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WEF – Helmet Survey

WEF – Helmet Survey

A few years ago, the helmet scene at WEF was pretty standard.  A survey would have been useless because the answer would have pretty much been “GPA” across all three rings. This year?  Not so much! There are more competitors on the market (I call it the Euro invasion) and the styles do seem to vary more from ring to ring than I have noticed in years past.  Of course, these are all just my observations from my few days…

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Junk In Your Trunk Blog Hop

Junk In Your Trunk Blog Hop

As soon as I saw this awesome blog hop from Viva Carlos I knew I had to participate. I’m kind of obsessed with my tack trunk.  Even though I know that one piece of tack or equipment does not make or break a rider by any means, I still always thought a vinyl tack trunk would help me “belong” in the hunter world.  I got mine as a very generous Christmas gift when I was in college, and it’s probably one…

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Noble Outfitters Socks Review

Noble Outfitters Socks Review

Let’s talk about socks!  I was never one of those kids who was like “aw, socks?!?” when holidays came around, because I heart socks.  I have springer spaniel socks, socks for holidays, socks with ponies, socks with ice skating penguins and of course… lots of boot socks.  I especially heart boot socks. So when Noble Outfitters contacted me and asked if I’d like to review something, I said… socks! They sent two pairs which I will both review today, first…

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The Saddle Saga Concludes

The Saddle Saga Concludes

I’ve spent about 48 hours ruminating over my new saddle, and I’ve officially decided to keep it.  Now that I’ve made that decision I’m going to slather it in conditioner and get that baby broken in as soon as possible… but I also figure I should blog about it. For those of you just checking in, I settled on the Prestige Roma Jump because it was in my price range, has a higher channel for wither clearance, and a flattish…

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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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Things I Want But Do Not Need

Things I Want But Do Not Need

I really do try to follow the mantra “buy needs, not wants” when it comes to horse stuff.  Let’s face it – there is a ton of stuff to buy out there.  Most of it I don’t really need. Still, I usually will splurge and get a few things a quarter that are true “wants” so long as they are reasonably priced and I can afford them.  However, I currently have pretty much all of my “want” budget in 2014 invested…

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Ariat Breeches Review

Ariat Breeches Review

I recently received some Ariat breeches to review, which is pretty much as exciting as it sounds.  Breeches!  In the mail!  It’s like Christmas! My childlike enthusiasm aside, I was genuinely curious about these because traditionally I have not been an Ariat breeches wearer.  Nothing against  the brand (love many other Ariat products), but I have hips and a butt and have had fit issues in the past with their breeches. One quick aside, I would usually post photos of…

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Styles, Trends and Observations at WEF 2013

Styles, Trends and Observations at WEF 2013

From so someone showing at the local circuit who’s had a progressing trend toward hunter snobbery, I spend a lot of time pouring over tack catalogs and equestrian style blogs. In those venues, there’s a lot of emphasis on higher priced goods being the best possible thing you can buy for the show ring. A lot of times that’s true, but I noticed a lot of trends at WEF that showed me that sometimes simple is better. Navy Braids I’ve…

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