Thursday, July 9, 2020

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...

Battle of the Sports Bras

BY RENNIE DYBALL It’s a good time to shop as an equestrian – everything from breeches to show shirts and even hunt coats are being constructed with performance fabrics to keep us cool, dry and...

The Basics of Saddle Fit

BY JESS CLAWSON If you’ve spent more than 10 minutes in any horse-based Facebook group, you’ll come across questions about saddle fit. “What jump saddle fits a thoroughbred with...

Ten Trends to Watch In 2018

BY INTERN IZZY FEINSTEIN As we wrap up the first few months of 2018, this year’s trends in the equestrian industry have already begun to emerge. From new helmet designs to widely popular gourmet horse...

TPH Review: The Perfect Bit

BY JESS CLAWSON There are many great things about riding young horses and thoroughbreds off the track, but the young horses come with challenges. One challenge for many horses...

LAURACEA: Luxury Bags for Equestrians

BY SISSY WICKES The best products for our industry are consistently designed by those who understand our industry. It is difficult for people who have never experienced a horse show season to comprehend it. The...

Small Business Saturday – Social Distancing Edition

No, Black Friday wasn't yesterday and Christmas isn't just around the corner. But let's face it—we're bored, we're stuck at home, and many of us want to do a little retail therapy....

Bockmann Texas Trailers: Easy, Accessible and Attractive Options for Hauling Your Horse

BY JESS CLAWSON For a lot of people, horse trailers are intimidating to purchase. So much depends on the vehicle you have or can afford to buy, how many...

Simple Solutions (to annoying problems): Sweaty Helmets

By Lauren Mauldin Imagine the scene—you’re walking into the barn to get ready for a lesson. When you hacked the day before, your horse was light and responsive which...

Tredstep Riding Boots Jump to the Lead

BY SISSY WICKES Tredstep goods are a staple in riders’ closets, dressers, and tack trunks. Equestrians in every discipline searching for the best in quality and design seek Tredstep...

5 Young Equestrian Entrepreneurs to Watch

BY KAITLYN YOURKOSKI The equestrian world has many talented people, especially within the next generations. As a young equestrian myself, I have always been interested in my entrepreneur peers....

cbdMD Offers Lameness Relief for Horses & Riders

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Like many equestrians, I suffer from chronic pain. My knees are a nightmare for someone my age, but I press on because how could a silly...

Needlepoint Belts Add Some Pop & Tradition to Your Show Attire

BY ELIZABETH SOUSA Tradition tells us that show attire should not stray from solid, dark shades. As of late however, we have seen more variation in colors in the...

5 Equestrian Fashion Trends You Won’t Want To Miss

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM With the summer show circuits fast approaching, this season’s equestrian fashion trends are beginning to emerge. Here are five fashion trends you don’t want to miss to ensure that you always...

Arena Saddles: Exceptional Quality on an Acceptable Budget

BY ALLIE CARLSON Saddles are often the most expensive piece of equipment an equestrian owns. They are a huge purchase that we put tons of time and energy into...

Staying Organized at the Barn and at Shows

BY AMBASSADOR CALLIE HILDENBRAND It is a commonly known fact that organization is beneficial, or maybe even essential, to productivity. It makes sense, doesn’t it? Whether it be applied in the office, at school, or...

Spur-Tech: Perfect Straps

BY JESS CLAWSON In his classic work of equestrian literature, Riding and Jumping, the legendary William Steinkraus repeatedly stressed the importance of good equipment. “Quality is the best economy,”...

TPH Product Review: Charles Owen’s AYR8 & Ayrbrush Helmets

By Laura Owens On this blog, I will help you try to save some time researching riding apparel by giving you just the facts.  Not only have I tried the products myself, but I have...

The Plaid Horse Ultimate Horse Show Packing List

By Intern Izzy Feinstein As the start of the summer horse show season approaches, riders everywhere are preparing to travel to shows all across the country. Whether they will be at the show for a...

TPH Review: SaddleMattress

BY JESS CLAWSON A few months ago after noticing that my thoroughbred wasn’t using his back as well as he normally does, I asked my saddle fitter to come...

TPH Review: Acavallo Gel and Memory Foam Halfpad

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN When it comes to choosing tack, the most important thing to consider is my horse's comfort. Sure, I love beautiful pieces with stunning custom details as much as the next...

Does Traditional Have to Mean Plain? A Look at Show Shirts

BY JESS CLAWSON The hunter ring is a great place to catch up on modern fashion and trends. When scrolling through beautiful pictures of gleaming riders, I discovered I found that an unassuming show shirt...