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The Number 1 Thing You Should Never Do With a Horse

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I had the worst lesson this weekend. Even though the sun was shining, my horse had been worked all week and was a total lamb the...

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...

Your Halter Is Too Big (and other horse safety tips to address)

BY LAUREN MAULDIN It kills me every time. You see a lovely photo of a beautiful horse posted on social media. The rider is beaming next to their horse...

Making Things Happen Without Making Excuses: An Adult Amateur’s Climb

BY LAUREN MAULDIN There is a tendency to divide the equestrian industry into the “haves” and the “have nots.” With events ranging from small schooling shows to extensive seasonal...

Yes, Showing During Covid-19 is Still Fun

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Whether you show on the local circuit or at the biggest AA shows in the country, chances are you’ve reviewed a new list of rules that...

Horses Built the Confidence for Living an Authentic Life

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Horses offer a gift of universal acceptance. The animals make no judgements based on gender, religion, sexuality or any of the other dividing factors humans are...

Training the Healing Rider

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Whether a rider is healing from a broken arm or recovering from brain surgery, the trainer holds an essential role in the process of getting back...

Uncomfortable Silence

BY LAUREN MAULDIN As protests sprouted up across the country in the wake of George Flloyd’s murder at the hand of police, conversations around racism entered every house in...

The Best Way to Honor Your Late Heart Horse is to be Brave Enough...

BY LAUREN MAULDIN My friends know that I've suffered a lot of loss in the past five years. As soon as I feel somewhat grounded after one death, another...

Rediscovering the Joy of Horses When Showing Isn’t Possible

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I am, by my own definition, a competitive person. Don't confuse my lack of talent or success in this sport for not caring. I deeply want...

Throwback Thursday Trends We Miss: Full Chaps and Fringe

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Chokers, jelly shoes, plaid flannel shirts... so many of the fashion trends from when I grew up in the 90's are becoming mainstream again. But what about the horse world? When it comes...