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5 Equestrian Spring Cleaning Projects

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Blooming flowers and warmer temperatures mean a lot of things. For equestrians, summer horse shows are on the horizon. Many of us are enjoying a pause after winter circuits before things get...

Not Your Average Carry-On: Traveling With Your Saddle

The life of a show rider is often one of nomadism: We're on the road a lot, but we don't travel light. Exhibit A: our saddles. While most items can be stuffed into a bag,...

Give RAO the Old Heave-Ho!

Does your horse often cough at the beginning of your ride? Does he or she also have some nasal discharge and labored breathing? Your horse could be suffering from Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO), or...

Stay cool with Kerrits

Beat the heat with Kerrits’ cool new line of show and schooling attire A little history here. Back in the dark ages, show attire consisted of heavy, lined wool jackets, pure cotton breeches and ratcatchers....

EQL: More Hoofprints, Less Footprints

EQL is casual horse-inspired style that’s easy on the environment. Kerrits’ customers are devoted to the riding attire brand for its fit, function, innovation, value, and technical fabrics. Now, after 30 years of creating performance...

What Are Those Horse Masks in the Jumper Ring?

The jumper ring is often one of innovation. More than just blinged out bonnets and colorful jackets, it’s a place to see some of the latest tack in our sport.  Lately, you may have noticed...

“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...

Relax With These Perfect Barn Organization Photos

We all have grand plans, but sometimes life gets in the way. At least that's how I feel about keeping my tack trunk organized. There are always 1,000 things to accomplish at the barn,...

BackGate is Creating Horse Show Technology for a Cause

BY CATIE STASZAK Dave Conlan is a proud horse show father. He had his daughter Blair on a horse’s back before she could walk, recalling the enjoyment he got out of playing polo for the...

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...

Holiday Inspiration for the Hard-to-Shop-for Equestrian

Here is a bit of holiday inspiration for that hard-to-buy-for equestrian in your life. 1. Kerrits EQL Collection Love to Bits Cape, $79. (kerrits.com)

Jump the Moon by Kathy Simmers

A TPH Book Review by Meg Rosenthal Most little girls never forget their first pony. In Jump the Moon, a beautiful children’s book by Kathy Simmers, this notion is championed as the book follows the...

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...

Leadership in Equine Design: The Corton & HorsestallsUSA story

By Philip Pryor, Ag Engineer Corton production makes stalls to the highest quality standards using sustainable  energy sources and employs 30 people with a certified training program Can horse stalls be both beautiful and low-maintenance at...

Equestrian Accessories for In and Out of the Barn

As equestrians, we are passionate about this part of our lives.  Whether heading to the barn, a horse show, or the grocery store, you can show off your equestrian flair with these great accessories. 1....

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...

EQL BY KERRITS

Unbridle your personal style—and your power—to help horses INTRODUCING EQL BY KERRITS™ An all-new brand of thoughtfully designed leisure apparel For over 30 years, Kerrits has designed and manufactured in-saddle performance apparel for women. Building on these...

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...

From the Ground Up: 5 Benefits of the SoftBed Comfort Stall Mattress

Your horse’s health and comfort starts from the ground up. And, for horses that spend a large amount of time indoors, the stall is the best place to start. Particularly for performance horses 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...

Horse Head: Brain Science and Other Insights

A TPH Book Review by Annie Birmingham Horse Head: Brain Science and Other Insightsby Maddy Butcher with Dr. Steve Peters Horse Head: Brain Science and Other Insights is the latest work of Maddy Butcher, a Wall Street...

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 for themselves...