Charities Among Us: The Sloth Institute of Costa Rica

BY PENELOPE AYERS, AMATEUR HUNTER RIDER AND PRESIDENT OF THE SLOTH INSTITUTE The Sloth Institute (TSI)’s mission is to improve and advance the welfare of Sloths through research on their behavioral ecology and habitat needs;...

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...

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...

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...

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 Everyone (Even Equestrians!) Needs Sleep

BY TPH INTERN ASHLEY SHAW Sleep is important. This statement is drilled into people’s brains early in life, followed up by parents’ disapproval of staying up into the early hours of the morning watching your...

Previewing Ladies’ Day at Cheltenham 2018

There are few sights in British horse racing to match the pageantry of Ladies’ Day at the Cheltenham Festival. Perhaps the festivities surrounding the Royal Ascot Festival trump those at Cheltenham in terms of...

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PRESS RELEASE When you log onto an internet casino to play slots for real money and are faced with an incredible array of slot machines which you’ve never even seen before, it’s hard to know where to start....

Three Sports that use Horses

Above: Photo by TPH Intern Vyla Carter The horse is an animal that is used extensively in the world of sports as they can be used in different forms. Powerful, strong and athletic, these animals...

The Show Jumping Bucket List: The World’s Best Show Jumping Destinations

Above: Photo by Martinp It may come as no surprise that when we think of holidays here at The Plaid Horse, we think of horses and let’s be honest, you’re probably the same, right? But...

How Do We Save the Wild Horses?

BY JOSY O'DONNEL Horses are fascinating animals, both incredibly resilient and frighteningly delicate. Although the genus Equus, containing the species of zebras, horses, and donkeys, seems to have originated in North America, the modern horse’s...

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...

Lake Placid: Beyond the Horse Show

BY VYLA CARTER For two weeks out of the summer the town of Lake Placid, known for its winter sports, is taken over by the equestrian community. Equestrians flock to the Lake Placid Horse Show...

About Straight Bets in Horserace Betting

Keen on betting on ponies? Well, there are 2 basic bet types you can indulge in: straight bets and exotic bets. For anyone who is starting out with horserace betting, it is highly recommended...

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2018 Preview

Above: 2017 Montpelier Hunt Races (Virginia). Photo by Betsy Kelley BY MARTIN GREEN Celebrities, royals and an array of superstar trainers will descend upon the west of England for one of the world’s most prestigious horse racing...

Charities Among Us: Friends of Dog Mountain

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN There aren’t many perfect places on earth, but the Dog Chapel in St. Johnsbury, Vermont is one of them. Folk artist Stephen Huneck and his wife bought the 150 acre...

Secrets of Social Media from Top Brand Influencers

Building a brand online can be a challenging process. Trying to get your voice heard, among an infinite number of other voices, seems like an impossible task, but with a lot of dedication and...

Exercise Ideas to Embody #FitToRide

BY MEDIA CHAIR ESTELLE KRAFT I consider myself a fairly active person. I’ve been riding for the past 10 years, and for four of those I was a competitive swimmer spending an upwards of five...