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Buy My Stuff Yo!

Buy My Stuff Yo!

I’m doing some major downsizing, and need to get rid of a lot of horse stuff that is in decent shape but not something I use on a regular basis. If you’re interested in anything specifically, I’ll be happy to snag pictures. I’ll say that everything here is in working order, but isn’t necessarily a top brand. It’s the kind of stuff that I would have happily scooped up at a used tack sale when I was in school, if…

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An Italian Problem

An Italian Problem

Guys, I don’t like my saddle. Though it fits Simon relatively well, I’ve never taken to my Prestige Roma Jump saddle. On the aesthetic side, I am not a huge fan of the leather. Even after having it for a year and a half, the leather still is just okay at best. Granted, I’m not the world’s best cleaner/oiler but this thing remains slick and stiff. It doesn’t like to soak conditioner in despite my best efforts and it scratches super…

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Window Shopping

Window Shopping

One of the coping mechanisms I have not been doing is any retail therapy. For two reasons: I already met my retail therapy limit for 2015 I’m going to Europe in a month and am in an aggressive ‘no spending’ zone Neither of these bullet points stops me from wanting pretty things though! Instead of blowing my entire vacation budget on tack and clothing, I decided to do some window shopping. For me, it’s mostly about breeches. I’m down to two…

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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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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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Let’s Talk Tall Boots

Let’s Talk Tall Boots

True story – I get minorly depressed whenever I think too long about tall boots.  Why?  Mainly because there are only 1-3 boots that will fit my calf at this moment.  One brand I won’t touch with a ten foot pole, and the other few options just aren’t up to the quality level that I want. Half chaps?  I can buy Ariat half chaps all day long and they fit great.  Tall boots?  Forget it. I lust after brown tall…

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Product Review – Cool Boots

Product Review – Cool Boots

I’ve wanted ice boots for Simon for a long time.  I feel like it’s important to do everything reasonably in my power to keep my horse sound and happy for as long as I can.  To me, icing after jumping & hard rides on the front tendons is a pretty solid idea.  Will this prohibit him from ever breaking?  No.  Will it help a little bit?  I think so. So with a Christmas gift card in tow, I ordered the…

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The Easiest Saddle Fitting Ever

The Easiest Saddle Fitting Ever

When I wrote my 2015 goals, I mentioned that I wanted to confirm or deny Simon’s saddle fit this year.  It seemed like a huge task, because I wasn’t thrilled with the fitter I had used previously and basically bought my saddle on the internet site unseen by a tack store employee looking at a few pictures of Simon’s back.  Recipe for success, right? Luckily an awesome blog reader (thank you!) recommended another local fitter to me, so I happily…

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Simon’s 2014 Christmas Wishlist

Simon’s 2014 Christmas Wishlist

The past two years (Read 2012 and 2013), Simon has grabbed the keyboard for me and written a guest post about his Christmas needs.  This year I let him borrow my iPad after a ride so he could yet again make his request. What Simonpants Wants, Needs, and Desperately Deserves for Christmas – 2014 Edition Likits Did you know that in the winter you have to stall in your stall SO MUCH MORE even though it is NOT COLD ouside!…

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Product Review – Horze Reflective Boots

Product Review – Horze Reflective Boots

Once upon a time I lived and rode my horse in places where people would hunt often.  It always wigged me out, and I would opt to not ride in certain areas during hunting season because I didn’t have any bright orange gear to identify myself as “not a deer.”  I know I’m not the only one who has faced this problem before! Enter the good people from Horze.  They have an entire line of reflective horse products to keep you…

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An Anti-Tack Ho Dispersal

An Anti-Tack Ho Dispersal

I have jokingly used the ‘Tack ho’ label around here, because I love tack.  Love looking at it, shopping for it, and using it.  What I don’t love is collecting unnecessary things and hoarding.  Really, the only thing I have a surplus of is saddle pads (even my collection of breeches is oh so small), and as SprinklerBandit pointed out last week… that does not make a tack ho. So here’s the thing – I have a lot of random stuff sitting…

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The Rat Race – Tack Attack

The Rat Race – Tack Attack

Have you ever thought about how much the equestrian world feels like a rat race at times?  Something about the sport seems to bring out a ‘more more more’ mentality in me at least, and I thought it’d be an interesting topic for a mini-blog series to see if other bloggers felt the same way. There’s no denying that the equestrian world is full of trends, and they seem to change completely each time I get back into showing.  When…

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