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Month: July 2013

How to Make a Ribbon Belt With Horse Show Ribbons

How to Make a Ribbon Belt With Horse Show Ribbons

The ribbon idea post hasn’t been sitting here in vain. After I out most of my ribbons in the jars, I wanted to get creative with some leftovers. I have a ton of ribbons from a popular show series in NC that thought traditional ribbon colors were boring, therefore a ton of my ribbons have a very un-boring rainbow streamer. I didn’t want to include these rainbow streamers in my traditional colored pillow, but it’s the part of the ribbon…

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Horse Show Ribbon Recycling

Horse Show Ribbon Recycling

On Monday, I wrote about equestrian design in the home which featured my current way of showcasing ribbons – throwing them in glass vases. Several of you asked for different ways to display horse show ribbons, and I remembered a Pinterest board that L. Williams (who is just as satin obsessed as me… maybe more so) showed me a while back. This lead to me combing through about 100 other Pinterest boards and then compiling this list… enjoy! Make a…

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Obstacles

Obstacles

Got the videos from the June horse show last night, and it was a very eye opening experience. I’ve actually only had videos taken from one other horse show in my life, and that wasn’t with Simon… so I don’t have a lot to compare them to. That being said, I was disappointed. Not in the videos themselves of course, it was sooooooo nice to get them (thank you you know who you are!) but I just saw tension. Tension….

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OTTB Spotlight – Sydney

OTTB Spotlight – Sydney

One of the most thoughtfully written blogs I read is Bakersfield Dressage. Karen is an amazingly diligent amateur dressage rider, but her introspection and dedication to dressage rivals some professionals I know. She also competes (and successfully!) with non-traditional dressage breeds, an adorable Arabian the star of today’s post… Sydney the OTTB! What is his registered name? The short answer is Pick a Card, but he’s not registered with the Jockey Club. Sydney is a New Zealand Thoroughbred which means…

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SmartSlim Ultra Review

SmartSlim Ultra Review

Full disclaimer first – I worked at SmartPak while they were developing SmartSlim.  Of course, I had absolutely 0 to do with the development of the product (the person who did is really, really awesome by the way) and didn’t do any original product testing or anything like that.  I’ve just known about SmartSlim for a long, long time. So it’s surprising that it took me over 5 years to try one. When it was first a thing, I wasn’t…

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2013 Goals

2013 Goals

So this post is like… seven months late.  When 2013 began I said to myself, “Self – you are not very good at year long goals.  Let’s do mini goals for each month instead,” and myself said “Absolutely!” So I wrote January goals. And then my horse broke himself. For four months. And I got a little depressed and sad and forgot all about the January goals, and the February ones… and the March ones… and, well you see where…

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Equestrian Design in the Home

Equestrian Design in the Home

I’ve been a really bad horse mom this past week.  Whenever we get past a huge milestone that I’ve been working hard for (ie show) then I end up needing to pull back a bit.  In this case, it’s not 100% my fault… Simon’s hives on his back were healing and his girth is rubbing him so I wanted that to heal while the new one is shipped from SmartPak… but really I’ve just been lazy. After spending a weekend…

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Equestrian Colors Mood Board – Navy and Silver

Equestrian Colors Mood Board – Navy and Silver

Today’s mood board is created solely with Viva Carlos in mind. She has a love for Antares, so adopted navy and silver (Antares’ colors) as her personal colors. That being said, we are not featuring any Antares products today (even though they are oh so beautiful!), but you can get the same color scheme on a budget with some of today’s products! Navy is a classic equestrian color, and in my opinion the silver gives it some pizzazz with a…

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The Bell Boot Incident

The Bell Boot Incident

Before I write this little anecdote from the show last weekend, let me give you some background information so you don’t think I’m a total asshat who doesn’t know how to do anything with my horse.  Simon wears gummy rubber pull on bell boots 24/7.  I flip them up, take them off, etc all the time.  No issue.  I do this in cross ties and not tied and all variations of the sort. That being said, here is the story….

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Patriotic Ponies

Patriotic Ponies

Happy 4th of July! Truth be told this isn’t one of the holidays that I get totally psyched about, but hey a day off of work is appreciated and I do love a good fireworks show. Hope you and your loved ones have a relaxing day doing whatever it is you feel like. I for one am going to ride my horse in the morning and then hang out with family probably doing nothing that involves red white and blue….

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June Show – What Worked, What Didn’t

June Show – What Worked, What Didn’t

I know y’all are probably tired of hearing about the show… but hey it’s a slow week and I promise this is more entertaining than me blog about trying to lunge Simon over the log jumps last night when I went out to pay board and check on him. Overall this show pointed out to me (roughly at times) how much I have to learn and how much work we have to do.  I already went over how the classes…

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OTTB Spotlight – Bold Archer

OTTB Spotlight – Bold Archer

Whenever I read The Owls Approve, I am struck by two things. 1) Rebekah is really funny. 2) She love love loves Archie. It’s really nice to see a blog that isn’t 100% focused on showing and results, but just enjoying the partnership of a cool OTTB… and a cool OTTB is exactly what mister Bold Archer is! What is his/her registered name? The Bold Archer. (Okay, the “the” technically isn’t in there, but I feel it gives him more…

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