Category Archives: Riders

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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Sometimes you’re the rider, other times you’re the jump – VIDEO Break

  If you ride a horse you have to expect the unexpected. However, I personally have never expected to end up being a jump for my horse. But this video is proof that really anything can happen when you are on top of a horse, especially if you add jumps into the mix.     This is by @noelle.equestrian 🐴🦄🌸 no hate🙅🏼🚫 – Follow @horsefails2018official for more and @horsefails2018_backup in case anything happens❤️ – Tag your friends💕 – #failfriday #horsefails #horsefail #horseridingfail #horseridingfails #horseriding #fail #fails #horse #horsefalls #horsefall A post shared by Please DM fails❣️ (@horsefails2018official) on Feb 18,…

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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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Owning a horse is a stupid idea so how did you get suckered into it?

  WARNING: Uncensored language. But all in fun. Horses are morons. It’s an undeniable truth. Never has there been any other animal that will more quickly and in a more costly fashion, reveal to you why owning one is a stupid idea. In all fairness to horses as a species, part of the misery they cause us on a daily basis is at our own invitation. Horses are clearly not designed to do any sort of job, and especially not a job that involves jumping fences at speed. They are large fast idiots with alarmist imaginations and limited survival instincts,…

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Does your horse have the coolest name ever? All horse names are eligible to enter to win a custom Perri’s halter

  We are thrilled to partner with Perri’s Leather and bring you a monthly contest to celebrate horse names and have some fun. Starting in March of 2017, readers like you have have been winning beautiful halters by submitting their horses’ unique names for judging. Here is another chance to enter the contest. If our readers choose your entry, you will win a beautiful ‘Amish made’ Perri’s leather halter with an engraved plate to show off your horse’s winning name. Enter this month’s contest if your horse’s name has a cool name! Any horse name will be accepted into the…

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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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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Thoughts horses have on show days

  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. These ‘braids’ are giving me a fucking headache. 9. I don’t want to be brushed at 5:00 AM, I want to sleep. 8. Your hotel better be as dumpy as these temporary stables you have the audacity to put me in. 7. I’m going to…

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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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