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Barn Porn: Meet the Director

John Blackburn, the founder of Washington, D.C.-based Blackburn Architects, recently received a call from a client's barn manager: "Uh, John, we have a problem. It's snowing in the barn!" After more than forty years designing equestrian facilities, the savvy designer...

Barn Blunders

You may know that “50% glamour: 50% grit” is the OR tagline. This is because the equestrian world is made up of two divergent parts: the one in which we wear white pants and tailored blazers while riding shiny horses around in some of the most beautiful places on the planet; and...

A Clean Break

Those of you who have followed OR from the beginning are familiar with our penchant for easy recipes, good great wine, and casual entertaining. Therefore, it feels right to mention that one half of OR possesses [...]

Riding Resolutions With Hylofit

At the stroke of midnight on January 1, many of us vow to be better versions of ourselves in the new year. Often, these resolutions fade into the periphery as the holiday season grows small in the rearview mirror. Promises to hit the gym or spend more time in the saddle rarely seem to materialize. Enter Hylofit, a state-of-the-art system...

Ten Tools to Kick Off the New Year

We love the promise of a new horizon, filled with curiosities and possibilities. The start of the calendar year similarly feels like such a beginning, and nudges us toward good intentions for enhancing our [...]

2-on-1 with Adrienne Sternlicht

It might not come as a surprise that we (along with a horde of other equestrians) have developed an unexpected girl crush on Adrienne Sternlicht. The 25-year-old show jumper, who helped Team USA earn [...]

Holiday Gifts for the Equestrian

We couldn't help ourselves. With a few fun finds that were too good not to share, we've compiled one last gift guide to assist those in a bind. Eleven days and counting...

Building Confidence in the Horse: With Rodrigo Pessoa & Tristan Tucker

Things that are impossible: traveling at the speed of light, sneezing with eyes open, and a dressage trainer and a showjumping trainer agreeing on how to train the same horse. Or so we thought. Last weekend, we attended a clinic focused on reducing stress and creating confidence in the horse...

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...

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...

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