With the popularity of shows like “Downton Abbey” depicting glamorous and exciting hunting scenes with women riding sidesaddle, the discipline is seeing a resurgence in those looking to learn how to ride as a beginner, to those more experienced riders wanting to be able to hunt sitting aside. Thanks to the Ontario Sidesaddle Association hosting… Continue reading If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle – Rita Mae Brown
Article originally appears in Equestrian Ontario Magazine, December 2017 (pick yours up at your local Ontario tack shop today... FREE!) If you have been following our series, you are likely now on your horse, looking down the open trail from the start line, about to embark on your first 6 or 12 mile distance ride! … Continue reading The Basic Trail Guide for a First Time Distance Rider
1. The Old Hat The distance between this rider's legs doesn't change when they dismount, and they have more miles under their girth than a migratory bird. Their horse never seems to break from its perfect 10mph trot and never seems to be all too taxed. The fountain of youth may be dry, but the… Continue reading 15 Types of People You’ve Definitely Seen at an Endurance Ride
It’s that time of year where you see tons of companies doing giveaways and contests on social media so we here at Eat Sleep Ride Repeat jumped on the bandwagon. We gave away an awesome Icebreaker Merino baselayer and a tshirt to one our lucky social media followers. Watch the video below to find out… Continue reading Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
Many of you know Southern California is on fire. I am near San Diego and last Thursday Dec 7, a fire broke out in North County, about an hour north of San Diego. That afternoon I was on my way to the Fox News studio around 2 pm for an interview about my attempt to… Continue reading Be Prepared for Natural Disaster: Equine Evacuation
Poor, much-maligned dressage. It's the very antithesis of everything an endurance rider holds dear. Who wants to celebrate the anality of the quest for the perfect 20-metre circle, when you could be heading down the trail, tackling the terrain and coping with the weather and never being judged on what you're wearing and how many… Continue reading 9 Really Good Reasons Why Endurance Riders Need To Embrace Dressage
Us equestrians are a tough sort. All that time in the barn getting filthy and we get to brag about how our immune system is almost that of a superhero. But alas, every superhero has a kryptonite. Mine is children, so when exposed to the young'uns at a family holiday gathering, I immediately fell into… Continue reading Take advantage of cold and flu season – show your helmet some love!
The end of daylight savings time is the bane of my existence. My work schedule only allows me to ride in the evenings and on weekends, and even then, I am at the mercy of the weather gods as I do not have an indoor arena. Keeping my horse at home means I am, more… Continue reading Cures to beat the winter blahs
There's a certain letdown after a huge accomplishment. It's been almost a year since I decided I wanted to tackle Tevis. Over Christmas last year I was driving cross country from Michigan to Southern California with two horses, one of which would hopefully make it to Tevis. In August, we did it! But then what?… Continue reading Dogsledding? Sure!
Article originally appeared in the October issue of Equestrian Ontario (formerly On The Horse) Magazine. See it here or pick one up in your local Ontario tack shop today! If you have been following along with our series, you may be keen to load up your trailer and hit the trails with Ontario… Continue reading Your First Competitive Distance Ride