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The 2016 NEAEP Symposium: What it means to horse owners


What is “neep” you ask? NEAEP stands for the Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners, and it’s the largest gathering of equine veterinarians in the country after the AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners). What’s cool about NEAEP is they also

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Fall & Winter Fitness


When most people think of fall they come up with things like shorts and sweatshirts, hot chocolate and bon fires, football season, and apple picking. J.P. and I like to take this time to focus on lower impact fitness techniques

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I Have a New Horse!


Well, not really. I mean, I’m still riding Newman, my 15-year-old Trakehner gelding, but after a three-day clinic with “The Master” Karl Mikolka, he feels like a new horse! For those who may be unfamiliar with Karl Mikolka, briefly, he

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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

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#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

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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

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#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

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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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