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But You Just Sit There! – an article brought to you by Hellomylivia

Here’s a great read from Olivia over at Hellomylivia!

Fellow riders, we’ve ALL run into those people who tell us, “How hard can riding really be, you just sit there and the horse does all the work!”

And we’ve all struggled to control that fiery ball of rage in our chest and politely say, “there’s actually a lot more to it than that,” instead of bursting out like we want to and screeching, “LISTEN BUDDY YOU HAVE NO IDEA.”

So to help you out, feel free to print multiple copies of this guide to hand to anyone who just doesn’t get it. Continue reading “But You Just Sit There! – an article brought to you by Hellomylivia”

Constructive Criticism vs Public Shaming – an article brought to you by Fraidy Cat Eventing

Here’s a great read from Emma over at Fraidy Cat Eventing!

Ok. This is a tirade-ish post. Just warning ya. And as always, my opinions are based on my experiences in the horse world. Your mileage may vary (please feel free to chime in!).

Also – the scenario I’m about to describe is unrelated to this blog. I am so grateful for everyone who reads and takes time to comment – really thank you! I’ve felt nothing but support and encouragement from this little community, and I hope that never changes.

Tho it’s my understanding that other social forums aren’t always like this. Like, say…. facebook. Apparently some drama can happen there. Who woulda thunk? Continue reading “Constructive Criticism vs Public Shaming – an article brought to you by Fraidy Cat Eventing”

Why I Stopped Longeing My Horse

Why I Stopped Longeing My Horse – an article brought to you by Patently Bay

Here’s a great read from Karen over at Patently Bay!

Let me preface this grumpy little opinion piece with two things: 1. I am not unequivocally anti-longe–it has its place in training and when done properly from the outset can be incredibly useful (duh), and 2. I have not stopped doing ground work with Eli. Continue reading “Why I Stopped Longeing My Horse – an article brought to you by Patently Bay”

DIY: Dyeing a saddle

DIY: Dyeing a Saddle – an article brought to you by The $900 Facebook Pony

Here’s a great read from Amanda over at The $900 Facebook Pony!

While I love my new-to-me Childeric dressage saddle, I was not thrilled with it’s appearance. The seat had faded to a sickly looking shade of green, with splotches of uneven color complete with old mold spots. The flaps were in better shape but the front of the knee roll area on both sides was starting to look green and scratched as well. A very thorough conditioning helped a lot, but the faded greenish pallor persisted. Continue reading “DIY: Dyeing a Saddle – an article brought to you by The $900 Facebook Pony”

How to: Create your own special equine keepsakes

“How To: Create Your Own Special Equine Keepsakes” – an article brought to you by Rocking E Cowgirl

Here’s a great read from Allie over at Rocking E Cowgirl!

My horsey tribe has sadly lost several special horses in the past months. I’ve gone years without losing a horse at my barn, and all of a sudden, some of my absolute favorites have passed away.

Can you call it “passing away” if they died a tragic, painful death? Their lives cut short, wreaking havoc on the hearts who loved them?

I don’t think you can really call it that. They did not slowly fade because of old age. They were not peaceful deaths, solidified by happy memories.

My eyes sting when I think about these beloved horses. So, we’ll just stop talking about them now, and instead, focus on how to remember and honor them. Continue reading ““How To: Create Your Own Special Equine Keepsakes” – an article brought to you by Rocking E Cowgirl”

Hand Gallop

“Equestrian Apparel for all Shapes and Sizes” – an article brought to you by Hand Gallop

Here’s a great read from Stephanie over at Hand Gallop!

I think every equestrian struggles with finding riding apparel that fits well and is flattering. I’m tall person with short arms, a large bust, a long waist, and stubby legs. I used to feel like it was nearly impossible to find clothing that looks and feels good, but I’ve discovered through work that nothing is impossible when it comes to equestrian clothing. Continue reading ““Equestrian Apparel for all Shapes and Sizes” – an article brought to you by Hand Gallop”