Review: Sport Horse Lifestyle tees

I am low-key obsessed with the adorable tees from Sport Horse Lifestyle.  Although I often ride in sun shirts to prevent sunburns/ farmers tan, when I ride after work at 6:30 pm the sun isn’t as much of a concern. Enter: cute riding tees. 

Although pricy, they are worth it with a great fit and they wear really well. They are really soft and long enough to easily tuck into breeches. 

They also have a great Instagram if anyone wants to follow (it’s @sporthorselifestyle). I started with one and now have accrued quite the collection of these babies. 

Here are a few more of my favorites: (photos are from Sport Horse Lifestyle)

Let’s Talk About: Fear

So I haven’t been posting on this blog as much as I would like lately, and it really just comes down to the fact that nothing fun, exciting, or noteworthy has been happening in my equestrian life. It’s only really fun to post things that are “cool” and not as much fun to discuss the daily minutiae and/or struggles. 

But after some thinking, I realized the daily minutiae is something all of us equestrians face week to week month to month, and one thing we all have in common no matter how long you have been riding, what your goals are, or how high you jump.

After I finally curated all my show outfits this winter and we were ready to go, the spring and early summer have failed to live up to my plans and expectations full of Hunter pacing and doing all the shows. This is pretty much due to my horse being a pro-level self injurer. I have been left feeling really disappointed sitting on the sidelines.

And to add insult to injury, from not really riding and from not jumping at all for a while, I am finding myself feeling scared of things that used to be “normal” for me. 

want to jump all the jumps

I watched videos yesterday of my horse and I jumping courses from last summer and the thought of doing them makes my heart beat a little faster and my chest feel slightly like I can’t breathe. I know both my horse and I are physically capable, so I just want to kick myself. 

Little spooks that used to make me chuckle now make me want to go ride in the indoor where there are no distractions. Trails I used to gallop down now make me so nervous I want to take a chokehold on my horse’s face (which obviously makes things better….. NOT)

at least we look good that counts for something right?

Needless to say, I am admitting that I have really been riding the struggle bus. 

Has anyone else been there? Secrets to exiting the struggle bus and becoming braver!?


Since its been in the negative temps with the wind chill, nothing exciting has been going on here but sitting down on the couch under blankets drinking hot chocolate.

I have three blankets on Mabou who lives outside, and there is no riding for me until it is at least 30 degrees!

Is anybody else suffering the winter deep freeze?! Misery loves company!

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015!

I am recording my goals for 2015 here to hold myself accountable, and to head into 2015 with some clear goals that I can work toward.

1. Keep strengthening Mabou’s flatwork-  continue to gain muscle in his top line and work on more lateral movements.  Start working on shoulder-in and haunches-in.

2. Get Mabou’s changes more confirmed- This kind of goes hand in hand with goal #1

3. Work on the straightness of my shoulders– get back right shoulder damnit (this is so hard for me!)

4. Compete in the equitation with Mabou

5. Win a cooler (dream big or don’t dream at all right?!)


What are your big goals for 2015?

Happy New Year!

Wishing a very happy and healthy new year to all!

2014 has blessed me with some wonderful experiences and memories.

As I sit here at work breaking in my new Ariat Monacos (Christmas present from hubby, review to come!) I feel so thankful for everything in my life.


Here’s to an even better 2015!