Thursday, September 24, 2020

Tiz The Law Can Make Amends in Breeders’ Cup Classic

Tiz The Law went into 2020 Kentucky Derby as the warm favorite to win the second leg of this year’s Triple Crown. However, he had to settle for second place behind Authentic.

When Will Horse Riding (Equestrian) Competitions Fully Return to the US?

The COVID-19 pandemic and the socializing restrictions imposed to curb its spread has affected almost every community, profession, and industry globally. The Equestrian industry is no exception. The athletes have not been...

Air Vests Are All the Rage—But Are They Truly Safe?

The hunter jumper world is abuzz about air vests. Well-known professionals are wearing them, more are speaking out about buying their own, and amateur riders and parents are considering making the investment...

Equestrian Advice to Ride (and Live) By

BY PONYMOMAMMY The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. So I give you some of my favorite pearls of wisdom, in no particular...

Addressing Riding Apathy

BY ELYSE SCHENK The origin of our love for horses is a mystery for many. The obsession seems to affect most of us randomly, striking out of thin air....

6 Animals You Should Have In Your Farm

If you’re planning on having livestock in your farm, the next thing that you should do is to consider the animals that you want. There are certain animals that you should have...

Ode to My Pony

Ryder Richardson on his pony jumper, RR Cool Play (“Becks”) Dear Becks, I want to thank you for being the best pony in the whole world....

Losing One of the Herd

BY LYNNE SCHMIDT All I knew as I entered my last two semesters of graduate school was that I wanted to work with animals. As my advisor and I...

On The Flat: A Brief History of How Horse Racing Came to Be in...

In order to properly trace the history of horse racing in the United States of America, we must, just as the horses themselves did, take the long way round.

5 Strides with NINETTO

An “interview” with  the jumper ready to make  his Grand Prix debut (via his rider, Anna Ishiyama!) The 12-year-old bay Oldenburg,  who goes by Teddy at the barn, showed...

Common Wildlife that Get Into Your Barn and Horse Stables

A rat infestation is pretty much any homeowner’s nightmare and no doubt that you’ve probably considered some sort of pest-proof in the past. But if you live on a larger property, it...

Freeing the Broken Horses on My Search for a Horse of My Own

BY RAIN ZIMMEL Since childhood, horse ownership has represented the ultimate accomplishment and success. Riding was the proverbial carrot exploited by my folks to encourage favorable behaviours, so I...

TPH Review: For Horses Apparel

For Horses breeches revolutionizes equestrian sportswear. It’s uncommon for a pair of breeches to provide comfort, style and durability all-in-one. Yet, through creative Italian design and expert chemical textile engineering, For Horses...

We Need to Talk about Breasts

BY NOA LEIBSON It seems an incredible contradiction to care so much about breasts in the show ring, but label it taboo in discussions regarding our sport. Breasts—something we’re...

Melbourne Cup Winner Trends: What to Look Out For Ahead of ‘The Race That...

Australia will come to a standstill when the world’s finest stayers battle for supremacy at the Melbourne Cup on November 3. The race that stops a nation has delighted punters across the...

How I Got Lured Into Terrible Behavior By My Toxic Trainer

BY CORRINE MARTIN Here's the thing about gut instincts—they tend to be accurate.  Jen (names have been changed) was the big time trainer. We met before...

Will Tennessee get a regular horse racing track any time soon?

The history of horse breeding in Tennessee is long and rich. It dates to well before the civil war. The Tennessee Walking Horse or Tennessee Walker did not get its name by...

TPH Book Review – Come to the X by Julia Wendell

TPH Book Review by Elizabeth Sousa We all understand what it’s like to try to fit life and horses together. It is not always easy, but as equestrians, we...

The Evolution Of Bingo – From Beginning To…End?

Introduction The history of how bingo came about is nothing short of interesting. Believe it or not, it actually began in China where the lottery was invented by taking...

Tire Kicker

The ad said, “Please, no tire kickers,” and I was just old enough to know that I was one. I saw it hanging on the bulletin board at the feed store in...

Cowboy Versus the Canadian Air Force

BY SIOBHAN SEARLE A lazy horse who would much rather be eating grain barely survives an attack from the least likely of sources.  I had just...

Kentucky Derby Bolters and Dark Horses With a Chance to Shine in 2020 Showcase

Four months later than intended, the 2020 Kentucky Derby will take place at Churchill Downs on Saturday, featuring an 18-horse field replete with challengers to the throne. Major U.S. online horse racing...