Category: Equestrian Life

Six Mind Body Apps Survive Lockdown

Six Mind & Body Apps to Help You Survive Your LockDown

Confession: I need a little non-pharmaceutical help with my anxiety while the barn is closed and I can’t get in the saddle. These are my favorites ways to help keep me calm, balanced, and active. It’s not easy to be on house arrest. Whether you are single, married, or with a full family all vying […]

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Celebrate the Small Things

Confession: When the world turns to chaos, and you are scared, it is best to focus on the small things.  Riders know the power of a positive mindset and visualizing what you want to happen. We, as a whole, need to do this now. Rise above the hysteria and fear and come together as a […]

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Time in the Tack: Adulting and Horsemanship

Time in the Tack: Adulting is Hard on Horsemanship

Confession: I often find it hard to maintain a work/family/horse balance. Raise your hand if you can relate. Are you with me? I moved to a new barn and am getting to know everyone. Very quickly the conversation turned to how often (or not) we ride. Three out of four of us were lamenting how […]

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When Good Saddles Go Bad

When Good Saddles Go Bad

Confession: I’ve slowly been crippling my pony. I had no idea my saddle was the reason his ribs and pelvis are constantly out of alignment or that he couldn’t physically move forward well. I just thought he was lazy. Saddle fit makes all the difference between a healthy horse and long-term damage.

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Girl Forward: A Tale of One Woman's Unlikely Adventure in Mongolia

Girl Forward: A Tale of One Woman’s Unlikely Adventure in Mongolia

Confession: Often people wonder how a timid rider like myself ended up in Mongolia, not once but twice.

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Equestrienne: Karen Bowersox, Major League Eventing

Welcome back to my #beBold series on female equestrians making a difference in the horse world. Today we meet Karen Bowersox, one half of the couple at Major League Eventing. What is your experience with horses? I started riding when I was 7 years old. I grew up mainly doing hunters but always wanted to […]

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Mindfulness for Equestrians

Your Guide to Mindfulness for Equestrians

Create Positivity and Presence in the Moment Haven’t you ever wanted a guide to exercising mindfulness for equestrians? Problem solved! Mindfulness is the moment-to-moment awareness without judgement providing connection through observation, will benefit your riding and your life. Mindfulness is the art of being in the present moment. Some people may assume this is New […]

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Equestrienne: Samantha Harvey, Alternative Horsemanship

I strongly believe in women supporting women. I am proud to introduce you to Samantha Harvey, a horse trainer and coach from Idaho. She has a unique view of horsemanship and one that I find absolutely intriguing. Want to learn more about her? Please keep reading! What is your experience with horses?  I developed Alternative Horsemanship training […]

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The Timid Rider

Finding My Zen In and Out of the Saddle

I find time in the saddle especially on the trails is extremely grounding. There is something about being in the middle of the woods away from cars, noise, and technology that speaks to my soul. Doing that on horseback? I can’t think of a better way to spend me time. I have always found this […]

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Breaking Down Barriers

Breaking Down Equestrian Barriers: Learning From Other Disciplines

Why do I hold myself back? That is the question isn’t it? Why do I put up walls. I need to focus on breaking down the equestrian barriers and learn to relax, let go, and step outside of my comfort zone. My friends meeting at the Tom Quilty endurance race in Australia asked the question, […]

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Horse Fly Mask

Standing the Summer

Confession: I realize it is an unpopular opinion but I really dislike the summer. I am a creature of habit and organization. Chaos, disorganization, and noise these all feed my anxiety as a Type-A personality and introvert. When the final school bell rings and my children are cheering for sweet release from their education for […]

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Making Great Strides

Confidence can be a moving target but we are making great strides forward and really, isn’t that all we can ask of ourselves?

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