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Archive for the ‘Riding Life’ Category


After a long, mild, and rather muddy winter in Ontario, I have slowly been bringing home Phee’s blankets from the barn, and getting them ready to wash. Below are my suggestions on how to get those blankets clean after a long winter! Step 1: Remove Dried Mud   We all know that horses enjoy mimicking…

Choosing a New Barn – Four Things to Look For

I’m back! After a long blogging hiatus due to 3 papers, 1 group paper and studying for exams, I am now in the home stretch to summer, which means more blog posts! This summer I am lucky enough to have gotten a job close to my cottage, but that meant that my current barn would…

WIWW: Black and Tan Tailored Sportsman Breeches

    With the colder weather, this ROOTD has sadly been hidden under a few layers of coats, but it’s too cute not to share! I can’t wait until it’s warm enough to just ride in a vest.    Vest: Muji Quarter-zip Fleece: Gap Belt: Old Navy Breeches: Black and Tan Tailored Sportsman from Baker’s…

Wearing my Ariat Sunstopper

1. Tack Charms Tack charms grew in popularity through 2014, and I see this trend continuing through 2015. The options are endless, with lots of colours, sizes and styles, you can accessorize all of your tack! The Colleqtion is my favourite tack charm company – check out a post I did on them here. 2….

Gray & Co. Designs

Monograms and polka-dots? Yes please!

The second company in my equestrian small business series is Gray & Co. Designs! I came across Gray & Co. Designs on the My Barn Child Twitter page when MBC was announcing some of their partner retailers for the Royal Winter Fair. Gray & Co. Designs create custom brushes and brush boxes. How perfect would a box and brush set be for…

Stay Tuned!

Stay Tuned!

Over the next 6 weeks, we will be featuring a number of up and coming equestrian companies and tack shops. Most will be run by women, with a number of Canadian companies included. These posts will share a bit about each company, as well as feature some of their products that would be perfect for…

A Balancing Act


Being a university student and a rider is definitely a balancing act. There have been a few discussions on twitter recently about how equestrians manage school and riding, and it got me thinking about how I manage the two. As with many hunter and equitation riders, I’m a perfectionist, which carries over into my school…

WIWW: Ophelia


This week, WIWW is featuring the tack that Ophelia regularly wears! Bridle: Unknown (similar) Martingale: Unknown (similar) Saddle: Antarès Sellier Baby Pad: Shedrow Half Pad: Cottage Craft Girth: Shedrow

Jett reminds you to always wear a helmet!

International Helmet Awareness Day (IHAD) is an annual event put on by Riders4Helmets, and is on Saturday, July 12 this year. Riders4Helmets is a website that strives to educate equestrians on the importance of wearing a properly fitted and certified helmet at all times while mounted. It is run by Lyndsey White, a good friend…

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