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...

Beyond Soundness: Looking at the Bigger Picture of How My Pony Feels Every Day

By Holly Heikkila As equestrians we are very in tune with the day-to-day soundness of our horses and we are always on the lookout for any changes. Every single ride always starts with the same...

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...

Watch: The 24 Behaviors of the Ridden Horse in Pain – Shifting the Paradigm...

"We've been conditioned that many behaviors exhibited by ridden horses are normal for horses, but in fact, they're not. They're often a reflection of underlying musculoskeletal pain." Through a six-phase study spanning three years and...

“We’re All Horse People.” How Purina’s Specialized Research Benefits Horses Everywhere

By Tyler Bui It takes a village to create and maintain the equine athletes in equestrian sports. There are so many factors that play a role in the development of an animal, but proper nutrition...

5 Smart Money Moves Equestrians Need to Consider

By Grace Speckman Let’s face it, horses are expensive! Whether you own, lease, compete, or anything in between, you know equestrians pay a steep price for the animals and sport they love. So why is...

Purina® SuperSport® Amino Acid Supplement: Designed for Top Equine Athletes

Purina® SuperSport® Amino Acid Horse Supplement was specially designed for top equine athletes. Its proprietary blend of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals supports muscle performance, especially after exercise. Support your horses’ overall fitness and performance with...

What is the Safest Time to Graze a Horse or Pony Who’s at Risk...

By Camilla Whishaw, BHSc (Nat) This short answer is: in the early morning (3am -10am).* Why is that? Several key factors influence the level of sugar in the grass our horses and ponies graze: The weatherHow stressed...

Working Students: A lifetime of Dedication

BY PEARL RUNNING DEER In honor of us “barn rats” I wanted to focus on three working students, all from very different backgrounds—even an exercise rider! Many famous successful horses and riders came out of...

5 Myths About Going Pro

By Emily Urban It’s time for a fresh take on what being a professional rider or trainer means. Income, life balance and more! Let’s bust these 5 myths.  Myth 1- You have to ride at the highest...

Brian Moggre: “Elite Equine Athlete Care is as Important as Training”

July 26, 2022. Franklin, Tenn. Twenty-year-old U.S. show jumper Brian Moggre has been knocking people’s socks off for several years now. That’s been especially true the last two summers soaring on the senior Nations...

Willie Jaret: Born a Horseman

by Ann Jamieson Born during the revolution that took place in 1986-1987 in the Philippines, and spirited to safety from the iron hand of Ferdinand Marcos, Willie Jaret almost didn't make it out. With his...