I.H.A.D. Better Buckle Up!

2018-08-17T08:51:45+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Apparel & Accessories, Barn|

A couple of months ago, a video of a horse bucking off its rider began making the rounds on Facebook. The video inspired all sorts of armchair-horse trainer comments, but the one that caught our eye read something like this: “If you start them right, they don’t buck."...

Detroit Has Horse Power

2018-08-10T16:09:46+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Barn|

Every rider knows that any bad day can be resuscitated by throwing a leg over a saddle. The understanding that horses possess an intangible element of healing is part of the equestrian code, but you don't have to take our word for it...

Ask The Vet: Pro-Stride

2018-08-03T11:17:35+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Barn|

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...

Barn Porn: Home Is Where the Horse Is

2018-06-29T11:51:18+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Barn, Home & Design|

One of the guilty pleasures in which we indulge at OR is the insatiable, late-night pursuit of barn-style homes online. It may seem oddly redundant to lust after the characteristics of the very structure in which we already spend a considerable amount of laborious time...

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

2018-06-23T07:52:33+00:00 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

2018-06-08T08:27:47+00:00 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

2018-06-01T12:20:31+00:00 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

2018-05-25T07:24:39+00:00 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)...

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