Riding Apparel and Equipment Reviews

Horseback Riding Mistakes

March 26th, 2014|

When you imagine a horseback riding vacation in your mind, you might think of horse and rider loping on the beach with the wind flying through your hair or riding horseback in a meadow filled with wild flowers bordering the trail. No one wants to visualize a spooked horse running back to the barn, sans […]

Cowboy Hat: What It Says About You

January 22nd, 2014|

It’s been said that cowboys know how to tell where a fellow cowboy hails from by the shape of their hat and the rope on their saddle. I’m no expert on the hard and fast rope vs dally ropers, but I can tell a “flat hatter” from a Texas cowboy any day.
 

What your hat says […]

Gifts for Horse Lovers

November 27th, 2013|

When I was a little girl, I wished upon a star every night for a horse. Eventually, my wish for my own horse was granted; probably due to the fact that I wore my parents down. While not everyone is able to own a horse, there are plenty of gifts for the horse lover from […]

Rebecca Ray Designs Bracelet for Horse Lovers

October 30th, 2013|

I’m not a fancy jewelry gal. I’m more comfortable dressed in jeans, cowboy boots and a cowboy hat. I even had my wedding ring designed with the diamonds flush with the gold band as I knew I would lose a diamond while horseback riding if I had a raised setting. That’s why I love the […]

Hats and Horses: The Road to the Kentucky Derby

September 4th, 2013|

Who doesn’t love the glitz and glamor of fast race horses and fashionable ladies dressed to the nines for the Kentucky Derby? I’ve often wondered where some of those fabulous hats come from and how they come to life. Read about “Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby”, a 6-month online Derby […]

Equestrian Bags and Totes for Horse Lovers, Rebecca Ray Designs

May 15th, 2013|

I’ve seen Western styled purses made of hand-tooled leather, but they looked a little too country for my taste. Recently, I came across equestrian influenced accessories from USA designer Rebecca Ray. I love these horse-themed American Couture equestrian bags and totes.

 

Rebecca Ray sporting lifestyle handbags & totes

Founded in 1998, Rebecca Ray is one of the […]

Riding Helmets Save Lives – Troxel Helmet Review

April 10th, 2013|

Whether you ride English or Western, for pleasure, endurance ride or show, you know a rider must always be prepared to get dumped from her horse.  In fact, as of April 1, 2013, helmets only will be the rule for all United States Equestrian Federation events.

Some equestrians have more experience on how to properly bail […]

Horse Themed Ornaments for your Car or Mailbox

March 27th, 2013|

 

Do you have one of those bumper stickers or license plate frames that says, “my other car is a horse?”  Horse owners and lovers are proud of our bond with horses. As a youngster, I drew horse heads on all of my notebooks and collected model horses and horse postcards. Now, I go on horseback […]

How to Watch a Polo Match

January 9th, 2013|

 

 

When you see a polo player raise his mallet or stick above his head, as it’s called in polo circles, it’s not necessarily to line up a shot. In fact, the raising of a mallet above the head by a polo player is actually a form of protest for a foul, also known as appealing.

While […]