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Ask The Vet: Gastroenterology with Dr. Amy Polkes

Several months ago, we ran a series called “The Power of Nutrition” in which we discussed basic equine feeding regimens with a nutritionist, explored how carbohydrates affect the equine diet, and “Asked The Vet” about when it might be time to investigate issues...

2-on-1 with Jackie Crawford

Many of us would have a hard time recalling where we were or what we were doing on January 11 of this year. However, on this particular day in Chicago, competitive breakaway roper Jackie Crawford was busy participating in a monumental breakthrough...

CBD: Fact or Fad?

If the abbreviation “CBD” has yet to become part of your daily vernacular, please allow us just a few minutes of your time. Living healthfully has developed into an uber trendy, holistic [and ‘grammable!] lifestyle in the last decade. Subsequently, countless numbers of potions that claim...

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...

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