Shopping for the Holidays!

Do you have any holiday gift ideas you’d like for us to look into? We’re always up for reviewing products, or promoting things we feel strongly about. Let’s hear from you!

Alternative Training

So, the other day Apes suggested a podcast, and now I’m obsessed. I keep hearing little snippets that make me happy, or validated, or encouraged, etc. One thing I just heard is that “I believe for every situation there is an alternative.” In my ever reflective mind, I got to thinking about something I heard last night.

Family Matters

Everyone’s family looks a little different. Mine happens to consist mostly of four-legged animals, or as I like to call them, my kids. For the longest time, I thought I would get married, have 2.5 kids and live happily ever. I also thought I would have my own Equestrian Centre and have gone to the Olympics by the time I was twenty-five. As of today, I’m 1 out of 5, so it’s obvious that sometimes things don’t work out quite the way you think they might.

Welcome to Hell…

…or as we call it, NO STIRRUPS NOVEMBER. *queue dramatic music* We all hear about NSN, but it really should be thought of as more than just a fun hashtag.
Read more to find out how we’re working on our stirrup game this winter!

“Winterizing”

Hey babes. Is it just me, or is it winter all of a sudden? Now, we all know that simply being able to spend part of our lives with horses means we’re extraordinarily privileged, but nonetheless some of us are luckier than others. Of course, by this I mean some of us lucky ducks get…

Horse Shaming/Loving

When I read the No Shame in Our Game: Horse Loving Signs post from The Plaid Horse a while back, I was inspired. OK, I may have ugly cried just a little.

Get in Loser, We’re Going Shopping (E. 7)

Ah, September. I think it’s that “back-to-school” vibe that always leaves us feeling like it’s a new year, and time to turn over a new leaf. We’ve tried to be more conservative in our spending, but that always leaves us wanting more.

On Sundays We Wear White

For someone who has been riding for thirty years and competing on and off for most of those years, you might be surprised to know that I had yet to compete in the jumper ring in white breeches.

MG Community: Work, Eat, Ride, Repeat

Welcome to MG Community! We’re so excited to be able to openly share our thoughts and feelings with you all, and we’d love to hear about what matters to you. We can do this!!!

(Cautious)Optimism

e have been working our (nice) asses off all year. Sure, we’ve had ups and downs, but that’s training. Is the show going to be perfect? No. But I can’t wait!

Get in Loser, We’re Going Shopping. (E. 5)

Happy July-mas, Babes! So, okay. We know we’re right in the middle of our summer season and funds are wearing a bit thin. We know we can’t have it all, but we can have a little. Here are our best finds and deepest desires for this month!

Tried & True (#TipTuesday v.4)

Not only can shopping pre-loved mean that we can be more budget friendly, but it also is a positive impact for our community, and the environment. #WINNING

#TipTuesday v.3 – SCRATCHES!

It’s #TipTuesday, so we figured we’d give you some of our tips to prevent scratches, and how to deal with them once they’ve landed.

Ice, Ice Baby (#TipTuesday v.2)

#TipTuesday strikes back. Sadly, this blog post is not about early nineties hip-hop (too bad because that is one of my favorite jams!)

Deep thoughts from the drive home

If you had a weekend like I did, please, be kind to yourself and try to reflect on what did go right for you, no matter how small it may seem.