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The Necessities for a Weekend Nature Staycation

 with another couple over dinner about planning an upcoming camping trip. I am spontaneous by nature and love camping so I immediately agreed. Instead of waiting for a couple of weeks I shouted: “let’s go this weekend!” That gave us Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (morning) to get our…

Top 10 Horse Places in the United States

Travelers can visit some amazing horse getaways in the United States. Each destination offers something unique! From live horse racing and A-rated shows to scenic trail rides and beach adventures this top list of equestrian places will wow you. Some of these cities are hidden gems, while others are…

Soul Riding: Delicacy and Brilliance

I would have not been able to explain myself. I knew the feeling but wouldn’t have been able to put that feeling into words. Growing up I did compete in Western disciplines, but I am in no way a competitive person. I was successful but also completely content with…

Life Lessons From the Show Ring

I recently spent 5 days at Tryon International Equestrian Center, where I got to help Jackie with Hamster. I showed him in two undersaddle classes, rode him multiple times a day and was his groom for the Baby Green Hunter division. I had a blast and gained some much…

MAGAZINES FOR THE HORSE ENTHUSIAST

I’m a very visual person and love photographs mixed in with stories.  I love the tangible and I love to dog-ear pages so I can revisit what inspires me.  When I’m ready to recycle the issue I take one more run-through and tear out pages and put them in…

My Ringside Bag Essentials:

 I always make sure to spend some time the night before, reorganizing, restocking, and throwing out last weekend’s accumulation of mint wrappers, receipts, and other trash.

#1: REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE
Drinking enough water can definitely be a challenge on show days. Bringing your own water bottle is helpful as it…

The Riding Bug

They talk about Chloe nonstop at home and we pretty much have the Netflix cartoon Spirit Riding Free on the TV on repeat. As soon as we get to the barn, however, they freeze up around the horses. Ask them if they want to sit on Chloe and they…

Yoga for Horseback Riders

There’s a few different names- equestrian yoga, yoga on horseback, cowgirl yoga… but they all share the same purposes. They focus on mindfulness, breathing, and connecting with your horse. Through various movements and poses, the rider can strength muscles, improve their alignment, and support their emotional well-being. These exercises…

Slow Simple Summer

Our needs shift with each season throughout the year. After a long, cold winter, spring recharges us with new life and energy all around. It is a busy season, cleaning up after the snow and mud while also preparing for the summer heat (and bugs!). Summer should be a…

How to Plan a Unicorn Photoshoot

Step 1. Find the unicorn(s).
When selecting the perfect unicorn model, do not limit your possibilities to the typical white unicorn. Unicorns can come in all different shades…some of which are much easier to keep clean than others, if you get my drift. Additionally, the calmer the unicorn the better….