You May Not Think You Are Anxious, But Your Horse Does

By Jack Coffin Competitive riders, by definition, are always under stress, if not anxiety, and that affects performance. What isn’t often realized is that horses...

Straight From the Judge’s Booth: Strategies for the Under Saddle

BY R JUDGE SISSY WICKES The more I judge, the more I am surprised that riders do not think more about how to ride an under saddle class. Yes,...

Hard Work and Big Moves Fuel Skylar Boehm’s Collegiate Riding Dreams

By Julie Unger Fourteen-year-old Skylar Boehm doesn’t come from a long line of equestrians. She isn’t even second or third generation, but that doesn’t matter. She brings heart, determination...

Good & Bad Signs When Looking for Trainers

BY JESS CLAWSON One of the benefits of living in the heart of the east coast horse country is that there is no shortage of trainers in the vicinity....

A Guide to the Grand National Course

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YNiLwnLZQw Hosting one of the biggest jump races in the world, Aintree Racecourse will open itsdoors on Thursday 2 nd April for three days of top-class racing....

Why This Straight PonyMomAmmy Cares About LGBTQ Safe Spaces

BY PONYMOMAMMY It is not very often that I feel disappointed in our horse community. Frankly, you are far more likely to find me shouting from the rooftops about...

The Future of Equestrian Money Management

By Jess Clawson Equestrian sports have seen tremendous evolution over the past two decades. From drastic improvements in veterinary technology to a whole host of new divisions at the...

Why were races from this prestigious racecourse missing from Nevada?

Love it or loathe it, the sport of horse racing is a key part of the equine industry across most of the world today. The sport of kings has fans everywhere, and...

8 Tips for Walking the Course

By Jay Duke Show jumping is 90% mental! I’m sure you have either heard this statement or said it yourself. An important part of a rider's success in the...

Stony Lane is Built on Trust

By Lauren Mauldin What goes into running a successful farm? Some of it is obvious. You need talent to develop horse lovers into equestrian athletes. A sharp eye that...

Four Horses Who Can Shine At The 2020 Cheltenham Festival

The Cheltenham Festival, which takes place in March, in England, is the biggest National Hunt meeting in the world and attracts all the leading horses for the respective championship races in each...

What You Need to Know About Donating Your Horse to a Collegiate Program

By Prof Mary Pardee, M. ED I am a professional beggar. This may be a strange statement given that I am gainfully employed in my fourteenth year as...

Still Life with Wild Horses

By Chad Hanson, PhD The hours when the mind is absorbed by beauty are the only hours when we really live. - Richard Jeffries For years...

Biggest Favourites for the Upcoming Cheltenham Gold Cup

The variety of horse races you can bet on in the UK is astounding. The United Kingdom is not just the cradle of football – it’s the cradle of horse racing (and...

Understanding Equine MRI

By Paige Burkhardt Laing, BSRT(R)(MR)(ARRT), Owner/Operator of Equine MRI of MD, LLC Photos courtesy Kimberly Dean Photography Lame. What horse owner’s nightmares are made of. This...

How Fit is Fit Enough?

By Kim Harries I polled 20 riders of varying ages and ability levels and asked a few questions about riding fitness: Is the average time...

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: When Defining Your Values Helps Push Through Anxiety

By TPH Publisher Piper Klemm, PHD (Follow me on instagram at @piperklemm) I have anxiety over… well, basically everything I can think of. I get anxious about going to...

A galloping start for the new 2020: January races for you

The spring is far away, we have just entered winter proper. From here to April, when the Randox Health Grand National Festival 2020 is scheduled to take place, it seems a long...

I Talked to My Trainer (and Lived)

Having productive conversations through tricky situations. By Erin McGuire In a time where we are so connected, why does communication seem so distant? Texts and emails...

Farmington Polo Club is On the Rise

By Jess Clawson Comeback stories are popular for a reason: they’re compelling, inspiring, and hopeful. We love to see someone beat the odds in a display of resilience. The...

I Take Forever in the Cross Ties

BY LAUREN MAULDIN These days, I take forever in the cross ties—especially before my ride. I didn’t used to be this way. My horse always had to be body...

A Culture of Safety: Why It’s Important In Your Barn

By Amy Clever of Safety Check, Inc. Damages caused by injury to both horses and barn staff contribute to many unforeseen costs in the equine industry every...