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Should We Be Using Bisphosphonates for Horse Soundness Maintenance?

BY JESS CLAWSON As equestrians, we care a lot about our horses’ well-being and soundness. Chronic lameness in any competitive or pleasure riding horse can be devastating. We can spend an awful lot of money on supplements...

Tail Whitening Hacks

BY JESS CLAWSON If you live in Virginia (where it’s been muddy for 12 months straight!) and your horse has a significant amount of white in its tail, you learn to become good at tail whitening hacks!...

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 ceased to involve with my horses' care, to the most wonderful...

New Strides in Equine Assisted Therapy for Veterans

BY JESS CLAWSON Those of us fortunate enough to spend time with horses know how much they can challenge us, as well as how healing that time spent can be. For people like me who...

What Eventers Can Learn From Hunters

BY JESS CLAWSON I’ve been riding since I was four years old, and almost all of that time has been in eventing programs. I missed the pony hunter world entirely. Though I love the jumpers...

Getting Through Winter: Seasonal Depression and the Equestrian

BY JESS CLAWSON For those of us who don’t have the budget to go to Florida or live somewhere warm and sunny year-round, winter can be tough on both our riding and psyche. It’s harder...

Avoiding Cultural Appropriation for Your Horse Halloween Costumes

BY JESS CLAWSON Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love it with every earnest bone in my early-millennial body. I am that person who decorates my house with all sorts of Halloween-associated kitsch. My dad...

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 story? When we think of queer...

Toxic Trainer Relationships: What to Watch Out For When Finding the Best For You...

BY JESS CLAWSON A toxic trainer can kill someone’s love of riding faster than just about anything. From verbal to sexual abuse to simply playing favorites, trainers who are negative influences in our lives do...