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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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The day I learned my horse Knight’s puppy-like chewing behaviors were because of EOTRH, I posted in the Facebook group OTTB Connect to see what other equestrians who have faced this dental diagnosis had to say. I had never heard of EOTRH before and I…

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Knight has been acting different lately. Instead of behaving like a somewhat gentlemanly gelding, he has taken on the persona of a puppy. By that I mean he has been putting everything in sight in his mouth and chewing. So last week my trainer and I…

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Why You Should Give Compliments on Twitter (& In Person)

I had no idea my less-than-one minute social media share and 30 second conversation with a store manager would bring about a promotion and increase of hours for a local Michael’s employee. Here’s what happened. Framing that LA Masters Print I have major…

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Do you wish your tack and dog gear were machine washable with flashy custom colors, and supported Thoroughbred aftercare charities? Well, thanks to Two Horse Tack in Lexington, Kentucky and the properties of Beta Biothane you can enjoy halters, bridles,…

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Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event fever is starting to build on social media, have you noticed? Two years ago I attended Rolex. It was epic–something I had yearned to do for as long as I can remember. It was definitely one of this horse lover’s bucket list…

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Riding gloves are the unsung heroes of the equestrian wardrobe. Without them, our hands get dirty, blistery and fingernails snag. Gloves might not be as exiting to match with breeches as trendy belts or be as showy as a sun shirt, but my Roeckl gloves are…

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“You’re late!” a voice bellowed from the arena. The other three riders in my group were already trotting around, but I had just returned from riding a bike to the other end of the property to use the restroom. It was 8:55 a.m. and my lesson, Day Two of…

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If you would have told me a few months ago that soon Knight and I would ride two days in a clinic with an Olympic show jumping coach I would have laughed at the preposterous idea. Yet it happened thanks to my trainer who hosted the event. Here is the Rob…

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Premiera Vienna Halter Exudes Equine Elegance

Knight got a new halter, the Premiera Vienna halter by 20×60, and when he wears it he’s debonaire–the equine equivalent of Justin Timberlake in a tuxedo. I have a confession. Beautiful leather halters are my weakness. The combination of gleaming hardware…

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