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…)
Riding Warehouse knows that shopping for bits can be hard. Sifting through all the bits on the market can be frustrating. There are hundreds of bit varieties, many with multiple features and confusing names that only add to the difficult process. While it is important to know that there is no one perfect bit for your horse, being knowledgable about each feature of the bit that you’re using can help you find a bit that makes your horse happy. Not to mention, knowing what you’re buying when purchasing a bit can save you a lot of time and money in the long run. Our Bit Guide can help! (more…)
With just one day till the start of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, we at Riding Warehouse are all brimming with excitement. For most people, the summer Olympics means soccer and swimming take center stage, but for the horse crazy people like us – the Summer Olympics means one thing: Equestrian!
Equestrian was first introduced to the games in Paris in 1900, 116 years ago. However, it was not until 1912 that the sport was made a permanent Olympic sport, with Eventing, Show Jumping, and Dressage divisions. The sport has appeared in every Summer games since. Equestrian is the only Olympic sport where women and men compete against each other individually, and is also the only Olympic sport that involves animals. Athletes compete as both Individuals and as Teams – in all 3 disciplines! It is unlike any other sport in the games today, testing the partnership of horse and rider on an unpredictable stage, all while demanding great skill and courage.
Outside of the Olympics, the sport often lacks mainstream media attention. Very rarely can you ever watch your favorite horse and rider combinations on broadcast television, and almost never on your favorite cable network. So for two weeks every four years, the horse world jumps for joy at it’s chance to shine on an international stage. So grab your popcorn, do some research, and get excited to watch the top horses and riders in the world in high definition – even if it is at 6:00am. Here’s a guide to everything the horse-crazed needs to know about Team USA. (more…)