Valuing Your Team: More Than a ‘Thank You’

By Kara Pinato Scro/Jump Media   As an owner, trainer, or manager of an equestrian operation, your team extends beyond your day-to-day staff. Veterinarians, farriers, bodyworkers, and part-time help all play an integral part in...

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...

7 Fun Activities for Your Barn Barbeque This Summer

BY KAITLYN YOURKOSKI In the midst of show season, we often spend a lot of times with our barn family and friends. As the nights get longer, it is the perfect opportunity for a barbecue....

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...

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...

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...

Therapy Barns in the Wake of the Corona Crisis

BY KARLA CAMPBELL As the pandemic spreads across the country, barns are continuing to have to close their doors to their students. From elite training facilities to small town schooling barns, everyone is taking a...

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...

Camp Hobbit Hill: The Riding Camp of Your Dreams

By TPH Staff A sleep away camp with horses, art, leadership building activities, and all sorts of adventures might sound like it’s straight out of Show Strides or The Saddle Club, but the founders of...

The Equestrians of Color Photography Project: Meet Luna Guo, Maya Nakano and Alex Travis

In 2020, a group of photographers came together to create the Equestrians of Color Photography Project, a weekly blog that promotes inclusion and amplifies the voices of equestrians of color ready to openly share...

Putting the Spotlight on Purina Omega Match

By Annie Birmingham Purina® Omega Match™, the newest addition to the lineup of Purina® horse feed products, is approaching omega supplementation in a whole new way. The company’s new Omega Match™ Ahiflower Oil supplement and...

Bringing Fantasy Sports to the Horse World

Michael Cruciotti is launching Jump Clear Fantasy to drum up more interest in show jumping By Tyler Bui Michael Cruciotti is all about bringing innovation to the horse industry—from the creation of M.A.C. Sports International, LLC,...

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...

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...

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...

TPH Book Review: Grabbing Mane by Natalie Keller Reinert

By Lauren Aubert Casey Halbach, a 32-year-old former “horse girl,” has a seemingly wonderful life. She lives with her boyfriend, Brandon, in her coastal Florida hometown, has a comfortable marketing job, and a wonderful circle...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Rain Gear for Every Horse Show

When it comes to working with horses, preparation is key. Yes, proper training at home and placing yourself and your horse in a suitable division is paramountly important. But you must also be prepared...

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...