Seven Stress Management Strategies for the Saddle

BY LINDSEY ANUZIS GAGE I think we can all agree that there are some serious stressors in the world right now: a global pandemic, problems in the middle east, political polarization... all heavy topics thrown...

Glenda Monkarsh: Chasing Her Hunter Dreams Despite Partial Blindness

BY LILLIAN KENT The Las Vegas adult amateur rider has fought through repeated setbacks in her equestrian journey From the outside looking in, Glenda Monkarsh has the picture-perfect set up. Riding two talented geldings, Monkarsh has...

From the Outside, In: Six Ways to Make Your Farm Shine in the Real...

BY TORI BILAS/JUMP MEDIA If you ask leading Wellington real estate agent Martha Wachtel Jolicoeur what property buyers are looking for these days, her answer without hesitation would be, “a house.” The housing market is...

Honoring Your Mental Health is Good Horsemanship

BY ANONYMOUS Outside of the horse world, the predominant Olympic buzz was about Simone Biles. Despite some of the comments directed at Simone Biles for withdrawing from the team and individual Olympic finals, the overwhelmingly...

Remembering Kip Rosenthal

Rider, Trainer, Judge, Horsewoman (1951–2020) BY JUDY RICHTER Kip Rosenthal’s lifelong passion for horses began officially at age 10 when she began taking riding lessons once a week from Anne and Frank Grenci at Fox Hill...

The Draft Cross That Had Never Jumped Becomes the Perfect First Horse

BY MOLLY CLUTTER Like many of us, I have always loved horses. When I was around six my grandpa took me to a riding lesson to try something new, and I instantly fell in love...

5 Strides with Blaze of Glory II

An “interview” with the show jumper (via his rider, Hanley Morrison!) The 14-year-old gelding, who goes by Blaze at the barn, recently finished fifth in a $50,000 HITS Grand Prix, among other top Grand Prix...

Inside the Equestrians of Color Photography Project

BY BETHANY PASTORIAL The organization focuses on better allyship in the equestrian community. In the wake of George Floyd’s murder in May 2020 and the resulting nationwide racial unrest, the equestrian community began buzzing with the...

15 Super Satisfying Horse Care Videos

Scrubbing mud off your horse or heaven forbid—body clipping—can be a chore. But there's definitely something deeply satisfying about unveiling your beautiful, perfect horse under all that mud and hair. When you can't get...

Judy Richter: Then and Now

BY ANN JAMIESON The Beginning Judy Richter's parents literally met on horseback. Philip Hofmann and Mary Kain were frequent guests at the Saddle & Sirloin in Kansas City, Missouri, "where the fast young crowd would go,"...

Djuna-Bear Lauder On Winning, Learning, and the Illusion of Perfection

BY RENNIE DYBALL Junior rider Djuna-Bear Lauder has had many show ring successes competing in the 3'6" Junior Hunters and the Children’s Jumpers. But it was a recent not-so-spectacular moment in the ring that she...

The Science Behind Why Riding is So Therapeutic

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Mindfulness is a word that gets tossed around a lot lately. I originally threw it into the same bucket that holds a lot of other new-age ideas I consider "granola." You know,...

Unpacking Your Horse’s Origin Story

BY DUNCAN MCINTOSH Every domesticated horse was created by a human decision, and ultimately most come to the most important decision that’s made for them—to be sold.  People who sell horses for a living must have...

My Husband Drove Me to See My Boyfriend

BY GLORIA SCHRAMM I met him four years ago. It didn’t matter that  I was already married many years. I stood in front of where he was and waited for him to acknowledge me.  When he turned...

‘He Is Happiest at the Horse Shows’

Hadley Zeavin on Why Her 27-Year-Old Horse Griffin Is Still Thriving BY HADLEY ZEAVIN The eighteen months before I got Griffin in 2013 were the hardest of my life due to a bad riding accident and...

A Pony, A Girl, And 100 Miles of Trail: Kyla Law And Flash Tackle...

BY JESSIE LOCHRIE You know the story. It’s the plot of The Black Stallion, National Velvet, and the dream of countless horse-crazy little girls: a young rider forms a powerful bond with an opinionated horse, and...

Who Jumped It Best? 2021 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships

PHOTOS © HEATHER N. PHOTOGRAPHY There's so much more that goes into a winning hunter round than a single, spectacular jump. It's about pace, what's between the fences, style, presence, and so much more. You...

Carly & Hercules: The Senior Horse Project

Photographer Jessica Sanders started the Senior Horse Project to showcase the special, long-standing relationships between riders and their senior horses. Featuring seniors over 25 years old, she shares the photos of the partnership. These stories share some...

Sustainable Horse Careers: Executive Director of GallopNYC

BY JESSIE LOCHRIE  Careers in the horse world are known for long hours, low pay, and a high rate of burnout — so how do the professionals we admire manage their careers in a sustainable...

Unstoppable Margie Goldstein Engle

BY ANN JAMIESON Like so many of us, Margie Goldstein Engle's love for horses came from out of nowhere. Although her family is athletic and enjoys sports, no one else had ever fallen in love...

5 Tips When Using Waivers in Your Horse Program

By Kimbrell J. Hines, Esq. Interacting with even the most gentle horse always involves some risk—accidents do happen, after all. Horse owners and professionals can help protect their businesses by requiring all clients, guests, and...

John Bragg’s Bridgeport Farms: Building Success From the Ground, Up

BY LINDSEY LONG If you’ve seen Bridgeport Farms at a horse show, chances are you’ve been impressed. The sheer size of the show setup is remarkable, with aisle after aisle of beautiful horses and ponies...