A fashionable stock tie to complete your ensemble for dressage can be hard to find, and even harder to find is a company that makes them in the USA and offers them in any color...» Read More!
If you ever bought into the skinny-belt-over-a-shirt trend (guilty as charged) you understand the importance of a comfortable girth. I get why some clever horses hold their breath when we’re tightening their girths — the...» Read More!
With the recent announcement of the new Apple Watch, AirPods, and iPhone 7, it’s no secret that we live in a world ruled by technology. So how does that translate to our horses? Sure, there...» Read More!
I’ve been riding western for about 15 years now, and while I have a healthy appreciation for some tasteful bling and southwestern patterns on just about everything I own for the barn, there’s a secret...» Read More!
We equestrians are a people of great paradox. On the surface, our lifestyles might seem one hinged on old-fashioned elegance — all plaited manes and velvet helmets and burnished leather — but by equal turn...» Read More!
I will be the first to admit that I am not always one for flashy bling on my tack. I’m all for looking your best, but bling has just been one thing that I’ve not...» Read More!
Hard work is a part of my everyday life. Getting out of bed is not the most attractive thing in the world when I hear my alarm going off soon after 5 a.m. However, there...» Read More!
Lately, I’ve been at a bit of a conflict with myself. I have absolutely been loving the warm and sunny days of summer. But it’s also been a bit of a struggle keeping myself cool...» Read More!
I love all of the time that I’m able to spend riding, particularly in the summer season. Yet with as much time as I spend in the saddle, I feel like I take about twice...» Read More!
If you’re at all like me, you may find that there are some things that you just can’t have too many of. Two such things that fall into that category for me are T-shirts and...» Read More!
Most days after I arrive home from work, I’ve found myself riding. When you have a horse in training, it’s really important to keep a consistent schedule. And for me, it’s been a great feeling...» Read More!
I can’t get enough of the bright and sunny weather of the summer season. The warm weather. The long days. It’s been absolutely lovely to change into my riding clothes each day after a long...» Read More!
If I could, I would practically live outdoors all summer long. As it is I spend as much time as humanly possible soaking up the sun … wherever. And whenever. Sure, I spend plenty of...» Read More!
Horse people have two distinct wardrobes: “normal” clothes and “barn” clothes. Usually when we wear “normal” clothes to ride, they automatically become barn clothes by default. The dirt, grime and general gunk that goes hand-in-hand...» Read More!
Something that I take very seriously is safety. I tend to be risk adverse person in most areas of my life. However, I know that each and every time that I choose to climb on...» Read More!
It’s common to spot horses wearing therapy sheets and blankets at competitions. Our horses are athletes, and we all want them to feel their very best so they can perform to the highest level of their...» Read More!
It’s definitely reached that point in the year when I’ve switched my wardrobe over from jeans to shorts. Alas, while I am a jeans girl at heart, wearing them in the sweltering 80, sometimes 90...» Read More!
With the summer heat and stress of competition and training under duress, it’s important for us to consider how we help our equine athletes replenish their electrolytes so that they can perform at the top...» Read More!
I’m all about comfort and utility, especially around the barn. Since I manage my own small barn, I spend a lot of time riding… and even more time not riding. There seems to be a...» Read More!
When I’m spending time in the saddle, something that I’m very mindful of are my seat and legs. Having a secure seat and a good grip with my legs is paramount, especially when I’m riding...» Read More!
As riders, there’s nothing we love quite as much as some good boots. It doesn’t matter what discipline you ride, whether it’s western or English, dressage or eventing, you’ve got a collection of boots. We...» Read More!
Breeches — they’re a wardrobe staple for every event rider, and it can be a long journey to find the right pair. Many of us have our go-to choice for everyday riding and competitions, but...» Read More!
There are some items around the barn that I feel like I’ve started to take for for granted. Even though I might pick up something to use each and every day, I sometimes forget to...» Read More!