Sunday, September 20, 2020

The Plaid Horse Celebrates Pride Month

Ponies for Pride: Where the equine and LGBTQ+ communities meet

BY SHELBY PHILLIPS I have been overwhelmed recently by the frequency and severity of hate, prejudice, and exclusion, not only in the world, but...

Why This Straight PonyMomAmmy Cares About LGBTQ Safe Spaces

BY PONYMOMAMMY It is not very often that I feel disappointed in our horse community. Frankly, you are far more likely to find me...

Finding My Pride on Equestrian Social Media

BY AMY BIEBER We all know the internet can be a deeply negative place. It can foster hatred, bullying, and anonymity for the sake...

Boy O Boy Bridleworks is Bringing Pride to our Riding Outfits

BY JESS CLAWSON There are as many ways to be queer as there are queer people in the world. When it comes to degrees...

Show Your Pride with Rainbow Equestrian Gear for Horse & Rider

BY JESS CLAWSON Pride month might be behind us, but if you’re anything like me you want to express your pride all year round....

Kaitlyn Boggio is Out & Proud in the Horse World

BY JESS CLAWSON This Pride Month project of having queer equestrian conversations has been a special experience, and one that I hope readers are...

Christopher Webb on Being a Gay Man in the Horse World

BY JESS CLAWSON The horse world, at least the English side of it, seems to have a lot more openly gay men involved than...

It’s Pride Month! What Does That Mean?

By Jess Clawson June means a lot of things in the horse world: Devon, Upperville, the end of the school year, the beginning of...

Dear USEF: You Have a Representation Problem

BY LYSSETTE WILLIAMS Every time I open a US Equestrian or In Stride magazine, I quickly scan it. I dog ear articles for later, note...

Queer Equestrian Voices: An Interview with Tatum Standley

BY JESS CLAWSON Throughout my career with horses, I’ve known dozens of farriers with bold personalities. They’ve spanned the range from homophobes that I've...

It’s National Coming Out Day: What Does That Mean, and Is It Problematic?

BY JESS CLAWSON Are you out amongst your friends at the barn or in your pony club or at home? Do you wish you were? How do you tell your...

Making the Horse World a Safe Space for LGBTQ Equestrians

AN INTERVIEW WITH JESS CLAWSON BY LAUREN MAULDIN Even on the best days, horse shows can be difficult places. There’s the weather, the nerves, the chance your horse may throw...

#weareorlando

In light of the recent tragedy in Orlando, the staff of the Plaid Horse extends our deepest sympathy to the victims of this horrific crime. We stand behind the...