Our Favorite Children’s Horse Book (IE Mommy’s Favorite)

Jan 12, 2013 5 Comments by

For the most part, my nine-month-old would still rather eat his books than read his books, but that doesn’t stop us from practicing relaxing with a good book in hand. To my infinite pleasure, my amazing (and non-horsey) sister-in-law found this gem and gave it to Isaac for Christmas: If there is one children’s book […]

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Parenting Lesson Learned From My Horse #1: Whoa!

Jan 07, 2013 1 Comment by

The two-legged is now nearly 9 months old, and Ace, in thoroughbred fashion of aging up on January 1, is now 13 (although I generally wait until his actual birthday to acknowledge the change). For the most part, parenthood is like nothing else in life. But sometimes, I find lessons I’ve learned from a life […]

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How To Remove Burrs from Your Horse’s Tail (The Only Thing You Need To Know)

Nov 05, 2012 7 Comments by

Burrs. Sticky, matted, exponentially multiplying, evil burrs. One in my horse’s forelock. An entire bush encrusted in his tail. I will keep this short and sweet. There is only one trick you need to know when it comes to removing nasty burrs from a horse’s tail. I’m pretty sure it was my mother who shared […]

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Illustrated Equestrian Gifts with a Touch of Whimsy (and a giveaway!)

Sep 28, 2012 10 Comments by

My in-laws recently moved their business to a new office space in a grand old mansion of a house, complete with ornate furniture and decorations straight out of the early 1900′s. But what I really loved were the original oil paintings adorning every wall of every room – and over 90% of them were hunt […]

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The Top 5 Things I’ve Learned About Balancing Motherhood and Horses

Sep 20, 2012 18 Comments by

My baby was 5 months old last weekend. He plays and naps while I work full-time, sometimes from home sometimes in my office. My house is a mess, the dishes aren’t done, there’s laundry waiting to be folded (at least it’s clean, right?). I haven’t seen my horse in a week and a half. I’ve […]

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Stephen Colbert on Dressage, with Olympic Coach Michael Barisone

Aug 01, 2012 3 Comments by

If you are a horse person on Facebook (and even if you aren’t), you’ve likely seen or at least heard about Stephen Colbert’s segment on Mitt Romney’s wife’s Olympic dressage horse. It’s sparked quite a few good-natured responses, including these awesome foam hands from SmartPak. Even better than the foam hands is what happened when […]

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Olympic Dressage 101: A Tutorial for London 2012

Jun 28, 2012 7 Comments by

Dressage is an incredibly beautiful equestrian discipline – especially if you have some idea what you are seeing. French for “training,” dressage is often described as ballet on horseback. Here’s what you need to know about dressage in general and the Olympic format before the Games in London this summer What To Look For In […]

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