Gucci Launches Equestrian Themed Handbag

Equestrian themed handbag

When I first saw this equestrian themed handbag, I thought it was a joke. Especially when I saw the price. $4,000 to carry a facsimile of an equestrian helmet? I doubt it’s even ASTM certified. I do like the details. The strap looks like a chin strap and the buckles look like equestrian hardware. Perhaps, […]

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Repurpose your Saddle into a Purse

Repurpose your saddle into a purse

Have you ever had a saddle that you just adored? The one that you’d dreamed about? The one you said would need to be pried from your dead hands? And that no longer fits your current horse or discipline? Maybe one of those old, flat equitation saddles that are hard to even give away? To […]

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No More Cold Hands

No More Cold Hands

Wouldn’t it be nice to have no more cold hands when working at the barn? Winter in New England is all about the cold. The forecast for the next few days is overnight lows in the single digits and daytime highs that are less than 20. About three years ago, the cold started to really […]

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Protect yourself in style: Free Face Masks from Hunt Seat Paper Company

Free Face Masks from the Hunt Seat Paper Company

Stuff that bandana back in your pocket — the Hunt Seat Paper Company is offering FREE, stylish equestrian face masks with every order over $50. Now you can be both safe and stylish. Let everyone know you are an equestrian and wear yours with pride. Offer good while supplies last, so get your order in […]

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Do Protective Vests Really Work?

Charles Owen Protective Vest

After a rider dies from a rotational fall, one of the top questions is whether protective vests really work. When I first started riding after my accident, I pulled out my Charles Owen protective vest. Sometimes you want to have a little extra padding if you have an unscheduled dismount. When I started eventing, back […]

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Don’t Cut My Boots Off

I no longer wear boots without zippers. The turning point for me was when my I put on my fancy new Koenigs and broke my boot jack trying to get the left one off. There I was, my calf throbbing, my boot stuck, and my husband on a business trip. I seriously considered cutting them […]

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Bringing your own Shade

Da Brim

We’ve had bright, sunny, not a cloud-in-the-sky days a lot this summer. Which cause my light-sensitive eyes to squint and my skin to feel dry and tight. So this is the year I sprung for a visor for my helmet. And I’m liking it. I might try a few other designs, but initially decided on […]

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Helmet Haiku

What a fun way to increase awareness of the importance of helmets! I’m not a poet, but here’s my haiku. And yes, I wear a helmet every time I ride. Flying through the air I have time to celebrate My helmet wisdom.

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