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  1. Valegro before and after the Olympics

    Just lovely to see. I just wish I could see more of the progress in between!

    http://www.horsenation.com/2014/03/02/before-and-after-what-an-olympic-horse-looks-like-at-age-6/
  2. Spring is ALMOST here...barn spring cleaning tips?

    Here in MD the snow is finally almost gone! Might get some more next week but I hope it doesn't stick because I am ready for spring.

    Was wondering if anyone has tips for barn (re)organization when...
  3. I used to have a really crazy pair of pink and...

    I used to have a really crazy pair of pink and bright blue plaid riding tights. Bought them for $5 at the consignment shop, but the brand was Harrod's. I think that is a British brand but you might...
  4. Yes--that's all the question was! Not planning on...

    Yes--that's all the question was! Not planning on having the whole honeymoon be 6-hour daily trail rides or foxhunting in Ireland or anything like that (though he is interested in foxhunting with me...
  5. Yup, open to wherever! And it would be late May.

    Yup, open to wherever! And it would be late May.
  6. Honeymoon ideas for a horsey bride and non-horsey groom?

    I am getting married in the spring of 2015 and just starting to brainstorm ideas for a honeymoon. Riding on the beach somewhere is definitely something I'd like to do with my groom-to-be. He is a...
  7. Has anyone tried the Romfh Winter Scandia...

    Has anyone tried the Romfh Winter Scandia breeches listed in one of the posts above? Are they windproof? I am hoping to find something very similar to the Kerrits Sit Tight and Warm (but in tan)...
  8. There are also a lot of regional tack trader...

    There are also a lot of regional tack trader groups on FB. I just wrote about this for HorseNation:

    http://www.horsenation.com/2014/01/19/the-facebook-groups-riders-should-know-about/

    I have to...
  9. Your favorite equine FB groups?

    What are your favorite equine FB groups? Some of mine are English Tack Trader, Equestrians Back in the Day and Rider's Critique and I'm always looking for others that could be useful/educational or...
  10. Is it feasible to get into foxhunting without a truck and trailer?

    I've gone hilltopping once with the fabulous Betsy of Hunter's Rest, and I would really like to go hunting again. Problem is, I'm in my early 20s and funds are limited (Hunter's Rest rates were very...
  11. Barn owners--what can boarders do to stay on your nice list?

    Any barn owners out there who want to share their pet peeves, or things they wish boarders would/would not do?
  12. Winter weather tips and tricks?

    Anyone have creative tips for dealing with shorter days and colder weather?

    One of my favorites is using one of those spelunking flashlights on your head to turn out horses when it gets...
  13. Items is probably better--easier for me to find a...

    Items is probably better--easier for me to find a picture, and also I don't want to get into discipline-bashing. Though I do agree that an artificial headset that isn't backed up by the horse...
  14. Best, worst, most ridiculous trends--any discipline?

    Hi all,

    I write for HorseNation and I'm brainstorming for my next article...I was thinking a gallery of the strangest trends in the equine world. Things that you look back on and wonder, "What...
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    I think I also visited this place near El Rastro!...

    I think I also visited this place near El Rastro! It is on Calle Ribera de Curtidores, 16.

    Google Map here:...
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    Tack swaps in MD/NoVa?

    So I have a dressage saddle I am looking to sell and was wondering if there are any regular tack swaps in MD or Northern Virginia. I feel like there must be. I know Saddlery Liquidators in Haymarket...
  17. What is the craziest analogy your instructor has ever made?

    I'm sure there are some doozies out there...from "squeezing like a tube of toothpaste" to pretending you're holding $100 under your butt.

    What's the weirdest analogy your instructor has ever made?
  18. Ok to buy a used eventing vest?

    I am just getting ready for my first CT and I can't seem to find much info on this--is it OK to buy a used eventing vest if it is ASTM or Beta certified? Or is it like helmets where if you fall in...
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    How to clean Legacy boots?

    I ride English but I think more Western people use Legacy SMB boots than English. These are the specific kind:
    http://www.horse.com/item/classic-equine-legacy-smb-boots-frt/E000246/

    I bought them...
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    DC-Maryland-Virginia :) I think adding "the"...

    DC-Maryland-Virginia :)
    I think adding "the" before it just kind of evolved, even though it doesn't really make grammatical sense.
    -Another DMV resident
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    I would agree, such an extreme crest release...

    I would agree, such an extreme crest release looks awkward rather than beautiful...but take heart in that even the pros lean. George Morris is constantly writing about this "affliction!"
    ...
  22. This happened to me one of the first times I rode...

    This happened to me one of the first times I rode ever, at age 11 on one of those nose-to-tail trail rides. Thankfully the trail guide told us (all beginner riders) to immediately get off our horses...
  23. Thanks for your help everyone. That gives me a...

    Thanks for your help everyone. That gives me a great place to start!
  24. Western boots for a beginner rider

    Hi there, I was wondering if anyone has recommendations for relatively inexpensive men's Western boots. I'm a h/j and dressage rider, but my boyfriend would like me to give him a few lessons and he...
  25. Anyone ever trained with Hilary Moore in MD?

    I'm a hunter/jumper rider thinking of starting dressage lessons with Hilary Moore in Germantown, MD. I was just wondering what her reputation is and what others' experiences have been. I've talked to...
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