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Au Natural: Equine Feed Edition

Anyone who knows their way around a grocery store can tell you what "all natural" means (hint: basically nothing). Unlike certified organic foods, which are strictly regulated by the USDA, there is little regulation that determines what can be included...

At-A-Glance: Hemp Bedding

If there is anything as rewarding as a neatly made bed, it's a clean stall. When it comes to bedding, anyone who has ever wielded a manure fork can provide an in-depth, semi-scientific analysis of the pros and cons of each type. There are infinite considerations...

In Honor of Earth Day: Your Green Gardening Guide

If you're not a big fan of Mother Nature [insert side-eye here], you'll be happy to know that today is the final installment in our three-part Earth Month series. You can stop reading now, and we'll see you next week! However, we happen to have a bit of a girl crush...

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...

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