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The Indoor Equestrian

Over the last few months, I know that I have sounded like a broken record, continuously complaining about the nasty weather. The rain in North Carolina has been non-stop for so long! And of course, the snowfall in many areas of the country has been unrelenting. Most equestrians do…

Stay Accountable this Season

Which is probably the oddest combination of things on this planet, but what can I say? I have always had an affinity for pretty paper and journal covers and my affinity for horses is obvious. But I feel bringing these two together should be easier than it is.

There…

EQUESTRIAN SPOTLIGHT:  Jennifer Sims – The Styled Equestrian aka EQ Globe Trotter

Do you want to travel the world and ride horses?  I can’t think of anything better!

I’m excited to introduce Jennifer Sims, the Styled Equestrian, aka EqGlobeTrotter.  Jennifer is an equestrian and has started a riding holiday business.  You can join her on one of her many equestrian adventures across the…

The Definition of a Heart Horse

Some riders can spend their whole life searching for their heart horse. This horse is like no other one you’ve ever owned. They may not be the most expensive or well-trained, but this horse without a doubt changed your life. You may still be searching for him or perhaps…

Winter Look For Under $150

The cold, wind, sleet and snow may win us a snow day from school or work, but it does not stop us from seeing and caring for our horses. Most horses still need exercised or ridden. My first thought when dressing for the barn during the chilly months of…

Essential Oils for Your Horse Farm

A new wave of natural horse care has taken our world by storm. Horse owners are looking for healthy alternatives to cure mental and physical ailments. It could be anxiety or nervousness, perhaps sore muscles or lack of appetite. One thing is for certain horses are never short on…

The Lady Who Is – The Long Rider

  Even my granddaughter Gretchen read more books than I ever did. As time went on my husband and I were able to take some trips-and in that bit of leisurely time I started to read a few books.  Luckily, I happened upon a couple of good ones that…

Are We Losing our Young Riders?

It’s all about horses. For over 30 years, I have watched the horse industry and the changes that occur.  Trends come and go, disciplines can sometimes grow into a wider range of acceptance and new breeds never cease to amaze me.  But one facet of our industry is starting…

Five Valentine Gifts For Your Horse-Loving Sweetheart

Horse girls are practical. They aren’t overly fussy about their nails, hair, or make-up, and they don’t have a fit if their expensive jeans get a little dirty at the barn. But this doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate nice things.

Give a horse girl chocolate or roses, and she’ll probably…

WINTER HORSE CARE

 Today, my husband and I live in Utah at 7000’ feet.  We are lucky enough to have our horses living on our property.  Keeping horses in a winter climate is a lot more work than my California days.  Winter months bring many challenges – frozen water, icy walkways, feed,…