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...

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...

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...

A Clinical Diagnostic Tool For Your Horse To Tell You Where It Hurts

By Catherine Winter Using Infrared Thermal Imaging for the Preventive Care of Sport Horses Horses serve multiple purposes in our lives. They are family members, competition partners, companions, and investments. In comparing an equine athlete to a...

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...

Equestrian DIY: How to Make a Whip or Crop Holder

BY OLIVIA KNOTT OF DIY HORSE OWNERSHIP This is a super easy project. I made it with spare parts from my garage, so it cost me nothing. You can substitute some equipment for others, but the...

Mobile Payment Options for your Equestrian Business

BY JESS CLAWSON If you’re a hardworking trainer, braider, or other horse professional, you might find that getting paid by cash and check is getting harder as our society becomes increasingly...

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...

How 22 Hay Steamers Got to the World Equestrian Games

BY KIM MILLER Knowing that many potential FEI World Equestrian Games equine contenders rely on steamed hay every day, the Haygain team began planning to provide it many months before the competition begins Sept. 11...

Equinetrips.com: The Shipping Experience You Have Always Wanted

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES Shipping horses can be a complicated and stressful endeavor for owner, trainer, and animal alike. We are not transporting freight that can be tossed on...

Finding a Change of Perspective 4,000 Miles from Home

BY ALLIE CARLSON For a long time I thought my horse, Wyatt, was dumb. He was a green bean when I started riding him. He just did not catch...

Effective Cooling Strategies for Summer Riding

BY JESS CLAWSON Summer is associated with a lot of extra daylight, beach vacations, and lovely hot weather. We may love it, but it can be really hard on...

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...

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...

10 Ways to Stay More Organized at Horse Shows

By Marissa Cohen We have all been in this situation, we get to the show and realize we forgot something. Or the opposite? You happen to overpack and you just do not have enough space...

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...

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...

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,...