Author Archives: Sable Giesler

Eight things all equestrians need to QUIT saying immediately

  There are some phrases and variations of them I hear way too often among fellow riders. Sure they are only words, but words are powerful. What comes out of your mouth can lower people’s opinions of you, your own self-esteem and change the way you start to think. Let’s work together to put an end to these cringe-worthy said things in the horse world. You are in control of what you say so with a little bit of self-control you can quit saying these eight things right now… 1) “I had an unlucky rail.” – First of all, what…

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Braiding for the lazy eventer in eight quick and easy steps

  I’m going to be honest here, I HATE braiding. I never liked it when I was a kid and now that I am in my twenties, I still despise it. I have never paid someone to braid for me because that seems like a waste of money. Braiding isn’t hard, it can just be time consuming and monotonous. I have spent over 11 years working on my braiding skills and methods to do it QUICKLY and without my horses looking like they were braided by a toddler. I can do a polished braid job in under 20 minutes and best of all, these…

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Friday’s Fashion – Elegant hair accessories you need this season

  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. Lets 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… Taking care of your hair is not an easy task, so quit shoving it…

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Friday’s Five – Tips for competing in comfort when your horse trailer lacks living-quarters

  Eventing is an outdoor sport; in between your rides, you cannot just go into a nice comfy dressing room to relax. At horse trials, you are pretty much stuck at your trailer. Some people are fortunate and own a trailer with posh living-quarters but I have never been one of those riders. Although owning a fancy trailer may seem more convenient, there are also more affordable ways to live a life of luxury at events. Here are five tips to make your 2018 competition season the most comfortable one to date: 1) Pack yummy food: At most events horse…

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Do you know how an error is scored in dressage? Let me help you – Sponsored by Back on Track

  Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com   It has come to my attention that a majority of eventers do not understand how an error is scored in a dressage test. I want to end this confusion so riders understand how they are truly scored when they make an error. First of all, there are two types of errors you can make in a dressage test. You can either make an ‘Error of course’ which is when you take a wrong turn, make a transition at the wrong marker, etc. Or…

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Eight things equestrians NEED to know about green horses – Sponsored by MD Barnmaster

  MD Barnmaster is the leader in custom designed barns, horse housing, professional equestrian facilities, horse stalls, modular buildings and barn accessories. Build A Better Barn. Contact MD Barnmaster today.   Training green horses can often be a rewarding experience. You don’t have to be the most experienced rider to train a green horse but it is never ideal for a true beginner rider to purchase one. ‘Learning together’ does not work very well when a rider has yet to get the basics down pat. But if you are a solid rider in the saddle with confidence in your abilities, then there is…

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When supportive parents become a liability – Coaches need to speak up

  There are two types of supportive horse show parents and we have all encountered them: 1) Parents who push their children – These parents don’t hesitate to rush their children up the levels. They seem to forget about the child’s confidence and safety. Usually, the children of this parent group are slightly delusional about their abilities because their parents pump up their egos as the parents do not seem to grasp what skills are truly required to compete at the different levels. Coaches either love or hate these parents. If the parents have large sums of money, they are dream…

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What eventers need to remember when life seemingly falls apart

  Eventers are used to disappointment. In fact, not long ago I had a coach tell me that this sport is 90% disappointment. However, I can’t help myself, I love Eventing. I can’t wait for each new day just to start the routine again. The days are long and repetitive and the biggest reward is when you have a moment with your pony that shows progress. Progress comes in various forms on the horse and off the horse. Every day my horses teach me as much as I teach them. I know that there is not a job that I…

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Friday’s Fashion –  Show shirts to own the 2018 season

  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… Competition season is underway in some parts of the world and will be here…

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Six truths every equestrian should know about money

  Equestrians tend to focus almost all of their time and energy on their horses and riding. It is true that our worlds revolve around riding. But we need money in order to fund our horse habits. Without money, we cannot buy hay to feed our precious horses! If you want to have a successful career as an equestrian or even just enjoy the sport as a hobby, you need to manage your money accordingly. I have been managing my money to fund my riding habit since I was 14 when I started working a cashier/waitress. Sure, when I was…

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