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Horse People

The horse industry is full of stories about interesting horse people from various disciplines, breeds, and styles of riding. Read their stories in Horse Illustrated and Young Rider magazines. See how others triumphed over a challenging riding or training situation, interesting feats riders have accomplished, and how others have overcome the odds for a big win at an equestrian competition. Learn how some have spent their lives helping horses and/or riders, either through rescues, therapeutic riding programs, or through charities that they are passionate about. Find inspiration and connection from the lives of other passionate horse people, including horse owners, riders, and those who love horses.

Clothing for Every Equestrian

Equestrians are a beautiful kaleidoscope of ages, shapes, sizes and ethnicities. But the rich diversity of our community is not…

3 months ago

Horse Illustrated Podcast Episode 15

For mobile access, click here to listen in your browser. In podcast episode 15 of The Horse Illustrated Episode of…

4 months ago

Getting Back in the Saddle

Sometimes life can make a U-turn, but it’s times like these that equestrians cling tightest to their horses for hope;…

4 months ago

Self-Defense for Equestrians

A car traveling too fast approaches two women and their horses who are riding along a road on their way…

5 months ago

Equine-Assisted Therapy for Mental Health

The symptoms seem to come out of nowhere. The day feels fine—normal even, if there is such a thing. And…

5 months ago

Overcoming Fear After a Riding Accident

When I got back into riding five years ago, it had been eight years since I had really been around…

5 months ago

Coming Back to Horses as an Adult Equestrian

I grew up riding horses. I was obsessed. I had a collection of Breyer models, copies of Horse Illustrated magazine,…

6 months ago

Wally the Western Dressage Horse

If anyone could be labeled a hunter princess, it was me. For nearly four decades I strove for the perfect…

6 months ago

Brooke USA: Welfare for Working Horses

A Pakistani man pours jet-black lumps of coal into oversized sacks strapped to the back of his little white donkey…

6 months ago

Empowering Women with the Kenyan Collection

Intertwining her love for horses and fashion, Cindy Lay has built a flourishing equestrian boutique from humble beginnings and runs…

6 months ago