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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...

Small Town Spotlight: Auburn, California

Two hours northeast of San Francisco and two hours southwest of Tahoe lies the once-small-but-rapidly-growing town of Auburn, California, and though it is currently known as "The Endurance Capital of the World," it was formerly...

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...

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...

Six Scenic Spots for Raising the Roof

In our Instagram feeds last week, we were reminded by The Big Bang Theory's @kaleycuoco of her wedding one year ago to professional show jumper Karl Cook. It should come as no surprise that Cuoco, an active [...]

Six Rides of a Lifetime (and a few we’ve tested ourselves)

Between the two of us here at Outside Rein, we’ve racked up a lot of airline miles. Hailing from California, we naturally spend a significant portion of our “time off” on the west coast visiting family. However, when vacation calls we often opt for a bit of adventure...

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)...

The Relais & Chateaux of Ranches*

It’s that time of year when our social media feeds swell with images of friends on vacation. Mykonos! Ibiza! Tulum! Basically, anywhere with a beach. While we have an exceptionally soft spot for summers on the Mediterranean (France and Italy, in particular), we Western gals...

Help Some Sisters Out: The First Ever OR Reader Survey

Nearly a year ago, Outside Rein was but a twinkle in our eyes (that was sparked by a particularly rigorous riding lesson in which, “More outside rein!” was heard on a steady rotation). After several declarations of, “we really should do this!” followed by months of development (a.k.a. an endless discussion of incredibly tedious things like pixels and adverbs)...

Pilgrimage Jams: Tune Up Your Weekend Playlist

Last September the OR team decided to #makethepilgrimage to Franklin, Tennessee, a small town outside Nashville. Franklin is in the heart of horse country, and is the home of The Pilgrimage Festival, a two-day event that includes musical acts from various genres...

Hakuna Matata: A Stress-Free Guide to Safari on Horseback

“Shall we have a trot?” your guide asks rhetorically, as he urges his horse into a faster gait. Within seconds, the entire tour group is galloping across the Kenyan savannah. A tower of giraffes is startled by the commotion, and begins to run along side of the herd...

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