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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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18 more of the most underrated moments in an equestrian’s life

  There are many moments in our horsey lives that give us a great deal of satisfaction but for some reason, we never fully appreciate how much these moments mean to us. In November, I shared what I thought were ‘25 of the most underrated moments in an equestrian’s life‘ but there were many underrated moments I missed. Let’s have a moment of appreciation for these moments in our lives that we sometimes take for granted… What underrated moments do you appreciate? Share your favourites by emailing me. 1. “The moment when you first get on your horse after a long day.”…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Thoughts your horse has while getting clipped

  WARNING: Only read if you have a sense of humour Check in every Tuesday for our Top 10 list that could feature just about anyone or anything related to Eventing. No rider, owner, coach, or nation is off limits. Remember: “Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think.”   10. Why do I have to get shaved when you won’t even shave your own legs? 9. You missed a spot you dumb bitch. 8. If you clip a stupid cloverleaf or heart on my ass again this year, you’ll be sorry. 7. I wish you weren’t…

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Equestrians cannot be afraid of taking chances: Without risk, there’s no possibility – 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. This weekend I spent most of my time coaching and cheering riders on at one of my favorite Vermont venues, GMHA, located in South Woodstock VT. Normally I am competing at this particular event, and I am quite familiar with the anxiety and excitement one experiences while patiently waiting for your number to be called outside of the show jump ring. Although, this year I felt a different sort of anxiety and excitement…

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Last Week TODAY

  Catch up on interesting tidbits that you might have missed last week. We work hard to catch all the good stuff so you don’t have to.   Delighted that myself and my bestie @hollyWoodhead2 were both Best 🇬🇧 in CCI*** and CIC***8/9yo's at Blenheim 😁 #Tina&Stacey pic.twitter.com/tNkfRjC58o — Laura Collett (@CollettEventing) September 17, 2017   ‪Love these fab pictures taken by the amazing @libby_law_photography of the wonderful boys Vassily de Lassos (owned by @paulavevans66 & @davidjevans62 ) & #RTPJackSparrow (owned by Barbara Keller) in the CIC3* for 8&9 year old horses at @BlenheimHorse today‬. So proud of these super…

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More Eventing wear with ATTITUDE for you to choose from

  You love Eventing and this line of fun clothing is for you to make some noise about our sport. Other sports have tons of swag that allow their athletes to be walking billboards, giving plenty of airtime to the general public. With this collection of Eventing wear, you can share your enthusiasm for your passion and pitch it to the masses outside the sport. Great gifts for adult and young Eventers! Here are the latest designs for ladies and girls. Keep checking back as there is much more to come. All orders will be shipped FREE of Charge to…

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Dressage gone wild: Part 3

  Dressage isn’t usually thought of as an adrenaline junkie sport. When things are going how they are supposed to go, it looks calm, controlled and precise. But when horses are involved anything can happen. These photos and videos are proof that dressage can get very wild in a split second…   Murray and I are, at heart, way too similar. We both have impeccable timing for putting our foot in it – and that foot always goes waaaay in it. Because why mess up small when you can mess up big?! . . . #notoriousottb #dressagefail #gobuckyourself A post…

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6 insider tips to help you get sponsored by Bit of Britain

  (Note to riders that have already entered: If you read this and think of ways that you could have improved your original entry, you may send a new email but ensure that the subject line says: Bit of Britain’s Next Top Rider – Take Two) Getting a sponsor to support your riding dreams is possible. Bit of Britain could be your first sponsor and here are some valuable tips to make it happen. A few weeks ago, Bit of Britain announced that they were in search of three riders to partner with through sponsorship. The riders needed to be under the age…

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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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