Best of 2022: Top “Inside Your Ride” Mental Skills Plaidcast Episodes

In “Inside Your Ride,” Mental Skills Coach Tonya Johnston welcomes in some of the sport’s top athletes to talk to them about the mental aspects of the sport. Tonya’s Plaidcast episodes cover common issues...

Best of 2022: Top Plaidcast Episodes

Hosted by The Plaid Horse Publisher Piper Klemm, the Plaidcast has become a destination for conversations on topics that matter, from horsemanship to the state of our sport and horse show how-tos for riders at every level. In 2022,...

The Most Common Types of Pests to Look Out For On Horses

Having a horse is a great way to get outside and enjoy nature. But, it's essential to be aware of potential pests affecting horses and their well-being. While some pests can cause discomfort, others...

The Equestrians of Color Photography Project: Ateasha Baltodano and Josh Boggs

The Plaid Horse is proud to introduce some of the photo project’s featured equestrians to our readers in each issue In 2020, a group of photographers came together to create the Equestrians of Color Photography...

Portable Water Filtration System For Horses – Is there one?

Yes, there is a portable water filtration system that can be used for horses, it's called the Horse Hydrator. This system is specially designed to filter out any impurities, bacteria, city water, and high...

Take a Look Back at the Pacific Coast Horseshow Association Horsemanship Finals 14 and...

As we get geared up for the 2023 PCHA Awards Banquet and Convention, take a look back at previous winners of the PCHA Horsemanship Finals 14 and Under class which includes some pretty famous...

Foothills Farm’s Holly Heikkila Receives 2022 Jane Hunter Memorial Sportsmanship Award

Edited Press Release Northern Ontario's Holly Heikkila recognized with the 2022 Jane Hunter Memorial Sportsmanship Award sponsored and presented by Prue Richardson of Northwind Farm.  Given annually to the most sportsmanlike pony competitor who has shown...

Orion Benefits from BoneKare Believer Rebecca Brady

For Rebecca Brady, the benefits of BoneKare were nothing short of a Christmas miracle. Feeling especially blessed this holiday season, Brady watches as Orion, a young foal at Fox Run Farm, runs and plays...

Capital Challenge: A Look Inside the Storied First Stop on the Indoors Circuit

BY SABRINA BRASHARES/JUMP MEDIA Capital Challenge kicked off the Indoors season this year once again, bringing the best in the nation to Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. The 29th edition of the horse...

Football and Media Coverage: What to Know?

Media coverage of football includes video broadcasts, photos, news, reports, and analysis of sporting events. Media coverage performs many positive functions. But, why are some players being shot close-up while others are not in...

Unusual Types of Sports You Must Try in San Francisco

When you come to San Francisco for tourism and to get to know the city as well as possible, you want to have an exceptionally bright and fun time. It can be helped by...

Wordley Martin: How to Build the Perfect Arena for Your Horses and Riders

By Amanda Picciotto Feitosa / Jump Media There are a number of factors to think about when building a new riding arena. Like many aspects of the equine industry, a new arena can be costly,...

Savannah Strome: Rider and Environmental Activist

BY RENNIE DYBALL You don’t need to spend much time with Savannah Strome to pick up on the special connection she has with her animals. Hand grazing one of her horses at a show in...

Not So Subtle: ‘Subtil’ Shines Through Melanomas in the Hunter Ring

By Catie Staszak Early in the 2021 winter season at Kimberview Stables in Chester County, PA, trainer Troy Hendricks was on the hunt for a horse for a new student. Junior rider Alexa Bing was looking...

2022 in Review: By the (Prixview) Numbers

By Catie Staszak for Prixview There's no questioning that the year 2022 has had some standout figures. The names Killer Queen, King Edward and HH Azur certainly come to mind when looking back at the...

What Do These Equitation Finals Stars Have in Common? MDC Stirrups On Their Saddles

By Piper Klemm, Ph.D.  As a group of the best junior riders in the country battled it out in the Big Equitation finals this fall, there was a common piece of equipment on many of...

Neveah Barraza: From First Ride to USEF Pony Finals in Three Years

By Bella Wehner With only 10 competitions under her belt, 12-year-old Neveah Barraza climbed her way up to third place on the USHJA Zone 7 Small Pony Hunter leaderboard and was well on her way...

More Than 200 Veterinarians Express Support for Legislation to Permanently End the Slaughter of...

Edited Press Release On Dec. 15, 202 veterinarians sent a letter to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary expressing support for the Save America’s Forgotten Equines Act,...

The Christmas Pony

By Julie Claire Ma One stormy winter day, two days before Christmas, Dana and I were lounging at her dad’s. Having already stripped the contents of the fridge, listened to music, and found some TV...

How to Keep your White Breeches White

Constantly finding yourself with brown, stained breeches that once sparkled white? Members of The Plaid Horse Adult Amateur Lounge shared their best tips and tricks to keep your white breeches stain-free.  The winning products? Fels...

Understanding Equine Intelligence: Interesting Facts About Horse Behavior

Horses are remarkably intelligent and wise animals. A wide range of emotional behavior and complex reactions characterizes them. Today we offer some surprising facts about these intelligent animals. Also, to learn more about horses,...

Explore The Top Horse-Friendly Communities

Equestrian communities have faded into near obscurity over the years. The hubbub and bustle of modern life have no room nor appreciation for horses. But you can still find places in the US where...