Author Archives: Sable Giesler

Fashion Alert – Hottest breeches under $50

  This series features fashion “must have” items for riders and their horses. Tune in every Friday with your (or your parents’ or your significant other’s) credit card in hand, for some excellent fashion finds. Let’s bring style to the Eventing world! I have not personally tested all of the featured products but the websites they are available through are reputable, and I will not feature any products with negative reviews. If you own any of these products, please share your to opinions so we can all find the best deals and look great…   A girl can never have…

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Seven expert tips to keep the barn tidier – Sponsored by Back on Track

  Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com   There is nothing nicer than walking into a stable that looks tidy and organized. If you are running a barn, it is important for your professional image that your barn always looks impeccable. Plus it is more practical and even safer to work in a barn that is kept tidy. Use these uber simple and creative ways to tidy up your barn in no time: 1) Store your brushes and bottles with an over-the-door shoe organizer: Human shoes and horse brushes are roughly…

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Friday’s Five – Tips to gain the most out of every riding lesson

  Riding lessons are never free. Depending on which coach you are working with and your arrangements with him/her, the price of a single lesson can range from days of hard labor as a working student to over $100 a pop. You need to gain the most out of every lesson to improve as a rider without going broke. Remember, your coach is not your babysitter. Do not be pay your coach to simply supervise your rides a few times a week and then ride around aimlessly the rest of the time. Even if you can afford to ride with…

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The secret to running a successful business in the horse world

  Reflecting on this year’s season, sent me down memory lane and I started thinking about how my life with horses actually began. I started riding in the summer of 2005 and loved it. Before the end of the summer, my parents, who knew absolutely nothing about horses, purchased me two ‘Mennonite rejects’. It was buy one, get the other for half price. My mom loves a good deal. So I became the proud owner of Katie, a 7-year-old Arab/Quarter Horse/Percheron/Thoroughbred dark brown pinto mare and Joey, a 3-year-old Quarter horse palomino paint gelding. They were in the process of…

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Three things riders love and three things riders hate about fall

  Summer is coming to a quick end and that means fall is getting underway. There are a few pumpkin spice addicts that are 100% ecstatic that fall is here but if you are like the rest of us, you’ll probably have some mixed feelings about the changing seasons. For equestrians around the globe, there are a set of pros and cons that fall brings. 1) You love the break from scorching hot temperatures. Hot summer days are perfect for going to the beach but are not so great for mucking out a barn, riding several horses, standing outside teaching…

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Rider alert: Pairs to watch at Plantation Field this weekend – Sponsored by Back on Track

  Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com Connect with the Plantation Field International action: [Omnibus] [Website] [Schedule] [Entries] This weekend, many of North America’s best are facing off at the Plantation Field International in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. This event’s slogan is the ‘BEST. EVENT. EVER.’ and the organizers do not disappoint with unreal competitors parties and gorgeous cross-country courses. Riders agree that this is a must attend event because this year there are a whopping 110 horses contesting in the CIC2*, 91 in the CIC1* and 49 in the CIC3*! The competition…

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11 Words that have totally different meanings outside of the horse world

  Equestrians speak their own language. They use many words and terms that non-horsey people wouldn’t have the slightest clue what they meant. Trying to talk horse stuff with a non-equestrian is about as pointless as trying to have a conversation with an alien from outer space. But there are some words that equestrians use on a regular basis that are common outside of the horse world. However, the problem is that these words have completely different meanings when horses are involved. Here are 11 examples of words that could cause significant confusion… 1) Studs – To the non-equestrian, this…

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Five fall reads to turn you into a dressage star before 2018

  Fall is the perfect time of year to curl up by the fire with a pumpkin spice something or other and read a good book. But why waste your precious time reading a book that isn’t horse-related? Improve your dressage for next season by taking affordable lessons from the world’s greatest dressage riders by reading their excellent books. Take advantage of your reading time and turn yourself into a dressage queen (or king) with these top books: 1) Dressage with Kyra: The Kyra Kyrklund Training Method – This is one of the easiest dressage books to read and you can…

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Eight things I really wish I had known when I started riding

  I started riding when I was 10-years-old. I did not come from a horsey family at all. My mom signed me up for ‘Pony Camp’ one summer, unknowing of the fact that it would eventually lead me down a path to a life-long Eventing addiction. My family’s lack of an equestrian background meant we all learned a lot of lessons the hard way. We all did our best to learn as much as possible from more knowledgable people but we made plenty of mistakes along the way. I have been in this sport for over a decade now and…

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Friday’s Fashion – Modern and effective breastplates

  This series features fashion must have items for riders and their horses. Tune in every Friday with your (or your parents’ or your significant other’s) credit card in hand,  for some excellent fashion finds. Let’s bring style to the Eventing world!  I have not personally tested all of the featured products but the websites they are available through are reputable and I will not feature any products with negative reviews. If you own any of these products please share your to opinions so we can all find the best deals and look great.   Breastplates are a super useful and therefore common piece of tack. They keep…

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