5.29.2010

Etsy-tastic

Horsey-housewares.

Horse Silhouette Bar Towels Set of Two



White Horse - Votive Enhancer





Horse and Jockey Kitsch 1960's Vintage Wallpaper Triple Switch Plate



Suzie Saddlebags Decoupage Clock




Horse Head Silhouette Pillow


5.25.2010

The Modern Equestrian

Horses of history - Snowman.

Via The Show Jumping Hall of Fame

"The "Cinderella story" began in 1956. Harry deLeyer bought Snowman for $80 from a truck bound for the dogfood factory, when something about the look in the eye of the grey ex-plow horse caught his attention.

Snowman's placid disposition made him a favorite of beginning riders, but deLeyer, recognizing his talent, trained him as a jumper. Soon, Snowman was making horse show history. He was champion at The National Horse Show in 1958 and won the stake there in 1959. He was the American Horse Shows Association Horse of the Year in 1958 and 1959, and he won the Professional Horsemen's Association Championship both years as well. "

My trainer told me that she used to ride with Harry and had met Snowman after he had retired. She mentioned that she had a book about Snowman, which I promptly looked for and found on Amazon.

As an avid collector of vintage riding books, I am determined to try and get my own copy, since I know my trainer won't part with hers.

The Story of Snowman, the Cinderella Horse




Here are some photos of Snowman via Life Magazine







The famous photo of Snowman jumping another horse.

The Modern Obsession

Who didn't have Breyers as a kid.... and secretly still buys them as an adult. These are my favorites from the 2010 line.

Rachel Alexandra - The 2009 Eclipse Award Winner



O'Leary's Irish Diamond - The only RID (Registered Irish Draught) stallion ever performance-tested and approved in America by the Irish Horse Board.



Classics 2010 World Equestrian Games Three Piece Set - Set represents the three original international championship disciplines of jumping, eventing and dressage.



Can't forget the accessories.


Quilted Blanket & Hood

5.16.2010

The Dressy Equestrian

Horsey dresses that are age appropriate.

English Horse Rider Tee Dress



Custom Cotton Horse Dress



Horse Dress




Numph Horse Print Dress




Edun 'Salute Cloud' Tee



Kimberly Ovitz "Curtis" Horse-Print Cotton Jersey Tunic

5.08.2010

Etsy-tastic

Wonderful items from a wonderful website.

The theme this week is bags.

WhiteHorse Recycled Tote Bag



Horse Canvas Bag in Grey





Running Horse Cuffed Purse Tan on Brown Leather



The Hunt Handbag


The Modern Equestrian

This is American Apparel's new $72 "Riding Pant."

The difference between these and just a regular pair of spandex high waisted pants is the faux knee patches and the fact that they come in tan. Personally, I think that the way they present this classic look, looks rather sloppy, unsophisticated and unflattering, things I don't usually associate with riding apparel.

These are the two colors displayed on the AA website.





This is an image from a look book. It looks sloppy, and shows two totally different styles. Housewife meets equestrian done WRONG.

5.06.2010

The Eco-Friendly Equestrian

Has anyone tried this? Does it work at the barn?

"Fill a ziplock bag with water and 5 or 6 pennies and hang it in the problem area. In my case it was a particular window in my home. It had a slight passage way for insects. Every since I have done that, it has kept flies and wasps away. Some say that wasps and flies mistake the bag for some other insect nest and are threatened."

5.01.2010

The Modern Equestrian

Due to a family emergency I had to come home to my parent's place. While I'm home I wanted to show you my most prized possession that I never use.

My Hermes crop.....

....Which has probably sat in its bag going on a decade.

Logo on bag.






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