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Nemo Learns to Fly

One of the many things that I love about riding is that you can never stop learning, and can always work on new goals. My horse Nemo, a playful, happy 16hh Morgan, and I have experienced many fun adventures together

Posted in Stories & Adventures

#TBT: My Family Tried a Trail Ride

Let me start off by saying my family is the best. I’m so fortunate to have had two parents that have always emotionally supported my riding and love of horses. However, that being said, neither of them are horse people

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My Fall Wishlist

Even though we’re having some unseasonably warm weather here in Massachusetts, I’m so ready for fall and cooler weather! Browsing through all of the new items on SmartPak’s website has me making my own wishlist for the coming months. Here

Posted in Gear Review, Stories & Adventures

Buying All The Blankets

With summer coming to a close, it’s time to start thinking about blankets! For me this means buying ALL the blankets for my new baby horse, Loki, who due to living in the South his whole life doesn’t own any.

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Fall Riding Essentials

When I think of the fall season, two things come to mind. Everything pumpkin spice and sweater weather. I am a summer girl through and through, but the thought of not having to do barn chores drenched in sweat and

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Fall & The Equestrian: A Love-Hate Relationship

As a rider born, raised, and still living in New England, fall is my absolute favorite season. The temperature is perfect – not too hot and not too cold – and nothing beats a pretty fall picture of the trees

Posted in Lists, Stories & Adventures

#TBT – The Perfect Summer Ride

Summertime is my favorite time of year, so as it comes to an end I love to look back on all the great experiences that were had and the memories that were made. This summer, one memory sticks out the

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Baby Steps for the Baby Horse

While bringing along a young horse can be one of the most rewarding experiences, it can also be one of the most frustrating ones. And patience is always key, because good things come to those who wait, right? I’ve been

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A Labor of Love

When my husband and I were looking for our next house (as ours had sold and we were living with my parents), we just wanted a place that I could bring my horses to our backyard. I certainly wasn’t looking

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Long Journey Ahead

After about almost a year of searching, I’ve finally bought a new horse! The entire process went incredibly smooth and Loki has already settled into his new home. Loki is a three-year-old Dutch Warmblood who was just started under saddle.

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How to Prepare Your Horse (and Your Barn) for Winter

While it’s hard to think about blankets and snowstorms now, cooler weather really is on its way! In a few short weeks it will be fall and for us New Englanders, that means that hot weather is officially over and

Posted in Lists, Stories & Adventures

We Heart Our Helmets

When I first started taking lessons at age 10, my mom made me promise to always wear a helmet when I ride and other than one crazy double bareback ‘trail ride’ (breakneck gallop through the woods) at a friend’s house

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Behind The Scenes at Arlington International Racecourse

I’ve always been a sucker for the “ponies,” even before I purchased (for $1) my off-the-track Thoroughbred Distinct Leader or “Leader.” I watched, live on TV such as it was back then, the 1977 Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont and

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Horse of a Lifetime

I know you’ve heard the phrase “horse of a lifetime” a time or two if you are part of the horse world. The truth is I have a few horses that qualify as the “horse of a lifetime”. Each of

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#TBT – Junior Hunter Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park

This year the Junior Hunter Finals took place in Devon, PA back in July. It brought back memories of when I was still a Junior and got to compete in them. While I’m not really too far into my amateur

Posted in Stories & Adventures

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