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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....

2-on-1 with Quentin Judge

Last Saturday afternoon at the American Gold Cup, we managed to track down show jumper, trainer, and coach Quentin Judge after he wrapped up a 1.50m class and before he headed off to work with one of his riders. We questioned him about a week in the life of his horse, HH Conrad...

A North Salem Daycation: The American Gold Cup

Riders and equine enthusiasts who have spent any time in Westchester County are likely familiar with the equestrian enclave of North Salem, only fifty miles from New York City and an easy commute on the Metro North Railroad...

We Tölt You: Icelandic Pony Rides for Grown-Ups

Last week, while one of us was scuffing the floor on a weekend trip to Nashville, the other was gearing up for a trek through Iceland’s rivers, highlands, and lava fields on the country’s world-famous gaited horses. We mentioned the trip a few weeks ago...

Nine Equine Photographers Worthy of Your Feed

One of the perks here at OR is the variety of creative consulting work that we are privileged to provide to riders, trainers, brands, barns, and equestrian organizations looking to elevate an image, introduce [...]

Summer Style for Schooling at Home

For the most part, there are two types of riders in the world: those who polish their tall boots even when riding at home alone, and those who occasionally let their old Garth Brooks tour t-shirt double as both pajamas and riding gear when they think no one is watching...

Ask The Vet: FastTrack

Accurately diagnosing injuries in horses can be frustrating, since they're often hesitant to let the vet know precisely where it hurts. Still, as frustrating as diagnosis can be, rehabilitation of an injured horse can be even more so. Gingerly trotting a 1200 pound athlete...

Catch a Buzz: 6 Solutions for Fly Control

True story: One of us walked into a barn recently to find a fellow rider in the tack room fetching flies from midair with a Dirt Devil. “The feed room is next!” she proudly exclaimed. While this creative attempt at fly eradication might result in immediate gratification, it is obviously not practical long-term...

Footing First: The Low-Down on High-Performing Surfaces

In addition to an extensive grasp of horsemanship, any serious rider can be expected to be aware of two things: first, the weather; and second, the quality of the ground upon which he or she is standing. Any athlete who is familiar with slippery, unforgiving, or uneven terrain knows...

Pumped Up Kicks, Part Three: Ask the Farrier

A few weeks ago, one of the OR geldings had an acute case of sore feet. We quickly called in the big guns, and a combined visit from the vet and farrier inspired a creative set of new shoes that had him on the mend.Those visits also gave rise to our three-part series, "Pumped Up Kicks"...

Hauling Hiccups (The Funny-in-Retrospect Kind)

Hauling horses is not for the faint of heart. Speeding down the highway with one’s most prized and beloved possessions in tow is stressful in and of itself, but when it comes to parking, fueling up, or backing into a tight spot (or worse, out of a tight spot)...

A Refined Pallet: Clever Recycled Wood Projects

At OR we are motivated by the endorphin rush of a home improvement idea that can be successfully tackled on our own. Rather than simply purchase what we desire or hire a pro, we enjoy the humorous mishaps and...

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