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Fall & The Equestrian: A Love-Hate Relationship

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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

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

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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

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#TBT: The Horses That Built Me

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Over the years, I’ve learned that horses bring you more than blue ribbons – they bring you lessons that have turned you into the person that you are today. I’ve ridden quite a few different horses in the years that

Posted in Stories & Adventures

What to Do When The Human Goes on Stall Rest

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All riders understand the pain and frustration of having to put their horses on stall rest. There’s nothing we hate more than seeing our best friends stuck in their stall recovering instead of having fun in turnout and in the

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Sasha’s Goals for 2016

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The 2016 show season is almost here and it’s past time for me and Sasha to start thinking about our goals for the season. My big goal for this year is moving up to the 3’ adult amateur hunter division,

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4 Ways to Make Winter Riding More Fun

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This past weekend marked two sad events: the coldest temperatures we’ve experienced all winter and the departure of some of my fellow boarders’ horses for Florida. There’s nothing sadder than telling your barn mates, “Bye, have fun in Florida!” when

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My Horse’s Closet: Lexi and Sasha

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As anyone who’s seen the piles of my blankets on my tack trunk can tell you, I really like blankets. Sasha doesn’t feel quite the same way as I do, but because she’s a body-clipped horse in New England, she

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3 Tips for Staying Relaxed and Confident

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When I younger, I struggled with a common problem that many riders face after taking a fall – losing my nerve. While I’ve gained a lot of my confidence back since then, being worried that my horse is going to

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Lessons from a Green Horse

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I’ve had my young hunter Sasha for about nine months now, and they’ve been nine months full of ups, downs, and a lot of learning (for Sasha and for me). When I got Sasha, I knew that having a young

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Small Victories – Bringing Along A Young Horse

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When I decided to get a young horse, my trainer told me that bringing her along would be a fun adventure for me. His assistant, who would be working with me all winter while half the barn headed to Florida,

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What I’m Wearing This Show Season – Hunter/Jumper

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Now that spring has finally arrived, I’m getting excited to hit the hunter ring with Sasha this show season. Here are my top picks for my show outfit this year: RJ Classics Washington Xtreme Soft Shell Show Coat My new

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It wasn’t perfection, but that’s okay

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As a longtime hunter rider, it’s been ingrained into my head that everything needs to be perfect. In order to do well, we need to have the perfect pace, the perfect distances, the perfect number of even strides between the jumps of a line. Everything needs to be just right. But when it comes to riding, everything is not going to be perfect every time. In a recent lesson, everything didn’t go “just right,” but in the end, I realized that sometimes it is okay if everything doesn’t go perfectly.

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Peek in Our Paks – Lexi K.

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Staff Member: Lexi Department: Marketing Horse: Sasha Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Last fall, I started my search for a new horse. I’ve always had older, experienced horses, but this time I decided that I wanted to get a younger horse to bring

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Superman’s Big Move

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Last April I decided to move Superman to a new barn. I was moving closer to work, and the barn was in the opposite direction, and it was just a little too long. I had boarded Superman at the same

Posted in Health & Nutrition, Travel

Solving the Lameness Puzzle

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As a longtime horse owner, I’ve learned that there’s nothing worse than knowing that your horse is hurting. My horse Superman is no stranger to health issues – last year we dealt with a few bouts of mild colic, a

Posted in Stories & Adventures

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