Monday, April 19, 2021

The Road From Reservation to Pony Finals

Above photo: Jordan Gibbs and Party Time in their Small Pony Hunter over fences round at Pony Finals 2017. By TPH Intern Tori Weed If you were at the 2017 USEF Pony Finals, you may have seen...

Decoding the Derby: Highlights of the USHJA National Derby Program

Above: Professional Rider Hope Glynn competes in a derby class aboard Cabana VDL. Photo by Full Gallop Photography. By TPH Intern Lauren Aubert At horse shows nationwide, there is one spectacle in particular that can rack up...

Where Did My Pony Come From?

  Thoughts on name prefixes and suffixes By Randee Beckman Once upon a time, it was considered very prestigious to own and show a pony with a known prefix. You knew the breeder or at least the...

Stefanie Mazer on Re-thinking Your Relationship with Your Horse

By Stefanie Mazer Where did we come up with this notion that horses are being intentionally badly behaved? “He was just being a jerk” “He was being rude” “Get after him” “Show him who is boss” “He dogged you” “What a...

DIY: TACKROOM ON A BUDGET

By @Hunky_Hanovarian CLICK HERE to read more from the blog, The Hunky Hanoverian There are several tackrooms at my barn. One for the lesson program, 2 general ones for boarders, and one was dedicated to a specific...

Respond Instead of React

By Sissy Wickes  Shakespeare wrote: “To be or not to be, that is the question.” Today, I think the question is not whether or not to be, but what and how to be. How do...

Bike to Barn: Brooke Small’s Journey

By Brooke Small It’s 4.7 miles and 45 minutes away from my home. All uphill and 4.7 miles, 45 minutes away. I biked this route nearly 20 times this summer, all so that I could...

TPH Product Review: Petsies

By Digital Media Director Stephanie Roloff I used to have the freedom to go wherever I wanted, whenever I wanted, for however long I wanted. I used to set food on the coffee table without...

EQUO’s Anna Dulin Talks Passion, Endurance, and Fashion

Find this article and more HERE inside TPH's 2017 Fall Fashion Issue!   EQUO co-founder Anna Dulin knew from an early age that her passion was in the barn- riding and caring for the horses...

Why Ponies?

Above photo: Bella Griffin leased Vermont Golden Graham for the Medium Green and Medium Pony Hunters in 2017. Photo by Vyla Carter. Learn more about Emily Elk's Stonewall Ponies by CLICKING HERE! By Emily Elek First of all,...

Riders Boutique: Unique One Stop Shopping

Find this editorial piece and more HERE, inside the 2017 Fall Fashion Issue of TPH By Sissy Wickes  Riders Boutique is a modern mobile equestrian apparel and equipment store based out of Illinois with a travel...

FEI BASICS

Above photo: Matthias Tromp and Quinta competing in a FEI 2* Event at HITS Balmoral. Photo by Emy Lucibello. By Ashley Shaw What Does CSIO5* Mean Anyway? As an aspiring Grand Prix rider who currently competes in...

Piper Klemm Ph.D. Publisher’s Note – September 2017

Find this article inside TPH's 2017 Fall Fashion Issue HERE  Those who say “kids these days” to me already know that they’re in for an earful. Most “kids these days” that I know are doing...

Reichland Farms

205.807.4475 • [email protected] • reichlandfarms.com Read this article inside TPH's 2017 Pony Issue HERE  By Mackenzie Shuman Madeline Reich of Birmingham, Alabama, has built her own business, Reichland Farms, from the ground up. Its recent success has...

Conquering Performance Anxiety

Read this editorial piece and more inside TPH's 2017 Pony Issue HERE BY ELENA PEREA MD, PHOTO BY AMY CORETZ So you’re sitting at the in-gate, ready for your round. Your stomach is turning, you’re sweating,...

20 Over 20

Find this editorial piece and more inside TPH's 2017 Pony Issue HERE  By Mackenzie Shuman  There’s just something about great ponies. From the way they cart around their little jockeys in big rings, to their true...

How To Balance Schoolwork and Riding

Above photo: TPH Intern Emy Lucibello makes her homework a priority even at a horse show By TPH Intern Izzy Feinstein To many young equestrians, juggling homework, studying, and riding can seem overwhelming and impossible. In order...

Lauren Reischer Rides to Glory

Above photo: Lauren enjoying the sun with Ollie (aka Opportunity Knocks). Photo by Corinne McNeely Photography. By TPH Intern Tess Gilmartin Lauren Reischer started horseback riding at the age of 3 through a therapeutic riding program....

My Tips For Leasing A Horse Or Pony

By Eden Pessin This summer’s show season is coming to a close so many people are looking for horses to buy or lease for next year. For many people, leasing is an awesome option, either...

Ryleigh Ferrier Proves Success in Cutting Pen

Above photo: Ryleigh and Nick after competing Cross Country By TPH Intern Emy Lucibello Ryleigh Ferrier is already a success in the cutting world. Only having been in a western saddle for a little less than six...

An Explanation of Jumper Course Formats

By TPH Intern Vyla Carter When I first started doing the jumpers after years of only competing in the hunters, I was confused on what Table II, 2(a) and the random number and letter seen...