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The Healing Power of Horses: Serving Those Who’ve Served

Outside Rein was born out of a desire to share experiences, ideas, and stories with equestrian enthusiasts, and it has opened many doors for us. Since the initial launch, our small, personal equestrian communities have become vast, and we are fortunate to meet interesting, inspiring people...

New Product Spotlight: Purvida Healthy Horse

In recent years, there has been a rise in female-founded companies devoted to progressive change in the equine industry. From performance-enhancing technologies and digital tools to cleaner products and smarter gear, there is a collective enthusiasm [...]

All the Grooming Tips You’ll Ever Need (For Your Arena)

Caring for a stable full of horses is like caring for a stable full of 1200-pound toddlers. They eat frequently, they are messy, they break stuff, and if left to their own devices for any length of time, they will engage in accidental self-harm. Because horses themselves require so much care and attention, essential farm maintenance can often be relegated to the back burner for far too long...

The Well-Appointed (Horse) Trailer

Hauling is often synonymous with horse shows, where dust, sweat, mud, green slobber stains, and various oils, grease and goo come with the territory. Despite the gritty side of competitive riding, there is something to be said for [...]

Feeding Fido: The Pros & Cons of a Raw Food Diet

It should come as no surprise that we at OR spoil our pets. There is always a supply of carrots in the fridge, bone marrow in the freezer (woof!), and even the barn cat gets a warm water bottle tucked into his infrared blankies on cold nights...

The OR-Method for a Tidy Existence

Friends of OR often ask us how we come up with relevant topics about which to write week after week (after week). The answer is always the same: We generally choose to feature topics that are currently of significance in our lives. It feels authentic, and...

Fox Hunting: Friendships, Fresh Air, and the Future

Among the range of equestrian disciplines enjoyed around the world, fox hunting claims the enviable reputation of promoting the most fellowship and fun. According to those familiar with the sport, the tradition of lengthy gallops...

Giving (Us All the Feels) Tuesday

Each week we bring the equestrian industry's most pertinent news straight to your inbox via "Ears Forward," and in an effort to keep it light, we never include tragic stories of horse races or horse rescues gone wrong. However, the unfortunate fact is...

Winter Staples for the Stables

We readily admit that we’ve been in a bit of denial about the impending change of weather. However, 4:30pm sunsets and a complete arsenal of blankets hanging near every stall in the barn are making it difficult to ignore the reality of the situation. Winter’s chill...

What We’re Wearing Now: Sustainable Work Gear

Patagonia is a trendy travel destination at the southernmost tip of South America, and yes, there are horseback tours, but that’s not where we’re going with this. Despite the region’s growing popularity, in daily life...

2-on-1 with Barron (The PonyApp Mascot’s First Interview)

Keeping an organized stable full of horses is a big job. From feed to farrier visits, and turnout to exercise schedules, horse husbandry consists of countless moving parts. But … there’s an app for that! You’ve probably heard of PonyApp (right here on OR, in fact), which assembles...

Ask The Vet: Autumn Arboviruses

For many, autumn means pumpkin patches, pumpkin spice, and sweater weather. However, for equestrians, it can elicit more tricks than treats. In much of the country, fall’s cooler temperatures bring wet weather…and mosquitos....

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