As promised, an extra long blog roundup this week to make up for skipping last week to focus on small businesses!
First, though, this week’s shop highlight is this awesome donut saddle cover. Click on the picture to see the listings, or head to the shop to see all the listings.
Saddle Fitting Basics from Hand Gallop
Always useful information, and this is clearly explained.
Trail Pony Deluxe from Pony Express
So. Freaking. Cool.
A discipline you would like to do that you’ve never done before from Clover Ledge Farm
I an genuinely agog at how many different types of riding are showcased here.
Take this Waltz from Peace & Carrots
This is an absolutely lovely rumination on the “right” horse.
Paying a Trainer from Not So Speedy Dressage
I am a huge advocate for having honest, straightforward conversations with trainers about your expectations and goals.
Rider’s To Do List from The Printable Pony
LOVE THIS. Free downloadable planning form!
Viva Carlos Product Review: Herbal Horse Quick Heal from Viva Carlos
This stuff looks amazing.
The Trailering Debacle from A Collection of Madcap Escapades
Don’t read this if you are faint of heart about trailering, but if you do want a well-told story with a good ending and some valuable lessons learned, I highly recommend it.
The Story of My C2 Rating (or How I Knocked an Examiner Down) from A Enter Spooking
I laughed really, really hard. We’ve all been there.
Tour of Hagyard from Contact
SO COOL. A tour of Hagyard has definitely gone on my visit-Lexington list!
STIRRUP COVERS PATTERN + A GIVEAWAY! from The Printable Pony
These look great, and there’s a giveaway too!
Clinic/Lesson Organizing from Project Gingersnap
Anyone have advice to share?
Always (Nameplate Debate) from Peace & Carrots
Do you like nameplates? If so, how do you use them?
Rider Review: Lund Saddlery Stirrup Leathers from Equestrian at Hart
These look droolworthy!
thoughts on the new eventing dressage tests from ‘Fraidy Cat Eventing
Really good detailed analysis.
Horse Hubby (or HSO) Basics aka Farm Life Hacks from the Jumping Percheron
Take note, horse husbands of the world!
Introducing Taiga from In Omnia Paratus
Attempted Artist from Riding to B
As someone who cannot draw anything, I love these simple line drawings.
The Challenge: 3 Year Plan from A Gift Horse
This lines up so perfectly with my life right now and is just lovely and thoughtful.
HORSE INSURANCE: COVERAGES from Go Big or Go Home
This is so, so, so important to know about.