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Equestrian Lifestyle

People involved with horses experience the equestrian lifestyle, an all encompassing life that involves culture, style, relationships, stories, people, & more. For instance, some people experience equestrian lifestyle through educational opportunities or their career. Others dive into culture by reading horse books, buying horse art, shopping for horse things, watching horse movies or television shows, listening to equine-related podcasts, attending parties and events at horse shows and events, etc. Equestrian style can range from western style, hunter style, colorful horse and pony style for children, etc. Horse Illustrated‘s lifestyle articles also cover humor, horse stories, horse people, history, rider fitness, and travel destinations.

Horse and Rider Fitness for Spring

Depending on the availability of indoor arenas, lights, and safe footing where you live, riding throughout the winter can be…

6 days ago


Are Show Judges Favoring Ponies Carrying Extra Weight?

A recent study has shown that judges tend to favor pudgy ponies over their more-svelte counterparts in the show ring.…

1 week ago

Visit the Irish National Stud & Gardens

If you pack your bags for a riding holiday in Ireland, throw in a pair of sensible walking shoes for…

2 weeks ago

An Equestrian’s Weight Loss Journey

A high-risk pregnancy became a health wake-up call that touched every area of Kylie’s life, including her riding and equestrian…

2 weeks ago

Barn Banter – Episode 18 from title sponsor Straight Arrow Products

Welcome to Barn Banter, the official podcast of Horse Illustrated. In Barn Banter episode 18, hosts Susan Friedland and Horse Illustrated…

2 weeks ago

Tailgating at the Kentucky Three-Day Event

The Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event is one of the biggest equestrian events in the U.S. Whether you’ve been many times…

3 weeks ago

Horsing Around with Carson Kressley

“It’s a defense mechanism not knowing how many horses I own,” laughs Carson Kressley. “It helps protect my fragile psyche.…

1 month ago

30 Best Horse Movies

Although some horse people won’t admit it, a perfect night is spent in front of the television watching horse movies.…

2 months ago

The Unstoppable Jeanne McDonald

Jeanne McDonald paved her own path to success with the perfect blend of dogged New England determination, unwavering persistence, and…

2 months ago

A Conversation With Julie Goodnight

Julie Goodnight is the real deal. When I first met Julie Goodnight for an interview, I was reminded of how…

2 months ago