Selling the lifestyle: An Atlanta apparel company gives young riders a chance to display their equestrian interest unabashedly

BY LIZ CRUMBLY Editor When Nicci Kirby, owner of Southern Equestrian apparel company, looked around a horse show in Atlanta last summer, she noticed something odd: most of the young people were wearing brand-emblazoned clothing, but the brands didn’t represent anything remotely horsey. Salt Life, Simply Southern and Southern Marsh made frequent appearances, but those … Read more Selling the lifestyle: An Atlanta apparel company gives young riders a chance to display their equestrian interest unabashedly

Have a minute for FB? Consider dedicating it to Wendy Murdoch

BY LIZ CRUMBLY Editor To talk with Wendy Murdoch is to be swept away on the swells of a fast-moving, but decidedly inviting, conversation about effective riding. Equestrians on Facebook have found themselves pulled into the dialogue recently as Murdoch has begun releasing bite-sized lessons on the social media platform. A lot of her ideas … Read more Have a minute for FB? Consider dedicating it to Wendy Murdoch

What to read: ‘The Dressage Chronicles: Book II: A Matter of Feel’

Karen McGoldrick’s vivid odyssey through the upper ranks of American dressage continues with “The Dressage Chronicles II: A Matter of Feel.” Her protagonist, working student Lizzy, travels with her employers to their Equus Paradiso summer training center in New Jersey. Once she arrives, it’s back to the show ring where McGoldrick’s trainer character, Margot Fanning, … Read more What to read: ‘The Dressage Chronicles: Book II: A Matter of Feel’

Welcoming back a teammate

Sign up for local horse stories in your inbox:  ELIZABETH POCZOBUT IHSA Media Intern Berry College Equestrian recently welcomed back a teammate to campus. Sara Claudia Tillman, a senior, restarted her education at the beginning of the spring semester after a reaction to a tonsillectomy left her without sight last year. Last May, after a normal … Read more Welcoming back a teammate

The tireless spouse, represented

Sign up for local horse stories in your inbox:  Horse Hubby gives credit to the selflessness of the horse spouse in calendar form Horse Hubby blog creator Timothy Harfield has once again perfectly captured the selflessness and creativity of the long-suffering horse husband – this time in calendar form. These 12-month 2016 calendars are the … Read more The tireless spouse, represented

Your horse, personified

Sign up for local horse stories in your inbox:  Horses for Hugs immortalizes cherished equines in cuddleable form When Maddie Frye put out a feeler on Facebook this past fall – something to the effect of “who would buy a customized stuffed horse-” she didn’t realize she was kicking off a cottage industry. See Horses for … Read more Your horse, personified

THE FIT LIFE:

Sign up for local horse stories in your inbox:  Schleese technician Amanda Silver does saddle fitting and family life on the road By LIZ CRUMBLY Editor A lot of people probably wouldn’t understand the concept of buying property to add another “base” to one’s living arrangements, but that’s exactly what Amanda Silver did recently. The … Read more THE FIT LIFE:

The ultimate compliment

Sign up for local horse stories in your inbox:  As all riders know, when someone labels us competent or talented in that area of life, nothing else really matters, not the way we look or what we drive or even how intelligent other people think we are. And if someone compliments our horses, it’s just … Read more The ultimate compliment

What to read: Horsehubby.com

  On the web: Horsehubby.com If you find horses a central part of your life despite never having seriously taken up the pursuit of riding, you might be a horse husband. In the words of Timothy Harfield, a horse husband himself and self-appointed translator of all things horsey for spouses of avid equestrians, “you are … Read more What to read: Horsehubby.com

What to read: The Dressage Chronicles

The local work: THE DRESSAGE CHRONICLES (Deeds Publishing) Meticulously wrapped bridles, polo wraps applied with surgical precision, a vast collection of designer barn clogs arranged by color: this is the imagery that makes “The Dressage Chronicles” so magnetic. This first effort from well-known dressage trainer Karen McGoldrick, of Alpharetta, Ga., was released in 2011 and … Read more What to read: The Dressage Chronicles

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