2.16.2012

The Sleepy Equestrian

What horse-loving kid wouldn't want to sleep in these beds?!

Pony Beds are every budding equestrian's dream! Colorful and unique the company boasts it's "the next best thing to sleeping in the barn." Each bed (except the Vaquero) has three 4"X6" photo holders and room for two ribbons. 

The Wellington

The Indio

The Vaquero 

Pony Beds also sells adorable equestrian themed room accessories. I am in love with their Ribbon Nightstand. Such a creative and stylish way to display ribbons without them taking up space. 


Ribbon Nightstand 

When you need extra storage there's the Oxer Box. Just like your favorite jump at the barn, without all the sand and cobwebs!

Oxer Box 

Beds come in sizes twin - king. See more styles on their website www.ponybeds.com.

2.12.2012

The Jousting Equestrian

It's probably a sport you've only seen in a themed restaurant, at a fair, or most likely on tv or in movies. Tonight, jousting is back.

Full Metal Jousting is a competition show between 16 horsemen, all eager to participate in the popular medieval sport for a king-sized prize.


The riders comes from various equestrian backgrounds. Most of them are the head knights at Medieval Times  like Josh Avery and Joshua Knowles. But then there are riders like James Faircloud, a 25 year old jumping prodigy who is currently training for the Olympic Trials and Tom Contant who comes from a family of polo players. With updated armor and set of strict competition rules, these rodeo riders, horse trainers, and knights, are about to go head to head or rather horse to horse, in one of the world's most intense collision sports.

Need to brush up on the rules before you watch tonight's pilot episode?



Rider bios HERE

Full Metal Jousting premiers tonight on the History Channel at 10/9 central.

2.09.2012

The Meme-ing Equestrian

Over the past few weeks I can't go on facebook without seeing a link to a new Sh*t ____ says video, a tumblr of some random collection of images, or a new facebook page dedicated to making memes. 

But I love to see that equestrians aren't being left out of the mix. 



Don't know what a "meme" is (or even know how to pronounce it)? 

Meme, which rhymes with "team," " is an idea that is propagated through the World Wide Web. The idea may take the form of a hyperlink, video, picture, website, hashtag, or just a word or phrase, such as intentionally misspelling the word "more" as "moar" or "the" as "teh". The meme may spread from person to person via social networksblogs, direct email, news sources, or other web-based services. An Internet meme may stay the same or may evolve over time, by chance or through commentary, imitations, parody, or by incorporating news accounts about itself."





Lastly, while the equestrian tumblr Fuck Yeah, Horses! doesn't have the same "Hey girl" swagger of  Fuck Yeah! Ryan Gosling, it still has a pretty incredible collection of equine photos.