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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...

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...

A New Lease on Life for Kissing Spines with Surgical Intervention

BY JENNIFER WOOD/JUMP MEDIA Palm Beach Equine Clinic is one of the foremost equine surgical centers in the world with three board-certified surgeons on staff, including Dr. Weston Davis. As a busy surgeon, Dr. Davis...

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...

Protected: How Can You Best Manage a Horse That’s Sensitive to Traffic?

In this new web series from The Plaid Horse, we've set out to get answers to commonly asked questions from industry professionals and judges. International show jumper, trainer and USEF "R" judge (and The...

Reducing Our Environmental Impact in the Equestrian World

BY VYLA CARTER In my everyday life, I am constantly looking for more ways to reduce my impact on the environment. At home, I recycle everything that I can. I try to reduce my water...

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...

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...

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...

Considerations for the Aging Performance Horse

From a veterinary perspective, horses can be considered “middle-aged” by 13 years of age, and “seniors” by 20 years of age. Although many sport horses may just be coming into their prime for training...

Is Your Horse a Healthy Weight? All About Body Condition Scores

By Dr. Heather Beach DVM When determining the optimal diets for our horses, there is a standardized way of measuring the current and ideal weight of a horse through the use of the body condition...

How This Pony Bounced Back Thanks to Palm Beach Equine Clinic

BY TORI BILAS/JUMP MEDIA They say “no foot, no horse.” It may be an old adage, but it proves just as true today. Many intricate structures compose the animal’s foundation, and the overall health of...

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...

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...

Protected: What is the Best Way to Walk an Equitation Course?

In this new web series from The Plaid Horse, we’ve set out to get answers to commonly asked questions from industry professionals and judges. International show jumper, trainer and USEF “R” judge (and The...

Equestrian DIY: Valentine’s Day Horse Treats Recipe

BY OLIVIA KNOTT OF DIY HORSE OWNERSHIP I got a cute heart-shaped mini muffin pan and my first though was I should make horse treats with this. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I present to you,...

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...

Would You Like to be a Confident and Effective Rider?

By Cheryl Schuhmann-Wertheimer Would you like to follow your trainer’s riding instructions perfectly more often than not? Would you like to be pain free after your ride, and in the morning? The challenge of riding is understanding...

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...

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...

Sound Advice: Five Ways to Have the Best-Behaved Horse at the Mounting Block

By ROBIN GREENWOOD Everything you do with your animal is training—whether it is right or wrong. Horses learn the wrong things as quickly as the right ones. The simplest exercises make you the trainer and...

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...