Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Breaking Down The Pre-Purchase Exam with Palm Beach Equine Clinic

Winter is coming! For riders looking ahead to the beasts that are the winter circuits from coast to coast in North America, that phrase means more than an ode to Game of...

No Place Like Home? Bridgewater College to Sell Equestrian Center and Shift Riding Teams

BY WALTER ROBB Bridgewater College used to feel like home.  I'm a junior here, and heavily involved in the equestrian program. Being able to learn to...

Developing Lightness and Feel: Exercises from Geoff Teall

Within the 263 pages of “Geoff Teall on Riding Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation,” Teall covers an impressive multitude of topics aimed at helping riders increase the effectiveness of their time spent in...

Wit and Wisdom from a Horse

BY TRISH LEMKE “Don’t apologize (or if you’re an apology addict, do it less)” If you’ve ever studied or even watched horse behavior, you’ll notice that...

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...

Depression in the Equestrian Community: My Quest for Safety

BY ELSPETH ROAKE At first it was difficult for me to speak publicly about my depression, but when I do I am usually met with similar accounts. As a...

Get to Know Top Junior Rider, John Angus

BY DANI SCHNEIDER John Angus is an eighteen-year-old top junior rider competing successfully in all three rings. That’s impressive on its own, but even more so when you take...

Disney Made a New Black Beauty Movie and I Have FEELINGS About It

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I've never been one to cry in movies, especially when I was younger. My late husband once challenged me to watch Life is Beautiful without tearing...

Every Horse Has Something to Teach Us

BY MICHAELA MANGUS “This one will teach you how to hold your shoulders back,” I say as I hand Theo’s reins back over to my dirt-covered student, her expression...

A Perfect Morning Riding in Spain

I wake up in the morning to a sore butt and a stiff back.  My body groans a little bit as I roust myself out of my cozy, little bed in the...

The Freedom in Movement After Living Through an Eating Disorder

BY EMMA SHUPPER Today, I am me and nothing else. I am a person going through this crazy, beautiful, scary journey we call life. It’s a task of continually...

Life Hacks for Maintaining a Proper Pace on Course

BY PONYMOMAMMY We all know that the secret to finding 8-10 proper jump distances in a course is to stop looking for the distances. Easier said than done, right?...

Bernie Traurig – A Man for All Disciplines

BY ANN JAMIESON "My first ride on a horse was with my mother, and I was 11 years old. It was at a place called Whitey's Stables on Long...

A Junior Rider’s Take on the Lack of Accessibility in the Equestrian World

BY KATARINA OSTROV Work hard. Dream big. Reach for the stars. As long as you dream big you'll make it… right? In the expensive and competitive equestrian world, the...

Without Fear or Feeling: Riding with a Sensory Processing Disorder

BY ALEX BLACKSTON Like a lot of other riders in this sport, I ride because I love climbing up the mounting block and being able to walk away on...

Preparing for a New Horse Show

By Tonya Johnston, MA It doesn’t matter how long you have been riding and competing, arriving at a new horse show venue is always exciting! I had the...

Enter at your own risk: Let’s make the schooling ring a safer place

BY CIRA PACE MALTA It’s another cold, early Saturday morning at the horse show. I check the courses quickly before I get on so I can school over the...

The Plaid Horse American-bred Feature- Prophet 55 Carries on Boone Family Legacy

BY Catie Staszak Every time Ali Boone sits astride one of her Sterling Equestrian homebreds, her mind goes to one place—her mother.

The Equestrian Helmet Safety Initiative

BY ELYSE SCHENK Our riding helmets could be significantly safer. To address this, the United States Hunter Jumper Association is taking live-saving steps to support new developments in helmet...

Palm Beach Equine Clinic on the Cutting Edge of Regenerative Medicine

BY LINDSAY BROCK/JUMP MEDIA Regenerative Medicine Results at Palm Beach Equine Clinic Palm Beach Equine Clinic veterinarians employ regenerative therapies to encourage the horse’s body to...

Nerves: the Ugly Monster that Shows Up When You Least Expect It!

BY TAYLOR DERRICO My heart races. My stomach is in knots. I try to calm myself down, but nothing is working. I can’t deny that I...

It Happens! Kelli Cruciotti, Carleton Brooks, Betty Oare and Geoff Teall Share Riding “Whoops”

We all make mistakes.  But horse people, as a group, aren’t always the best at handling them.  So TPH reached out to some top riders to share their own show ring bloopers...