Loading...
Home2018-10-24T08:00:20+00:00

A REFINED PERSPECTIVE

DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX WEEKLY

At Outside Rein we are intoxicated by the scent of French leather, the flash of a dappled coat gleaming in the sun, and the clink of champagne flutes during the victory gallop of a close competition. However, the moments for which we truly live are the tranquil ones alone in the stables, horses nickering puffs of fog into the frigid morning, clouds of steam rising from our coffees as the rest of the world sleeps.  To choose to be an equestrian is to choose to live a paradoxical lifestyle: 50% glamour, 50% grit. The balance of this has evolved into an aesthetic sensibility that is elegant yet pragmatic, and we strive to express this as we share our beloved products, experiences, and ideas each week.

Most importantly, those of us who ride are acutely aware of the value of the outside rein: to create balance, connection and feel.  At OR we view it as a metaphor for life, and attempt to tackle daily routines, obstacles and relationships through the lessons of horsemanship. And though we cater to those who possess a fondness for the equestrian spirit, we can promise you #nohoofpickshere!

Sign Up

“They say princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.”

— Ben Jonson

Latest Posts

Are We There Yet: Traveling Commercial

Way back in 2008, OR co-founder Courtney purchased a gelding from Wisconsin. A shipper was found online and hired after what Courtney thought was proper due diligence. We’ll spare you the specific details, but she was wrong. A less than two-day trip stretched into a four-day journey...

Ask The Vet: Nutrition Edition

You might remember that we recently put together a series called "The Power of Nutrition," in which Cargill nutrition specialist Jessica Upham walked us through the basic method of evaluating a horse's nutritional needs based on his job and fitness level. Then Marty Adams, Ph.D/PAS gave...

The Rider’s Tactical Gear Guide for Fall

While this year’s lucky snowbirds prepare to fly the coop, those who stand their ground and do battle with Old Man Winter are beginning to get organized as well.  At OR headquarters in New York, the hayloft has been filled to the rafters, the John Deere has received its dose of Diesel 9-1-1...

Antique’ing with York Cottage

Autumn brings the annual admiration of front porches festooned with pumpkins, gathering for early morning hunter paces, surveying our bounties from local apple orchards, and finding ourselves in country traffic jams behind leaf-peeping Sunday drivers...

A [Jewelry] Star Is Born: Hattie Banks

At OR, we have a soft spot for young entrepreneurs. When the small businesses developed by these brave self-starters are creative and female-founded, we like them even more. And when the founders are energetic, friendly, humble, and exude...

The Power of Nutrition, Part Two: Don’t Sugarcoat It

“I had a lady at a barn recently where her horse had a mild case of laminitis in both front feet caused by a group of kids at the barn on a Saturday feeding the horse a large bag of treats!” The moral of the story: we can kill our horses with kindness...

The Power of Nutrition: Part One

Three consecutive weeks of watching high-performance horses dash effortlessly around complex courses at WEG and The American Gold Cup had us saying, “Dayum.” While the incredible tests of both horse and rider were motivating, we couldn’t help...

2-on-1 with Alan Wade

Two days ago, The American Gold Cup kicked off in North Salem, NY with a roster of illustrious competitors — many of whom arrived directly from the FEI World Equestrian Games — guaranteeing a gripping week of showjumping...

2-on-1 with Rothchild

In the showjumping world, Rothchild is a household name. The winner of numerous competitions worldwide, Rothchild’s game face is as recognizable as his rider, McLain Ward (you may have heard of him)...

Ask The Vet: Pro-Stride

It's often difficult to believe that an animal as powerful as the horse can be as fragile as a teacup, but anyone who has spent considerable time in a barn knows that those are the simple facts. Even with exceptional care, many equine athletes...

Farm Fetish, Explained

The OR team is not an easily starstruck duo, but when some of the biggest names in entertainment drop dough on a homestead and start tending to livestock, raising fowl, and using the hashtag #farmlife, it's hard to resist a bit of online "stargazing"...

2-on-1 with Daniel Bluman

Known as a rising star as recently as a couple of years ago, 28-year-old Daniel Bluman has officially secured his place among the most talented showjumpers in the world. Though he currently splits time between New York, Florida, and Belgium...

Load More Posts