App Review: Jump Off Pro

App Review: Jump Off Pro

I don’t think I am alone in being terrified of forgetting a course. Honestly, I’d rather fall off in the middle of an important class than go off course. I’ve got a pretty good system down as to how to remember—take a photo of the course, memorize it, look at the jumps in the ring to visualize it, tell it to a few people out loud, and keep retracing it in my brain until I go in— but I can admit to getting lost in the ring every now and then. Continue reading “App Review: Jump Off Pro”

Product Review: Wine Down Hoof Pick

Product Review: Wine Down Hoof Pick

The Wine Down Hoof Pick came out a while ago and I’ve been secretly wanting one because who doesn’t want a hoof pick that can pop open a bottle of wine?! Aside from coffee, I consider wine to be an important drink in my an equestrian’s life. Tell me you have a hoof pick with a corkscrew on the end and I want it even if I’m not going to use it! Continue reading “Product Review: Wine Down Hoof Pick”

Product Review: The Plaid Horse Apparel

Product Review: The Plaid Horse Apparel

The quest for comfy and cute riding shirts is never ending. Not because they’re hard to find, but because you can never have enough. I love a good sun shirt, but a casual, tucked-in tee can be just as professional looking and twice as comfy.

I had the chance to test two tops from the well known magazine The Plaid Horse‘s “TPH Gear” line—a tee and a sweatshirt—and can verify that they are both comfy and cute in or out of the saddle. Continue reading “Product Review: The Plaid Horse Apparel”

Product Review: Grooming Hands

Product Review: Grooming Hands

Currying isn’t exactly my favorite part of grooming—you end up inhaling or getting covered with 80% of the hair and dirt that is coming off, it is a recipe for shocking your horse with static, and Ax is too sensitive for a good curry anyway. But because I am a good horse owner, and I want to see my reflection in my horse’s clean coat, I still do it. In the past few years I’ve ditched my hard rubber curry and swapped it out for a jelly scrubber more for Ax’s sake than mine, but we both love the thing. I’m pretty committed to it at this point, but when the people at Grooming Hands offered me a pair of their grooming gloves I figured I would give them a try. Continue reading “Product Review: Grooming Hands”

Product Review: The Vineyard Equestrian Apparel

Product Review: The Vineyard Equestrian Apparel

As the place where Ax and I spent time figuring each other out, Martha’s Vineyard has a special place in my heart and I often find myself yearning for the island. I’ve got my fair share of beach sand and sea glass—and now, I have some equestrian Vineyard style.

The Vineyard Equestrian was started by a friend of mine as a way to bring more tack shopping to the island without waiting for packages to take a trip over on the ferry. TVE has developed into a shop for necessities, cute tees, and some vineyard-made treasures. No surprise, I have accumulated a few things because: 1) I am all for the Vineyard, 2) Lillian is amazing, and 3) I am all for supporting small, local businesses. Continue reading “Product Review: The Vineyard Equestrian Apparel”