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Big Bucks: Retailers Miss Out on Sales by Excluding Larger Riders

By Karen Hopper Usher Everybody assumes I want to event. I love dressage, foxhunting, and have a background in hunt-seat equitation. It’s the kind of riding resume that makes you think, “maybe she’s just never...

What Horse Breed You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Aries (March 21-April 19) - Thoroughbred The first sign of the zodiac, Aries know they're natural-born winners... and they're no stranger to competition. This bold fire sign is ambitious and not afraid to tackle even...

Equestrian Christmas Trees for Horse Lovers

Equestrians typically have horses on the mind even when we're not at the barn, and that's often true for our holiday decorating! Whether you have a tree full of sentimental ornaments from horses past...

Why I Decided to Take Boarders on My Private Horse Farm

BY LYNN HAMILTON A few years ago, a property came up for sale in the Foothills of Alberta.  The land is rolling, covered in a thick blanket of spruce trees, and the snow-capped mountains in the west...

Pony Hunt Teams: A Crowd Favorite at Devon 2019

BY EMILY MCNEILL On Saturday afternoon on Devon’s junior weekend, spectators gathered around the wheeler ring to watch an event that is definitely a crowd favorite: the pony hunt teams. Groups of three riders in...

Three Tips for Ditching the Barn Drama

BY CALI CYBULSKI All sports have their share of lousy sportsmanship, including the equestrian world. That said, there are so many good people and positive attributes in the horse community, it’s worth taking a closer...

10 Decorated Barns to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Whether you decorate your barn for the holidays or not, it's hard to deny how picturesque a bright wreath can be under a snowy roof. Now, anyone who takes care of livestock during the...

OTTB A Grand Offer Finds a New Normal with Amateur Owner

BY ELIZABETH JANOSKI A Grand Offer Two things have preoccupied me most of my life: writing and animals, particularly dogs and horses. Finding myself advancing in years with a doting husband, loving son, three border collies, eleven...

Barn Rats Over Mean Girls: Life Lessons from Growing Up in a Barn

BY PONYMOMAMMY I feel like I am constantly trying to justify the expense of the horses to my husband. I get it. It’s not cheap, and it doesn’t ever end. My go-to defense of “bays...

Equestrian Grants & Scholarships Every Rider Should Know About

The equestrian community is generous, and many people and organizations are invested in the future of our young riders and up and coming professionals. The next generation is the future of the sport itself....

Questions to Ask Yourself if You’re Afraid of Jumping

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I've been thinking a lot about fear lately. For much of my equestrian career, I've been afraid of jumping. Afraid of the horse stopping. Afraid of missing my distance and crashing through...

How an Average, Working Amateur on a Budget Ended Up Importing

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I've been a little hesitant to tell this story. After all, I've been writing for years about my deep love of OTTBs, what it's like to come up in this sport from...

Todd Minikus NEVER SLOWS DOWN; The guy who never rides for second.

Originally from the September 2017 Print Issue By Sissy Wickes Thirty two years of riding at the Grand Prix level, over 130 National and International Grand Prix wins, 2014 Equestrian of the Year, 2014 Horse...

Exercises to Build Your Horse’s Topline

BY EMILY MILLER When I purchased my 2011 Warmblood cross mare, Dixie, in 2017 she was very green under saddle and unbalanced in her gaits. She was particularly weak in her back and didn’t know how to...

The Breyer Model Horse That Sold for $22,000

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Every summer before the hunter/jumper crowd flocks to the Kentucky Horse Park for the Kentucky Summer series, a group of folks comes to show with a very different kind of string—model horses! BreyerFest, a...

What They Don’t Tell You About Horseback Riding

BY TAYLOR SANTOSUOSSO  “Try horseback riding lessons,” they said. “Horses keep you out of trouble,” they said. Well, what they don’t tell you about horseback riding is that being a “horse girl” can be hard. Anyone who claims...

Sometimes it seems that the biggest lessons horses teach us have nothing to do...

BY PONYMOMAMMY It’s easy to overlook how much we learn from horses every day. I’ve been riding my whole life, and still have a new takeaway from every lesson. While the mechanics and nuances are...

A Quick Guide to Logistics and Costs With Importing a Horse

BY LAUREN KARDEL OF KARDEL GLOBAL EQUINE For someone who has never done it, importing a horse can seem like an impossible problem to solve. You're flying in a horse, from where? The process isn't...

Modern Equestrian Decor Ideas to Flow Seamlessly With Your Home

If you asked the typical horse lover about interior design, they are likely to suggest styling their home after a luxurious barn filled with hundreds of photos of their beloved horses. We live and...

25 Horse Tattoos Like You’ve Never Seen Before

BY LAUREN MAULDIN While I spend a lot of time in pretty, traditional equestrian clothing, I still love tattoos. I've got a small collection of animal and literary inspired ink, but recently added a new...

Buying & Selling Ponies: A Beginner’s Guide to NOT Wasting Your Time

BY MARTHA RUSSELL I’m new to this pony game. Well, maybe not new. My 13-year-old daughter is on her 5th (?) pony. She’s a great rider (that’s coming from Mom, so take it with a...

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...