There has been a lot of heartache and tragedies on the news lately and to be honest, it all can very disheartening and depressing. I just want to say, that my heart goes out to everyone who has been affected by some of these events. During this time, I like to focus on the things that I am grateful for. Even the simple things. I live in Canada and today it is Thanksgiving Day, so I thought why not share with you some of the things that I am thankful for in my horsey life. I hope that you enjoy today’s post and for all of my Canadian friends… Happy Thanksgiving!
Hey! Welcome back to another blog post! I recently began a new hobby which is photography. About a month ago, I got a brand new camera and was super eager to try it out and take photos of my horses. Today, I am sharing with you my equine fall photography shoot that I recently did with my horses as well as some others. Fall is such a beautiful time of year, so I thought, why not make the most out of it and take some photos. I am super excited to show these to you and I hope that you like them as much as I do! I added all of the horse’s names to each picture as well 🙂 Let’s not wait any longer! Enjoy the look book. P.S – Click on the first pic to make the image larger
Since becoming a horse rider, I have always tried to stay fit and healthy to help me to become the best rider I can be. Unlike football players, soccer players, dancers, and gymnasts, horse riders use and activate different muscles. We have to learn how to properly stretch those muscles not only to benefit us, but our horses as well.
My goal has always been to become more flexible. I strive to at least stretch once a day and honestly, it has really helped my overall health as well as my muscles. I have definitely noticed a difference in my riding as I am more loose, flexible, and relaxed. There are many benefits to stretching and making it part of your daily routine.
Horses are very unpredictable at times. At one moment they are afraid of a large puddle and another moment they are jumping out of their skin from the sight of their own shadow. It’s really tough sometimes to know how to deal with and help a horse who spooks easily. Sometimes, people who don’t deal with the issue at hand, immediately run into more problems in the future. As horse riders, we need to learn how to help our horses who spook and prevent further issues from developing. Today, I am sharing with you 3 tips that I feel can help a horse that spooks. I hope that you enjoy the tips and most of all find them super helpful!
Ever since becoming a horse lover, I have find myself doing certain things that I presume other horse lovers can totally relate to. When you’re a horse lover, you develop certain habits and obsessions that quickly become a regular part of life. I always remember the days when I come home from the barn and my family knows I smell like horse, but I can’t smell anything! I definitely have become used to the smell at the barn. I thought it would be fun to share some quirky characteristics I feel every horse lover can relate to. If you can’t relate, I hope this might give you a good laugh. 🙂
Do horses really fly? Of course they do!
Horses have been transported by airplanes since the 1956 Olympics in Stockholm. They needed a way to be able to transport horses overseas to big events and horse shows such as the Olympics. So out of their need to fly, large cargo planes designed with stalls for each horse were used. When horses needed to be transported to the Olympics in 1956, stalls with sides of plywood were used. Now, more efficient rubber stalls are used, but back in the 50s, plywood was all that was available. Something interesting is that when the horses landed in Stockholm, they didn’t have trucks or trailers to transport the horses, so the riders rode the horses many miles just to get to the Olympic grounds.
Personally, I LOVE decorating my room with DIYs and pretty decor. Honestly, I am the person who changes the decor of my room alot! I am sure some of you can relate! I am always looking for new DIY projects to try. Not only do I love decorating my spaces with decor, but I especially love adding a little bit of that equestrian flare. So, today I thought of sharing with you a DIY project I recently completed that is used to store keepsakes, for example, maybe a special horseshoe or one of your horse’s old bits. If you are obsessed with decorating and love horses, I definitely suggest you try out this easy equestrian wall art project! I am going to walk you through the steps to completing this DIY with pictures (for those visual learners out there). Enjoy and happy decorating!
I recently changed my slogan for Horse Chats on my blog to “inspired to ride” rather than “ride and inspire.” I really wanted to unpack why I changed it as this slogan really is what my blog is all about. So, what does “inspired to ride” really mean? It is pretty self-explanatory, but behind those simple words are three reasons HOW I want to inspire others to ride. Inspired to ride with:
Hey everyone! Happy Monday! Recently, I attended the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride. I have one word to describe it… incredible. The precision and organization of their skills and tricks was amazing. The performance was flawless. The RCMP Musical Ride is performed by a full troop of 32 riders and their horses. The performance includes multiple drills and exercises choreographed to music, entertains many people all over Canada, and also raises money for local charities and organizations. Overall, the RCMP musical ride aims to uphold Canadian traditions and heritage. Below, check out three of the drills the RCMP perform as well as some of the pictures that I took while I was attending the musical ride. Enjoy!