Caring for the Senior Horse

Make sure to leave your tips or sagas of caring for your senior horse in the comments below! If you're not active on my Facebook page, you may not have seen my recent posts when we (my parents and I) picked up my childhood horse. I had an incredibly, stout, "cow-horse" to learn to ride [...]

Great Meadow 2020 // First CCI3L

It's been two weeks since we drove home from Middleburg, Virgina after contesting Frye's and my first CCI3***-Long at Great Meadow. She comes back to my barn this weekend after her mini-vacation, so I should probably start pulling my wits together to plan out where we are going to run next, and how I'm going [...]

Free Ride Equestrian ** Coupon Code Included

I was first introduced to Free Ride Equestrian on social media months ago. Their riding tights are so eye-catching. I love a functional and comfortable riding tight, with subtle designs like these. Plus, they have pockets! I was able to score a coupon code for my readers, so you can take advantage of a 5% [...]

Exceptional Equestrian // High End Riding Apparel and Tack * Coupon Code attached!

5% off Coupon Code: "clairecumbe" and yes, that's with one "e" After attending Great Meadow last week, touring Middleburg, and getting my hands on some of the newest trends at all of the tack stores, I’m saving my pennies to upgrade some of my current tack and apparel. While I’m a rider on a budget, [...]

Exceptional Equestrian // High-End Equestrian Apparel for the Competition or BackYard Rider

Need some serious retail therapy or want to splurge on yourself or your rider? Exceptional Equestrian carries the highest end equestrian apparel from competition apparel, equestrian decor, and the inbetween. If you are looking for the newest trends, this is the place to shop! I can help you how with my personal coupon code for [...]

I think Fear is Expensive

Over the past few months, I've started but never completed my post on the fear I was working to overcome in my riding habit. This February I fell off in a competition, and while the actual fall wasn't super painful, it was the catalyst to months of torment when I faced going back on cross-country. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Saddle Shopping : Prepare Yourself

I want to share some of the things I learned, or wish I had known, while searching for my rockstar horse, Frye's, jump saddle. PSA: This isn't a post about which brand you should choose, but how to navigate fitters, friend's opinions, and of course pick the right saddle! PSA II: The way in which [...]