What Ever Happened to “Serviceably” Sound?

By David Ramey, DVM When I first got out of veterinary school and started looking at horses prior to purchase (usually referred to as a “vet check” or a prepurchase exam), the horses usually fit...

New Technology from Vitalize® Helps Reduce Heat Stress in Horses

Horses have a natural ability to handle extreme temperatures much more effectively than humans. This is important to remember; however, it is also important to consider the upper and lower limits of their comfort...

To Steam Or Not To Steam?

Young jumping professional goes from skeptical to completely sold on Haygain Hay Steaming.  by Megan McDermott This is a “will they, won’t they” Ross and Rachel type love story, featuring me and my Haygain Hay Steamer. The...

Finding Excellence with Equine Elixirs

Equine Elixirs was founded by a horse owner for horse owners. In 2016, when her horse began showing signs of gastric ulcers, amateur rider Elizabeth Ehrlich could not find a solution on the market...

Going from Shod to Bare: A Hoof Care Pro’s Tips for Success

BY ALICIA HARLOV Many equestrians used to think of pulling shoes as just for a horse's retirement or time off work, but that is no longer the case. More and more owners are interested to...

Alltech: Feeding Horses, Minimizing Environmental Impact

Founded in 1980, Alltech is focused on providing green, sustainable solutions to horse owners’ needs for balanced feeds, supplements, and additives for horses. BY ALLISON ARMSTRONG REHNBORG When was the last time you considered the environmental...

Sustainable Horse Careers: Horse Import Sales

BY JESSIE LOCHRIE  Careers in the horse world are known for long hours, low pay, and a high rate of burnout — so how do the professionals we admire manage their careers in a sustainable...

Put Your Best Foot Forward: How to Keep Horses’ Hooves Strong Through Summer

BY JUMP MEDIA Proper hoof health is hard to achieve any time of year, but during the hot summer months, a solid, healthy hoof is even more difficult to attain due to an increase in...

Protected: What is the Best Way to Walk an Equitation Course?

In this new web series from The Plaid Horse, we’ve set out to get answers to commonly asked questions from industry professionals and judges. International show jumper, trainer and USEF “R” judge (and The...

Protected: How Do You Prepare to Ride in Different Sized Arenas?

In this new web series from The Plaid Horse, we've set out to get answers to commonly asked questions from industry professionals and judges. International show jumper, trainer and USEF "R" judge (and The...

Protected: How Can You Best Manage a Horse That’s Sensitive to Traffic?

In this new web series from The Plaid Horse, we've set out to get answers to commonly asked questions from industry professionals and judges. International show jumper, trainer and USEF "R" judge (and The...

EXCEL: Bring Simplicity Back to Your Supplements

BY JENNIFER FINCH Finding the best combination of supplements for your horse can feel like alchemy. You want every new addition to their diet to add value—but ever-changing trends, weather, and workloads can make that...

Nursing a Horse Back From a Fractured Leg

BY JULIEANNE WHITE A few years ago, I went to the pasture to collect my Arabian gelding, Devon, when I noticed a large gash to his right hind tetlock area. He favoured it when he...

Watch and Learn: Hunters Then & Now

From the Thoroughbred to the Warmblood, triple combinations to technical handy tracks, much has changed in the hunter discipline, and what we know now as a hunter derby is comparable to the Working Hunter...

Watch and Learn: Equitation Champions of the 2010s

Hunter Holloway. Zazou Hoffman. TJ O'Mara. Victoria Colvin. McKayla Langmeier. All five riders rode to victory in equitation championships in the last decade. Beyond the accolades, these riders have much in common—most notably, the...

Ask the Vet: How to Develop Your Young Horse Into a Future Athlete

By Dr. Heather Beach, DVM Raising a young horse from foal to athlete is a very rewarding process. It is important to know that there are several important factors in the raising and handling of...

Sound Advice: Five Ways to Have the Best-Behaved Horse at the Mounting Block

Everything you do with your animal is training—whether it is right or wrong. Horses learn the wrong things as quickly as the right ones. The simplest exercises make you the trainer and help you...

Unpacking the Pre Purchase Exam

BY DAPHNE THORNTON OF TWO BIT TRAINING To begin, and let me say it louder for the folks in the back—you never do a pre-purchase exam to try not to buy a horse. You only do...

Spring Flowers Bring Pollen Showers: How To Help Your Horse Cope With Allergies

BY TORI BILAS/JUMP MEDIA Got allergies?  Well, chances are, your horses do, too. With warmer temperatures and spring blooms pushing up pollen levels, it seems like everyone at the barn – human and animal – is...

Ask the Vet: Tips for Feeding a Picky Eater

By Dr. Heather Beach Is your horse a picky eater? Here is a rundown of various causes for picky eating that you can work up with your veterinarian. Dental exam Horses will actually continue to eat in...

Soundess Solutions: Jaime Collins brings a toolbox for horse care to the U.S. market

By Piper Klemm For horse owners, nothing is more important than the comfort and soundness of our animals.  So Jaime Collins is thrilled to bring two cutting-edge therapeutic products to the market. The Multi Radiance Lasers...

The Never-Ending Quest to Keep a Grey Horse Clean: Tips for Success

BY CATIE STASZAK I believe this to be true: Grey horses know that dirt shows better on them than on their bay counterparts, and they exploit this knowledge on a daily basis. In the stall. In...