T3 Shim Half Pad by Toklat // Inspector Gadget of Half Pads

I drove back home this week to pick up Dancer when I realized I'd be camping at my parents' farm for the foreseeable future during quarantine. As I dropped by my apartment I picked up my package from Toklat. Inside, I found their latest cross-country boots and the T3 Shim Half Pad that I've been [...]

I Retreated to the Family Farm, either yesterday, or two weeks ago, I can’t remember.

You know what is sad? I have no idea if I've been home two weeks or three weeks. All the weeks and days have just blended together. It's been quaint and nice to be home, but I feel like I'm in an extra long Christmas vacation. When my corporate office closed (either two or three [...]

Rider Diaries: Practice, Decision-Making in the Moment, and Chopping Wood

In the few weeks since my last post, a lot of head-way has been made. No, I did not dye my hair, and I may have only made it to the gym like twice. But, there was one night I did fifty crunches before bed, and I realized that my vacuum wasn't pulling all the [...]

Rider Diaries: Patience

So, I did not have the greatest start to the show-season with my best mare. At the end of 2019, I came off a huge high. I had brought her back up to the intermediate level, really gotten in my groove on cross-country, and was putting the pieces together in show-jumping. The hope was to [...]

Team-Building, Strategy, and Branding with a Purpose w/ Pure Form Equine

Use code CCR5 for 20% off at Checkout at PureFormEquine.Com Does that say 7:25AM!? A few weeks ago I made a trek across the country, well trek as in I sat on two planes to get to Rochester, Minnesota! Why Rochester, Minnesota? To collaborate, team-build, and develop strategy for the future of a brand that [...]

In My Tack Trunk

In the drawer of my tack trunk I keep the things I use daily for easy access and other small essentials like: All the chia biscuits. I couldn't leave out my favorite biscuits. (These actually live in the feed room, but I snag extra when I leave for competitions) from PureFormEquine.Com I have a coupon [...]

Breeches.com (Coupon Code Included!)

Use code EQUINECOUTURE20S for 20% off EC products!!! If there is one brand of breeches that I own more than any other it is Equine Couture, for a few reasons. First, the first time I saw a rider wear them, I thought they were super-expensive with the intricate detail, a European-style fit, and the big [...]

Transitional Weather – Equestrian Style

In the south this end of February to Early April weather is so confusing. You will start the morning bundled in your largest Mountain-Horse Puffer Jacket, and by 4PM it's a t-shirt. I've just learned that this type of weather has a name, "transitional weather." So while Spring styles are coming out, I thought I'd [...]

Riding in College? Feasible? Hustle.

There are usually two major issues the college student who wants to ride may face: time and funding. I'll share a few useful habits and decisions I made while in school. I could really write a novel on balancing work, horses, and a social life. But, here's a few habits you can instill. Take Care [...]