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...

A Good Boy

BY CHRISTINE BENSON Lewis is a person—just like you and just like me. Like us, his sameness is completed by those things that make him dazzlingly unique. He is young, a boy of maybe nine...

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...

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...

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...

The American Saddlebred: The Horse America Made

BY MORGAN MARTIN Though hunter/jumper competitors know the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show as a heritage horse show in Texas with Grand Prix and International Derbies, but there is more breed representation there. Pin Oak...

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....

Open Letter from ShowMD

Dear Equestrian Community, We understand that many people have shared a photo on social media of our sign at the Desert International Horse Park advertising weight loss medication. Many of you have disagreed with this...

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...

The Equestrians of Color Photography Project: Meet Sajid Saleem and Briana Villa

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...

The Fit Blanket: It’s Like a Comfy Pair of ‘Favorite Leggings’ for Your Horse

By By Nina Fedrizzi  Most days, I feel bad for my jeans. Once, they held a place of honor in my closet; a premier shelf where they could be neatly folded and grabbed at a...

One of a Kind: How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is Revolutionizing Equine Veterinary Care in...

By Catie Staszak for Equine Hyperbaric Center of South Florida Dr. Byron Reid will forever remember the construction of his equine hyperbaric oxygen chamber in Loxahatchee, FL. After all, it took a flatbed trailer with two...

Are You Following These Equestrian TikToks?

BY KAYLA DIXON It had been another month of scrolling on the addictive video sharing app called Tiktok. The presence of equestrians on this app continues to grow.  I have rounded up another set of...

Miracles at the Base of Mini Mountain: Healing and Love at the So Cal...

BY DIXIE AYALA 2018 Equestrian Voices Distinguished Entry We share the same name, this pony and me. She was rescued from starvation and brought to the So Cal Mini Horse Sanctuary. Jeanne Oliver, founder of the...

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...

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...

Equine Elixirs: The Power of Positude and Calmakazi

How Positude and Calmakazi supplements address spooky, nervous, anxious, hormonal and temperamental behavior If you’re looking to address your horse’s behavioral or temperamental challenges, you don’t want to miss Equine Elixirs’ popular product duo: Positude...

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...

Wordley Martin: How to Build the Perfect Arena for Your Horses and Riders

By Amanda Picciotto Feitosa / Jump Media There are a number of factors to think about when building a new riding arena. Like many aspects of the equine industry, a new arena can be costly,...

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...

What Horse Breed You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Aries (March 21-April 19) - Thoroughbred The first sign of the zodiac, Aries know they're natural-born winners... and they're no stranger to competition. This bold fire sign is ambitious and not afraid to tackle even...

Fit to Ride: Strength Training

By Kim Harries Whether you prefer to workout in the gym, at home, or one-on-one with a trainer, the benefits of strength training can be experienced in the saddle and in our every day lives,...