Friday, January 22, 2021

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 horses you need to haul, safety...

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...

Body Protectors, Air Vests & and Other Safety Gear: What You Need to Know

By Rennie Dyball There’s nothing like a pandemic to get people thinking about their safety. In tack shops and in online groups alike, riders outside of the eventing world are talking about incorporating an extra...

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 left a big smile on your...

“Extra” Equestrians and the Marketplace for Colorful Horse Tack and Apparel

BY NOA LEIBSON Any equestrian, at some point in their lives, may have felt the push and pull of wearing the tack and attire of what is normal in their communities versus what they truly...

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 products to meet their highest standards....

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 is teaching them to accept contact,...

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. If you're...

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...

Style for Your Barn’s Horse Show Home Away from Home

BY KATIE COOK It is said that style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. As any horse show competitor knows, that first impression of how a rider presents herself...

Staying Organized at the Barn and at Shows

BY 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 at...

Normalizing Rider Safety One Vest at a Time

Two months ago, Catherine Winter launched Ride EquiSafe, a one-stop shop for all things safety. BY KRISTIN PITZER A few years ago, Catherine Winter, who had been riding hunter/jumpers most of her life, decided to add...

For Horses Makes Quality Clothing and Face Masks For Riders

BY JESS CLAWSON It’s spring, which means it’s a great time to get up to date on the latest riding fashions. Discerning riders who want quality, elegance, fit, and function for a reasonable price need...

5 Equestrian Fashion Trends You Won’t Want To Miss

BY 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 stay...

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...

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 hunter and equitation ring. From maroon...

Meet Old Salem Farm Super Groom Juan Martinez

BY LINDSAY BROCK/JUMP MEDIA Originally from the July 2017 issue. Juan Martinez celebrated his one-year anniversary at Old Salem Farm in June and never imagined he would be working for one of the top show...

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...

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 understanding. We have to find the...

When Buying a Helmet, Use Your Head

By Dana Miller • Chagrin Saddlery Whether calculating a fast and clear jumper trip, finding the perfect distance to a fence or going on a relaxing trail ride, keeping the most important of human organs...

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,” he wrote; as true now as...

Get a Leg Up on Leg Protection

BY DR. HEATHER BEACH With so many options for leg protection for our horses, how can we choose what is best? Appearance, cost, function, and your horse’s unique conformational and discipline related needs all factor...