Have you seen the latest post from Heels Down Media titled, Did Instagram Kill the Equestrian Blogger?
Despite the rise of Instagram, I don't believe for one minute it's killed the equestrian blogger. Quite the opposite actually.
Good, bad or indifferent, each ride perfectly pairs with an adult beverage -- or two!
Read more about my recommended ride-drink pairings.
This Adult Amateur hunter rider's Christmas wish list...
When we're kids we think, 'when I'm an adult I can do WHATEVER I want...'
And I guess that's true...to an extent.
I am a BIG planner. I plan out my goals for a horse show season, I plan meals for the week, I plan out finances for the month to include horse shows, board, and other non-equestrian bills. *yuck*
No matter how well I plan, there will inevitably be things that happen to force me to reconsider or restructure my plans. That's life...
There are SO many equestrian products and brands out there. The market is saturated with products with a variety of features, claims and price points.
Here are a few of my favorite equestrian brands...in no particular order and I'm sure there are many more I can't think of at the moment!
Today is a special day.
Today marks the anniversary of the creation of such an amazing platform that has helped inspire, connect and support the adult amateur equestrian community.
From the start where I was horseless, to horse shopping and my first days with Wow, his health issues & rehoming him, to moving, leasing and riding confidently again, you've all experienced this journey with me and I can't imagine it any other way!
By; Ambassador Mallory Lobisser
I’ve spent the better part of this past year reflecting on my horse life. I’ve started, deleted, and restarted this blog post countless times before settling on exactly what it is I have to write about. A lot has happened over the past year culminating with a cross-country move this past February. I grew up just outside Seattle and left for the East Coast 15 years ago when I went to college. I think the horses are what kept me in Virginia so long.
By: Guest Blogger Lynn Del Vecchio
It’s 7 p.m. after a long, sweaty day of horse showing on a Sunday, and I’m exhausted and sunburnt. The horses still need to go home and be taken care of. With a 6 a.m. alarm set for work the next morning and a handful of ribbons and an empty wallet to show for my efforts, I ask myself… why do I do this?
My former trainer and present good friend wisely said when I loaded the first of five on the trailer, “Welcome to the caring for horses club. You will either love it or hate it.” Whether you are boarding or dedicated to keeping them on site, we all have to admit to day dreaming about what life is like on the other side. I thought I would take a moment and break down the key elements what is coming up on a year of having some combination of my 5 equine friends at home for those of you with a suspicion that this might be the life for you.
by Ambassador Amy Bieber
Whenever we start to get annoyed with our horses during lessons or show days, my trainer takes a deep breath and tells us to “go down to CVS and pick up a big bag of patience” and then try again. It’s a nice sentiment, but at some point the frustration spirals so far that “a big bag of patience” is not going to cut it anymore.