The Modern Equestrian

I'm so excited! Yesterday my co-worker (and fellow horsey gal), bought tickets to see Cavalia in Burbank in January.

Now I just have to countdown the days.


The Modern Equestrian Photographer

While I understand that the work of David LaChapelle can be controversial and somewhat disturbing, I find his work to be a visual smörgåsbord of color, strategic composition, and social commentary. While showing a co-worker his website, I happened upon this editorial he did for I-D magazine entitled "Horse Story." Here are some of my favorite images from that particular editorial.


The Modern Equestrian Christmas

Despite the fact that working in television has completely taken over my life and I hardly have time to think about horses, let alone RIDE them, that doesn't mean that I won't be putting a few equestrian items on my Christmas list this year.

However, if I lived in fantasy "I have no budget" land, this would be my horsey Christmas list.

GPA First Lady Helmet

I would obviously need this to carry it in.....

GPA® Backpack
It has a fricken whip holder!

Goode Rider Rubber Boot Wellie

SSG® 10 Below Winter Gloves

I haven't personally tried on these gloves, but when my fingers get cold at the barn they become utterly useless. These gloves seem to answer the essential questions that I would ask when buying a winter glove.

UGG® Australia Equestrian Leather Hobo

Stella McCartney Horse Print Sweatshirt
I wear ponies with pride.

Etsy-Tastic/Etsy Obsession

I know, I know, I just did an Etsy-tastic post on necklaces, but this necklace falls under both the Etsy-tastic and Etsy obsession categories and speaks to my inner horse nerd.

Smart horses wear glasses



Wonderful NECKLACES from a wonderful website.

Sterling silver horse charm necklace

Petite Colt Horse Charm Necklace in Sterling Silver

Horse cameo locket necklace victorian brass

Let Me Adore You - vintage brass horse necklace

Silver Horse Pendant - handcrafted jewellery

Hunter Jumper Pendant with 18 inches Sterling Silver

Horse Silhouette Necklace

Three Horses


The Modern Television Enthusiast, Part Deux!

Modern EQ peeps I need your help!!!!

Mike & Molly has been nominated for a People's Choice Award for "Best New TV Comedy." If you like the show, and have a few minitues, it would mean the world if you go on the website for the People's Choice Awards and voted!

You can vote as much and as often as you like. The winners will be announced on January 5, on CBS!



Modern hair pins and clothes pins from a wonderful website.

For the horse lover brooch

Arabian Stallion - White Horse Bobby Pins

Vintage Horse Head Stock Pin - Equestrian / Dressage / Eventing

Giddy Up Silver Horse Head Hair Pins

Racehorse Brooch Pin


The Modern.... Workout?

Prada designer Alberto Del Biondi has designed this pair of toning shoes for the footwear company MBT.

The "Chelsea" boot greatly resembles the modern day paddock boot and is designed to help men tone their muscles.

You definitely couldn't ride in these, but they certainly would fit in better at the barn then a pair of Shape-ups.

*image from Cocoperez


The Modern Equestrian

The Modern EQ is excited to announce that I have been offered a job working on a television show starting this Thursday. I promise to try and update despite 12 hour days, but I anticipate some lulls in posting until I get into the swing of things.



The Modern Obsession

If I had a little girl (which hopefully won't be for a very long while, but I do have an 8 month old niece), I would buy her this tutu in a heartbeat. Why? Because little girls freaking love tutus and this one is especially unique.


Where can I buy itty bitty leg warmers?


The Modern Saddle Pad

Lettia's new all purpose Tie Dye Saddle Pad, are totally in sync with the current tie dye trend sweeping through Hollywood.

For example:


The Modern Obsession

I Lurve these Epona coin purses.

Pretty Pony Beaded Coin Purse

The Modern Riding Boot PT 2

Speaking of riding boots, here's a picture of my new obsession: vintage riding boots. On the left is a pair of customized Dehners (the have a zip on the inside), that I got for a whopping $50. On the right is a pair vintage Jodhpurs short boots which I purchased for $20.

You can buy a brand new pair of Leather Jodhpur Boots in black HERE. They run about $300 US.

Anyone willing to part with their vintage riding boots? ;)

The Modern Riding Boot

Equestrian influenced fashion boots.

Dsquared2 Horse Boots

UGG® Australia 'Amberlee' Riding Boot

Hunter Women's Ascot Tall Leather Equestrian "H" Style Boot

Frye Melissa Riding Tall Boot


Etsy Obsession

The Race, set of 3 Classic Race Horses