Show-Proof Makeup You’ll Actually Want to Wear (Really)

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Growing up riding horses and enjoying the great outdoors, you wouldn’t expect this quintessential tomboy to become a makeup artist, but that’s exactly what happened. I’m a walking paradox. A high heel wearing, Jeep Wrangler driving, acrylic nail loving equestrian. Working in the fashion industry for ten years as a makeup artist for one of ...

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Even Horses Love Sweater Weather

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Photo courtesy of Alexas_Fotos/Pixabay The days are getting shorter and the weather's getting cooler. You know what that means: your horse's coat is also getting fuzzier. Annndd a little harder to take care of. Here, we're sharing some of our best tips for cleaning and managing your furred friend as he begins to grow his ...

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Hear Me Out Here: Your Horse is Flying to Finals Better Than You

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West Coast life is comfy. The shows are nice, the weather is not too shabby. There's a lot of wine. Most of the time, the shows are within driving distance, and if not, it's usually just a short commuter flight or helicopter ride away. However, finals time is upon us, and that means it's time ...

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It’s Time to Face Your Fears: Enter, the Trot Jump

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I should start by saying that I don’t hate trot jumps, but boy, I used to. Don't worry - you've got solidarity there. Honestly, I could never figure out why one would trot a jump when cantering one is just so much easier. Alas, as a trainer, I have to acknowledge the answer: because it’s great ...

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George Morris Tells It Like It Is

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Photo Courtesy of Jenni Autri George Morris, the American equestrian, is known around the nation–and the world–not only for his stellar riding career and judging at shows, but also for his knack for coaching other riders. He is known by many as a "founding father" of equitation, and for competitive amateur riders, he is a ...

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Audiobooks to Save Your Barn Commute

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For some of us, August is a time of change and organization. With summer coming to a close and school semesters starting up, it's also one of the times of the year when we tend to be the busiest. Still, it's important to take time for yourself once and awhile, even if you're on the go. ...

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Bring your A-Game to Away Shows

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  Photo courtesy of Pexels/Matthias Zomer It's a pretty common thing to come back from an out-of-town show feeling sluggish. Away shows are exciting, yes, but they can sometimes cause you to feel more stressed out and exhausted from all of the preparation and traveling. Here are some of our best tips to help you stay feeling your ...

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Your New Favorite Wine Country Show: The Temecula Valley National Horse Show is the Ultimate Showcation

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If you’re looking for a new and creative horse show on the West Coast to go to next year, then stop right now: we have the horse show for you, and we're a little obsessed (hint: it's in wine country, naturally). The newly-founded Nilforushan Equisport Events (NEE) brought a new hunter/jumper competition to Southern California ...

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Every Little Bit Counts (Literally)

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Confused by all of the different types of bits out there? Don't worry, we were once, too. To help clear things up,  we're going to talk about a few of the most common types of snaffles, which are bits that you'll see everywhere from both the barn to the show ring (think the hunter and equitation ...

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Meet Tina, Thief of Hearts

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An adorable new member has just joined the Equestrian Confidential team. Meet Tina Turner! Tina getting acquainted with her new home.  Photo courtesy of Facebook/tinathemini Named after the famous American-Swiss singer, this miniature pony was given a second chance at life when she was saved from a kill pen in Texas by P.A.W 4 The Foundation, a ...

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