Is It Possible to Modify Behavior With Feed?

BY ANDREA D. ELLIS FROM ANIVADO Does a feed or supplement really affect horses’ behaviour? Can supplements or feed affect behaviour? If the horse is on well balanced, species specific diet and receives the correct amount...

“Private Treaty”: Scam or Savvy Seller?

BY AVERILL PESSIN FOR EPONA EXCHANGE One of the most hotly-debated topics we see online related to horse sales, is the notion of “Private Treaty”, where a seller or agent does not publicly divulge the...

A Horse Owner’s Guide to a Safe and Effective Fence

BY DAIN RAKESTRAW Your horse fence can be the best feature of your facility, and it is a crucial and major investment that you should plan meticulously. The right fence will...

Don’t Tailgate the Trailer! How to Safely Share the Road with Horse Trailers

BY EQUO The one thing equestrians really want non-equestrians to know is how to safely share the road with horse trailers. To people who aren’t familiar with horses, they seem big, tough and scary. In...

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...

How Healthy is That Hay? Six Tips on How to Know.

According to Purina Animal Nutrition, forage makes up 50-90 percent of a horse’s diet. And this usually means lots and lots and lots of hay. Because it’s such a big part of your horse's diet,...

Tail Whitening Hacks

BY JESS CLAWSON 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...

My Kind of Jet Setting: A Look at Eric Hasbrouck’s Partial Ownership Program

BY CATIE STASZAK It certainly helped that it was one of the most beautiful mornings of the winter in Wellington. But, when I got a leg up aboard Quattro, I knew I was going to...

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...

Hoof Care: What Works

BY JESS CLAWSON It’s no secret that I love thoroughbreds for a great many reasons: their tendency to be decent jumpers, their sensitive natures, and their proficiency in eventing....

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...

How to Tame the Paperwork Monster for Your Equestrian Business

BY PAMELA N. SAUL, CB You are having a nightmare and the horror scene has you drowning in a sea of paperwork. It’s in piles on the office desk, exploding out of the glovebox of...

Social Media Etiquette for the Polite, Digital Equestrian

BY THE PLAID HORSE STAFF We live in a time when anyone can take a quick comment or photo and publish it on the internet immediately – often in front of the eyes of thousands...

10 Equine Grooming Habits That You Need To Ditch

BY INTERN GRACE SALMON Whether we have our sights set on the show ring or lessons at home, most riders share a common goal: to keep their horses looking great. Often times we are so...

Feed for Horses: Making Sense of the Best Options for Your Horse

BY ANDREA D. ELLIS FROM ANIVADO What our horses’ digestive system is designed for and what they can cope with. This is the first of a series of Blogs on good horse nutrition and management...

Top Three Essential Oils to Use at a Show

By Intern Emmy Dolin   If you have competed in a horse show, you know how it sometimes goes. Both humans and horses can become tired, insecure, and sore. There is an all natural and simple way...

The Foundation for Creating a Strong Equestrian Business

BY PAMELA N. SAUL, CB You have decided it’s time to start a new business -- congratulations! You probably spent years as a kid hanging around the barn, graduating to a student intern or volunteer,...

Tips for Show Success Without a Trainer at the In-Gate

BY JAMIE SKUBAL As I trot around the ring for the under saddle, I can see trainers standing at the in gate and along the ring making small pointers and hand...