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    Grocery Shopping with The Fit Equestrian

    If you aren’t following @thefitequestrian on Instagram yet – do that, now. Not only is the account aesthetically pleasing, but it’s actually an awesome resource for equestrians of all ages, disciplines, and backgrounds who are interested in being a stronger and healthier athlete. TFE offers a wide range of at home workout programs specifically designed for equestrians, but we’ll get to those later. Today I’m taking you grocery shopping with me using The Fit Equestrian Grocery Guide! Don’t let my photos fool you, the Grocery Guide is a LOT more than just a printable list. It’s a 26 page downloadable guide to everything nutrition. Before you actually get to shopping,…

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    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…

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    How to prepare for an equine portrait session

    Pick a photographer. This is the fun part! There are hundreds, if not thousands of talented equine photographers across the United States, and most of them travel. Pick a time and a place. Different shots and backgrounds require different locations. Black backgrounds are usually done in a barn aisle, while white and other color backgrounds are done against a solid surface. Your photographer should let you know ahead of time what they need so that you can make sure you have an appropriate space ready. If your farm can not accommodate an adequate setting, you might have to travel! Decide what type of photos you’re looking for. Are you looking…

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    I met California Chrome!

    What a DAY! My mom and I had the pleasure of taking the “California Chrome Experience” at his home in Kentucky. If you don’t keep up with racing, California Chrome is an eight year old thoroughbred stallion, currently worth over $30m. He earned $14 million during his time on the track, including a win in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Dubai World Cup. He was named 2014 and 2016 Horse of The Year. Now retired, Chrome will live out his days at his home Taylor Made farm in the heart of Kentucky. He enjoys his days in his paddock, making babies, and eating ONLY Mrs. Pasture’s cookies. The whole experience…

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    What’s it like to be a Media Director?

    A question I get ALL the time….. “What is your job?” To answer, I work for Horse Guard! Horse Guard is a premium equine supplement company out of Oregon. What do I do? Fabulous question… my official title is Media Director, but there are a lot of different hats that come with that! My biggest responsibility however, is managing our media platforms. Mainly Instagram and Facebook. This means I gather and create content, then use softwares to edit and schedule social posts, and finally push them through when it’s time to go live. The company is wildly growing, so luckily for me – most of my content is now coming…