Channel Archives: Lifestyle

Hooray for Carrie Seim’s Horse Girl

In the opening scene of middle-grade novel Horse Girl, Wills earns one of the most essential badges of honor for every budding equestrian—she falls off. Clyde Lee, her not-so trusty...

A Pony Named Miss Fortune

Known for his wit, irreverence, and whip-smart observations on equestrian sport and its participants, three-time Olympian Jim Wofford's writing is as legendary as his performances in the saddle. Now he...

#ROOTD: Barn Chores Edition

While I wish all my days were spent riding horses through fields of flowers or jumping from horse show to horse show, for better or worse, much of my time...

Steph’s Stuff: The Fly Sheet

We are getting dangerously close to fly season. (Related: did anyone else read about the cicada bloom that's happening this year?! No thanks.) I'm a planner. I like to make...

#ROOTD: Back in the Saddle

As our team gears up to get back on the show circuit after a COVID break, I'm training and riding more than ever. Silly or not, nothing motivates me more...

Success Is the Icing on the Cake

It is very easy for those of us who are amateur riders or armchair equestrians to look at those at the top of international competition not just with admiration, but...

Steph’s Stuff: The Tote

It seems that no matter how hard I try to be otherwise, I am consistently over-scheduled, over-committed, overwhelmed and usually late.  Out of the chaos that is my daily struggle,...

Steph’s Stuff: The Paddock Boot

The paddock boot has long stood the test of time, regardless of season, age or riding ability. They are a constant in every equestrian’s closet, trunk or tack room. But...

The Blanket Sale of the Season

Spring has sprung and blanket sales are in full bloom at Equishopper! With top brands like Weatherbeeta, Horseware, Rambo, Pessoa and more—up to 60% off!—it's the end of season sale...

Films for the Cowboy In Us All

Many horse lovers have gone through a phase where they knew all the words to Toby Keith’s “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.”  We pined for square-toed boots, a cowboy hat that...

#ROOTD: Street Style

We are busy.  We are running from meetings (Zoom counts) to the grocery store to school pick-up (doggie day care for me) to the dry cleaners and then home again....

#ROOTD: Almost Spring

We are this close to actual warm weather (ignore the snowpocalypse that's currently blanketing the middle of the country). While we wait for crocuses and daffodils to pop their tiny...