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Susan Friedland-Smith
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horse lifestyle blogger | Saddle Seeks Horse--striding toward harmony at home and barn
horse lifestyle blogger | Saddle Seeks Horse--striding toward harmony at home and barn

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Before I owned a horse and was able to ride regularly, I kept in touch with horses through reading about them. I am pretty sure I checked out every possible horse book at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, Illinois in both the children’s and adult’s…
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The One Where I Learn My Heels Down Position Has Been All Wrong

While my own horse Knight is on layup I’ve had a chance to ride at some of my friends’ barns. It’s been fun and enlightening. Recently I rode in a lesson which has the potential to radically transform my lower leg position for the better, and make doing…
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Scrolling through Instagram I happened upon the lovely equestrian art of Liz Wiley Fine Art, and knew I had to feature Liz in my Etsy Equestrian series! A few fun facts about Liz: first, Liz comes from a long line of people who love to create with their…
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I’m really glad that I was wearing my helmet that time I fell off from a halt. I was alone in the arena by myself at dusk. This happened about 15 years ago with my horse DC–my first love and heart horse. I boarded him at a lovely, historic equestrian…
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In the Middle Are the Horsemen Book Review

Perseverance, Hope and Horses could be an alternate title for In the Middle Are the Horsemen, the engaging horse memoir by Tik Maynard, son of Canadian horse trainers–dad is a show jumper, mom a dressage devotee. Tik is now a horse trainer in his own…
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I’ve long been a fan of C4 Equestrian belts. Enter C4 Equestrian Socks! I learned of their existence when the company reached out to me for a collaboration. I’ve worn the socks over the course of months and most recently in crazy hot temperatures. I will…
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Horse Shows in Poland v. the United States

Did you know at horse shows in Poland, the top three riders in a class all get trophies?! Cool, huh? While planning out my recent Etsy Equestrian feature with Kasia Bukowska, we got on the topic of horse shows in Poland and I was fascinated by some of the…
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Forage 101: How to Ensure Your Horse Eats Quality Hay

Have you ever felt like the more you learn about equine nutrition, there is more to know that you don’t already know? I feel that way especially on the topic of hay. Alfalfa hay, grass hay, Timothy, Bermuda, pellets and cubes oh my! Owning a horse that is…
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Etsy Equestrians #6: Kasia of Kasia Bukowska Art

To say Kasia Bukowska is a multi-faceted equestrian is an understatement. The spunky artist originally from Los Angeles where I had the privilege of being her middle school teacher, is an up and coming painter with a fabulous Etsy shop: Kasia Bukowska…
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5 Reasons to "Crash" Your Friend's Riding Lesson at a Different Barn

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of taking a riding lesson with one of the amazing women I have befriended as a result of this blog. Carey invited me last summer to “crash” her riding lesson, but it never happened; I put it at the top of my“Fun Things…
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