Pre-Show Pampering Must-Haves

Pre-Show Pampering Must-Haves

The closer we get to show season, the harder Ax and I have been working to get ready. As expected, with longer, tougher rides comes muscle soreness, so Ax gets a bit of pampering to keep him comfortable. (Especially since he spends most of the time putting up with my inability to ride.) These four techniques seem to be the magical formula to keeping Ax happy leading up to show season and throughout the summer, so we can keep working for those ribbons. Continue reading “Pre-Show Pampering Must-Haves”

Favorite Things | Winter 2017

Favorite Things | Winter 2017

Winter is not my favorite month—shorter days mean my time at the barn is in the dark for five out of the seven days in a week, cold temperatures limit riding, and my truck is awful in snow (who decided that an extended bed truck should be front-wheel drive?!). As drab as the colder months are and as grumpy as they make me, there are a few things I liked this winter. Continue reading “Favorite Things | Winter 2017”

Favorite Things | Fall 2016

Favorite Things | Fall 2016

My first fall favorite would be the season itself. If there was a place in the world that had cool temperatures and turning leaves for 365 days a year, I would live there for the rest of my life. This year, at least in New England, the fall seems to be fleeting, so I couldn’t help but compile a list of my favorite things this season (horsey and not) as I attempt to hold on to every last red- and orange-leafed tree between my horse’s ears. Continue reading “Favorite Things | Fall 2016”

Rider’s Backpack Essentials

Rider’s Backpack Essentials

Sure, your tack trunk is packed to the brim and your car may be overflowing with saddle pads, blankets, and bridles, but there is still more to bring to the barn—enter the Rider’s Backpack. Whether you’ve got a trusty school backpack or one that is specialized for equestrians, a backpack to carry all of the little necessities is, well, a necessity!

From everyday essentials to just-in-case items, make sure your barn backpack is full of everything you will need. Continue reading “Rider’s Backpack Essentials”