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KERRITS: Over 30 Years of innovation

Continuous passion and creativity have fueled Kerrits’ quest to help riders make the most of their time in the saddle—from tights that changed the industry to innovative fabrics transforming tomorrow’s ride. Photos: KRISTIN LEE PHOTOGRAPHY 1991...

Cavaliere Couture: Comfortable Tights for Equestrian Athletes

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM When Lela Reynolds mounted up for a dressage lesson with trainer Kimberly Monk in 2017 in a pair of Lululemon leggings, she had no idea that her outfit choice would inspire her...

Riders Working the Rust Breeches Look

Love them or hate them, rust breeches are a real trend with a strong following. These vintage-look breeches even at one point had their own dedicated active Facebook page, "Bring Back RUST Breeches." For those...

How to Make and Keep a Horse Show Journal

Above: The covers of my past two horse show journals, decorated with construction paper and pictures. Photo by Vyla Carter. By Vyla Carter Ever since my first horse show, my mom has kept a journal that gave...

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...

Festive and Spooky Costumes: Celebrate Halloween With Your Horse!

Above: A beautiful princess and her magical unicorn. Photo by Fox Lea Farm. By TPH Intern Izzy Feinstein Halloween is just around the corner. Horse shows are featuring seasonal costume classes for horses and riders, and barns...

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...

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...

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 amateurs bond over many things, like battling nerves at the...

Brandi Cyrus: Style Native with The Plaid Horse

Brandi Cyrus, model, on-air host and TV personality has contributed a style column photographed by Tausha Dickinson to each issue of The Plaid Horse since 2015. Brandi's league of social media followers...

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 looking down just to double-check your...

TPH Book Review – Come to the X by Julia Wendell

TPH Book Review by Elizabeth Sousa We all understand what it’s like to try to fit life and horses together. It is not always easy, but as equestrians, we know it’s necessary, and we do...

THE WITHERS WINERY- A Toast to Inspiration

Find this story and more HERE in the TPH Feb. 2017 Stallion Issue! Written by Sissy Wickes For horse people perusing the wine racks of their favorite upscale wine store or paging through Wine Spectator, The...

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...

Happy Holidays from The Plaid Horse

During this holiday season, The Plaid Horse family wanted to take a minute to share our favorite holiday memory or wish with you! Annie Birmingham My holiday wish is that everyone finds a pony under 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...

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...

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...

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...

Get a Glimpse Behind the Medals in “Riding for the Team”

BY MOLLY SORGE/JUMP MEDIA LLC When Robert Ridland arrived in Gladstone, NJ, to ride with Bertalan de Némethy as part of the U.S. Equestrian Team, he was just 18 and owned one pair of breeches....

What Do These Equitation Finals Stars Have in Common? MDC Stirrups On Their Saddles

By Piper Klemm, Ph.D.  As a group of the best junior riders in the country battled it out in the Big Equitation finals this fall, there was a common piece of equipment on many of...

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...