There are so many perks as a horse owner working at a tack shop!
1. You get to try on all the new products.
2. Everyone is just as horse crazy as you are.
3. FREE SAMPLES!
One of my many schooling show adventures.
To say I stumbled upon the hunter world is an understatement. I didn’t grow up riding dead-broke hunter ponies, and I certainly never had the chance to show in jodhpur straps.
I started riding through a 4-H group, at the very old age of 9. In my early years, I dabbled in a little bit of everything – from western pleasure and trail riding, to gymkhanas and barrel racing. I rode mainly for fun, but each summer, I would force my father to hook up our rusty 2-horse straight load to our Toyota 4-Runner, and take me to a few small schooling shows.
It was here that I first discovered the english riding discipline. At these small events, they had both english and western classes, and I would watch from my comfortable, western saddle with awe at the muscular thoroughbreds and skilled riders. It wasn’t long before I was finding logs on my trail rides and somehow convincing my 22-year-old Quarter Horse to leap over them. So when someone at my barn was selling their old all purpose english saddle for a mere sum of $50, I saved up my money and bought it, unbeknownst as to what I was getting into. I was hooked! (more…)
Superstition: [soo-per-stish-uh n] 1. a belief or notion, not based on reason or knowledge, in or of the ominous significance of a particular thing, circumstance, occurrence, proceeding, or the like.
Equestrians are no strangers to superstitions, that is for sure. This Tuesday, we’ve put together some of the ten odd superstitions that surround the horse world!
Summer days around the barn usually have only one flaw – the heat. No matter where you live, you are sure to have battled sweat while tending to your horse during the hot summer months. While you can’t change the weather, you can change your wardrobe. (more…)
Everyone loves a good navajo saddle blanket. The unique patterns and color combinations are always a favorite! However, there are many more uses for these handy blankets than you may be aware of– including home decor and fashion. (more…)