Blending in with the Jones’s. My Horse Show Style on a Budget

When I was in high-school and the first year of college I worked for a high-end barn and was able to travel to shows as their groom/working-student which included the Hamptons and a few weeks in Kentucky. Whether it was my pride or influence from those around me, I may have been to eager to [...]

Noel Asmar // Sustainable Equestrian Lifestyle

Sustainability is not a prevalent term in the equestrian industry. But, why is that? This line from Noel Asmar contradicts that trend by coming out with apparel that is 100% recycled. These shirts are made of recycled water bottles. So, not only are they UV-Protective and so attractive, but they're consciously made. They're also inclusive [...]

Summer Barn Necessities

It feels like spring just arrived, which should feel like a nice brisk season with flowers blooming, warm days and cool evenings, but the South missed the memo. Bugs are here, and the hot weather is upon us. For many of us horse-girls, while quarantined from other people, visiting our horses is the best escape [...]

Summer Fly Season // Fly Sheet Picks

In the south combatting the sun and bugs are a major obstacle for most horse owners. My thin-skinned thoroughbred is a particularly difficult case. She has no patience for flies so I have to jump on my fly-protection early in the season. I've listed my favorite fly-sheets below. It is definitely a difficult battle and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Middleburg, Virginia: “Shop & Dressage Until You Drop”

For those who have not been on social media for the prior two weeks, I am finally in one of my favorites towns with my two best, make that three best mates counting Huckle! After holding out on PTO, I took the complete week off of work so that I could lesson with one of [...]