Thursday, September 24, 2020

3 Companies That Excel at Outfitting Equestrians of All Sizes

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Some things will always be consistent on the hunter/jumper circuit: fashion trends grab attention with innovative designs and intricate details, and life will throw a curveball...

How To Care for Your Tall Boots

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM It’s no secret that a pair of quality tall boots is a significant, albeit necessary, investment. With the base price of a quality off-the-rack boot often beginning somewhere...

Tips for Looking Your Best on Horse Show Day

BY JESS CLAWSON Horse show days are exciting, if sometimes stressful. We’ve put in so much effort to get there that we don’t want anything to go wrong. I...

Wool vs Foam Flocking: What Does It Mean for Your Saddle?

BY BRITTANY BIRD So, you’re shopping for a new saddle, and as you sip your morning coffee while researching different types, you stumble across the foam vs. wool debate.  Some of your...

Tack Cleaning Tips for When You’ve Really Got to Make it Sparkle

BY JESS CLAWSON Maintaining proper daily maintenance for your tack means that when it’s time to really deep clean it, whether for a big horse show or Pony Club...

How to Oil a New Saddle

BY CORI MCGRAW So you’ve just purchased a brand new saddle or have been fortunate enough to receive one as a gift (you lucky duck, you!). Now what?  While some manufacturers will pre-oil a...

Marley Lilly Monogrammed Apparel Review

BY ALLIE CARLSON As equestrians, we all love a good monogram. So when Marley Lilly kept popping up in my Facebook feed, I got curious. My order came within 9 business days, which considering they had...

Everyday Tack Maintenance: How to Keep Your Tack in Good Shape

BY JESS CLAWSON I like tack cleaning, but don’t always have time to clean my tack to the extent that I’d like. Back when I had an office job...

Battle of the Burgundy: What Coat Colors Belong In The Hunter Ring?

BY LAUREN MAULDIN There's a lot going on in our sport right now. Indoors just wrapped up, and people are looking forward to winter circuits. SafeSport is a hot topic, with everyone going through their...

Is Your Saddle Rack Damaging Your Horse’s Back?

BY HOLLY BARNETT Holly Barnett, owner of August Equine, is a certified saddle fitter and professional equine therapist, based out of Ontario, Canada. Holly embraces the "whole horse" concept and presents a comprehensive approach to...

Beautiful and Easy Ways to Display Your Ribbons

BY INTERN ASHLEY SHAW Over many years of horse showing, equestrians can accumulate countless amounts of ribbons. Sadly, the reality is that most of these elegant, hard-earned ribbons end up in storage containers and plastic...

The Perfect Bit Does Exist

BY JESS CLAWSON Many riders struggle with teaching their horses, and themselves, proper connection to the bit. Sometimes horses resist because the bit isn’t an appropriate choice or doesn’t...

Five Show Jumping Fashion Trends to Watch

With Hannah Selleck and Julia Tops BY EMILY RIDEN/JUMP MEDIA Equestrian fashion is steeped in tradition with the general show ring attire aesthetic still resembling that...

TPH Review: Total Saddle Fit Stability Leathers

by Jess Clawson Many years ago when I was in grad school and couldn’t afford a horse, I played roller derby. I made terrific friends, was the fittest I’ve...

Talk Shadbelly To Me: What Top Derby Riders are Wearing

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Shadbellies are a bucket list apparel item for many equestrians. They signify a formal, big event like a hunter derby or classic. Riders on all different...

On a Budget? You Need The TackHack

BY LAUREN MAULDIN This online retailer is changing the equestrian discount landscape by working with independent tack shops to source amazing deals for riders. Working adult...

Size Inclusivity in the Equestrian World

BY TPH BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN In the spring of 2013, my equestrian life was in a better place than it had ever been. I had a new horse, a young off the track Thoroughbred...

10 Things Every Rider Needs in their Barn Bag

This year, never be caught unprepared - make sure your barn bag is packed and with you at all times!  Here are 10 items we think every rider needs...

EQright: Tiny Device, Big Potential to Improve Your Riding

By Rennie Dyball Does your trainer tell you to “look up!” or “sit up!” every lesson? Do you jump up your horse’s neck from time to time? Find yourself...

Butet Practice

By TPH Brand Ambassador Eden Pessin I'm the kid who horse shows in the Butet Practice saddle... Earlier in the year, my trainer and I were working on my balance and making my posture more correct, so...

The Fit Equestrian’s Equitation Bootcamp: Can This Easy Workout Plan Actually Complement Your...

BY RENNIE DYBALL With a month to go before my competitive local medal finals, all it took was the name of this workout to hook me. I’ll take all the shoulders-back help I can get. I’ve...

Air Vests Are All the Rage—But Are They Truly Safe?

The hunter jumper world is abuzz about air vests. Well-known professionals are wearing them, more are speaking out about buying their own, and amateur riders and parents are considering making the investment...