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Month: August 2013

Some Blog Contest Shout Outs

Some Blog Contest Shout Outs

Everyone loves free stuff. Especially me, because I am the world’s worst at “winning” things…. but maybe your luck will bet better! Slow and Steady Wins the Race This eventing blog is trying to reach 100 folowers – let’s help them do so! To celebrate 100, they are holding a contest. All you have to do is share a link on your blog, and then let them know you shared the contest 🙂 Equestrian at Hart and Sore No More…

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Hunter Princess Blog Hop – A Circuit Horse You’d Love to Own

Hunter Princess Blog Hop – A Circuit Horse You’d Love to Own

It’s time for another addition of the Hunter Princess blog hop for hunter/jumper enthusiasts all around! Today’s topic is a little more generic, and if you’re an admirer of a fancy show horse you may want to participate even if you don’t prance around in field boots! What’s a horse showing on the AA Circuit that you wish you could own? Is all of them an acceptable answer? Okay, so maybe that’s a cop out but it’s hard for me…

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Switching the Supplement Plan

Switching the Supplement Plan

It’s hard not to want to “supplement all the things” when you go to a supplement manufacturer’s website and they have all these amazing claims about different ways to fix your horse.  I recently cancelled my SmartPak and decided to switch strategies a bit, only to find myself back again to SmartPak… but let me back up and go to the beginning. When Simon came up lame in January 2013, I decided a joint supplement was in order.  I knew…

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Horze Halter Giveaway!

Horze Halter Giveaway!

Last winter, I discovered this new company called Horze… and by “I discovered” I mean I read about it on Chronicle and bought a ton of stuff with some amazing coupon codes. I wasn’t sure what to think, because I had never seen any of the items in person or even heard of them and the products had a distinctively European look/feel to them. I got my first order. Then my second. And… well you see where it’s going from…

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2013 Goal Progress

2013 Goal Progress

It’s been about a month since I formally declared 2013 goals, so you’re probably wondering why I’m writing a progress post so soon.  Well summer is winding down, and my last three horse shows of the year will be here and over before I know it.  Recently I had a revelation that if I didn’t actually work at attaining these goals, then they would never happen. Well duh, right? So I have been working.  Here’s the progress so far. Get a…

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Equine Photography Tips II – Settings

Equine Photography Tips II – Settings

Last week in part one, choosing a camera, my photography advice was pretty limited to those who were willing to shell out big bucks for a semi-pro or pro camera and lens. Don’t worry, I realize that not everyone wants to throw a few thousand dollars at a set-up. Today I will be going over general settings information that anyone with a camera can benefit from (at least I hope so)! ISO (International Standards Organization) Settings Confession – I had…

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Horse Movie Review List Started!

Horse Movie Review List Started!

Remember the Horse Movie Review Challenge? Fellow equine blogger from An Eventful Life sent in two prior reviews she had done, and with my Danny review from last week we officially have a list going! Check out the Blogger Horse Movie Review List! This is definitely a work in progress, and I just know that more people than me enjoy reviewing horse flicks. So if you get a chance to chill a bit this Sunday and watch a movie, don’t…

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The Benefits of Supplements for the Health of your Horse

The Benefits of Supplements for the Health of your Horse

Today I have a guest post discussing the benefits of supplementing. This is something I struggle with, because my tendency is to want to SUPPLEMENT ALL THE THINGS but I am both a) poor b) not very knowledgeable when it comes to supplements. The Benefits of Supplements for the Health of your Horse In an ideal world your horse would probably spend most of his time grazing and wandering, with a few short breaks for sleeping. He would travel great…

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Hunter Princess Blog Hop – Your Dream Division

Hunter Princess Blog Hop – Your Dream Division

As much as I love all the fantastic eventing blogs out there, I wanted to do something to bring us hunter/jumper bloggers together!  So if Tailored Sportsman makes you giddy and you don’t even mind the “hurry up and wait” of horse shows anymore… please join me in the Hunter Princess Blog Hop! Each week I’ll post on a new hunter/jumper related topic here with a code to participate in the blog hop below.  Of course, we welcome all of our…

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Relationship Counseling

Relationship Counseling

Even though you can’t be a great rider without lots of practice and being in decent shape, I still claim that over 50% of the sport is mental.  That being said, I had a good ‘reset’ lesson on Tuesday night to address some of the communication issues with my horse.  I won’t bore you with the tiny details of the lesson, because it wasn’t that exciting, but I will share some of my take aways. I do group lessons weekly,…

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Danny Horse Movie Review

Danny Horse Movie Review

With my recent bought of the plague/black lung/please dear lord can I stop being sick, I’ve had more time than normal to sit around and watch tv.  This made me think it was a good time to add the first movie to the Horse Movie Review Challenge.  So I present to you.. Danny – the most realistic horse movie ever made. Us hunter/jumper gals don’t get a lot of movies that are really about the hunters.  Barrel racing, regular racing, cross country,…

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Temper Temper

Temper Temper

I’ve been sick for over a week, and am kind of over it.  I’d also be lying if I said this sickness had no affect on my mood.  I’ve been a little bit more short than I normally would, and when I drove the long trek to the barn and rode even though I didn’t feel good – I needed my horse to be good. And he so wasn’t. To be fair, he was really fresh because I hadn’t been…

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