Four Links for Friday

Four Links for Friday

by kristin thornton July 05, 2019


  • What is the best almond butter for summer smoothies, snacks or morning toast? Stock your pantry with Epicurious.com's choice for the best unsalted, unsweetened Almond Butter.
  •  Add  a touch of sophisticated equestrian decor with the unique textures of HELKATATDESIGN's printed mink cotton linen cushion.
  • Follow @KatherineGirlWorld on Instagram for a chic curation of the diversity of the street and stable lifestyle from the perspective of the founder of Katherine Cosmetics.
  • “Happy Birthday Queen E, Best Fashion Moments.” Pure confidence and decorum on horseback.

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4 Links For Friday

4 Links For Friday

by kristin thornton June 21, 2019

  • DIY Lemon-Ginger Electrolyte Drink . Delicious.  
  • Appreciating the elegance of Grace Kelley shared by Menlo Charity Horse Show (Aug 6-11, Atherton, California) on Facebook  
  • The best “sport” sunscreens in 2019.  
  • How to Choose the Best Horseback Riding Vacation. Culture, Cuisine and/or Skill….hmmmm…. Vineyards and Beaches of Bordeaux?!?

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Envy at the Barn? Say No to Negativity.

Envy at the Barn? Say No to Negativity.

by Darby Bonomi, PhD June 15, 2019

I get a lot of suggestions for articles; one of the topics that comes up most frequently is envy among fellow riders and the discomfort it creates at the barn.

How do we protect ourselves from others’ envy and unkindness—and, even more importantly, how to we keep ourselves from falling into the trap of feeling envious?  

Click below for tips to alleviate the influence of envy that may be surrounding you. 

 

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4 Links for Friday

4 Links for Friday

by kristin thornton June 06, 2019

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4 Links for Friday

4 Links for Friday

by kristin thornton May 31, 2019

  • Devon Horse Show & Country Fair lead-line class
  • Cauliflower rice 
  • Equestrian decor in your home
  • Safe-Sport & Anne Kursinski

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Had a bad fall?  Bounce back with gusto!

Had a bad fall? Bounce back with gusto!

by Darby Bonomi, PhD May 14, 2019

Have you fallen off your horse and hurt yourself? Did you sustain injuries not only to your body but also to your psyche?  In our career as equestrians, most of us will experience a nasty fall or two. 

What’s the key to optimal emotional recovery for you? There is no magic, but if you treat yourself as well as you would your horse, you’ll be on the right track.  

Click below for steps to get you started.

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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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