HI Spy


HI Spy: Favorite Breed
Which breed of horse is your favorite, and why?

HI Spy: Favorite Things
Do you have one special piece of tack or horse equipment that you really love?

HI Spy: Advice for Newbies
What advice would you give someone who is new to horses?

HI Spy: Lessons Learned
What is the most important thing you’ve learned from horses?

HI Spy: Your Equestrian Splurge
If you could have one horsey purchase given to you for free, what would it be?

HI Spy: Time out of the Saddle
How do you spend time with your horse when you’re not riding?

HI Spy: Your Favorite Place
Tell us about your favorite location to ride.

HI Spy: Embarrassing Moments
What was your most embarrassing moment as an equestrian?

HI Spy: What will your equestrian life be like in ten years?
Can you predict the future? What will you be doing with horses a decade from now?

HI Spy: Superstitions
Do you have any horse-related superstitions?

HI Spy: What’s the biggest challenge that you and your horse have overcome?
Tell us how you and your horse got through a difficult obstacle.

HI Spy: What makes your horse unique?
Tell us about the idiosyncrasies that make your horse who he is.

HI Spy: What item of tack or barn gear would you invent?
What item do you wish actually existed to make your horsey life better?

HI Spy: What’s on your equestrian bucket list?
What horsey adventures do you hope to have during your life as a rider?

HI Spy: How do you further your equestrian education?
Share what you do to keep improving as a rider and horsekeeper.

HI Spy: Do you ever experience fear while riding?
Have you found a way to work through your anxiety?

HI Spy: If you could ask your horse one question, what would it be?
And would you really want to know the honest answer?

HI Spy: What are your competitive goals?
What are you and your horse working toward this show season?

HI Spy: What Horsey Items Can You Not Resist?
What’s most likely to be your impulse buy at the tack shop?

HI Spy: What’s Your Dream Equestrian Vacation?
If time and money were no object, what kind of horsey holiday would you take?

HI Spy:  What’s the Best Horse-Related Advice You’ve Received?
Pass along a piece of wisdom that has helped you in your equestrian life.

HI Spy: Describe Your Dream Horse
If you could design the perfect horse for you, what would it be?

HI Spy: What is Your Favorite Thing about Winter?
Think positive! What do you like about this oft dreaded time of year?

HI Spy: What sacrifices have you made in order to have horses in your life?
Have you had to give up anything to ride or own horses, and what made you decide it was worth it?

HI Spy: What’s Your Horsey Dream Job?
If you could have any job, real or imagined, in the horse industry, what would it be?

HI Spy: Who is your equestrian hero?
Tell us about the person who inspires you in your equestrian life.

HI Spy: Share Your Tips for Saving Money with Horses
How do you afford your equestrian lifestyle?

HI Spy: Tell Us about Your First Horse
Share the story of the horse who taught you to ride.

HI Spy: How Do You Beat the Heat at the Barn?
Share your tips for staying cool in the barn, on the trail and at shows.

HI Spy: What Equestrian Discipline Would You Most Like to Try?
If you could try out a new horse sport, what would it be?

HI Spy: How Do You Stay in Shape for Riding?
Share your secrets for staying in top form as an equestrian athlete.

HI Spy: Give Us Your Barn Organization Tips
How do you keep your tack room, trailer or barn neat and organized?

HI Spy: What do you Dread Most about Winter?
Share the one chilly chore or consequence of wintertime that makes you long for spring.

HI Spy: Are You Color Blind?
The horse world is a colorful one. In your view, how important is coat color?

HI Spy: What Are Your Riding Goals?
What’s the one thing you want to achieve as a rider?

HI Spy: Share Your Senior Horse Stories
Older horses have a great deal to offer. Tell us how an equine senior citizen has enhanced your life in the saddle.

HI Spy: How do you Deal with the Local Know-it-All?
The horse world is full of people who think they know everything about horses and horsemanship. What’s your strategy when you’re bothered by busybodies?

HI Spy: Who’s Your Most Memorable Barn Buddy?
Tell us about your best equestrian pals.

HI Spy: What Would be Included in Your Dream Barn?
Tell us about the features and amenities you’d love to have in your barn.

HI Spy: A Bunch about Bits
Tell us what bits you choose for your horse.

HI Spy: Does Your Horse See a Boogeyman on the Bridle Path?
Share the stuff that makes your horse timid on the trails

HI Spy: Why Do You Compete?
Tell us why you show despite the costs and challenges.

HI Spy: Share Your Grooming Secrets
How do you deal with day-to-day grooming dilemmas?

HI Spy: Let’s Hear it for the Ever-Faithful Barn Dogs!
No barn is complete without a canine companion or two. Tell us your favorite barn dog stories.

HI Spy: Share Your Pony Tales
Small in stature but big in personality, there’s never a dull moment with these diminutive equines.

HI Spy: Do You Drive a Horsemobile?
How does your vehicle tell the world that there’s an Equestrian on Board?

HI Spy: What’s Your Horse’s Nickname?
Your horse may be known by an impressive name in the show ring, but what do you call him when you’re home at the barn?

HI Spy: What’s One Thing about Your Horse that you’d like to Change?
You love your horse, but maybe he’s got some room for improvement. If you could change one thing about him, what would it be?

HI Spy: What’s on Your Holiday Wish List?
The holiday season is on its way. What are you hoping to unwrap this year?

HI Spy: What’s the Best Part of Being a Horse Lover?
You’re horse crazy and proud of it!  Tell us why you love the equestrian life.

HI Spy: Share Your Favorite Horsey Item for Under $20
If rising prices are getting you down, see how others are keeping costs low and share your favorite tips.

HI Spy: Did Your Mom Support Your Horse Habit?
How much was your mom involved in your horse life growing up?

HI Spy: Did Your Dad Support Your Horse Habit?
How was your dad involved in your horse life growing up?

HI Spy: Tell Us Your Trail Riding Tales
Read some tales from out on the trail and share your own!

HI Spy: Share Your Horse Show Memories
What’s your special horse show memory?

HI Spy: What’s at the Bottom of Your Tack Box?
See what surprises we found, and tell us yours.


  1. I love adding comments on HI Spy and i think you should consider adding more for us to respond too! LOL Great idea and cant wait to add more to the next bunch!!

  2. i show because its fun!!. its also a great learning exprerince and a great way to make new horsie friends. Also if your looking to get into college it helps with scholarships.

  3. I show becaause I love to compete and of course, love to spend time with my pony! You can learn a lot, too by watching other riders and judging a flat class or possibly speaking to the judge for tips!

  4. I like to compete because this is a big momment for me and my horse. We’ve been practicing for weeks for the competion,and when the big day comes we give it all we got.It’s also a great time for me to become closer to my horse and show everyone his talent.

  5. Hi, i’m Haley I get both YOUNG RIDER and HORSE ILLUSTRATED. Ithink thier both great magizines. I never get anything but! Seriosly, I never get anything but!

  6. I love horse channel becuse I love reading about horse happenings. I think it’s alot more interesting than the tween magazines,and websites. Horse cahnnel is the best website!

  7. All of the articles are awesome and great and fun! I am so glad you have them, because not only can you tell what you think, but you can also hear what other people think to! it’s great!

  8. The winter consequence that I dread are the hunters in the woods. We can no longer trail ride until the end of hunting season. I don’t mind the cold or even the snow, Carharts always keep you warm, but the hunters, they are a different story especially when you are on a liver chestnut horse.

  9. The winter consequence I dread is going out into the pasture to fetch my 23 year old palimino and have to lead him slowly back because of stiff cold joints and ice hanging from his hocks because we don’t have a barn and the other horses don’t let him in the herd.

  10. Gives great advice for the avid equestrian and their everday slip-ups and questions (you know you have them!)Some stories will make you laugh and HI Spy definatley makes you appreciate all things equestrian from penny pincher personalities to braiding rubber bands to bell boots and tack sponges!

  11. reading all these comments and questions makes me realize that im not the only horse crazy girl out there! there are other people with horses like mine!

  12. I love Horse Illistrated . It helps me out with all my horses and it is the best horse mag. since i got out of subscribing to young rider . I have 2 horses and 1 is with a foal . So it helps me with things that apparently I needed to know . You also give awsome training tips and thats why I subscribe .

  13. I get so excited when Horse Illustrated comes in the mail! I love reading the HI Spy, as well as English Arena and the breed profile. Actually… I just like it all!

  14. I love to spoil my horses and give them the best money can buy! …But I usually don’t have that much money in my pockets, so I usually only get them what they really need, but I try to get a decent quality. Besides, what I don’t buy for my horses, I make up with lots of time loving and grooming them!

  15. When I buy for my horses I always, always shop around for the absolute best deal. I do this with everything, from headstalls to saddles. I also try and buy good quality nylon and synthetic tack. It is much easier to wash, and usually doesn’t break as easily, not to mention it is MUCH cheaper! I also only buy what my horses need, and ask for the things I just want for Christmas!

  16. Which every horse I am riding or working with, I tell them how special he/she is. That they are my favorite, how pretty or nice they are, but not to tell the other horses. He He

  17. my favorite horse vacation would have to be going to a dude ranch. you know, getting up every morning at crack of dawn to feed the horses and watch the cattle graze in their paddocks. steak for breakfast and than saddling up an old gentle giant and mosing along the countryside all day, galloping through streams and spotting wildlife. than returning back to the ranch to a family-oriented dinner, some good laughs and maybe plan a swim or two for the next day! that’d be my perfect dream vacation!

  18. my favorite horse vacation would be going out in the country out west and roundn’up some cattle with the cowboys!

  19. If I had a choice to go on a vacation out west or to stay home for the summer I would so stay home. The reason is because I would miss my horse to much to leave him, but if I could I would go to where ever the next summer olympic games would be so I could watch the greatest horseback riders!

  20. My favorite horse vacation would be taking a long ride on the beach. I wouldn’t be able to trailer my horse all the way out to California but I could always rent a horse to ride!

  21. Here’s a question I wish to be answered: How do you enter in an HI Spy question so you can try and be in Horse Illustrated? Does anyone know how? Or is it all guess? Thanks in advance!

  22. Horse Entusist, go to horse channel.com/HIspy. It will take you to categories. Click on one and type then submit your answer!:)


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