Main Functions of the Quote Used at the Beginning of an Essay

There are two universal types of functions of the quotation used at the beginning of the essay – general and special. The general functions are determined by the very essence of the quotation as...

Working in a Winter Wonderland: A Day in the Life of a Norwegian Equestrian

BY NADIA ASLAM If you’ve ever seen the mesmerizing images of Scandinavia in the winter, your first thought when I mention these snow-capped countries may be Skiing or the Northern Lights. But have you ever...

Journey to the Mongol Derby: Mental Preparation & Growth throughout COVID

BY BIANCA FARMAS-GRIFFITH Although this journey has been tailored to prepare me specifically for the Mongol Derby, it has inadvertently prepared me to become a more well-rounded equestrian and woman.  Growing up in the Hunter/Jumpers, I...

The Cost Of “Brushing It Off” After Falling Off

BY EMMA FRIEDMAN It’s widely believed that when you fall off your horse, you get back on—no matter what. It is a training method for horse and rider. When you continue to ride after an...

Understanding The Body Language Of Horses

The post is developed in partnership with BetterHelp. Horses are incredibly intelligent creatures, but that doesn't mean they will learn to speak any human language anytime soon. Very few animals can understand human language beyond...

RiverCross: A Breeding Program That Puts Horses First

By Tyler Bui As a young girl, Sally Harrington Philippo started out with a dream—to own her own horse. It took 37 years, but she has fulfilled that dream…and so much more. Today, Sally and...

Book Excerpt: The Year of the Horses, A Memoir by Courtney Maum

Reprinted with permission from Tin House It was an early morning like any other at the upstate polo club: Danny, Carlos, Victor, Leah, and I were readying the ponies for the gallop track. I was...

Artic Storm Cat: A Long Lost Dream Horse Come True

By Alison Galeotafiore  Sometimes I wonder if I’m living in a dream, one that so many other horse lovers around the world have had at some point in their lives. Even if it’s common, it’s...

The Grand History of Epsom Derby

Epsom Derby needs no introduction. The most famous horse race in the world, it is steeped in history dating back centuries. The first recorded race meeting took place in 1661, and the first running...

The Breyer Model Horse That Sold for $22,000

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Every summer before the hunter/jumper crowd flocks to the Kentucky Horse Park for the Kentucky Summer series, a group of folks comes to show with a very different kind of string—model horses! BreyerFest, a...

How This Blind Jumper Rider Is Pursuing Her Dreams – and Paving the Way...

By Rennie Dyball As Wren Blae Zimmerman turns toward the first fence in her jumper classic at World Equestrian Center, she isn’t looking for a distance. She’s just counting. Because while Zimmerman might appear like...

Heal Childhood Wounds with the Help of Your Horse

By The Love Guru Blaire Everything in life can be looked at on the surface level or you can go deeper and look for the deeper meaning. The latter is how I live and how...

Why Equine Vet Tech Makes A Great Career Option For Horse Lovers

Horse lovers looking to go the extra mile can explore a career option in equine care. But not everyone can become a veterinary specialist. However, you can consider the alternative of vet tech training...

Equitation and the Ammy

BY PONYMOMAMMY My PonyKid saw a t-shirt the other day that said I Get My Eq From My Mom. She was all, “Momma! I need this shirt!” But all I could think was, “Yeah, kid. I’m not so sure...

Clarkson to Again Offer Equine Studies Summer Courses

Edited Press Release This summer Clarkson University will once again offer online equestrian college courses. The three three-credit-hour courses will be offered and taught by Prof. Piper Klemm, Ph.D., publisher of The Plaid Horse. The courses...

How to Leave Your Trainer (politely) in 10 Easy Lessons

BY DAPHNE THORNTON OF TWO BIT TRAINING I had the loveliest coffee date with a young woman who left my program. She’d been with me for a long time. She gave her notice to the current...

5 Exercises To Help Improve Riding Skills and Posture

A rider and their horse are a team. A rider's goal is to communicate with its horse. A rider's posture and dressage position should be coordinated with the horse's balance and symmetry. Riders need...

It’s Never “Just a Horse”

BY LAUREN MAULDIN “She talks about these horses like they’re people. All of their different personalities and stuff. I don’t get it. I mean, it’s just a horse!” I’ve heard different versions of this conversation my...

Defining Relationship-Based Horsemanship

By Farrah Green and Isabelle Farmer What is Relationship-Based Horsemanship? The International Horsemanship Association (IHA), is a 501 C3 non-profit education organization formed in 2018 by a group of horse lovers and horsemanship instructors from all...

Barn Rats Over Mean Girls: Life Lessons from Growing Up in a Barn

BY PONYMOMAMMY I feel like I am constantly trying to justify the expense of the horses to my husband. I get it. It’s not cheap, and it doesn’t ever end. My go-to defense of “bays...

25 Horse Tattoos Like You’ve Never Seen Before

BY LAUREN MAULDIN While I spend a lot of time in pretty, traditional equestrian clothing, I still love tattoos. I've got a small collection of animal and literary inspired ink, but recently added a new...

An Explanation of Jumper Course Formats

By TPH Intern Vyla Carter When I first started doing the jumpers after years of only competing in the hunters, I was confused on what Table II, 2(a) and the random number and letter seen...