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Managing Weight for Senior Horses

BY Purina Animal Nutrition Some owners struggle with determining when their horse is a senior horse. How do you know when it’s the right time to adjust your feeding management? What are some things that...

How To Strengthen Your Seat: A Beginner Guide to Equestrian Fitness

By Ifa Simmonds Regardless of whether you are preparing for your upcoming season, have just completed one, or don’t follow a competition schedule, it is always beneficial to prioritize your progress and performance in the...

How Lauren Ray Persevered Through Life-Changing Injuries to Rejoin Her IEA Team

BY Isabella Littlejohn When Lauren Ray was just 15 years old, a drunk driving accident claimed her father’s life, and nearly ended hers as well. On October 15, 2022 in Okaloosa County, FL, a drunk driver...

The “Other” Order of Go

By APRIL BILODEAU We’ve all done it.  As busy horse people, whether at a horse show, at the barn, or maybe even pulling the trailer, we have all shared a restroom with our horse.  While many barns...

Getting the Best Horse Feed Nutrition & Value for Your Money

It seems as though diesel, groceries, fertilizer, grain and hay are all on the price escalator going up, up, up. There are many reasons for soaring prices, including pressure on crops from ethanol production, higher...

We Asked Artificial Intelligence About Horse Riding, Training, and Breeding

BY TPH STAFF Everyone is buzzing about AI lately. I'm sure you've seen the avatars and profile images your friends have shared on social media that look shockingly like them but were generated by a...

Wordley Martin: The Arena and Footing Experts on How to Maintain Your Riding Arena

By Amanda Picciotto Feitosa / Jump Media Regardless of discipline, the maintenance of your arena can make the difference between a premium riding surface and subpar footing. Watering, dragging, and annual upkeep are all common...

Top 10 Horse Books on Audible for Your Next Drive

1. Horse by Geraldine Brooks  Heralded by Jane Smiley for The New York Times Book Review as “A revelation . . . best horse book I’ve ever read,” Brooks’ 2022 novel has reminded the...

3 Money Saving Hacks for Horse Owners

BY DIANA BEZDEDEANU 1. Spend More to Save More Believe it or not, it is actually more cost-effective to spend the extra money on high-quality grain, hay, supplements, tack, training/lessons, farrier, and vet care maintenance in...

5 Tips for Better Lunging

BY Emily Elek I believe that every horse should be trained on how to lunge properly. This is a safety issue so that anytime they need to rehab, are stuck in inclement weather, need to...

American Stalls: Designing Your Dream Barn

By Troy Anna Smith  Yash Balasaria, CEO of American Stalls, has one overriding goal for his family business.  “We are just looking to make your life easier!” he cheerfully tells The Plaid Horse. Balasaria has...

Internet Shopping for Horses 101

BY DAPHNE THORNTON OF TWO BIT TRAINING Buying horses on the internet has gotten interesting…for both buyer and seller. I am not unsympathetic to the plight of Sellers. People kick tires, look at horses they can’t...

Ask Andre: How Do You Set Realistic Goals for Your Riders?

By Andre Dignelli As we head into a new year and a new winter show season, the topic of New Year’s Resolutions always comes up. This time of year is the time to look back and...

Equine Elixirs: The Power of Positude and Calmakazi

How Positude and Calmakazi supplements address spooky, nervous, anxious, hormonal and temperamental behavior If you’re looking to address your horse’s behavioral or temperamental challenges, you don’t want to miss Equine Elixirs’ popular product duo: Positude...

Wordley Martin: How to Build the Perfect Arena for Your Horses and Riders

By Amanda Picciotto Feitosa / Jump Media There are a number of factors to think about when building a new riding arena. Like many aspects of the equine industry, a new arena can be costly,...

Exhibitor’s Guide to Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

By Exhibitor's We are coming down to the final hours to order a Christmas present. Where are you in your Holiday shopping? Have you been franticly looking for the perfect gift for that horse lover...

Sydney Collier: Training, Studying, Motivating

She won the 2022 Reserve Champion title at the 2022 National Para Dressage Championships, was named the 2021 First Traveling Reserve for the Tokyo Paralympic Games, earned the 2020 Reserve Champion title at the...

Tack Talk: How to Identify Your Leather Goods and Keep them in Their Best...

Leah Matanky founded Redwood Tack out of a desire to share her love of the sport—and the beautiful pieces of tack that accompany it–with others. Throughout her extensive career in the saddle, Leah has...

Common Complaints: Prevalent Hoof Issues and How to Prevent Them

Alicia Harlov’s passion for hoof care began after acquiring a BLM mustang who was quickly diagnosed with deteriorating navicular disease. On a mission to keep her dreams for him alive, she sought to learn...

Are You a Horseman? Ten Points to Consider

By Tori Bilas and Jackie McFarland When you hear the word “horseman,” what comes to mind? And what does it take to truly be one?  With decades of experience and success in the hunter/jumper industry, Traci...

Have More Good Years With Your Horse With Purina® Equine Senior®

Purina is years ahead in senior research so you can have more good years with your horse. When our equine partners and trusted companions reach their golden years, their nutritional needs change. Maintaining good...

Exercise: Cavalletti and Coursework

Preview this exercise from Justine Jarvis, one of many in the new book, Grid Pro Quo: 52 Powerful Jumping Exercises from the World’s Top Riders by Margaret Rizzo McKelvy. This is a great exercise to help prepare...