Thursday, September 24, 2020

How Embracing Technology Has Augmented Horse Betting

The sole animal that reflects an amalgamation of beauty, nobility, strength, freedom, and power is a horse. From the legendary epic of Pegasus and the Black Stallion to authentic legacies of Alexander...

Healthcare Reminder: Treating Equine Summer Sores

BY LINDSAY BROCK/JUMP MEDIA Summer heat is in full force across the states, and with high temperatures and humid conditions comes an elevated risk for equine summer sores. Flies...

Riding on the Beach Photo Gallery

If you ask a horse lover about their equestrian bucket list, more likely than not riding on the beach will be included! There's something about the surf, wind, sand and sun that...

A Brush with Barbaro: How Students Uplifted a Racing Icon

For two college summers I had the great fortune of working for Olympic show jumper rider and consummate horseman, Michael Matz. At the time I was attending Cornell University but returned home...

Types of Horses Used in Education

Horses in education are used in many different activities; the most popular ones are the horses used in games and sports such as racing, jumping, and dressage; others are used for leisure...

Lost in College – A Saddleseat Rider Uses (Hunter!) Horses to Find Her Way

BY CADY WAKITSCH I never expected to continue riding horses after high school. I had been riding saddleseat since I was four, but I never owned or leased and...

A Good Boy

BY CHRISTINE BENSON Lewis is a person—just like you and just like me. Like us, his sameness is completed by those things that make him dazzlingly unique. He is...

Feeling Stressed? Zen Out With These Freshly Dragged Arenas

There are few things in life better than being the first person to ride though a freshly dragged arena. It's like the equestrian version of a zen garden. For...

Turning Small Goals Into Big Victories

BY ELYSE SCHENK AND PIPER KLEMM Goals, rather than motivate us, often weigh us down. We place our hopeful ideals on a high altar in our minds, and from...

The Horses Making Millions at Stud

A problem that faces many sports stars is what do they do after retirement? For a horse that has had a highly successful career, the next move is into breeding. As you...

The Upside of Downtime

Lillie Keenan capitalizes on show circuit downtime with training and health focus for her horses and launches the "Lillie" line of scrumptious show apparel for fellow riders. BY...

Let’s Take Care of Our People

BY PIPER KLEMM Empathy is a strange thing. It’s easy to empathize when we have had exactly the same experience as someone, but it can be hard when that...

Good Luck, Have Fun – a Tribute to Wendy Dean Johnson

BY MACKENZIE JONES Horseback riding is an unpredictable sport. Riders face challenges such as naughty horses, setbacks like injuries to ourselves or our horses, and failures like falling off...

Riders Have Voted, and Navy with Emerald Piper Breeches Are Back

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Customers’ favorite retired color makes limited-edition return to the best schooling breeches PLYMOUTH, Mass – August 24, 2020 – SmartPak is excited to...

Bet in the Kentucky Derby: The New Normal In Horse Racing

With the increasing awareness of the health effects, the current coronavirus pandemic has brought us, and it just paved more way for the new normal to take place in our daily lives....

Would it be better to drop Bute altogether?

Would it be better to drop Bute altogether? A recent complaint by the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) has turned the limelight on a favorite...

How Horse Trainers Can Save Thousands on Their Taxes

For horse trainers — from small lesson barns to the A-circuit— know that while sharing their equine passion with their students is rewarding, the tax burden that comes with that freedom makes...

On Pain & Growth

BY LAUREN KARDEL I wish I had the dexterity to explain to you the week of anguish that accompanied writing my TPH blog post "I Would Like to Introduce...

Mistakes Every Horse Person Has Made

We all make mistakes. But horse people,  as a group, aren’t always the best at handling  them. So TPH reached out to some top riders  to share their own show ring bloopers...

Baranus 2003 – 2020 – Why This Hunter and Jumper Star Was “Impossible Not...

BY JENNIFER LEON Precious few horses ever conquer the highest levels of international showjumping. Rarer still is the horse that achieves such heights, and then goes on to realize...

American-bred Feature – Miracles Happen

BY CATIE STASZAK The Bauman Family’s  ‘Little Engine That Could’ Amber Bauman believes there was more at work than just timing when a pony jumper all...

8 Ways to Lose Money Fast in Your Horse Business

BY ELYSE SCHENK & PIPER KLEMM We’re told from childhood to choose a career that we’re passionate about. But the idea of doing what you love and making money...