Hauling Hiccups (The Funny-in-Retrospect Kind)

Hauling horses is not for the faint of heart. Speeding down the highway with one’s most prized and beloved possessions in tow is stressful in and of itself, but when it comes to parking, fueling up, or backing into a tight spot (or worse, out of a tight spot)...

The Relais & Chateaux of Ranches*

It’s that time of year when our social media feeds swell with images of friends on vacation. Mykonos! Ibiza! Tulum! Basically, anywhere with a beach. While we have an exceptionally soft spot for summers on the Mediterranean (France and Italy, in particular), we Western gals...

Help Some Sisters Out: The First Ever OR Reader Survey

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)...

Pilgrimage Jams: Tune Up Your Weekend Playlist

Last September the OR team decided to #makethepilgrimage to Franklin, Tennessee, a small town outside Nashville. Franklin is in the heart of horse country, and is the home of The Pilgrimage Festival, a two-day event that includes musical acts from various genres...

Hakuna Matata: A Stress-Free Guide to Safari on Horseback

“Shall we have a trot?” your guide asks rhetorically, as he urges his horse into a faster gait. Within seconds, the entire tour group is galloping across the Kenyan savannah. A tower of giraffes is startled by the commotion, and begins to run along side of the herd...

Small Town Spotlight: Aiken, South Carolina

Among the cluster of hot spots that welcome chill-averse snowbirds this time of year exists one horse-friendly community that is often overlooked despite its turn-of-the-Century designation as the official Winter Colony.

A Bag That Can Do Both

Recently, the OR team arrived at LaGuardia airport to catch a flight for a quick thirty-six hour trip. Although we both carried the same indispensible handbag that accompanies us everywhere, one of us...

Good Vibrations

Despite risking the unintentional, high-velocity dismount nearly every day, at Outside Rein we completely buy into the idea that our bodies are temples, and we treat them accordingly...

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