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Monday Musings

My friend Molly and I ventured out yesterday afternoon, starting to trek to Charlottesville and then decided not to go that far.  We stopped by Ann Taylor Loft…

The Budget Equestrian No Stirrups November Challenge

Well, it is just about here…..No Stirrups November! Can you believe it?!?!? I can’t! It seems like just yesterday I was completing last years challenges! And I have…

Heavy on Rotation

The pandemic has made us all “creatures of habit” but that was built into my DNA long ago.  Wash.rinse.repeat.  Yep. That’s me.  But what’s wrong with going to…

Thursday Tidbits

Busy week as usual here at the farm. It’s been very warm and will be summer-like this weekend before real fall weather finally hits next week.   The paparazzi…

Five ways to know you have a horsey best friend

Is there someone at your yard who always goes above and beyond to help you in your equine hour of need? If so, it sounds like you may…

I Bought Some Horse Show Ribbons

Ok, I know, I have just one more post in my series of Going to Your First Horse Show. But I was just so excited to share this…

Going To Your First Horse Show – What To Bring

Welcome back to yet another post in helping you to get ready for your first horse show! And now that we have our show clothes ready to go,…

A bright future for Blue Cross Shetland pony, Doolittle

Rescued miniature Shetland pony Doolittle hasn’t had the easiest start to life, but luckily, he’s now thriving under the care of Blue Cross’ team When he first arrived…

Friday Musings

It’s been warm and damp here in Virginia and I think climate change deleted Fall from our calendar. No Fall weather yet and not in the cards for…

Interior Inspiration for the Perfect Western Mudroom

With cold weather approaching, it’s time to make sure your mudroom is ready. I’ve been loving the cool evenings and chilly mornings, but it means coats and more…

Lots of Lemons and Little Lemonade

 Looking back, 2020 was a pretty good year at my house. We learned to embrace being at home.  We attended online cocktail hours and dined at home every…

Charitable foundation welcomes up-and-coming eventers to train with legend Pippa Funnell

Three budding young eventers have been given the opportunity of a lifetime to train with one of the most decorated athletes in equestrian sport – Pippa Funnell –…

Safety app saves rider’s life after potentially fatal dog attack

Rider Ashleigh Compton only just managed to escape the jaws of an aggressive dog while out riding thanks to the new safety app What3Words Horse riders up and…

Going To Your First Horse Show – Your Tack

Welcome back to another post about getting ready to show your horse!  Yesterday we talked about rider turnout, and I think it is a good idea now to…

Cozy Sweaters You’ll Love for Autumn

It’s sweater season! After a hot summer, I’m ready for some cooler weather. I’m sharing some adorable options with horses and fun Southwest prints. Some of these sweaters…

Equine charity launches exciting new podcast series

Redwings Horse Sanctuary launches its brand-new podcast so supporters can hear all about the charity’s residents Redwings Horse Sanctuary has announced its brand-new podcast series, Sounds of the…

Spillers launches Slimmers’ Club to help overweight horses

Spillers has teamed up with Redwings Horse Sanctuary to tackle the major welfare issue of equine obesity by running an exclusive, members-only club, encouraging owners to be more…

How animals are great for therapy

My therapy journey with my animals by Hannah Russell Waking up every morning and walking down the yard towards the fields where the ponies, sheep, chickens, bunnies, and…

Britain secures top placings at the FEI Eventing European Championship

Britain’s eventers take Avenches by storm, winning the team and individual gold medal, and taking silver and bronze, too  It was history in the making at Avenches today,…

Ride BIG: A Review

Ride BIG, by John Haime, Trafalgar Square, 2021 Reviewer: Nikki Goldup I was asked to review this book at a time when I had a breakthrough with how…

Going To Your First Horse Show -Rider Turnout

Who’s ready to go to a horse show? I know, it’s the end of horse show season, BUT I finally went to a horse show this weekend! The…

Buying Vintage China

My well-documented china fetish started a long time ago when I was in high school.  As someone who has always had a job my first job other than…

Pomegranate Cherry Mojitos

This batch style cocktail is perfect for enjoying this fall or holiday season. If you are looking for an autumn themed mojito with a twist, this is your…

Why Niche A Dog Grooming Business?

The dog grooming industry is big and there are a lot of breeds of dogs to welcome through your doors, especially if you are just opening up. Have…

Collecting Glass – Become a Collector

My fascination with glass started in 2000 when we relocated to an area where elegant glass was once made.  We just happened to drive by a “glass show”…