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
The colours (duh!) Do I even have to say anything here? Yeah green is nice and fresh, but nothing beats the vibrant reds and yellows of the season. Plus, it goes with all my tack. 2. The BIG trot Cooler weather + endurance season fit horse = wheeeeeee!!!!!!!! The giant gaits and frisky snorts are… Continue reading 11 Reasons to Love Love Love Autumn Riding
While we are all endurance riders here at Eat Sleep Ride Repeat, we do dabble in other disciplines and try to keep up to date with what is going on in other parts of the horse world. A recent article on Eventing Connect (https://eventingconnect.today/2017/10/09/grow-eventing-holly-jacks-smithers-kicks-it-off-in-ontario-with-a-practical-approach/) spoke to the state of eventing in Ontario. Many events saw… Continue reading Why Haven’t You Tried This Yet?
We have been addressing some very controversial topics recently. There has been good conversation. Improvements are already happening all over. The Green Bean Movement is alive and well. There are a lot of great mentors. This post is about ideas. Here are some of ours. And we want to hear yours!
Scroll down... like... farther... read that post just before this one then come on back. Check? You know whats going on? Cool! I'm popping in here to let everyone know that time has NOT yet run out on our contest. You can still post photos of you wearing our ESRR gear for a chance to… Continue reading Competition extended – come visit Sarah at the Caledon Tack Swap or Ashley at the RAM Rodeo Finals in Newmarket