Saturday, February 29, 2020

The Bloodline Factor When Assessing a Jumper

By Charlene Strickland How important is pedigree when choosing a jumper? Do bloodlines forecast how and why a jumper jumps with a certain style? What about the gallop he...

Who Jumped It Best? Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal at Desert International Horse Park

PHOTOS © IRENE ELISE POWLICK Few things make a prettier picture than a lovely equitation horse and rider. For this week's Who Jumped It Best, some of the top...

Is He Lame or Just a Lefty?

Distinguishing Between Lameness, Weakness, and Sidedness By Keelin Redmond, DVM Talk to any rider, and you will hear it: “His left lead is better.”...

Who Says You Can’t Get Married at the Barn?

BY LISA MAE DEMASI On Thanksgiving weekend I sat atop Shadow, one of the two lesson horses I ride, just outside the indoor, wallowing in the delight of being...

EQright: Tiny Device, Big Potential to Improve Your Riding

By Rennie Dyball Does your trainer tell you to “look up!” or “sit up!” every lesson? Do you jump up your horse’s neck from time to time? Find yourself...

The Comprehensive Dictionary of Horse Terms for Non-Equestrians

The equestrian world is one with an intense vocabulary. We have horse breeds, tons of different tack, jumps and divisions and more. It's a lot for anyone to take in—especially our non-equestrian...

Bethany P Photography is Telling Your Story

By Jess Clawson, Ph.D. Good photography tells a story, and Bethany P Photography is committed to showcasing the bonds between humans and horses in a beautiful way. Bethany Pastorial’s...

What Equestrians Should Remember About Their Sport

BY CHLOE HARDGRAVE I know from experience that not enough equestrians slow down and remember why we joined this sport in the first place. With the hustle and bustle...

Camp Hobbit Hill: The Riding Camp of Your Dreams

By Jess Clawson 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...

Ten Things to Know About WEF’s New Show+ Coverage

BY NINA FEDRIZZI If you happen to be cashing out at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in the coming weeks, you may or may not notice a new, $75...

Leading Your Horse to Water

By Juliette Beauchamp As the winter months and colder temperatures approach, it is vitally important to stay on top of your horse’s water consumption. The average horse drinks about...

Neither Hemiplegia Nor Seizures Can Stop This Young Rider

BY REBECCA LEPAGE Living in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, I’m currently a freshman at Seminole Ridge High School. As a teenager that rides horses in a beautiful, sunny state,...

Kathy Kusner: Boldly Going Where No Woman Has Gone Before

BY ANN JAMIESON Kathy Kusner has gone where no woman has gone before. Her successful legal case in 1968 allowed her to become the first licensed woman jockey in...

Pony Suds is More Than Tack Soap

By Jess Clawson Tiny kids are common at horse shows running around with their friends in cute bows and garter straps with adorable ponies. But there is one five...

Real Ribbon Displays to Get Inspiration for Showcasing Ribbons in Your Home

Special ribbon boxes make colorful accent furniture for your home. Plus, they give plenty of room to stack piles of glorious satin. Submitted by Shayne Mackey

Who Jumped It Best? Desert Horse Park 1.10m Jumpers

ALL PHOTOS © IRENE ELISE POWLICK A new show season means it's time for a new Who Jumped it Best! Come down to the desert with us for a...

Battle for the Saddle: When Riding is a Key Component to Treating Mental Illness

BY ALICIA GREULICH Like most equestrians, horses and riding have become a huge part of who I am. Being up on a horse gives me a level of confidence...

Zoom Lenses, Course Walks and Lots of Caffeine – My Busy Life as a...

BY GIANA TERRANOVA I had a terrible round. All I needed to do to place individually in the Adult Zones at Thermal was to get 12 faults or less....

TPH Review: SaddleMattress

BY JESS CLAWSON A few months ago after noticing that my thoroughbred wasn’t using his back as well as he normally does, I asked my saddle fitter to come...

Timely Advice: Are Your Watches Protected?

By Rand Silver, Global Director, Art Collection Management, AIG Private Client Group In November 2019, a Patek Philippe “Grandmaster” watch fetched $31 million at Christie’s Geneva. This result was...

Developing Champions for Life

By Jennifer Bliss I have always admired horse and rider combinations that have been able to withstand the test of time in the show ring and continue to win...

Reality Bites: When You Can No Longer Give Your Child Pony Dreamland

BY MEGAN HOFFMAN I have been living in a dreamland, sort of like Pony Mom Land at Pony Finals. This world exists of beautiful ponies and clean children in...