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feetofclay1678
Jan. 18, 2010, 03:37 PM
So, my fav magazine of all time is no longer in production:cry:(Hunter & Sporthorse), so now I am wondering what other sporthorse magazines are out there that I dont know about. I know of Prac Horseman, COTH(of course!), Dressage Today...are there any others that are really good?

Pirateer
Jan. 18, 2010, 03:42 PM
nope, that is pretty much it.

blackcat95
Jan. 18, 2010, 04:28 PM
Prac Horseman is really good. I would highly recommend getting a subscription.

sixpoundfarm
Jan. 18, 2010, 04:35 PM
There is a new Warmblood magazine out, http://warmbloodstoday.com/

Pirateer
Jan. 18, 2010, 06:33 PM
Prac Horseman is really good. I would highly recommend getting a subscription.

Really? I would highly recommend NOT getting one.

blackcat95
Jan. 18, 2010, 06:42 PM
Really? I would highly recommend NOT getting one.

As a matter of curiosity, why?

mvp
Jan. 18, 2010, 06:58 PM
I'm not a fan of PH either.

Either I grew up and learned "too much" or the magazine got too basic and diversified into lots of articles about things other than riding, training and caring for horses.

That's too bad because I'm sure I don't know all there is about making a really nice horse or every last trick of the pro groom. I wish it could morph back into the useful magazine I remember in the 1980s.

MsRidiculous
Jan. 18, 2010, 07:06 PM
I just started getting Warmbloods Today a little bit ago and I'm really liking it so far. I like the breeding/business aspect behind it. PH is too much "fluff" and beginner stuff for me these days.. not much in there that I want to read.

pattnic
Jan. 18, 2010, 08:47 PM
I'm not a fan of PH either.

...the magazine got got too basic

This. I used to love to read the old issues from the 80s into the early 90s... and then by the time I finally got my subscription, it really kinda sucked. Really makes me wish I'd kept all those old copies...

Mallorcatx
Jan. 18, 2010, 10:07 PM
There are a couple of UK magazines that I pick up every once in a while at Barnes & Noble: Your Horse (www.yourhorse.co.uk) and Horse (http://www.horsemagazine.co.uk/). There is also the venerable Horse & Hound (http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/) though I can never find it in the U.S bookstores. I like these magazines in general because they are a mix of all the disciplines; they are also written for what I think is the "every day" rider, with articles about horse care and product reviews. I also use them to scope out possible riding vacation destinations...

Pirateer
Jan. 19, 2010, 02:50 AM
This. I used to love to read the old issues from the 80s into the early 90s... and then by the time I finally got my subscription, it really kinda sucked. Really makes me wish I'd kept all those old copies...

Yupp.

I actually keep my eyes peeled on ebay for the old issues. I have most all of the 1990's, late 80's, some 70s even. I've subscribed myself for over 10 years, and I finally stopped because its just plain awful- and realized they run the same articles as in Equus, which I also used to subscribe to and don't anymore.

twotonejobber
Jan. 19, 2010, 10:16 AM
Funny this has come up. Do people actually BUY old issues? Long story short, I think I'm reverse "nesting" after having our new son at home for a couple of months and I'm getting rid of stuff. I have ten years worth of PH pretty much every issue for each year. I was going to donate them to a 4H group or something. Is there actually a market for these though?

rideforthelaurels16
Jan. 19, 2010, 11:54 AM
I bought 50+ 80's, 90's, and early 2000's PHs on eBay last year. Love them! :)

feetofclay1678
Jan. 19, 2010, 12:09 PM
There are a couple of UK magazines that I pick up every once in a while at Barnes & Noble: Your Horse (www.yourhorse.co.uk) and Horse (http://www.horsemagazine.co.uk/). There is also the venerable Horse & Hound (http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/) though I can never find it in the U.S bookstores. I like these magazines in general because they are a mix of all the disciplines; they are also written for what I think is the "every day" rider, with articles about horse care and product reviews. I also use them to scope out possible riding vacation destinations...

Oh! I love those magazines and I would definitely subscribe to them if they werent so outrageously expensive!

French Twist
Jan. 23, 2010, 02:27 PM
Out West they have ShowBiz magazine and Riding Magazine. I think ShowBiz is all HJ and Riding is all-discipline, but does a HJ issue you could buy, and it covers HJ, too. I think ShowBiz is similar to the old Horses Magazine that the Quirks used to do in the 80s and 90s, which was one of my favorites, they always had gorgeous photography. I have a HUGE bin of those in my basement, it's a pain to move, so heavy. I've thought about selling those on eBay, but I feel like someday I'll wanna pull them out and reread them all and reminisce, so I keep them.

http://www.showbizcalifornia.com/
http://www.ridingmagazine.com/index.html

js
Jan. 24, 2010, 02:38 PM
I picked up the latest issue of PH and could not believe how thin the magazine was, hardly anything in it to read, mostly advertisements and not much else. I quit subscribing to both it and DT. If I want one I'll pick one up at the book store. I miss Hunter & Sporthorse. I used to get some from the UK but it wasn't cost effective. The book store carries a few so I'll buy them when I'm in town, they are great and they always give away tons of prizes, I've always wondered why our magazines don't do that?

2horseowner
Jan. 24, 2010, 04:34 PM
Love the UK mags! They are so much more informative than the US mags. I go to B&N to get them. They must be pretty popular, because they sell out fast! Worth the money I think!

kellidahorsegirl
Jan. 24, 2010, 04:57 PM
There is one based in CO, but has expanded to the PNW called Horse Connection.

www.horseconnection.com

It doesn't really have any 'training' info in it, but its almost a really good way to keep up on the show scene (for me at least) for the area mentioned above. Pictures are great, layout is really appealing. I just love it haha. It can usually be found free at participating tack stores, but I had to get a subscription because of living in the boonies.

I still like PH but agree that its been 'dumbed down' a bit. However, any info is good for me...and even if it is basic, it still makes sense and sometimes people need to be reminded of the basics.

patina.marc
Jan. 25, 2010, 01:05 AM
you could check out www.sporthorsemarketplace.com this is on line and in print...ads for breeding, products,always horses for sale. they have content on line

missliz
Jan. 25, 2010, 05:30 AM
This one is published in the Midwest but has GREAT dressage and other sport horse articles. I think the articles are of good technical quality. Great magazine!

http://toplineink.com/DressageMagazine.aspx