD The hours when the mind is absorbed by beauty are the only hours when we really live. - Richard Jeffries For years I have heard legends about the number of wild horses...

The Locations and Horses That Make It The Silver Screen

BY PEARL RUNNING DEER Once a film is completed, most make their rounds at film festivals. At these events, you’re meeting people in the industry who want to improve their art. Festivals feature panels consisting...

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: Pilates

By Kim Harries No matter what style of riding you prefer, having a strong core, and balanced muscles will benefit both you and your horse. What happens when your horse spooks? Are you able to...

Model Horses So Realistic You’ll Think They’re Alive

Many equestrians played with a "carpet herd" of model horses when they were kids. These toys were our connection the big dreams we hoped would play out with our own horse one day. But...

“Comfortable, Happy, & Secure” at Timberwagon Farm

BY TYLER BUI Sonja Boorman has created the ideal equine wellness and retirement center. Combining her love for horses and science, she has developed Timberwagon Farm and Balanced Equine Bodyworks—two businesses with a mission to...

Horse Halloween Costume Inspiration From the GSWEC’s Monster Mash

All photos by Jerry Mohme Photography If you're looking for Halloween costume inspiration for you and your horse, you need not look further than the Great Southwest Equestrian Center's Monster Mash horse show! Held each October,...

Educating the Veterinarians of Tomorrow While Caring For the Horses of Today

Palm Beach Equine Clinic Internship Program Brings the Best to Horse Sport BY LINDSAY BROCK/JUMP MEDIA When Dr. Scott Swerdlin of Palm Beach Equine Clinic considers the most rewarding part of being an equine veterinarian, he...

40th Birthday Fox Hunting Adventures (and how you can have your own!)

BY MELISSA MARSHALL “The most important thing to know is how to ride the sage bushes. You will be traversing huge areas of it at a gallop, and it will look like there is no...

Barn Dogs: Which Breeds Are Best?

By Nicole McCray Aside from your beloved horse, there’s nothing better than a good barn dog. He’s a source of protection, love, companionship, and support for you and your horse. Simply put, no horse barn...

Sustainable Horse Careers: Equine Photography

BY JESSIE LOCHRIE  Careers in the horse world are known for long hours, low pay, and a high rate of burnout — so how do the professionals we admire manage their careers in a sustainable...