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Stall Rest in 10 GIFs

When it comes to equine injury, we’re left to choose between laughing and crying.  It’s been a long summer for Elf & I. On May 19th, I walked in the barn to ride and found him with a bloody nose. That turned out to be allergies but before we could do much to address it, […]

How to build an equestrian capsule wardrobe

While Elf has been on stall rest, I’ve spent some on my non-riding time evaluating my gear. After realizing I had no real idea of what I needed, I  called in the experts. Taylor Hall, co-founder of The Tried Equestrian, dropped in to share just what I needed to hold on to and how consignment […]

The Rhythm of Stall Rest

As we round out week 2 of Elf’s stall rest, I’ve found a vaguely unsatisfying but effective rhythm. More than anything, it is making the impact of saddle time on my mental state perfectly clear. The plan for this phase of Elf’s rehab is simple. Stall rest, 15 minutes of hand walking/grazing, 20 minutes in the […]

Did your horse pop a splint?

With all the bumps and bruises that our horses acquire, having a horse pop a splint isn’t shocking. But, what happens next? **if you suspect your horse is injured, please consult a vet – this post is just my personal experience with treating a splint. Links include affiliates – where I receive compensation if you […]

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  • When it comes to equine injury, we’re left to choose between laughing and crying.  It’s been a long summer for Elf & I. On May 19th, I walked in the barn to ride and found him with a bloody nose. That turned out to be allergies but before we could do much to address it,… [Continue Reading]

    Stall Rest in 10 GIFs
  • While Elf has been on stall rest, I’ve spent some on my non-riding time evaluating my gear. After realizing I had no real idea of what I needed, I  called in the experts. Taylor Hall, co-founder of The Tried Equestrian, dropped in to share just what I needed to hold on to and how consignment… [Continue Reading]

    How to build an equestrian capsule wardrobe
  • As we round out week 2 of Elf’s stall rest, I’ve found a vaguely unsatisfying but effective rhythm. More than anything, it is making the impact of saddle time on my mental state perfectly clear. The plan for this phase of Elf’s rehab is simple. Stall rest, 15 minutes of hand walking/grazing, 20 minutes in the… [Continue Reading]

    The Rhythm of Stall Rest
  • With all the bumps and bruises that our horses acquire, having a horse pop a splint isn’t shocking. But, what happens next? **if you suspect your horse is injured, please consult a vet – this post is just my personal experience with treating a splint. Links include affiliates – where I receive compensation if you… [Continue Reading]

    Did your horse pop a splint?
  • As military life takes us around the country, I have been able to experience a tremendous variety of equestrian sports, venues, professionals and – of course – equine health issues. Our current home in Kentucky brought another learning opportunity in the form of seasonal allergies in horses.  Every equestrian knows that horses have a bizarre… [Continue Reading]

    Managing Seasonal Allergies In Horses