Is it possible that it was just four months ago that I posted about saddle searching in earnest? It feels like a lifetime. I had been tentatively searching for a little while before that. And I finally found one! I spent the first few months of my search doing a lot of research while I waited for … More Saddle Success!
My saddle was the first large purchase I made on my own as a teenager. I’ve had it for about 10 years now. And let me tell you, I love this saddle. It’s an 18″ Kieffer Aachen All-Purpose saddle, and it’s so comfortable. Not in a squishy seat, I-could-sit-in-this-all-day kind of way – no, the … More The Woes of Saddle Searching
Half pads. Do you use one? I seem to see them everywhere lately, but that may be selective vision (is that even a thing?). You know, like when you are thinking a lot about something, and then start seeing that thing everywhere? Yeah, that’s happening. I’ve been tentatively looking for a half pad for awhile … More Tack Talk: The Half Pad Debate
It’s not super warm in Wisconsin (yet), but when I was down in Florida for Live Oak International, it was hot. Don’t get me wrong, I loved being in the warm weather; but my body was like hey man, wtf? It’s like 90 degrees, can we please find some shade? Unfortunately the answer to that … More Review: EIS Cool Shirt
I keep telling myself that I should be glad I’ve been so busy – after all, it’s freezing outside, so what else would I be doing? Lately, between the cold weather, finishing up a huge project at work, a last-minute business trip and a family emergency (don’t worry – it turned out to be okay!), … More Review: FITS Winter Socks
I really like using rope halters for ground work and training. I find that they allow me to have a softer and more precise feel, particularly when there is no metal clasp under the chin. But the one thing I don’t like about them is tying them on, especially when it’s cold and I have … More Review: Do or Do Knot Rope Halter
I’ve mentioned before that I have a ridiculous amount of hair, which makes it impossible to get all of it into my helmet. This also means that flimsy drugstore hair nets do absolutely nothing for me, and don’t get me started on bobby pins. Combined, this can make show day a bit…uncomfortable. Think bobby pins … More Review: RWR No Knot Hair Net, a.k.a. The Best Thing Ever
A while back I got some awesome deals on new horsey products, including a new pair of breeches. Having ridden in them many times and washed them a few times (yes, guys, I ride in my breeches more than once before I wash them and you cannot tell me I’m the only one who does … More Review: TuffRider Ladies Cotton Schoolers Breeches
I recently was doing some research on different types of leg wraps and boots for horses, and found that there is a lot of information out there, but it is scattered and not easy to find in one place. I think there are a lot of people out there who may look at boots the … More To Boot or Not to Boot: That is the Question.
Dover Saddlery, SmartPak Equine, State Line Tack, et. al. are having great sales right now! I ordered a whole bunch of stuff over the last couple of days. It started out innocently enough when I ordered some white Shapley’s touch-up and white grooming chalk. Show season is starting up – and our first show is … More I Love Horses, Deals, and Horse Deals