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Home & Entertaining2019-02-11T10:57:37-05:00

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...

5 Techy Tools for a Twenties Kitchen

There comes a time in every person's life at which gifting season means creating more space in the pantry, because there will inevitably be additional kitchen gadgets. A lady never discloses her age (or the cost of her horse[s]), but...

Last-Minute, Farm Market-Inspired Gift Ideas

The winter holidays are upon us, and with a later-than-usual Thanksgiving this year, some of us feel like they’ve arrived a bit ahead of schedule. Though the retail season has been cut short, some last-minute shopping...

Six Recipes for Thawing Out this Winter

Last week, we took inventory of our tack rooms to help prepare you with a short list of items that make it easier to embrace Old Man Winter. This week, we turned to our [...]

The [Second] Best Panna Cotta Ever

Estela is the culinary brainchild of Chef Ignacio Mattos, and one of NYC's best restaurants (if you ask us). While the savory food at Estela is nothing less than cerebral, it's the dessert menu that often has us sidling up to the bar at 9pm for impromptu business meetings...

Ask The Expert: Designing for the Equestrian Lifestyle

"When you live and work in the heart of horse country, the lifestyle itself is always in fashion, and is reflected even more so in our homes,” says Susan Victor, co-owner of Nandina Home & Design in Atlanta, GA, and Aiken, SC. The proliferation of snaffles, stirrups, and spurs...

Ask the Expert: Tips for DIY Floral Arrangements

In recent weeks, a steady stream of guests through OR’s northern and southern outposts has us in a hospitality frame of mind. Thank goodness for a Trader named Joe on whom we can rely [...]

Thank You Gifts for Anny-body

It takes a village to manage a farm. Even the most diehard DIY horse owners rely on a broad spectrum of helping hands, from the hay supplier all the way to the sports medicine vet. Of course, every equestrian is thankful to each of these folks...

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 [...]

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