How THE FIT EQUESTRIAN Helped Me Look Forward to Grocery Shopping, Again.

How THE FIT EQUESTRIAN Helped Me Look Forward to Grocery Shopping, Again.

by kristin thornton May 09, 2019

The Fit Equestrian Grocery Guide was recently published to help each of us adhere to a healthy and balanced diet starting with the fundamentals of how to create a well thought out assortment in your pantry and refrigerator/freezer.  The guide addresses staples, sample meal plans, building a grocery list, recipes, weekly meal preparation and more.

For quite some time, I have been in a recipe rut. While this grocery guide is a helpful tool for meal planning, it served as an inspiration to entice me to look forward to spending time in the kitchen again. Click below for a few of my favorite takeaways. 

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generation"EQ" by TKEQ: uniting equestrians & strengthening horsemanship

by kristin thornton April 26, 2019

Each generation often faces obstacles relating to other age groups, partially because of a focus on their differences rather than their similarities.  

This week niche equestrian apparel company, TKEQ, launched a new line titled "generationEQ" as part of its latest collection.  GenerationEQ represents a unification of individuals across all ages to create a culture that is connected by the importance of horsemanship and an authentic love for the horse.

Click below to read more about GenerationEQ by TKEQ and how we can share in each other’s knowledge and strengthen the special culture that exists between equestrians.

 

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Avoid Misunderstanding, Mistrust and Frustration—Communication Advice for Riders, Trainers and Equestrian Parents

Avoid Misunderstanding, Mistrust and Frustration—Communication Advice for Riders, Trainers and Equestrian Parents

by Darby Bonomi, PhD April 16, 2019

How do we reduce tensions, clear up misunderstandings and smooth out relationships?  Better communication is a must, along with a backdrop of compassion and respect for each other and the unique roles we occupy. 

Click below for guidelines and insight to move toward more effective communication and, hopefully, greater satisfaction with your overall equestrian experience.

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FROM THE MAIN LINE TO WORTH AVE: Ruespari®

FROM THE MAIN LINE TO WORTH AVE: Ruespari®

by kristin thornton April 13, 2019

Inspired by her own need for a flat belt to wear under hunt coats while in the show jumping arena, Ruespari® founder Adrienne Marciano created a style for herself that met these criteria. Other riders quickly noticed this design and soon the label Ruespari was conceived. 

Read in Adrienne’s own words, the story behind Ruespari, the conscious decision to keep production in the U.S.A., the inspiration for each collection, her love for animals, and more.

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Are you considering a serious change of career, specifically into the equine industry? Real life insight from financier turned successful equine photographer, Kirstie Jones.

Are you considering a serious change of career, specifically into the equine industry? Real life insight from financier turned successful equine photographer, Kirstie Jones.

by kristin thornton April 07, 2019

“Follow Your Passion” is a common phrase that is often referred to as a simple solution to choosing or changing your career path. While the success stories are endless, more recently recognized experts are challenging this advice.

An accomplished entrepreneur in the equine industry, Kirstie Jones  transitioned from full-time employment within the financial sector and formed a sustainable business in the equine industry named Kirstie Marie Photography.

Click below for insight from Kirstie about the timing of quitting a steady day job, marketing practices, avoiding burnout, and more.

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4 For Friday: Favorite Posts and Links

4 For Friday: Favorite Posts and Links

by kristin thornton March 29, 2019

Featuring:

  • Instagram: Alden Corrigan Media from Saut Hermès
  • Facebook: Mclain Ward with daughter Lilly
  • Podcast: Practical Horseman Magazine interviews legendary horseman, George Morris 
  • Recipe:  No Bake Chocolate Almond Bites by Megan Olson

 

 

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Horses? Travel? Friends? Groups? Easily personalize your Facebook Feed with your favorites...and a few of ours.

Horses? Travel? Friends? Groups? Easily personalize your Facebook Feed with your favorites...and a few of ours.

by kristin thornton March 24, 2019

Sifting through the current posts you want to read on your feed can be cumbersome, but YOU can control what you see, without the awkward experience of de-friending or unfollowing.

Learn how to easily see the most recent posts at the top of your News Feed and a list of a few of our favorite equestrian pages and groups.

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Where Have All the Riders Gone?

Where Have All the Riders Gone?

by Darby Bonomi, PhD March 13, 2019

Is our sport in trouble?  There seem to be fewer riders out there.  At least, fewer of them are at the A shows.  So, where are all the riders?  I don’t have the answers, but I do have some thoughts. Insight from Darby Bonomi, PhD.

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Manifattura VALOR: Tradition, Heritage, Excellence and Innovation

Manifattura VALOR: Tradition, Heritage, Excellence and Innovation

by kristin thornton March 06, 2019

Unraveling the evolution of manufacturing to improve the quality of finished goods requires an unrelenting commitment to finite details. Manifattura VALOR has done just this by challenging the process of the equine textile industry by creating a few select products crafted from natural materials that place the needs and comfort of the horse first.

CLICK BELOW to read how Manifattura VALOR has used their core competencies to continue to evolve from "good too great" and strengthen a business foundation that ensures longevity. 

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Street to Stable

Too Old to Ride?

by Darby Bonomi, PhD February 14, 2019

"Amateurs—in whatever discipline or level—are the most passionate and devoted riders. Time spent riding provides some of the most joyful, satisfying and therapeutic moments of our lives." - Darby Bonomi

Click below for professional insight as to what might hold you back from riding and the importance it delivers to your life.

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Author, Blogger, Educator: How Susan Friedland-Smith Uses Her Gift of Writing to Connect Everyday Equestrians

Author, Blogger, Educator: How Susan Friedland-Smith Uses Her Gift of Writing to Connect Everyday Equestrians

by kristin thornton February 11, 2019

Private by nature, Susan Friedland-Smith cherishes the unique bond between horses and humans.  A teacher by profession, she has pushed out of her comfort zone to learn how to candidly use her voice to connect everyday equestrians and  inform the group with relevant issues. 

Click below to read more about Susan Friedland-Smith, including important lessons learned from a life of loving of horses as shared in her recently released book, "Horses Adored, Men Endured" and also the unifying posts she creates that resonate with the equestrian community in her popular blog, "Saddle Seeks Horse." 

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Cultivating the Hannah Childs' Rose

Cultivating the Hannah Childs' Rose

by kristin thornton February 03, 2019

"With a mission to inspire women to be their authentic selves, the (Hannah Childs Lifestyle) label gives nod to classic styling, with an athleisure and sport twist for a modern update to the traditional equestrian style, with goods that are produced with care in California." 

Click below to learn more about Hannah "Rose" Childs and the journey to create her personal label.

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