Horse Racing Manager 2019 app for real horse lovers

There are very few videogames featuring horses. The most successful is undoubtedly Red Dead Redemption 2, where the equines are only the means by which the protagonist of the adventure signed Rockstar...

A Show Coat Turned Fitness Journey: Losing 60 Pounds for the Jumper Ring

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN Though it’s something many riders struggle with, weight isn’t often talked about in the hunter/jumper world. There is a silent pressure to adhere to “Eq Diets” and be the tall,...

Take a Trip to the Prix De L’Arc de Triomphe

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is generally considered to be one of the most prolific European horse races for the open age category. The 2400-metre contest takes place annually on the opening Sunday...

A Pop of Color

BY BETSY KELLEY From colorful tops and patterned socks to bright breeches and belts - learn to embrace the newest fashion trends (and your wild side!) Essex Classics “Trey” V-Neck Sweater, $149.99  Struck Apparel Women’s 50 Series...

Pony Up! Pony App!

BY TPH EDITOR SISSY WICKES Stanford schoolmates Lucy Davis and Lindsay Douglass have more than an engineering major in common; they are lifelong friends and equestrians. Davis and Douglass grew up together in the horse...

Michelle Morris: Clearing the Way to Success

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES Michelle Morris is as well rounded a horsewoman as one can find on either coast of the United States. A native Californian, she grew up riding in the local California circuits...

Festive and Spooky Costumes: Celebrate Halloween With Your Horse!

Above: A beautiful princess and her magical unicorn. Photo by Fox Lea Farm. By TPH Intern Izzy Feinstein Halloween is just around the corner. Horse shows are featuring seasonal costume classes for horses and riders, and barns...

The Power of Presence

By Mackenzie Shuman Imagine this: you are walking in on your horse into a big equitation flat class with tough competition. Your stomach is turning with anxiety, dread, and doubt. You pick up the trot...

#weareorlando

In light of the recent tragedy in Orlando, the staff of the Plaid Horse extends our deepest sympathy to the victims of this horrific crime. We stand behind the rights of the LGBT community...

Celebrating the Round: Regular Large and Small Green Pony Hunter Over Fences at USEF...

BY VYLA CARTER AND MACKENZIE SHUMAN During the second day of Pony Finals, champions were crowned in the Regular Large Pony Hunter division and Small Green Pony Hunters. Top placing riders gave a little extra love...

6 Simple Hacks To Help Your Horse’s Hives

BY INTERN KAITLYN YOURKOSKI Summer is peak season for hives in horses due to the extremely humid weather. Hives can stem from many different sources such as diet, shavings, something your horse is physically coming...

Team Foam or Team Wool?

By CJ Millar for iselltack.com This article is reprinted from the July/August 2014 Pony Issue of The Plaid Horse- read it here.  When it comes to saddles, everyone has a preference, and with today’s options there’s...

Be the Voice: The Horse Owner’s Responsibility of Advocacy

By Nilani Trent Recently, Bill Schaub wrote a post on Facebook about the overuse of show horses, specifically calling out against competing excessive weeks in a row.  I followed up on this topic the next day...

A Bright Future for the Colorado Horse Park

Story and photos by intern Mackenzie Shuman As hundreds of spectators and competitors filed in and out of The Colorado Horse Park this summer, many looked around and noticed that the facility, founded in 1992...

Heritage Fundamentals Program

BY TPH EDITOR SISSY WICKES In April of 2016, Andre Dignelli took a small group of riders to a local, one- day show. He could not remember the last time he had done that, and...

Five Easy Ways to Be a Barn “Favorite”

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN Barns. They’re a mash of ponies and personalities, and are best when they exist as a warm place of community where riders practice their equitation and listen to their horses...

How to Reinstate Your Pony’s Green Year by November 30th

You will need: Pony owner USEF login & password, credit card, and about ten minutes. If you dabbled in the Green Pony Hunter divisions, but it was not exactly the debut you were hoping for,...

Ask the Judge/New Year’s Resolutions

Photo: Quintessence Photography TPH asked the Judges: What would do you wish to see as an exhibitor’s New Year’s Resolution? Their answers are: “Work hard and try to become more accurate. I will not blame judges or other exhibitors...