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Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast 64: Barn Ownership Expectations vs. Reality

Every horse girl dreams of owning their own farm one day. But are they really prepared for all the work that’s involved? This week, we’re celebrating Payne Baby No. 2, discussing turnout…

The 5 Belts Every Rider Needs In Their Wardrobe

I don’t know about you, but I feel naked when I forget to run a belt through the loops in my breeches. Everything just feels off without one. Belts have become a…

Treating The Suspensory Injury: What You Need To Know

A suspensory injury. It’s three simple words when strewn together by a veterinarian can feel like a death sentence to any competitive rider. For 23-year-old Katherine Lambert, she could tell her off-track…

How To Stabilize Your Lower Leg With 4 Easy Exercises

Leg strength is paramount when it comes to horseback riding. Whether you’re jumping or just want to sharpen your aids for effective flatwork, having a strong calf and ankle can only improve…

That Time I Was Angry At My Horse

I left the barn feeling deflated and frustrated. It was the first time I could remember actually being angry at my horse. So much so that I just gave up, got in my…

The Backyard Barn Dilemma

By Ellie Woznica When I tell my friends who board their horses that I keep mine in my backyard, I usually get a response along the lines of, “You’re so lucky! You…

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