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Hello, Two-Thousand and Twenty-One

I’d rather reflect on how it helped us all grow, learn, and expand our way of thinking. We have all learned to not take days for granted with people whom we cherish deeply. As it may be their last day in this world. We have all learned to slow…

10 Cool Facts About a Horse’s Hair Coat

Horses are covered in hair—it’s a fact we probably don’t think much about unless we’re in the midst of shedding season or if they happen to be covered in mud before a ride (ugh!). But the horse’s hair coat is truly a work of wonder.
Here are 10 facts…

FREE EQUESTRIAN CHRISTMAS GIFT TAGS

This may be my favorite time of year.  I love decorating our home, barn, and chicken coop with wreaths and pretty white lights.  I love riding my horses in the snow with jingle bells hanging from the saddle.  And I love taking the time to wrap gifts with festive…

5 Books Any Horse Lover Will Love

Give me a good book with horses, all the better! When I’m not out at the barn, there’s nothing I love more than curling up with a good book and a hot cup of tea. Over the years, I’ve read a number of amazing books that feature my favorite…

The Ultimate Christmas Wishlist for Your Barn

Children aren’t the only ones scribbling a wishlist to Santa Klaus. Many horse owners have a few things they’d like to request, as well! This list might include some new tack or riding apparel. And for those that have their own barn, you might find a few dreamy items…

Stocking Stuffers for Equestrians

The holidays will be here before we know it so here are some fun gift ideas for the horse lover in your life!

1.  Kit Sante Fe – This olive 100% silk bandana with a beautiful horse design is a classic wardrobe staple.

2.  The Hunt Collection – The Hand Gallop…

The No Stirrup November Challenge

On November 1st riders across the United States dropped their stirrups for the ‘No Stirrup November Challenge’. Most equestrians are not sure how this trend started, but it has been going strong for quite a few years now. If you want to improve your position and strengthen your legs,…

Grooming Tips for Fuzzy Horses

In many areas, the horses are already starting to get fuzzy! With winter quickly approaching, their thick coat is gearing up for the cold temperatures. Each season presents its own grooming challenges. Specifically, your horse’s winter coat is likely to trap dirt, sweat and stains more easily. Fear not!…

Horses, Hounds, & Tweed

Fox hunting in this area has been taking place since the mid 1800s.  Today it continues to be an important cultural tradition and social event.

For the past ten years I’ve been visiting Middleburg, once or twice a year, because my horse trainer lives there.  I had never been fox…