Author Archives: Sable Giesler

Simple but game-changing grooming tip: Make your horse’s face look radiant

  Your average equestrian spends more time grooming horses than riding them. Over the years we all learn new, exciting and revolutionary grooming tips and tactics. Check back regularly for more grooming tips as we are on the hunt for the best.  A highlighter is an essential in every girl’s makeup collection and your horse’s competition grooming kit is no exception. Trotting into the show ring on a horse with a glistening face will set you apart from your competitors. Silverado Face Glo highlighter is perfect to make your horse’s face, ears and muzzle glow. You can easily apply this product…

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9 Habits you need to improve your horse’s appearance

Competition season is well underway and everyone wants to have the best turned out horse on the showgrounds. If you want your horse to look professionally groomed then it’s important you implement some good daily grooming habits. It barely takes any extra time and it requires no extra money to up your day-to-day grooming game. Work on adopting these grooming habits to take your horse’s appearance to the next level: 1) Pick your horse’s feet before and after every ride: Keeping your horse’s hooves clean and picked will prevent stone bruises and thrush. No one wants to see a horse…

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One simple solution to make boring barn chores a total blast

  Horse people love what they do; there is no better way to spend time than being at the barn or better yet, on the back of a horse. But let’s be real, numerous unavoidable barn and riding tasks bore you out of your mind. For example, cross-country schooling is AWESOME but mucking stalls sucks. The majority of an average rider’s time at the barn is spent performing mindless tasks. These jobs are not awful, but after a while, they evoke high levels of boredom. Audiobooks to the rescue Escape the barn while you are performing repetitive tasks with your…

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Friday’s Five – Insanely fun things equestrians NEED to do this summer

  Summertime is here and event season is well underway in most parts of the world. Set some time aside this summer and try doing these five fun things: 5. Go to the beach. So what you have a raging farmer’s tan? Instead of sweltering in the hot summer sun riding another horse, take a day off, and go to the beach. If you really cannot go a day without riding find a beach you can bring your horse to.   4. Have a barn campfire party. Buy some beer (it is a known fact eventers love beer), smores ingredients…

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The official non-horsey person to equestrian translation guide

  Unlike some equestrians, I have an extremely non-horsey family. I also have many non-horsey friends. A few of them NOW have a decent understanding of what equestrian sports entail but most of them still don’t. Even the ones who do still don’t quite have the equestrian terminology down pat. Equestrians basically speak a language of our own. Non-horsey people confuse many of our words and use terms that although make perfect sense still sound hilarious to a seasoned equestrian. Over the years, I have become bilingual – I know equestrian speak but I also can speak the language of…

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Simple but game-changing grooming tip: How to get horses’ hooves looking perfect

  Your average equestrian spends more time grooming horses than riding them. Over the years we all learn new, exciting and revolutionary grooming tips and tactics. Check back regularly for more grooming tips as we are on the hunt for the best.  There is nothing like trotting down centreline or jogging a horse up at a horse inspection with hooves that shine like diamonds. However, not all horses are seen with beautiful shiny hooves at horse shows. This is silly. It takes about a minute to transform your horse’s dull and dusty hooves into works of art. All you need…

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Simple but game-changing grooming tip: The ultimate secret shining/cleaning weapon

  Your average equestrian spends more time grooming horses than riding them. Over the years we all learn new, exciting and revolutionary grooming tips and tactics. Check back regularly for more grooming tips as we are on the hunt for the best.  I JUST discovered a new must-have grooming item. It was a bit of a chance discovery. I am was competing at an event the other week and I forgot to pack my usual ratty towels and rags to shine my horse and tack. However, for some strange reason, I had a package of microfiber towels that were meant…

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9 Questions that will reveal if you’re the good or bad boarder

  There always seem to be at least one bad boarder at every stable; that person who makes everyone cringe a little when they walk into the barn. Other riders will even try to schedule their barn time for when they least expect ‘that’ person to be there. Then there are the boarders who everyone loves; they help out, they are courteous and just generally great to be around. So which type of boarder are you? Take a look at these nine questions to determine if you’re the good or bad boarder and what you can do to improve your…

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11 “Oh no you didn’t” moments all equestrians have faced

  Horses are like toddlers on steroids. Actually, they’re more like Godzilla-sized toddlers on steroids that NEVER grow up. But that’s okay because you’re an equestrian and you love your horse(s) no matter what havoc it wreaks. However, there are moments when your horse does something so unnecessary and savage that all you can say is, “Oh no you didn’t!” Here are 11 examples of these moments… 1) When you go to clean your horse’s water bucket only to discover it managed to poop in it.     2) You give your horse a flake of hay, it promptly paws…

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Six uplifting things equestrians need to remember

  In my riding career, I have received grim news from vets, had horrendously awful events and all other forms of lousy things come my way. As a general rule, I allow myself to sulk for one day when the news is relatively bad. Then the next morning, I wake up and put lots of effort into being positive and cheerful. This led me to realize all of the reasons why eventers’ lives are awesome, and we need not dwell on disappointing news. We see it all the time at the barn or an event – someone is sad or…

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