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Product Review (with Interview!) – Grooming Hands

Product Review (with Interview!) – Grooming Hands

I’ve gotten a lot of items to review through the duration of this blog, but rarely is something immediately tossed into my daily barn routine. Grooming Hands, a curry comb like set of gloves, is one of those products. Since I first slipped them on, they immediately earned their place in my tack trunk as my go to curry brush. One thing I like about these gloves as opposed to other grooming type gloves that I’ve seen, is that they’re…

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Product Review – Horze Crescendo Orion Combi Wraps

Product Review – Horze Crescendo Orion Combi Wraps

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a product review, but with things returning to more normalcy around here I would expect to see more of them in the future. Today I’m back with a new product from Horze. While I will be the first to admit that I’m not a huge polo wrap fan, I thought the design of the Horze Crescendo Orion Combi wraps might change my mind. It’s not that I hate polo wraps, but I’m…

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Amazing Customer Service from Equestrian Companies

Amazing Customer Service from Equestrian Companies

With social media booming and online commerce being more user friendly than ever, so many great equestrian companies are sprouting up from the underbelly of the internet. Whether you like monograms, fly bonnets, supplements or tack – there’s always something new to explore. Sometimes the thing that stands one product above the rest is the customer service experience for the consumer. I have limited dollars to spend on fun splurges, and I try to buy an experience that will leave…

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Product Review – SMTT Sun Shirt Showdown

Product Review – SMTT Sun Shirt Showdown

Even though the skies are stormy here this week (thanks tropical storm Bill!), I’m still a big fan of sun shirts. Being blonde with green eyes, I basically am Norweigan and don’t tan well. Plus I’m a bit of a hunter/jumper princess and I like trends 🙂 When Britt of Our House on a Hill wrote a fabulous sun shirt review showcasing 3 different types, I knew I wanted to jump on the band wagon and write about the three brands…

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Equestrian Book Review – Making the Running

Equestrian Book Review – Making the Running

It’s been a while since I’ve done a book review, but lately I’ve been asked to read some equestrian novels from some folks and then review. Truth be told, I love equestrian lit. It doesn’t have to be high literature, but if it has horses and a decent plot… I’m sold. So that being said, today’s book was sent to me to review but the opinions are quite my own. Honestly, I’m not a romance book fan so when I read…

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Product Review – Eco Vet Fly Spray

Product Review – Eco Vet Fly Spray

A few months ago, a representative from Eco Vet contacted me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing their new fly spray. Of course, flies are the bane of any horse owner’s existence so I was pretty happy to take them on on their request! Wait a few months for flies to really start to get bad here… and we have today’s review. First, here’s a little bit about what makes this fly spray unique from the folks at…

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Product Review – Dy’on Anatomic Bridle

Product Review – Dy’on Anatomic Bridle

It should be no secret to anyone reading this blog in the past week or so that I’m pretty head over heels with my new bridle. Still, I thought it merited its own review post so anyone who wanted more information about a slightly less common bridle. My original search for this bridle started at Dover, where I saw one for sale and thought it had a beautiful shape. I wanted a jumper looking bridle that was modern, but not…

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2014 Year in Review

2014 Year in Review

I am hesitant to say that this year sucked, because no one died and no one lost their job and everyone is healthy and relatively happy… so I won’t say it sucked.  I have a lot to be thankful for, but this was not my most favorite year ever. January Simon and I pick up from where we left off after your success in the year end show.  I stop trying to do crazy advanced things with flatwork, and keep…

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2014 Show Season Wrap Up

2014 Show Season Wrap Up

Honestly alert – I am feeling pretty bummed about this year’s show season.  A lot of that is because we ended on a not-so-amazing note, but what readers don’t know about are the goals and pressure I had put on myself this year.  Why?  I don’t know.  It’s not like I thought my horse would magically get lead changes or that I would mysteriously become an amazing rider… I didn’t.  I did want to have a shot at qualifying for…

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Product Review – Dark Jewel Designs Browbands

Product Review – Dark Jewel Designs Browbands

When I was super sad and down on top of on a 100% spending freeze, I was oh so excited to win Sprinkler Bandit’s blog contest for a custom beaded browband from Dark Jewel Designs.  Beaded browbands aren’t super popular in the hunter/jumper rings, and I’d figured I would get two “fun” bead strings and one pretty conservative one. Let me say that when I got the browband and beads in the mail the quality far exceeded my expectations!  Pictures…

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Product Review – Horze Novara Bridle

Product Review – Horze Novara Bridle

Some of you may have noticed last week that I was schooling Simon in a dressage bridle. No, we’re not moving to the dark side… but we were reviewing a dressage bridle from Horze!  I’ve actually never bought, borrowed or used a black bridle with a flash attachment, so this was a first for both me and my horse. While I do think he looks quite handsome in the bridle, I had mixed feelings on the Horze Novara Bridle.  Instead of…

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