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    Welcome!

    After a little over five years of running @theheadequestrian on Instagram, I decided it was time to take a leap and go big! Welcome to my blog! For years I had loyal fans and followers asking me to start either a blog or a Youtube – and it’s finally here! I will be using this platform to further write about Ward, West, Wells, myself, our training, products that I love, tips and tricks, tutorials, show recaps, and everything in between! Stay tuned, I already have a lot lined up for The Head Equestrian in the future! I’m so excited, and I know so many of you have been waiting a…

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    Why I’m Kissing the Nail Salon Goodbye, FOREVER!

    I love having my nails done. Correction, I love when my nails are polished. I do not, in fact enjoy the actual process of having my nails done. The problems that I have with going to the salon to get my nails done… It’s expensive. $75 + a tip every two weeks. That’s two extra riding lessons that I could be taking every month. I don’t have the time for it. Finding even an hour of free time, during business hours is almost impossible with my crazy schedule. It’s gross. I don’t know if y’all have ever really looked around a nail salon … but they aren’t the cleanest places…

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    Red Light Therapy … What, Why & How

    What : In 2003, NASA needed a cool light source for plant growth experiments on space missions. Red LEDs (light-emitting diodes) were found to be beneficial in promoting plant growth. NASA scientists and colleagues decided to further experiment on wound healing in laboratory rats and on humans. “Biologists have found that cells exposed to near-infrared light from LED grow 150 to 200 percent faster. The light arrays increase energy inside cells that speed up the healing process.” Red light therapy uses an infrared light to penetrate into the body’s tissues. Higher frequencies move deeper into the body, but generally the light penetrates the skin approximately two to ten millimeters deep.…

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    2020 Winter Horse Show Schedule

    January 16th : Apple Tree Farm Dressage 23rd : Apple Tree Farm Dressage 25th-26th : Dressage at Bruce’s Field February 6th : Apple Tree Farm Dressage 8th-9th : I LOVE DRESSAGE @ Stable View 8th : SCDCTA Banquet @ Stable View 13th : Apple Tree Farm Dressage 15th – 16th : Dressage at Bruce’s Field 20th : Apple Tree Farm Dressage 22nd – 23rd : Lowcountry Dressage Classic @ Mullet Hall March 5th : Apple Tree Farm Dressage 12th : Apple Tree Farm Dressage 19th : Apple Tree Farm Dressage 26th : Apple Tree Farm Dressage 30th : Apple Tree Farm Banquet April 4th – 5th : Spring Fever Dressage…

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    My 2019 Best Sellers – Top 20

    Ward’s followers took over my Amazon shop this year! Almost every product in my top twenty is for dogs, so I know there are a lot of happy pups out there! #1 : Millers Forge Clippers 2. Knockoff Diamagroove Bit 3. Diamagroove Boxer – Standard 4. Dremel 8050 5. Nina Ottosson Dog Smart 6. PetSafe Chilly Penguin 7. Vintage Leather Canvas Travel Toiletry Bag 8. DiamaKleen Cleaning Kit 9. Kong Classic 10 . StarMark Bob-A-Lot Interactive Dog Toy 11. Remedy+Recovery Styptic Powder 12. Women 65mm Black Metal Bobby Grips Pin 13. Pet Zone IQ Treat Ball 14. Oversized Canvas Genuine Leather Trim Travel Tote Duffel 15. Hyper Pet Lickimat Slow…

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    The Subscription Box Your Dog Will REALly Love!

    I’ve tried a lot of dog subscription boxes out there. Barkbox, ( gross. ) Pupbox, ( pretty good, we like it ) Bully Make, ( good, but our dogs don’t chew that heavily ) and Pupjoy ( another pretty good one. ) I’ve recently started “raw” feeding my cat, and know that once Ward finishes his rehab, I will likely switch him to a raw or partial raw diet as well. Through all of my raw feeding research, I found a company called Real Dog Box. Real Dog Box is a curated, monthly subscription box of air dried, raw, single ingredient treats and chews for your dog. They offer a…

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    There Is Power In The Walk

    Over the last year, my farm has been installing a hot walker. It can accommodate up to six horses at one time, and can get up to canter speed. My barn owners started using it on their horses first, and after hearing them rave about the results – I wanted to try it for myself. Shortly after breakfast every morning is when all the horses join as one. The polo ponies. The jumpers. The dressage horses. Everyone goes on the walker for fifty minutes every single morning. Some days they do trot sets, but most days they simply walk. I’ve noticed great changes in West since we started his new…

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    Ward’s First Time Speaking With An Animal Communicator

    Animal Communication is a practice that I’ve utilized for years with my horses. We’ve been able to diagnose mystery lamenesses, correct behavioral problems, and get to the root of issues under saddle. I was so skeptical the first time I ever used an animal communicator, but the things that the communicator told me were undeniable. She brought up things that only the horse and I knew about. After my first session – I was a believer, and have continued to use animal communication frequently. Before we go further – 99% of you are probably thinking WHAT is an animal communicator? Animal Communication is essentially telepathy. Communicators have the ability to…

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    20 (+) Goals for 2020

    I want to improve all aspects of my health, even if it is just a little bit. I want to try my hardest to cut out all processed food and drinks, and attempt to follow the Paleolithic way of eating as close as possible. I want to improve my skin care routine, and actually stick to it. I want to workout more, and set a workout based goal for myself. TBD. Maybe 2020 will be the year I finally run a half marathon. I want to try to come off as much medication as possible. Migraine medicine, Advil, Excedrin, allergy medicine, etc. I want to look for more holistic ways…

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    Therapeutic Ultrasound … What, Why, & How

    As a result of Ward’s recent injuries and diagnosis, ( you can learn more about that here ) his rehab specialist recommended that he be treated frequently with Therapeutic Ultrasound. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about it on Ward’s Instagram, so I want to talk about what it is, what it does, and why we’re using it! What : A Therapeutic Ultrasound machine is similar, but different than the ultrasound that was used to diagnose Ward’s injuries, and the one used to show babies in a belly. It does the same thing, but comes without a screen, because we aren’t using it for diagnostic reasons, just therapeutic reasons.…

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    Tail-Bagging 101

    Tail-bagging ( is that a word? it is now. ) is something that I get a lot of questions about, typically from my English followers. My western girls know the deal. Bagging a horse’s tail serves many purposes, but the two biggest being … To aid in growing the tail. To protect a long or thick tail. The tail bag can aid in growth in two ways. Protection and weight. The bag will protect your current tail, and allow it to grow. A tail will never grow if it’s constantly being pulled out or snagged on trees, fences, stalls, etc. Let’s not even mention pasture mates who enjoy tail chewing.…