Friday, January 22, 2021

The Plaid Horse Ultimate Horse Show Packing List

By 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 day...

Tack Tack Room: Making Online Tack Shopping Easy

BY JESS CLAWSON There are many good reasons to buy or sell used tack, but biggest motivation for most of us is money. High-quality equipment for less is hard for buyers to pass up, and...

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 take a look. When she flipped...

Arena Dressage Saddles Can Solve Fit Problems

BY MCKAYLA HOHMANN Saddle fitting comes with many challenges: horses change shape, quality saddles are expensive, and sometimes even nice saddles aren’t adjustable enough to fit properly. Arena is solving this problem with their new...

8 Products to Get You and Your Horse Through Winter

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM If you’re anything like me, you scroll through your Instagram feed at least once daily and feel some extreme envy for your fellow equestrians escaping this brutal winter at the warm southern...

TPH TV Review: Netflix’s Free Rein

BY ELISE STEPHENS At least once in their lives, all past, present, and future equestrians look for that perfect horse TV show or movie. And many equestrians will admit it is actually very hard to...

6 Horse Gifts to Satisfy Your Inner Child

BY TPH BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN I'm many years past qualifying for junior classes, and the older I get the harder my holiday wish list is to come up with. Sometimes I think I'd rather...

TPH Review: R.J. Classics’ New “Harmony” Show Coat

BY RENNIE DYBALL For most riders in the show ring today, the heavy wool hunt coats of old are a distant memory (or something your mom wore back in her horse show days). Today’s tack...

Will Air Vests Alone Keep Riders Safe?

One of the hot topics in the horse world—and at the 2020 USHJA Virtual Annual Meeting—is body protection for riders. Body protectors, a.k.a. foundation garments, a.k.a. “those vests eventers wear,” have been around for quite...

Show Your Pride with Rainbow Equestrian Gear for Horse & Rider

BY JESS CLAWSON Pride month might be behind us, but if you’re anything like me you want to express your pride all year round. Who doesn’t love rainbows? I took to the internet to track...

TPH Review: Struck Breeches

By Liz Davoll | Photos by Hillary Oswald Growing up I wore one brand of breech, sworn to them they were classics. I would wear these breeches until the day I stopped riding. Then, something...

What’s In My Tack Locker: Winter Edition

BY TPH INTERN IZZY FEINSTEIN When equestrians begin to replace sunshirts with sweaters, or, if they are lucky enough, escape to the Florida sun, it is safe to say winter has arrived. Spooky horses and...

Cold Weather Apparel for the Equestrian Athlete

BY SISSY WICKES What do you get when you cross a cold trainer with an active wear apparel developer? Redingote! All riders, trainers, and horse enthusiasts who live in colder climates have experienced the hardships of winter...

The Tack Box is More than a Tack Store

BY JESS CLAWSON Even as a kid growing up in Indiana, I knew that Middleburg, Virginia was the place to be for horses. I dreamed of someday visiting this place with such a rich history...

Patriotic Tack Sets You Didn’t Know You Were Missing

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN If there's one thing I love about the hunters, it's the wide variety of striking, individualistic tack choices. Oh wait... that's literally every other discipline. Still, for the hunter/jumper rider looking...

EqRight: A tiny trainer clipped right to your helmet

BY ALLIE CARLSON My trainer always says you teach what you have struggled with. When I help others out at shows, I find myself focused on eyes and posture. It’s a concept that has been...

How to Choose Your Riding Helmet in 3 Steps

Above: Photo by TPH Intern Emily McNeill A laps with the helmet again. We will not tire of talking about this important topic for any horseman or rider regardless of the discipline you practice, how...

HorseScents Relax Horses Naturally

BY JESS CLAWSON Equestrians of all stripes worry about their horses’ comfort, from turnout safety to saddle fit to emotional wellbeing.We invest a lot in our animals, and prioritizing their welfare is key to good...

Ways to Spend Time With Your Horse Out of the Tack

By Elizabeth Sousa As equestrians, I think we can all agree that there is just not enough time in the day when it comes to spending time with our horses. Often times, we get to...

Adding Essential Oils Into Your Horse Care Routine with The Infused Equestrian

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN I'll admit it -- I was slow to get on the essential oil train. It's not that I have anything against holistic methods, but for the longest time I thought...

The Shady Lady: Alysia Lynch-Sherard

BY BROOKE GODDARD How This Horse Trainer & Mother Revolutionized Face Scarves on Horse Show Grounds  “I needed to do something different.” As a young mom, Alysia realized that she needed to find a way to protect...

6 Valentine’s Day Gifts For Equestrians

BY IZZY FEINSTEIN Valentine’s Day is approaching fast, leaving little time to purchase a gift for the equestrian in your life. Although shopping for horse lovers can be daunting, here are six great gifts that...