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21 Best Horse Riding Jackets

by Michelle Drum April 14, 2021

There are many different jackets to choose from, whether you’re a casual rider, competitor, or looking for seasonally appropriate riding clothing. This post shares several excellent horse riding jacket selections for casual and competitive riders.
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The Equestrians Guide To Safety Vests

The Equestrians Guide To Safety Vests

by Michelle Drum April 04, 2021

With so many different safety vests on the market, it’s hard to know how each of them performs, who needs to wear one, how it’s supposed to fit, and what purpose they serve. Since this is often a common question, especially with new riders, or adults returning to the sport, let’s answer some of [...]
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Horses running flies

6 Best Horse Fly Sprays That Really Work

by Michelle Drum April 03, 2021

As enthusiastic equestrians ourselves, we’ve had the same experience! We’ve tested dozens of sprays to find the ones that work best. In this post, we’re sharing our tips for how to best use sprays so they’re most effective, and the six most effective horse fly sprays we discovered. 
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Tailored Sportsman Breeches

Tailored Sportsman Size, Fit, & Style Guide

by Michelle Drum March 25, 2021

Finding the right brand that fits well and is well-made can be overwhelming. Tailored Sportsman is a great brand to consider. This guide shares their top items and everything else you need to know to find the right size, fit and style for you.
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Equestrian jumping saddle

8 of the Best English Jumping Saddles

by Michelle Drum March 24, 2021

A properly-fitting saddle maximizes comfort for both you and your horse and aids performance by sending clear communication from you to your horse. Different kinds of saddles are designed for different riding disciplines, each with features that help you handle the requirements and skills involved in each discipline.English jumping saddles are specifically made for hunter, [...]
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woman grooming horse

How To Groom Your Horse for Competition (Step-by-Step Guide)

by Michelle Drum March 15, 2021

Grooming your horse is an important activity, it helps your horse feel better as well as look better. In this detailed guide we'll show you how to groom your horse for competition.
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Weird Stuff Horse People Do

Weird Stuff Horse People Do

by Michelle Drum March 14, 2021

Our last blog “How to tell people you're an equestrian without telling people you're an equestrian” was a huge hit. So we are back with another relatable and hilarious post that we know you just get.

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Finding Your Perfect Horse Show Coat And Fit Guide

Finding Your Perfect Horse Show Coat And Fit Guide

by Michelle Drum March 13, 2021

So you’re in the market for your first horse show coat. Congratulations, you're starting in the right place. There are lots of things to know before clicking a few buttons and buying a show coat.
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The Farm House give their tips and tricks on putting your hair in a hairnet

How to Put Your Hair Up in a Hairnet for Riding

by Lizzie Lengling March 11, 2021

It’s an age-old question that has plagued equestrians since the dawn of time. Just how do hunter/jumper riders get their hair up under their helmets like that?? Putting your hair up in a hairnet may look daunting at first, but after a bit of practice, it becomes second nature. Read on to see my tips and tricks for achieving that perfect “hunter hair”! 
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