Equine Ulcers: Prevention is Better Than The Cure!

BY ANDREA D. ELLIS FROM ANIVADO What is the cause of stomach ulcers in competition horses and how can we prevent them? Behavioural markers of ulcers are very unreliable as not all horses show these, but...

6 Simple Hacks To Help Your Horse’s Hives

BY INTERN KAITLYN YOURKOSKI Summer is peak season for hives in horses due to the extremely humid weather. Hives can stem from many different sources such as diet, shavings, something your horse is physically coming...

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...

Tips for Memorizing Your Horse Show Courses

BY EMMY DOLIN Memorizing courses at horse shows can be stressful. There is a lot to think about, such as how many strides to maintain in lines, where to halt, and how to ride the...

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...

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...

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 be Your Shipper’s Favorite Client

BY EQUO It’s 3:45 a.m. and you see the shipper’s headlights pull into your farm driveway. You smile. They weren’t scheduled to come for another half hour. But this is a long-standing relationship and the...

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...

5 Things To Do At The Barn When It’s Too Hot To Ride

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM If you start sweating just walking to your car in order to get to the barn, you might be wondering if it’s too hot to ride. During these blistering summer days...

Stop Horsin’ Around When it Comes to Organic Social Media

BY ASHLEY ROBINSON, Finish Line® Horse Products​ Marketing Manager It should be easy, right? Post an amazing photo of a horse and horse people will like it and the rest is history! Think again. In the bustling...

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,...

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...

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...

How To Change Your Horse’s Name on USEF

BY GRACE SALMON Did you just get a new horse? Do you not like its name, or want to change it to something that means more to you? Keep reading to find out how to...

Is Regenerative Therapy Right for my Horse?

BY EMILY RIDEN/JUMP MEDIA For the last decade, the use of regenerative therapies for horses has seen an exponential increase. Today, regenerative therapy options such as MediVet Autologous Conditioned Serum (ACS), Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein...

What You Can and Can’t Expect From a Pre-Purchase Vetting

BY STEFANIE MAZER, PSY.D. I am involved in a lot of horse transactions. This is one of the most fun and rewarding jobs, but it can also be a nightmare! From the beginning of 2018...

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...