Category: Horses

Horse Show Photography Tips

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Every time I go to a horse show (whether for myself or a friend) there is always a camera involved.  And lots and lots of pictures!  I have always been one to take a lot of photos and do my…

Tips for a Successful Horse Show

Danielle Tursky is very familiar with the horse show process as she takes in off the track Thoroughbreds and retrains them for a second career.  We are thrilled to have her share some of her tips with us on how…

20 Tips For Healthy Tails

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Cowboy Magic recently released this article on how to get a healthy tail on your horse! Check it out and see what you can put into practice! They make some great products! Grooming your horse serves many purposes. It is…

Horse Trailer Safety Tips

When we are traveling to horse shows with such precious cargo, we need to double check to make sure everything is in order before we hit the road.  Be sure to be alert and careful as you travel, and I…

Tips for a Perfectly Groomed Tail

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We all could use some tips from the pros when it comes to grooming for horse shows.  Check out this article on achieving the perfect tail featured on the Chronicle of the Horse (a special thank you)!   Got a…

Braideez Braiding Tutorial

Thank you Schneider’s Saddlery for this Braideez Braiding Tutorial!  This would be great to print, laminate, and keep around the barn!  I have Braideez and they are wonderful!

Spotlight On: Sea Lord

We have all heard the extraordinary story of Boyd Martin’s OTTB Neville Bardos:  his amazing comeback after a devastating barn fire and his pursuit of the London Olympics.  I wanted to write a post on another Martin horse, Sea Lord…

Allison Springer & Arthur

I’ll be honest.  I’m in love with Arthur.  I watched the entire Rolex 3-Day event online, and I was immediately drawn to Arthur.  He’s gorgeous, strong, and such a competitor.  I was thrilled when this pair was up to make…

Reed Kessler and Cylana

To continue on with Olympic week on The Velvet Rider, I decided to do a post on Reed Kessler.  I think she should be a major inspiration to young riders everywhere.  At only 18 years old, she has been named…