Monday, July 13, 2020

I Would Like to Introduce Myself

BY LAUREN KARDEL It has been impossible to ignore the responses of the horse community to George Floyd’s death and the Black Lives Matter movement. From my home in...

Feeding Thousands of Horses As Owners Lose Jobs

BY PENNY LOEB Every morning, Elaine Nash wakes up in her home overlooking Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre and begins the never-ending search for funds to feed thousands upon thousands...

Equine Therapy for Students

Therapy with horses became greatly popular over the last years; however, not all people are aware of the advantages of such treatment Equine therapy is an experimental method that presupposes not only...

Getting Medical Help When Hospital Costs are High

BY FAITH ALICEA Sitting scrolling through Facebook two weeks ago, a post appears about a fellow equestrian that has been diagnosed with stage three lung cancer. My heart sinks....

Why Shame Is So Damaging and How to Overcome It—A Therapist’s Take

By Jeannie Moran, MSW LCSW Stephanie Ray Peters bravely kicked off The Plaid Horse’s anti-shame campaign for our May-June cover story. To continue the conversation, we spoke with Jeannie...

Strategically Feeding the Ulcer-prone Horse

By Hayley Keck (SAINT JOSEPH, Mo., June 10, 2020) What does an ulcer-prone horse look like? The first thing that comes to mind is the racehorse. He or she is young, travels...

The Resurgence of Horse Racing Betting Apps

Following weeks of inactivity, horse racing in the UK finally returned at the beginning of June, with trainers, jockey’s and punters keen to make up for lost time. Despite the fact that...

What Horses Teach Us About Repairing Relationships

BY LINDSEY RAINS Whether we realize it or not, our relationships drive many factors in our lives—from how we act to how we feel about ourselves and even how...

This One is for the Underdogs – An Autobiography by Jessamy Rouson

BY LINDSEY RAINS I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a good underdog story. Whether it’s a racehorse like Seabiscuit or the story of a rescue...

Dissecting “The Board” in USHJA: How We Need Diversity in Our Governing Organization

BY PIPER KLEMM The board. It’s part of the closed door meetings that drive our sport. It’s a club of people of power that we’ve long known aren’t split...

Most Dangerous Wild Animals to Horses

If you keep horses on your property, it’s important to understand the types of threats they can face from wild animals - that way, you can better protect your animals and ensure...

The Compton Cowgirl

BY KIRSTIE MARIE / ABIGAIL BOATWRIGHT As horse lovers, you and I know that horses heal humans. Many of us have been given love, purpose, opportunities, and endless life lessons...

The Fallout from COVID-19

By Emily Daily/Jump Media It’s no secret that the repercussions from COVID-19 have hit the equine industry hard. With show cancellations and training programs sidelined, many professionals have had...

Learn More About Becoming a USEF Steward

BY DANI SCHNEIDER In 2012, Faith McKay-Alicea began the process of becoming a USEF Licensed Official. “I love horses and I wanted to impact the industry, but I can't...

Virtual Horse Racing Casino Games

Do you consider yourself the kind of person who would fancy a weekend afternoon at the races, watching jockeys commandeer huge beasts gallop around a track, trying to beat the competition to...

Paul O’Shea Pilots Squirt Gun To Victory In $24,999 HorseLinc Grand Prix At ESP...

For Immediate ReleaseWellington, FL - June 8, 2020 - The long-awaited ESP June Spring Series officially kicked off last week. It started with the ESP June Equitation Day on Wednesday, June 3, followed...

Uncomfortable Silence

BY LAUREN MAULDIN As protests sprouted up across the country in the wake of George Flloyd’s murder at the hand of police, conversations around racism entered every house in...

Brian Moggre and Nikita Jolie Claim $25,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake at TIEC

In addition to besting a competitive field, with 53 entries testing the Lewis Pack (Mill Spring, NC) course design, Moggre also claimed fourth aboard the Major Wager LLC owned MTM Vivre le...

Kelley Farmer and In Writing Win $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby with One Round

For Immediate ReleaseMill Spring, NC - June 6, 2020 - Friday’s $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, the marquis Hunter class of the Tryon Spring 6/92nd Tryon Riding & Hunt Club Charity Horse...

Following Your Why in Challenging Times

BY CIRA PACE MALTA When the first announcement from USEF was made suspending all horse shows for 30 days, I thought I would never survive that much time at...

What A Dog Trainer Can Teach Us About Training Horses

Regular training must be an essential part of your animal’s routine if you wish to improve the special connection with your furry friend and gain their loyalty. All animals and pets are...

Design Horse Shows to Build Confidence for Horse and Rider

BY R.L. JACOBS Now that horse shows are back in action after Covid-19 caused shows to be cancelled for over two months, it is interesting to see that some...