Friday, February 28, 2020

I Never Thought I Would Hope For Snow…

BY ALLIE CARLSON My ideal weather is about 65-80. I am NOT really a cold weather, winter person. When my husband told me we were moving to Alaska, I was excited, but not exactly sure...

Tips on Keeping Your Animals (Big Or Small) Healthy This Fall

As beautiful as fall is, it does bring a new set of challenges for humans and animals alike. Most times when the weather and temperature changes, it tends to have some impact on all...

The Impact of the Social Influence

BY EQUICOACH CATHY PENROD reprinted from The Plaid Horse - Jan/Feb 2015 When working with clients, from children, juniors, amateurs and professional riders, there is one common theme when we discuss the six influences that affect...

USHJA Annual Meeting Day 3: Final Conclusions

BY ELIZABETH EVANS Fortunately Alix and I aren't completely crazy party animals, so waking up bright and early for our last day of the meeting was easily done. I have grown fond of our morning...

From Troubled to the Top: Charlie Carrel Leads Utopik to Success

BY VYLA CARTER Charlie Carrel is used to being sent young and troubled horses to train. He and his wife, Hilary, run a program called Colts Unlimited out of Sheridan, Wyoming. They specialize in bringing...

Just a Bump in the Road

By Mackenzie Shuman   My day started off like any normal IEA show morning. Got up at the crack of dawn to drive myself and four other IEA girls to the show to tack up the...

Taking Care of Your Pets: Health Problems and CBD for Horses and other Animals

In the course of human existence, animals have always been a great part of our lives. There was a time when they only existed for food. We hunted them and ate their...

Life As You Know It Will Never Be the Same

Submitted by Denise Finch “Life as you know it will never be the same." I never truly understood those words until the morning of May 19, 2007. I was standing at the East Allen Ring at...

USEF Rule Changes- Poling and Soring

Above: Rider flying over jump in the warm up ring. Photo by TPH Intern Vyla Carter. By Alix Morrison USHJA Annual Meeting and therefore Rule Change season are upon us. Some rules are undergoing clarification, while other...

Tips for Memorizing Your Horse Show Courses

BY EMMY DOLIN Memorizing courses at horse shows can be stressful. There is a lot to think about, such as how many strides to maintain in lines, where to halt, and how to ride the...

6 Pieces of Advice for Competing at IEA Nationals

 Written by: Carly Nasznic, Photos by: Stan Nasznic  The 2015 IEA National Finals are coming up very soon and with only a limited time to prepare for them, here are some tips on how to make...

How to Beat the Heat This Summer

By Intern Izzy Feinstein   Whether you are at a horse show or on a trail ride, it is important to be aware about the heat and humidity this summer. Here are some tips to help...

TPH Interns Thank Contributors

By Estelle Kraft, Irene Elise Powlick, Izzy Feinstein and Lauren Albert As Thanksgiving is near in America, and has recently passed in Canada, TPH interns would like to take a moment to express their thanks...

TPH Review: EcoVet Fly Spray

BY ALLIE CARLSON As equestrians, we spend more money in search of the next great fly spray than perhaps we should. I have tried everything from homemade concoctions of...

An Open Letter to the Los Angeles Equestrian Community

BY STEVE HANKIN This coming Monday, July 23rd, I will be presenting about the future of the Los Angeles Equestrian Center (LAEC) to the LA Equine Advisory Board during their July Meeting. I come to...

ERIN DUFFY SHOW STABLES: Equestrian Excellence With A View

BY TPH STAFF, PHOTOS BY KATE HOULIHAN PHOTOGRAPHY As the day winds down, Erin Duffy watches the sun set over the Pacific Ocean while she finishes her last lesson. This idyllic Malibu, California location serves...

2018 The Plaid Horse Intern and Ambassador Talent Search

BY AVERILL PESSIN Join the TPH team! We are officially launching our 2018 Intern and Ambassador search! This is YOUR opportunity to work with North America’s Premier horse show magazine!  Many TPH interns go on to...

Faces of Pin Oak: Patty Roberts

Patty Roberts started life as many young girls do: wanting a pony. And like many girls who want a pony, her parents knew nothing about horses. They had a friend whose daughter...

Changing Lives: The USHJA Foundation

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM The United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) began its separate not-for-profit foundation branch in 2008 with the mission to promote the programs of the USHJA. Since then, the foundation has expanded...

Butet Practice

By TPH Brand Ambassador Eden Pessin I'm the kid who horse shows in the Butet Practice saddle... Earlier in the year, my trainer and I were working on my balance and making my posture more correct, so...

#FanGirl or the Upside of Social Media

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES Most of us fell in love with our sport as youngsters. I tell romantic stories of peeking between the lower rails of the ring at Devon while a legend showed. We...

TPH Book Review – The Book of the Horse: Horses in Art

BY KELSEY ALLEN One of the first things I ever learned to draw was the head of a horse. I’m not sure if my love of art developed out of a desire to draw pictures...