Category Archives: Riders

Can you identify the horse without its rider? – Take the quiz for a chance to win FLAIR® Equine Nasal Strips

  How well do you know the horses? It’s easy to recognize a pair together but do you ever look at the faces of these fabulous athletes? Here is a chance to test your ability and at the end of the quiz enter a draw for the chance to win a 6-pack of FLAIR® Equine Nasal Strips and a towel.   Identify the horses without the riders and enter a draw for a 6-pack of FLAIR® Strips and a towel.

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A mare can be your best friend or worst nightmare – You decide

  WARNING: Uncensored language. But all in fun.   I LOVE mares. This is not how it always was, right enough – but these days I mostly only deal with mares. I used to hate them. Hormonal bags of unpredictable insanity that were nothing but trouble and far too much effort. And then Misty was born. I have mentioned him in previous blogs (Misty is a small, bad-tempered but brilliant homebred horse that I evented until his legs crapped out. Misty is short for Mysterious because he’s so strange..) Misty has tortured me for 13 long years with his unreasonable demands,…

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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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The votes are in and the new Perri’s halter goes to…

  With over 15,000 votes cast, our readers chose Whiskey as the coolest name containing the letter “Y”. Congratulations to Ashley from Canada; Whiskey, will be getting a fine ‘Amish made’ Perri’s leather halter with an engraved plate. Whiskey earned 4.26 star rating and 1,240 votes.   Thank you to Perri’s Leather for bringing us this monthly contest to celebrate horse names. Each month you get a chance to win a beautiful Perri’s leather halter with an engraved plate to show off your horse’s unique name. Here are your top six:   Enter this month’s contest if your horse’s name has the letter ‘O’ in it Any horse name…

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Friday’s Five – Equestrian novels to keep you from going mad during the off-season

  Today, fall is officially here, which means the end of competition season is rapidly approaching. Before you know it there will be snow on the ground it will be impossible to even enjoy a cross-country school or outdoor school. The best way to control your horse show withdrawals during the off-season is by immersing yourself in fictional equestrian novels. Escape the reality of the off-season with these adrenaline-packed and emotionally captivating equestrian novels… 1) Fortune’s Fool by Mary Pagones: Pagones’ Fortune’s Fool series is told through the perspective of the irreverent, hyper-competitive Simon O’ Shaughnessy (and is one of…

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Nine crazy important lessons your horse will teach you

  OK so if you read my first article, “Dreams have no age limit – It’s never too late for Equestrians” then you know I’m a crazy HORSE NUT that can’t get enough of this sport!  But here’s a little more about me…I started riding as an adult…I’m no expert horse trainer but full of lots of trial and error experiences…just a horse nut that was given the high determination gene and I use it to seek out the best for my horse and I. I kind of flip-flop between a “half full/half empty glass” kind of person but at…

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Eventing Legends that have made us Jump 4 Joy: Badminton record holder Lucinda Green

  We are pleased to partner with Jump 4 Joy for this new series that will bring you insight and wisdom from Eventing Legends all over the world. Since the 1990s, Jump 4 Joy has been designing and manufacturing the highest quality polymer equestrian jumps on the market. From the outset, their objective has been to develop the safest, most user-friendly and durable Equestrian jumps available. The sheer versatility and practicality of Jump 4  Joy products make them the perfect choice for home users through to professionals and large riding establishments throughout North America, the UK, Europe and the rest of the world….

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How to ‘College’ and keep riding

  It seems our generation is one of neologisms: I’ll tweet something, you’ll Google it, she’ll take a selfie with it—you get the idea. A newly coined verb I learned last week is “college.” Yes, the noun “college” is obvious, but the new fad of the word as a verb has taken off for various comical and dysfunctional reasons. Given the fact that their intelligence got them into higher institutions, you would think that college students wouldn’t use college as a verb. Apparently they do. “How to college” represents a variety of things: how to do laundry, how to sneak…

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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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