Thursday, October 17, 2019

Pennsylvania Derby Race Preview

The Pennsylvania Derby has been a staple in the horse racing calendar since it first started back in 1979. Parx Racing and Casino will welcome thousands of fans for this year’s event...

Blackhound Equestrian Shows Why Sometimes Professionals Are Better Together

BY JESS CLAWSON Making it as a professional in the horse world can be challenging… that’s perhaps an understatement.  The isolation, long hours, even longer list...

The Emotional Truth About Selling Your Horse

BY JAMIE SKUBAL  Today, I’m sitting in the middle of my horse’s possible sale. To be honest, this is not the side I’m used to sitting on. If you...

Springtime Supplements Started out of Love for a Dog

BY TPH STAFF Springtime Supplements got its start in 1979 when founder Dennis Hampt needed a solution for his beloved dog’s health issues. His Akita, Buddha, suffered a broken...

Horse Show Husband and Dad Does Spruce Meadows

BY GORDON BALLANTYNE It is finally the end of the horse show season, and I’m putting another one in the books—more like an entire library by this point.  The...

Oaklyn Tack Leads the Way to a Sustainable Future with Fleece Girths Made of...

BY JESS CLAWSON Emily Barrett and her twin sister, Laura Santomauro, learned to appreciate horses and nature together. Although their professional paths took different directions, they have merged their...

Top 10 Most Famous Racehorses in Modern History

Every once in a while, there is a racehorse that comes along and transcends the sport for the era that it competes. At the beginning of October, we could witness Enable winning...

30 Tack Rooms That May Be Nicer Than Your House

Tack rooms. It's where we throw our piles of tack and stacked up saddle pads that need washing. There's usually a barn cat or a corgi curled up by the window, and...

Warmblood Whoas

BY SCOT TOLMAN Here’s my method of determining and/or influencing the sex of unborn foals: in the stalls of the mares from whom I want colts, I hang at...

The Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is one of the most famous horse races in the world. It is classified as a Grade I stakes race and it is known as a fan’s favorite when...

10 Quotes to Fuel You When You Feel Like Giving Up

This is a hard sport. There are so many setbacks, countless heartbreaks and reasons to pack it all up and try something easier. But we can't do that, because this is what...

Mistakes Happen (Even at Pony Finals)

BY PONYMOMAMMY We survived Pony Finals! I feel like there should be some recognition for us moms that helped groom, and clean stalls, and wash breeches in the laundry...

How CBD Can Treat Joint Pain In Equestrian Riders

Equestrians are passionate about their sport. However, equestrian riders also experience joint pain that is usually felt in the knees, hip area, and the lower back. Joints serve as a shock absorber...

TPH Review: Rider’s Case is Perfect for Cell Phones and More

BY ALLIE CARLSON Riders who spend a lot of time riding on their own either at home or on the trail know the importance of keeping a cell phone...

Inside the Numbers: The Cost of Local Shows

What's that social rule, never talk about money? At The Plaid Horse we believe in having open discussions about the cost of horses and horse showing. It is both educational for young...

Free to a Good Home: What it Means to Own a Horse

BY LUMI CALLASTRATUS My sister and I bought back our childhood pony, Gemini, for two dollars. Now he sits at our parents’ blue berry farm looking cute amongst the spring blossoms....

Co-Owning a Horse With Your Trainer: What You Should Know

BY LEONE EQUESTRIAN LAW Question: I have the opportunity co-purchase a horse with my trainer for later re-sale, and I’m excited about it! I’ll be able to ride and...

Keep the Fun in Horse Shopping

BY SARAH SMIT Usually the only worry I have when we take clients on one of our horse-buying trips to Holland is if they’ll get lost on a night...

“The Call” That Proved The Importance of Horsemanship

BY ALLIE CARLSON All horse owners have gotten “the call.” The one that tells us something is wrong. The one that sends us spinning. On May...

Perseverance and Grit For The Everyday Equestrian

BY MARY LYNNE CARPENTER Perseverance and grit. As equestrians, we hear a lot about these personality characteristics. When equestrians tell stories, they often reference perseverance and grit as...

The Heart and Soul of Breeding

BY MARYANNA HAYMON Without breeders pouring their hearts and souls into the creation of foals, there would be no riding horses in three years, here or anywhere else. In...

Leslie Burr Howard, Fast and Fearless

BY ANN JAMIESON Leslie Burr Howard is a two-time Olympic medalist, winner of the FEI World Cup Finals, Rider of the Year, and American Horse Show Association’s Equestrian of...