Browsing Category

Lifestyle

Peppermint: The Universal Perennial

Starbucks has rereleased their infamous peppermint-flavored mocha, chocolate bars with added peppermint extract is all around us, candy canes are found in every supermarket, and those Bob’s Sweet Stripes soft peppermint candies are lingering in every grocery store (and my tack room).  Peppermint is a hybrid between wintergreen and spearmint making its delicious taste irresistible…

Tips For The Perfect Holiday Horse Photoshoot

Just kidding. I have none! As someone that takes quite a few pictures with horses for my equestrian lifestyle blog, you would think that I really did have some pointers. I don’t. Today I attempted to take a picture for the cover page of my 2nd annual Horse Glam…

Stocking Stuffers for Equestrians

My ‘stocking stuffers for equestrians’ list is back for a second year.  The holidays will be here before we know it so here are some fun gift ideas.

1.  A Stitch in Stride – Equestrian mixed media art by Karina Harris.  Beautiful creations using paint and embroidery stitch.  Custom orders are…

10 Best-Selling Horse Books of All Time

There’s nothing quite like a good book and cup of coffee. Equestrians like their books just like anyone else. We grew up reading fictional stories about little girls and their ponies. And in adulthood, we turned to inspiring tales of famous horses. These fictional and nonfictional stories made us…

Healthy Fall Treats for Horses

 It’s a time to indulge in some of our favorite comfort foods like soups, chili, or apple pie. Our horses can enjoy the season a little more, too, with a healthy fall treat. Here are a few DIY ideas:
Pumpkin Cubes
(recipe modified from Cowgirl Magazine)

Ingredients:

1 small pumpkin
1 tbsp…

Fresh Treat Tips

Fall is everywhere even in Arizona! The days are shorter, mornings are cooler, and baking is at an all-time high in our house. One of the biggest ways my daughters and I bond is through baking our favorite goodies. This time of year, apples are our go-to. We make…

Life Lessons from Horses

My mom had dabbled in the equestrian world for a while, but when I showed in interest in riding, my neighbor offered me lessons on her retired hunter jumper, a sweet older mare named Lady. The following summer, I was able to lease Lady, and my lifelong adventure with…

A COZY FALL OUTFIT FOR EQUESTRIANS

 Leaves are showing us their brightest colors, pumpkins are piled on porches, and sweater weather is officially here!  Last month I shared some fabulous fall finds for the equestrian home and today I’m sharing a stylish fall outfit for equestrians.  Just layer these items with some breeches and go!

HATTIE…

Should You Microchip Your Horse?

She’s a Whippet/hound cross; think super impulsive with a high chase instinct. I have nightmares about losing her. As my veterinarian injected the tiny microchip into her neck, I wondered why we’re not routinely microchipping horses and whether that’s something I should consider as well.

We’ve all heard the stories…

Chance Favors The Prepared

The more I ride successfully in the arena at home, the better chance my body’s muscle memory will take over in the show ring when I black out from nerves!! Additionally, if my show supplies and tack are organized and clean, the less rushed I feel while at the…