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All The Queen’s Horses: Grooming Tips Fit for a Queen

June 22nd, 2018|Barn|

At first glance, a dressage queen and a rodeo queen would seem to have very little in common. While this may in fact be the case, there is one thing upon which riders from every discipline can agree: grooming is the great equalizer. Of course everyone has unique standards...

Bright Ideas: #barnhacks

June 8th, 2018|Barn|

We adhere to a fairly strict list of daily chores at OR, and always look forward to that gratifying moment of completion. However, horses (and dogs and cats and chickens) have a way of derailing us from the tasks at hand with impromptu injuries, ailments, or other unplanned and unnecessary fusses...

Ask The Vet: Lyme Disease Ticks Us Off

June 1st, 2018|Barn|

If there’s anything more cathartic than watching a horse graze in a large green field, it is unknown to us. In fact, the patio at OR headquarters overlooks the pastures, and we’ve been known to hold our intra-office meetings poolside with a backdrop of geldings and grassy turnouts (we call it “inspiration”)...

Help Some Sisters Out: The First Ever OR Reader Survey

May 25th, 2018|Apparel & Accessories, Barn, Beauty, Entertaining, Gift Ideas, Home & Design, Travel|

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)...

OR in the Making: A Mother’s Day Tribute by Elissa

April 27th, 2018|Barn|

I never really knew "The Dominator." I was three years old when my mom had to make the difficult decision to retire him to the endless, green pastures in the sky. She was forced to say goodbye to the 22-year old American Saddlebred that for thirteen years earned her a collection of blue ribbons and silver trays from...

OR in the Making: A Mother’s Day Tribute by Courtney

April 27th, 2018|Barn|

Last Saturday, after an arduous day of annual springtime maintenance around the farm, my husband and I treated ourselves to a date night. We had a great meal, split a bottle of wine, and returned to the homestead in time to tuck in the horses at the usual night checking hour. I was ready to collapse into bed...

Expect the Unexpected: Horse Show Hacks

April 11th, 2018|Barn|

At every horse show, there is that inevitable moment when one’s heart skips a beat, and panic sets in upon the realization of a packing list fail. We’ve all been there, and each of us has an embarrassing memory of seeking out a friendly fellow rider to...

Put Some Spring in Your Step

March 9th, 2018|Apparel & Accessories, Barn|

It's not uncommon to spend upwards of ten hours per day in riding gear when one's life revolves around horses. While we admire those who elect to wear a more polished, street style expression of the equestrian flair, we are more likely...

How To Become a Chick Magnate

March 2nd, 2018|Barn|

As recently as ten years ago, farm-to-table dining meant making a reservation at the local hipster restaurant. Today, from the tiny terraces of San Francisco to the towering rooftops of Brooklyn, personal beehives, vertical gardens, and micro chicken coops...

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