Understanding Allergies: Causes, Treatment and Advice for Horse Allergies

BY COUNTRY & STABLE If you suffer from any allergies then you’ll know just how annoying, and sometimes very serious, they can be. Well you’re not the only one who can suffer from allergies –...

Demystifying the Pre-Purchase Exam

DTR Equine Sports Medicine Helps Clients See the Whole Picture By Phelps Media Group It's an important but little-known fact among horse buyers: All pre-purchase examinations are not created equal. Pre-purchase exams performed by the DTR Equine Sports...

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...

4 Tips to Help Your Horse Beat the Summer Heat

By Elleni Paulson on behalf of Purina Equine Nutrition Heat and humidity place an added burden on horses during training, showing and transporting. Especially during the busy summer travel and show season, it’s important to make...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Babington Mills it… Better Feed, Better Bedding

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES Kevin Babington thinks outside the box. A career that includes an Olympic appearance  (4th individually in Athens, 2004), a European Championships Gold Medal, and too many Grand Prix victory gallops 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...

Dare to Change Disciplines

BY PATRICIA PAYNE Ever consider a career change for your horse? Don't be afraid to "look outside the box." You may discover your horse needs a change in order...

Shedding Season Survival: Get Your Horse’s Gleaming Coat Back

BY JESS CLAWSON It’s almost spring. Like I promised, winter doesn’t last forever. I can tell that winter really is ending, because all of my fuzzy yaks are just beginning the...

Why You Should Groom Your Horse

Above photo by Kate Houlihan Photography Do you regularly groom your horse? Here are some of the benefits and best tools that you should be using. Why You Should Groom Your Horse When it comes to taking...

Exercises to Build Your Horse’s Topline

BY EMILY MILLER When I purchased my 2011 Warmblood cross mare, Dixie, in 2017 she was very green under saddle and unbalanced in her gaits. She was particularly weak in her...

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,...

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....

Springtime Supplements: 40 Years of Making a Difference in Health

BY JESS CLAWSON The secret to a business that has lasted decades in the horse world is consistent quality. Look around at other brands that have become institutions in...

How to Get That Shiny Coat for Your Horse

BY JESS CLAWSON 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...

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...

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...

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...

Should We Be Using Bisphosphonates for Horse Soundness Maintenance?

BY JESS CLAWSON As equestrians, we care a lot about our horses’ well-being and soundness. Chronic lameness in any competitive or pleasure riding horse can be devastating. We can spend an...