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Luxury Saddle Shopping

Luxury Saddle Shopping

When I first decided to treat myself to a new saddle, I was pretty excited. What a blessing it is to be in a place where I can afford to buy what I want and peruse a selection of high end saddles. How lucky was I? Apparently, not as lucky as I thought. Call me crazy, but I feel like if I’m prepared to spend thousands of dollars on an item for my hobby, the shopping experience should be nothing short of…

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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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I Retail Therapied

I Retail Therapied

First off, thank you to everyone who commented on my post yesterday.  I took each and every confidence building suggestion seriously and feel a lot better knowing I’m not alone with these feelings!  Going to try and kick ass at my lesson tonight.  Will report back 😉 Now those who know me well know that I typically try not to buy things for my horse unless he needs them.  It’s pretty rare for me to throw about large amounts of…

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Equestrian Gift Showcase – One Horse

Equestrian Gift Showcase – One Horse

It was from the retail savvy blog of the $900 Facebook Pony where I first learned of the cool designs that are One Horse.  I love horses and horse clothing, but tend to go for the more subtle equestrian look than LOOK THERE’S A GIANT PONY ON EVERYTHING I OWN. One Horse has trendy + equestrian + subtle down with their designs, at least in my opinion!  Here are some of my favorite designs, which I can go ahead and tell…

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A Note to Equine Marketers

A Note to Equine Marketers

Hello equestrian companies of the world!  For many of you, I am your target audience. I am (basically) in my early 30’s, married with no children.  My household income is most likely within the average of your customers.  I have one horse, and I show locally.  I spend a substantial part of my income on said horse, and I desire to look as good as I can and ride to the best of my ability. I also work in marketing…

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WEF – A Shopping We Will Go!

WEF – A Shopping We Will Go!

The Winter Equestrian Festival is a equestrian lover’s shopping paradise.  It’s also full of the 1% and many vendors cater to the 1%. Fun fact – I am not the 1%. Also fun fact, in the past two years I have only bought from the “WEF Boutique” (the souvenir store) and both of my purchases were well under $50.  But hey, this year I took pictures so y’all could see some of the smanciness that I cannot afford. What would be…

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Dollar Days

Dollar Days

First  quarter of 2014 has been a time of “pay all the vet bills” for me.  Combine that with my saddle purchase, and I may be out of debt by summer.  Maybe?  Hopefully?  Therefore, I’m trying to spend less money.  This is not a skill of mine, but I improved my thrifty techniques over the years. Of course I still own a high maintenance horse, so I will not be teaching any financial planning classes just yet. One thing I…

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Saddle Woes & Waits

Saddle Woes & Waits

One of my “30 before I’m 30” items is getting a new saddle, but it wasn’t just because I like pretty new tack.  The fit on Simon’s saddle has gone from not ideal to pretty much abysmal. With his bulking up over the summer, the tree width is officially too narrow for his shoulders.  That’s causing the back to rock and move even more than previously.  We went from occasional rocking, to having his hair under the back panels being…

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5 Favorites Under $50

5 Favorites Under $50

Nicku from The Polka Dot Periodical is having a contest! If you don’t read this blog, check it out if you are an Appaloosa lover, an eventing enthusiast, or enjoy reading well written blogs by positive minded people! She’s calling for people to submit their favorite product under $50, so here’s my list! KL Select Fly Veils I have sang their praises before, but at $25.95 online with TONS of color combinations and exceptional quality… there’s no reason why someone…

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Equestrian Colors Mood Board – Black, Silver and White

Equestrian Colors Mood Board – Black, Silver and White

Time for another edition of the the Barn Colors mood board! This week I am featuring products that include black, silver and/or white. These colors are very classy without being in your face neon (although hey, some horses can pull off the neon!) and can be found in the hunter/jumper, dressage AND eventing circles. As for what color horses look good in these colors, I’d have to say almost all of them! Grays especially look very classy with a black/silver…

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Equestrian Colors Mood Board – Burgundy and Grey

Equestrian Colors Mood Board – Burgundy and Grey

If you board or train at a decent sized barn, chances are they have official barn colors… or even if you don’t, chances are you have colors for your horse! I have always been a big ‘barn colors’ kind of person. Elvis and I were red white and blue for a while, then navy and white before I adopted Freedom Run‘s colors of Navy, Burgundy and Silver. At my new barn, the colors are burgundy and gray and it seems…

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Retail Therapy

Retail Therapy

For the most part, I really like my job.  With everything though, some days are better than others.  On the less than stellar days, I need an extra punch of something to make it through the afternoon.  Drinking during lunch is less than ideal due to possible repercussions, and while some days I’ll go have a vent lunch with my co-workers on the really bad days it’s not enough.  For the really bad days, there’s only one place to go. In case…

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