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September 2023

Equestrian Style for your Kitchen

    Now that there’s a bit of crispness is the air, I’m getting in the mood to do my Fall decorating. I love this time of year and I especially enjoy making my home feel cozy and inviting. And of course, if I can add a little equestrian decor to the mix, that’s even better! I’m looking forward to finding new ways to mix it up… Read More »Equestrian Style for your Kitchen

    Getting Back in the Show Ring

      I’ve been waiting a LONG time for this! I haven’t been in the show ring since since I was 10 years old. Back then I was riding Western and let’s just say that my prior show experience was not stellar. If you can imagine all manner of mishaps (loose girth, saddle drifting sideways, pony rearing up and generally freaking out) you get an idea of… Read More »Getting Back in the Show Ring

      Gift Ideas for Horse Girls

        It’s the season for gift guides! Well…it may be just a bit early, but as soon as I saw the Thoroughbred candle, I just had to share! I usually don’t start my holiday shopping until after Halloween, but who knows, maybe I’ll actually get it done early this year! Here are some fun finds any horse girl on your list would love. Gift Guides for… Read More »Gift Ideas for Horse Girls

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        Surprisingly Great Turnout Blankets on Amazon

          As the days are getting shorter and the air is getting cooler, it’s time to get the turnout blankets ready for another season! I recently discovered a surprisingly great selection of turnout blankets on Amazon, so I thought I’d share my favorites in a round up! Surprisingly Great Turnout Blankets on Amazon This post contains affiliate links 1. Storm Shield Extreme Turnout Blanket – Playful… Read More »Surprisingly Great Turnout Blankets on Amazon

          The Travers Stakes, Saratoga Race Course

            The Saratoga Racecourse has been recognized as one of the world’s greatest sporting venues. Opened in 1863, this historic track is even older than Churchill Downs. The track is also known as The House of Upsets and The Graveyard, because of the many famous horses who lost races there. Man O’ War, Secretariat and American Pharaoh all suffered defeats at Saratoga. With its rich history, and perfectly… Read More »The Travers Stakes, Saratoga Race Course

            Horse, by Geraldine Brooks

              If you love horses and books, what could be better than books about horses? When I’m not riding, thinking about riding or otherwise obsessing about horses, I can often be found reading about them. Admittedly, any book with a horse on the cover or in the title has a good chance of finding its way onto my reading list. So, when I heard about Horse,… Read More »Horse, by Geraldine Brooks

              Mindfulness with Horses

                What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is simply being attuned to the present moment. It’s a way of staying grounded, or present with what is happening in our bodies and our surroundings right now, moment to moment. Practicing mindfulness can provide relief of stress and anxiety, because when we fully inhabit the present moment, there isn’t room for ruminating on the past or worrying about the future.… Read More »Mindfulness with Horses

                Equestrian Bar Cart

                  Home is where the horse is! If you are a horse lover, chances are you’ve included a little bit of equestrian décor somewhere in your home. After purchasing a new bar cart, I knew it would make the perfect backdrop for some of my favorite vintage equestrian finds! I recently set up this small vignette and I’ve really enjoyed having it displayed in my dining… Read More »Equestrian Bar Cart

                  World Equestrian Center Ohio

                    As I’m slowly making progress toward my goal of getting back into the show ring, I thought it would be fun to check out a few shows as a spectator. The World Equestrian Center Ohio Summer Series turned out to be a great opportunity to see some premier USEF rated competition. Even though I don’t imagine I’ll ever be competing beyond schooling level shows, I… Read More »World Equestrian Center Ohio