Thursday, January 24, 2019

Plaidcast Junior 20 – Why and How to Clip Your Pony

LISTEN NOW! To listen to the Plaidcast, you can use the player below, the Horse Radio Network iOS App, Android App, Stitcher, iTunes, Google Play Music, or your...

The Answers to All of Your World Equestrian Center Ocala Questions!

Dates Will you plan to have USEF sanctioned / recognized events at WEC Ocala? What about USEF mileage rules?  Ultimately our plan is to host sanctioned...

Nikki Carr: Showjumper Turned Eco-Cowboy

When showjumper Nikki Carr first moved to Kanawha, Texas, the 22-year-old had a lifelong career on the competition circuit and almost no experience of cattle ranching. After living and training between Kentucky and Palm...

Does Traditional Have to Mean Plain? A Look at Show Shirts

BY JESS CLAWSON The hunter ring is a great place to catch up on modern fashion and trends. When scrolling through beautiful pictures of gleaming riders, I discovered I found that an unassuming show shirt...

Kat Fuqua on the Rise

INTERVIEW BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES After a stellar year in the show ring, eleven year old Kat Fuqua carried the momentum right through the indoor circuit. Competing at the Pennsylvania National, Washington International, and The...

A Rider’s New Year’s Resolution

BY ASHLEY SHAW Regardless of whether you consider New Years to be a fresh start, setting a new set of goals for yourself is always beneficial. As we dive into...

In 2018 I Learned to Be Coachable In Order To Achieve My Goals

BY PUBLISHER PIPER KLEMM This year felt like the longest of my life, and I learned something important – I was uncoachable. I’ve always known that I am unmanageable, but at 30 I had...

The Best of 2018: Top Hunter/Jumper Blog Posts

BY THE PLAID HORSE STAFF It's been a big year in the hunter/jumper world! Here at The Plaid Horse we've put a spotlight on amazing kids, top trainers, controversial opinions and big discussions.

How to Oil a New Saddle

BY CORI MCGRAW So you’ve just purchased a brand new saddle or have been fortunate enough to receive one as a gift (you lucky duck, you!). Now what?  While some manufacturers will pre-oil a...

6 Surprise Christmas Horses That Might Make You Ugly Cry

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I'm in my mid-thirties, and there are two things that will, without fail, make me cry: the scene from Black Beauty when the kids have to sell Merrylegs,...