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Horse Riding

What Makes a Good Riding Boot?

Horseback riding calls for proper footwear that provides maximum safety and comfort for the rider. There are a few different types of equestrian boots on the market. Typically, horseback riders wear tall riding boots. These...

10 Things Every Rider Needs in their Barn Bag

This year, never be caught unprepared - make sure your barn bag is packed and with you at all times!  Here are 10 items we think every rider needs in their barn bag to keep...

The Ultimate Grazing Muzzle Guide

As Spring and Summer arrive around the country, along with that comes the lush Spring grass. Overindulgence or first-time exposure to Spring grass can sometimes lead to short-term and long-term health issues like colic and...

Equine Elixirs: You Can Lead A Horse To Water … And Now, You Can...

We all know water is essential for life. But do you know the many ways in which water impacts your horse on a daily basis? Water forms a layer along the length of the...

3 Companies That Excel at Outfitting Equestrians of All Sizes

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Some things will always be consistent on the hunter/jumper circuit: fashion trends grab attention with innovative designs and intricate details, and life will throw a curveball to your plans.  Right now, a lot...

Style for Your Barn’s Horse Show Home Away from Home

BY KATIE COOK It is said that style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. As any horse show competitor knows, that first impression of how a rider presents herself...

Not Your Average Carry-On: Traveling With Your Saddle

The life of a show rider is often one of nomadism: We're on the road a lot, but we don't travel light. Exhibit A: our saddles. While most items can be stuffed into a bag,...

How to Oil a New Saddle

BY CORI MCGRAW So you’ve just purchased a brand new saddle or have been fortunate enough to receive one as a gift (you lucky duck, you!). Now what?  While some manufacturers will pre-oil a saddle for you (often at an...

Beautiful and Easy Ways to Display Your Ribbons

BY ASHLEY SHAW Over many years of horse showing, equestrians can accumulate countless amounts of ribbons. Sadly, the reality is that most of these elegant, hard-earned ribbons end up in storage containers and plastic bags...

Air Vests Are All the Rage—But Are They Truly Safe?

The hunter jumper world is abuzz about air vests. Well-known professionals are wearing them, more are speaking out about buying their own, and amateur riders and parents are considering making the investment for themselves...

From Filthy to Fabulous: The Mane Importance of Keeping Your Horse’s Brushes Clean

BY Diana Bezdedeanu Striking the perfect balance between work, family, friends, and barn time is a constant struggle for nearly every equestrian I know. And I’m willing to bet that sanitizing grooming tools is not...

Equiline: How A Passion Project Became A Staple Brand In Equestrian Closets And Tack...

BY April Bilodeau Horse and rider apparel is a booming business, with many choices available. But few companies can say that they carry every item needed for both horse and rider quite like Equiline. From...

Ride Equistyle: How Catherine Winter Became the Authority on Equestrian Safety and Affordable High-End...

BY April Bilodeau While style may not have a direct relation to how we place in the show ring, looking good makes you feel good, and when you feel good, you perform better.  It’s no secret...

Tack Cleaning Tips for When You’ve Really Got to Make it Sparkle

BY TPH TEAM Maintaining proper daily maintenance for your tack means that when it’s time to really deep clean it, whether for a big horse show or Pony Club turnout inspection, you’re working from...

A Looming Crisis in the Equine Industry

BY Sophie Hauptman As an equestrian and animal lover, it would be easy to think becoming an equine veterinarian is the perfect way to combine passion and career. However, given the size of our industry...

How To Care for Your Tall Boots

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM It’s no secret that a pair of quality tall boots is a significant, albeit necessary, investment. With the base price of a quality off-the-rack boot often beginning somewhere around the thousand dollar mark, it...

Wool vs Foam Flocking: What Does It Mean for Your Saddle?

BY BRITTANY BIRD So, you’re shopping for a new saddle, and as you sip your morning coffee while researching different types, you stumble across the foam vs. wool debate.  Some of your friends are all about the sleek,...

Be Well Turned Out with Arista Equestrian

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Street clothing designs mimic equestrian style season after season for a reason—we’re a fashionable group. But what do riders need in their apparel? Clothes have to be comfortable, durable for long days...

From the Ground Up: 5 Benefits of the SoftBed Comfort Stall Mattress

Your horse’s health and comfort starts from the ground up. And, for horses that spend a large amount of time indoors, the stall is the best place to start. Particularly for performance horses and...

Redwood Tack: Providing Riders with a One-of-a-Kind Saddle Shopping Experience

BY TYLER BUI Leah Matanky turned her passion for horses into an unexpected career. Redwood Tack, which she established in 2014, offers the highest-quality saddles and tack through a personalized shopping experience. While her showroom and...

Ask The Judge: Horse Show Fashion

The hunter and equitation rings can be a hard place for fashion lovers who thrive on finding pieces that bring a new flair to the horse show. From wild colors to crystalized details, riders...

Eques Pante Equestrian Underwear: An Honest Review

Before embarking on this review, the idea of wearing sculpting, seamless, bike short-style riding underwear was not high on my wish list.  I’ve been showing in the same three pairs of Tailored Sportsman side zip...