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Experimental Careers: Horses Integral at Kentucky Equine Research

By Esther Hahn By the time a nutritional supplement hits the shelves of a tack shop or lands in a shopping cart, multiple levels of research and development theoretically support its effectiveness. How often does...

Are Negative Core Beliefs Holding Your Riding Back?

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Core beliefs aren’t about religion, though I imagine most of us have cantered to a single oxer in a “Jesus take the wheel” situation at least once. I’d be lying if this...

Visible Homes: Breaking New Grounds in Real Estate

BY TPH Staff Owning a horse farm is a lifestyle, whether it houses just a few companion horses or dozens of elite equine athletes. For many people, that lifestyle is a dream, but Nichole McCaig...

Healthy Recipes for the Avid Athlete: Better Alternatives to Horse Show Snacks

BY SARA SOMECK You’ve probably been there before. You wake up at the crack of dawn, eager to get to the horse show. There is no time to spare, so you run out of the...

Self-Compassion for Equestrians

BY LAUREN MAULDIN If you're anything like me, you're pretty tough on yourself. In fact, it's a trait I see that's pretty common among equestrians. We're always striving for better. We work exceptionally hard. We're...

Mind Body Horse: Achieving Alignment Through Yoga

If a life can have a narrative, the throughline of Carrie Fraser’s story is one of alignment. Emotionally, physically, and spiritually, her life has been an education in finding that balance. She started Mind...

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...

Horseback Across Three Americas

By Verne R. Albright Verne R. Albright’s expanded rewrite of the  Best Selling book about his 1966-1967 Peru-to-California ride – entitled Horseback Across Three Americas – will be for sale in the late summer...

America Cryo: Next Level Equine Therapy

BY TYLER BUI Injury prevention, recovery, and rehabilitation are crucial to the health and performance of show horses. As a professional Grand Prix rider, Florian Moreno found himself looking for the right support to help...

Journey to the Mongol Derby: Training for the Mongol Derby

BY BIANCA FARMAS-GRIFFITH So, you think you have what it takes. How do you prepare for such an adventure? The obvious answer is physical training, however, experience and mental preparation are invaluable as well. Because...

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...

Daniel Stewart’s Equestrian Athlete Camp, Part 1: Beyond Hips, Heels, and Hands

BY TPH TEAM Last week I found myself driving into the Adirondacks to the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, site of Daniel Stewart’s Equestrian Athlete Camp. With my fingers clenched on the steering wheel...

Riding on the Beach Photo Gallery

If you ask a horse lover about their equestrian bucket list, more likely than not riding on the beach will be included! There's something about the surf, wind, sand and sun that just invites...

Dorothy Douglas Receives Style of Riding Award at World Equestrian Center – Ocala

BY CATIE STASZAK With three lucrative hunter derbies, highlighted by the $20,000 WEC Hunter Derby 3'6" - 3'9" under the lights in the Stadium arena, there are no shortage of award ceremonies on what has...

How Can Riders Prepare to Feel Their Best on Show Days?

ShowMD’s Dr. Barb Blasko provides her top tips. As equestrians, we are often guilty of taking better care of our horses than ourselves. But focusing on your own optimal performance conditions will only improve your...

Let’s Train People for Careers in Our Sport

By Kristin Pitzer Let’s face it. In the horse industry, it’s typically the people in the spotlight — the trainers, the breeders and the owners — who get the applause and credit at the end...

Starting an LLC- How to Start an LLC | What is LLC

As humanity entered the modernization period from the early period, the population of humans grew up rapidly. It became a very important task to provide them with all the lively resources; that is the...

Why Shame Is So Damaging and How to Overcome It—A Therapist’s Take

By Jeannie Moran, MSW LCSW Stephanie Ray Peters bravely kicked off The Plaid Horse’s anti-shame campaign for our May-June cover story. To continue the conversation, we spoke with Jeannie Moran, MSW LCSW, a therapist with...

Why Get a Dog?

BY HEATHER SIEGEL We go to the pet store on weekends, the place we know never to get a dog, regardless of their no-puppy mill pledge. But that’s because we are not here for a...

Fine Artist Lisa Palombo Selected as Artist for Secretariat’s Birthdate Celebration

THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS & ICONIC HORSE HONORED FOR HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENTS Caldwell, NJ – March 30, 2020 – Fine artist Lisa Palombo today announced she was selected as the featured artist by the Secretariat Foundation to...

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...

What’s The Science Behind Human-Animal Interaction?

BY TYLER BUI Dr. Megan K. Mueller is the Co-Director of the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction. She leads the Tufts Pet and Well-Being Lab. Mueller has been in the saddle for as long as...