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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...

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,...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

Treat Your Horse Like a Professional Athlete

BY NICOLE BRIAN If you look at professional human athletes, you will see that they have practices to stay in proper shape. They do certain therapies after each workout to help their body recover and...

PURINA: Demystifying Your Horse’s Nutritional Needs

How cutting-edge science, research, and innovation set the brand’s feed and supplements apart By Tyler Bui  Equine nutrition is constantly evolving, and the number of nutritional products available to horse owners only continues to grow. While...

“Comfortable, Happy, & Secure” at Timberwagon Farm

BY TYLER BUI Sonja Boorman has created the ideal equine wellness and retirement center. Combining her love for horses and science, she has developed Timberwagon Farm and Balanced Equine Bodyworks—two businesses with a mission to...

Five Tips For … Reading Between the Lines on Your Horse’s Feed Tag

When you go to any feed store or online retailer, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the thousands of choices you have for horse feeds and supplements. As an involved horse owner, no doubt...

Checklist for Sending or Receiving a Horse on Trial

By Sabrina Brashares / Jump Media When you are sending or receiving a horse on trial, it is important to make sure the experience is as pleasant for them as possible. When horses arrive at...

Hope In the Darkest Moments: Streaker and Majesty’s Journey with VetBlue

BY SYDNEY JONES/PHELPS MEDIA GROUP Sometimes a horse’s life isn't full of blue ribbons and victory gallops. Unfortunately, horses are not always dealt the best hand, which was the case for Streaker and Majesty. Streaker,...

Checklist for Preparing To Go to a Horse Show

By Sabrina Brashares/Jump Media Preparing a horse to go to a horse show goes beyond sending in entries, taking lessons, and working on their fitness. There are several important details that have to be...

It’s About the Relationship: Managing Your Horse-Time

by Elli Pospischil There are never enough hours in a day, are there?!? Our lives have become so busy that it can be hard to schedule time for ourselves, which oftentimes includes time with our...

A Pitch for Educational Pathways

BY JONATHAN PORTOEUS In 2019, I had the opportunity to participate in the National Finals of the USHJA Emerging  Athletes Program (EAP) as a stable manager. I stepped up to the registration desk with polished...

All About Crackdown

The newest, all natural creation from Equine Elixirs has taken the hoof supplement market by storm In developing the hoof supplement Crackdown, Equine Elixirs’ founder Elizabeth Ehrlich collaborated with top farriers, veterinarians, and trainers to...

Your New Horse Isn’t Insurable. Now What?

By Kara Pinato Scro / Jump Media Imagine you are in the process of finding and purchasing your dream horse. You’ve taken the time to try different horses, maybe you’ve had this horse on trial...

America Cryo: Next Level Equine Therapy

BY TYLER BUI Injury prevention, recovery, and rehabilitation are crucial to the health and performance of show horses. As a professional Grand Prix rider, Florian Moreno found himself looking for the right support to help...