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    Welcome!

    The cat is out of the bag! After a little over two years of running @theheadequestrian on Instagram, I decided it was time to take a leap and go big! Welcome to my blog! I frequently have loyal fans and followers ask me to start either a blog or a Youtube – you guys know how I feel about Youtubers, so a blog is IS! Don’t fret, I will still be making vlogs and videos for you, they’ll just be posted here! My Instagram will still be running as usual, so no need to fret there either. I will be using this platform to further write about West, myself, our…

  • Emily's Opinions

    Self Loading : Part 2 – Applying the Method

    SO, you’ve successfully taught your horse the “in” command! If you haven’t, go back to this post and do that first! Once your horse is a self stalling or self pasturing master, you’re ready to move on. Before trying to even ask your horse to load, you need to make sure your horse is comfortable with the trailer. West used to see the trailer pull up and he’d clam. He was already anticipating World War 3. Before we ever started trying to load him, we got him comfortable with the presence of the trailer. This process can be different for every horse, but for West it was just hanging out.…

  • Product Reviews

    My Top 5 Hoof Products

    1 . Fiebing’s Hoof Lotion … you can’t go wrong with a company and product that’s been around since 1895. I remember using this exact product 15 years ago when I was a barn rat riding lesson ponies. Something that old has to be legit! Although it’s nothing new or trendy, I truly believe you can’t go wrong with Fiebing! The hoof lotion is a unique blend of special ingredients for use on split hooves, corns, quarter cracks and brittle feet. Hoof Lotion helps to maintain the pliability of your horse’s hooves. It can be used on a frequent basis to keep hooves strong yet flexible and healthy. You can…

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    * For Sale * Black Country Ricochet – $2,600

    Black Country Ricochet 2016 18 inch Medium Narrow tree, but has stretched and now measures closer to a true medium knee blocks thigh blocks chocolate brown leather orange stitching comes with cover wool flocked high wither clearance long tree point spring tree located in Aiken, SC Saddle is absolute pristine condition. I am only selling because unfortunately I do not jump any more and no longer need it. Always stored in temperature controlled tack room. There is not one flaw on the exterior of the saddle, other than normal wear under stirrup leathers (photo included.) It has beautiful orange stitching and piping, but it is subtle enough to be unnoticeable…

  • Lifestyle

    What’s inside my horse show cooler?

    I’ll give you a heads up … it’s mostly beer. Other things too though! I always find myself packing a cooler when it’s time to horse show. Most of my shows, even the recognized ones are day trips for me. S/o to Aiken. This means lots of sitting around at the trailer waiting for ride times, scores, and ribbons. I’ve found that the Yeti 20 is the best size for one day horse showing. It’s big enough to fit drinks and food for two people, but small enough to fit in the bed of the truck (even with the trailer hitched) and the horse trailer. Also, the handle. Can’t beat…

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    Creating a Riding Schedule

    Being an equestrian is tough. Being a horse owner is even tougher. As much as I wish I could treat my horse like any other sport, I cant. A football player’s football isn’t going to lose muscle or become less fit if he doesn’t throw it around for a week or so. A football player also doesn’t need to lay eyes on his football almost every day to make sure it’s in good health. As an adult rider with full time obligations, I have to remind myself of this often. With the love of the animal and the sport comes responsibility. My barn is 72 miles and over an hour…

  • Fashion,  Product Reviews

    Brooke Legacy Show Shirt

    Brb – heading to the show! Just kidding … this shirt makes me wish I was though! Seriously – a new favorite of mine! I’ve been wearing it around Aiken for the last few shows and not only do I love it – I get so many compliments! My favorite thing about this shirt is the details. Hands down. The shirt is white with gray and sparkly, yes you read that right, sparkly stitching. The sparkles on the neck and on the sleeve are subtle, yet glam enough to make an easy statement. I really just can’t get over the sparkle. The collar has loops for a stock tie, another…

  • Fashion,  Product Reviews

    My 2019 Sunshirt Picks

    By now y’all should know, I live in the South. South Carolina to be exact. Summer days are 90+ degrees and full humidity. Y’all think I’m crazy, but I ride in long sleeves all year long. Even on 100 degree days. Ever wondered why? Ride in a short sleeve or sleeveless shirt, and then ride in a long sleeve sun shirt the next. You’re dramatically cooler, and you avoid the sun burn. I swear by long sleeve sun shirts and unless something crazy happens, will probably ride in them until I’m dead. In this post I’m going to share with you a handful of my favorites, in no particular order!…

  • Emily's Opinions

    Self Loading : Part 1- Teaching “In”

    * I am not a professional horse trainer, but I did teach this myself and want to share in hopes of helping others struggling with the same issues! * Is trailering a nightmare? Does it take you more than two minutes to get your horse on the trailer? Do you have to use drugs and force? If so, this post is for you! Believe me, I’ve been there. No amount of sedative, chains, whips, ropes around the bum, nothing could get West into a trailer. Even more, once he was inside, he was a monster. With the methods I’m about to share with you, I can now point at my…