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Recently @equine.rampaige on Instagram drew Jim and I. It was after our last Western Dressage show and I really wanted a drawing that showcased his beauty. She surpassed any expectation I had! Along with shedding a few pounds from me (Thank you!!), she captured Jim perfectly. I didn’t have to give her much direction either, she just knew. All of the comments on her Instagram were about being so happy a western… Read More

Spring has come to New England and with it, we prepare for the biggest battle we equestrians face: flies. Just last week, I spotted my first bee of 2019. Gnats are beginning to beat their wings. My husband is finding baby spiders in his car. We must be ready. Last week, I purchased my first few bottles of fly spray for Jim. Tucking one in my tack trunk, I hung the other… Read More

Months back when my husband and I were on a trip, we stayed at a little B&B that had a barn attached to it. In the mornings, the B&B let us saunter down to the barn to greet the Tennessee Walkers they had. We got to know two of the boarders and one morning, one of them was opening a box from SmartPak. Along with multiple things inside, she was most excited… Read More

It’s not hard to find the matches to your riding socks in your drawer with the Dreamer & Schemers riding socks. I have fallen head over tail in love with these socks! (Screecher decided he wanted to be in the photo.) I bought my first pair of Dreamer & Schemers a few months ago after I had followed their Instagram for a contest. Their vibrant colors and trendy designs caught me immediately…. Read More

I stumbled upon the View Halloo Equestrian Competition Journal by chance. View Halloo was a featured Instagram account in a giveaway I had entered. It was one of those like a bunch of accounts and be entered contests. At first I thought nothing of it until View Halloo’s journal came by my feed. Anyone that knows me knows there’s two things I love; paper products and planning. I love being organized. I… Read More

It isn’t easy the day your trainer comes to you and tells you your saddle is no longer working for your body. It’s even tougher when you’re short and curvy and trying to find the perfect jump saddle for your Paint who has a somewhat weird back that also fits you. I did not want to buy another “starter” saddle. I was committed to riding English and knew a $300 saddle just… Read More

Recently I was one of 25 winners who got a sneak peek at a new subscription box service, Tack ‘n Treats. I was very excited to receive my box as Tack ‘n Treats go a step beyond just your normal monthly box. A portion of what you pay for each box goes to horse rescues. I received my box quickly in the mail in a nice little branded Tack ‘n Treats box…. Read More

Recently my husband and I found ourselves in Las Vegas on a work trip. But during the trip we had some free time and had booked ourselves a Sunset Trail Ride with Wild West Horseback Adventures. And we are so glad we did! If you’ve been following the blog, you know this is right up both of our alleys since our honeymoon was spent on a dude ranch in Pennsylvania. We had… Read More

Recently I went on the search for a new everyday saddle pad for Jim and I. He sweats a lot (black and New England in the summer do not mix well) and I was looking for something that had a lot of moisture wicking, but would be stylish, stay in place and fit my saddle. During my search, I came across the Professional’s Choice VenTECH Jump Pad. Retailing at $39.95, it wasn’t a… Read More

Temperatures here in the Northeast have been cold…very, very cold. We’re talking in the negatives with wind chills cold and it’s only January. Knowing a traditional New England winter can extend into March, I knew I couldn’t just stop riding. I’m blessed at Jack’s barn with an indoor, but sometimes it’s still too cold. There’s days I take Jack out of his stall and I feel bad about peeling off those layers… Read More