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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...

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...

Finding Balance: Ortho-Bionomy for Horse and Rider

By Kelly Sheehan Have you ever had lingering pain from an injury? Has your horse ever duped the vet? What about that time you tweaked your back? Do you know about “ortho-bionomy?” If you answered...

In the Spotlight: Double D Trailers

Meet the fully customizable trailer company that allows you to build a trailer specifically for you and your horse BY April Bilodeau Finding the right trailer for you and your horse can be a challenge. While...

Five Ways to Keep Your Horse in Top Form with the Veterinarians of Palm...

BY LINDSAY BROCK/JUMP MEDIA Owning or managing a horse is a responsibility that is equal parts caregiver and detective. One of the most difficult aspects of equine ownership and management is that horses can’t verbally explain their pleasure or their pain....

Meet “My” New Horse: Understanding Ownership of Abandoned Horses

By Armand Leone Reader Question: An owner at my barn walked out on a horse ten months ago and has been unreachable since. I took over financial responsibility of the horse at that time. Do I...

8 Ways to Lose Money Fast in Your Horse Business

BY ELYSE SCHENK & PIPER KLEMM We’re told from childhood to choose a career that we’re passionate about. But the idea of doing what you love and making money while doing can be a dangerously...

Tips for Shipping Your Horse in Hot Weather

BY EQUO We have had some widespread and prolonged heat waves the past few weeks. With the extreme temps, came a lot of questions about how to ship your horse safely. The experts at Equo...

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...

Your Halter Is Too Big (and other horse safety tips to address)

BY LAUREN MAULDIN It kills me every time. You see a lovely photo of a beautiful horse posted on social media. The rider is beaming next to their horse that’s well groomed with a sleek...

Things to Consider When Shopping for a Horse Property

Whether it’s on the East Coast, West Coast, or somewhere in between, searching for an equestrian property can be overwhelming and exhausting. There are so many things to consider when purchasing an equestrian property so we’ve asked...

Evaluating Expenses When Deciding Where to Start an Equestrian Business

BY STEPHANIE RUFF Let’s face it—even when costs are considered reasonable, owning horses is expensive. Depending on your location and discipline, it can range from “spending some discretionary income” to “what in the world do...

Healthcare Reminder: Treating Equine Summer Sores

BY LINDSAY BROCK/JUMP MEDIA Summer heat is in full force across the states, and with high temperatures and humid conditions comes an elevated risk for equine summer sores. Flies thrive in these conditions which can...

Ask the Vet: When Is It Too Cold to Ride?

How to consider the weather and your horse’s health, according to a veterinarian By Dr. Heather Beach, DVM For equestrians in the northern states who do not migrate south for the winter season, Daylight Savings in...

Ten Lessons from Top Professionals at the Gold Star Clinic

BY RACHEL LONG During the 4-day Gold Star Clinic, I had the opportunity to learn from some of the best in our sport including Katie Prudent, DiAnn Langer, Kirsten Coe, Will Simpson, Dr. Geoff Vernon, and many...

Is He Lame or Just a Lefty?

Distinguishing Between Lameness, Weakness, and Sidedness By Keelin Redmond, DVM Talk to any rider, and you will hear it: “His left lead is better.” “His right to left change is better.” “His right hind is...

Understanding Kissing Spines

BY HAYLIE KERSTETTER Your once very agreeable horse who loved his job has picked up the habit of stopping at fences and missing changes. He seems to flinch every time you put the saddle on,...

I Joined the Braiding Mafia (and Lived)

BY ALISON KRATISH If you are equine-centric and active on social media, chances are you have seen the funny meme with the graphic image that says “If you see me on the stripper pole, mind...

Trust Your Horse’s Gut — Not What’s Trendy

Nothing matches the job of caring for horses, but it doesn’t come without stress. Stress can create so many challenges for horses. In fact, it is estimated that 90% of active horses experience gastric...

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...

Feeding for Stallion Fertility

By Dr. Heather Beach Proper feeding and nutrition is a key component for all performance horses and the same is true for breeding animals. Optimizing nutrition and body condition in the off season will...

From the Ground Up: Rethinking the Relationship With Your Horse

BY ELYSE SCHENK “Running scared” is how I overheard a cowboy once characterize jumper horses. He criticized the discipline for forceful training, resulting in fearful horses that perform only out of stress, rather than a...