Tail Whitening Hacks

BY TPH TEAM If you live in Virginia (where it’s been muddy for 12 months straight!) and your horse has a significant amount of white in its tail, you learn to become good at tail...

5 Game Changing Body Clipping Tips from a Professional Groom!

I can't wait to body clip today... said no person ever! But with professional groom Amanda Geerlinks' body clipping tips, this chore is sure to go off much smoother than ever before.  BY AMANDA GEERLINKS Body...

Good & Bad Signs When Looking for Trainers

BY TPH Staff One of the benefits of living in the heart of the east coast horse country is that there is no shortage of trainers in the vicinity. That is a great gift, and...

It is Still Possible to Have a Successful Working Student in Today’s Climate

BY JENNIFER TAYLOR A couple months ago, I gave a lesson to a 14 year old named Payton.  She was brave, followed direction well, and had good equitation with soft hands to boot. My schedule...

How to Teach Beginners to Post (and keep your sanity!)

BY JENN ZALA Teaching beginners is simple, and can be done without going nuts. All you have to do is guide them to create the muscle memory necessary to keep their seat and hands independent. By using a formulaic...

10 Tips and Tricks for Being the Best Horse Show Groom You Can Be

BY GRACE SALMON Grooming gives you the opportunity to travel and experience shows that you might not get the opportunity to show at yourself. Think you have what it takes to groom at horse shows?...

A Step-by-Step Body Clipping Guide for Adult Amateurs

BY LAUREN MAULDIN It's that time of year. When you don't know if you'll go to the barn to find your horse covered in blankets or covered in mud. In Texas, we have the added...

How to Get Paid: Addressing Cash Flow Issues Within Equestrian Businesses

BY PAMELA N. SAUL, CB The lesson schedule is full and everybody is going to the show this weekend. So why is the business bank account empty? So often, in our industry, a company struggles...

Four Flatwork Exercises to Increase Rideability from Max Amaya

BY MAX AMAYA Although my riders’ accomplishments in the show ring are important, I never underestimate the value of solid flatwork as the foundation that makes all the pieces come together in competition. At home,...

4 Things to Remember Every Time You Flat Your Horse

Whether you’re in an intense jumping lesson with your trainer or casually hacking on your own, we teach our horse every time we sit on it. What’s important is that we use this super...

Effective Cooling Strategies for Summer Riding

BY TPH Staff Summer is associated with a lot of extra daylight, beach vacations, and lovely hot weather. We may love it, but it can be really hard on our horses. As Dr. David Ramey says,...

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...

Let Me Tell You a Secret: Summit Joint Performance

BY STEVE SCEARCY Some secrets are just too good not to be shared. Summit Joint Performance began with such a secret. The formula for this revolutionary supplement was once used in human eye surgery, but...

6 “Dressage for Jumping” Quotes from Laura Graves to Improve Your Courses

BY EMILY RIDEN / JUMP MEDIA Earlier in August, U.S. Olympic team bronze medalist Laura Graves gave a "Dressage for Jumping" clinic hosted by the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) and presented by BarnManager. Well schooled...

The Bloodline Factor When Assessing a Jumper

By Charlene Strickland How important is pedigree when choosing a jumper? Do bloodlines forecast how and why a jumper jumps with a certain style? What about the gallop he requires to navigate the course at...

Tips to Survive No Stirrup November

BY LYSSETTE WILLIAMS There is a brisk chill in the air that electrifies me with anticipation and excitement. It’s November, and as an Amateur who loves to torture myself that means the Stirrup Irons are...

“The Call” That Proved The Importance of Horsemanship

BY ALLIE CARLSON All horse owners have gotten “the call.” The one that tells us something is wrong. The one that sends us spinning. On May 22, I got that call. My barn owner explained the...

Life Hacks for Maintaining a Proper Pace on Course

BY PONYMOMAMMY We all know that the secret to finding 8-10 proper jump distances in a course is to stop looking for the distances. Easier said than done, right? The best way to “find” the...

How to Get That Shiny Coat for Your Horse

BY TPH Staff One of my favorite things about going to horse shows is seeing all the beautiful, well-groomed horses. It takes a lot of work on the day of the show to turn the...

Equestrian DIY: How to Make Horse Jump Panels

BY OLIVIA KNOTT OF DIY HORSE OWNERSHIP We wanted to add some more color and variety into our jumps collection so we decided to make some panel jumps. Panel jumps are a really fun and easy...

Catch Riding… What are the Risks and Possible Protections?

BY LISA LAZARUS TPH Editor ’s NOTE: This editorial is based on FEI rules. USEF language differs slightly and the USEF Drugs & Medication Hotline Department reported that catch riders involved with a horse with...

Five Takeaways from “Fundamentals of Equitation” with Stacia Klein Madden

BY EMILY RIDEN AND MOLLY SORGE/JUMP MEDIA Renowned trainer Stacia Klein Madden can often be found ringside during equitation classes at major horse shows across the country, including at any of the year-end equitation finals...