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“Comfortable, Happy, & Secure” at Timberwagon Farm

BY TYLER BUI Sonja Boorman has created the ideal equine wellness and retirement center. Combining her love for horses and science, she has developed Timberwagon Farm and Balanced Equine Bodyworks—two businesses with a mission 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...

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...

New Technology from Vitalize® Helps Reduce Heat Stress in Horses

Horses have a natural ability to handle extreme temperatures much more effectively than humans. This is important to remember; however, it is also important to consider the upper and lower limits of their comfort...

Checklist for Preparing To Go to a Horse Show

By Sabrina Brashares/Jump Media Preparing a horse to go to a horse show goes beyond sending in entries, taking lessons, and working on their fitness. There are several important details that have to be...

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...

Getting the Best Horse Feed Nutrition & Value for Your Money

It seems as though diesel, groceries, fertilizer, grain and hay are all on the price escalator going up, up, up. There are many reasons for soaring prices, including pressure on crops from ethanol production, higher...

Tack Talk: How to Identify Your Leather Goods and Keep them in Their Best...

Leah Matanky founded Redwood Tack out of a desire to share her love of the sport—and the beautiful pieces of tack that accompany it–with others. Throughout her extensive career in the saddle, Leah has...

Top 10 Horse Books on Audible for Your Next Drive

1. Horse by Geraldine Brooks  Heralded by Jane Smiley for The New York Times Book Review as “A revelation . . . best horse book I’ve ever read,” Brooks’ 2022 novel has reminded the...

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...

Springtime Supplements: 40 Years of Making a Difference in Health

BY TPH Staff 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 our sport, and you will see...

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...

We Asked Artificial Intelligence About Horse Riding, Training, and Breeding

BY TPH STAFF Everyone is buzzing about AI lately. I'm sure you've seen the avatars and profile images your friends have shared on social media that look shockingly like them but were generated by a...

What is the Safest Time to Graze a Horse or Pony Who’s at Risk...

By Camilla Whishaw, BHSc (Nat) This short answer is: in the early morning (3am -10am).* Why is that? Several key factors influence the level of sugar in the grass our horses and ponies graze: The weather How stressed...

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...

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...

EXCEL: Bring Simplicity Back to Your Supplements

BY JENNIFER FINCH Finding the best combination of supplements for your horse can feel like alchemy. You want every new addition to their diet to add value—but ever-changing trends, weather, and workloads can make that...

Wordley Martin: How to Build the Perfect Arena for Your Horses and Riders

By Amanda Picciotto Feitosa / Jump Media There are a number of factors to think about when building a new riding arena. Like many aspects of the equine industry, a new arena can be costly,...

The “Other” Order of Go

By APRIL BILODEAU We’ve all done it.  As busy horse people, whether at a horse show, at the barn, or maybe even pulling the trailer, we have all shared a restroom with our horse.  While many barns...

Wordley Martin: The Arena and Footing Experts on How to Maintain Your Riding Arena

By Amanda Picciotto Feitosa / Jump Media Regardless of discipline, the maintenance of your arena can make the difference between a premium riding surface and subpar footing. Watering, dragging, and annual upkeep are all common...

Ask Andre: How Do You Set Realistic Goals for Your Riders?

By Andre Dignelli As we head into a new year and a new winter show season, the topic of New Year’s Resolutions always comes up. This time of year is the time to look back and...

Expert Take: Behaving for the Vet

BY DR. HEATHER BEACH A calm and respectful horse is important for everyone’s safety when the vet comes to the barn. Even if your horse seems to be relaxed and calm about most things, they...