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)

Wishlist Update

Since I haven’t been able to ride since I hurt my ankle on Saturday, of course this just makes me get my horse fix by tack browsing and thinking of things that I need want.


I went to the barn Tuesday and got in a good long grooming session and I was able to ride bareback today, but its not really the same as getting a solid ride in.

Since I last posted a wish list I have gotten all of the items on there!  So its time for an update!

1.  Tailored Sportsman Trophy Hunters in Blue Velvet (photo credit to Farmhouse Tack)  Not only am I sucker for this deep jewel tone blue color, but I also love how luxurious the name sounds.  Well played Tailored Sportsman, well played.


2.  Veredus Carbon Gel Vento Open Front Boot (photo courtesy of Farm House Tack)   Now that Mabou is officially a jumper, he needs a fancy pants pair of boots!

veredus boots

3.  All the sun shirts!  I am particularly feeling the Tailored Sportsman Ice fil shirts- they are so soft and comfortable!

4. All the Ogilvy!  Because why not?!

Hopefully my next post will actually contain some riding!

What’s on your wish list?!

Self Control Level: Dismal

Well, they just put up the professional photos from the charity show……..


I actually controlled myself and only ordered five, even though I wanted to order ALL THE PHOTOS.  Is it bad when you spend the same amount on photos as the show cost you?

Pretty photos coming soon!

My foray into the land of international tack shopping

After reading Amanda’s post (aka one of the biggest Tack-ho enablers out there), I decided that I would ignore any warnings that she gave about the possibility of lengthy shipping times, and try my hand at placing an international order.

I have had my eye on some new Eskadrons for a while, and they happened to be significantly cheaper to purchase from Calevo than to purchase here in the U.S.

I ordered the light blue open fronts, and black ankle boots (high ones) (they will go with different front boot colors rather than buying a million different colored ankle boots- see I CAN be economical!).

And then, since I have zero self restraint I also ordered a pair of open fronts and ankle boots in this cool medium blue that is not available here in the U.S. (they were also on sale because they are an old season color)


Finally, to be practical I ordered a spare pair of Eskadron bell boots (the only ones that Mabou doesn’t go through like crazy) and a cool Eskadron wash bag to wash the boots.

The ENTIRE order, including shipping, was less than what one pair of open fronts and high ankle boots would have cost me here in the U.S.- for real.

The problem- DHL.  Particularly, DHL online status updates, which are now the bane of my existence that I have to check multiple times a day.

I placed the order on February 12th.  It is now the 20th and as far as I can tell, from the last update that was entered on February 19th, my stuff is still in Germany.

International shopping may be good for the wallet but not good for my love of getting shiny new things quickly!

For now I will keep obsessively checking the DHL website for updates.  When everything gets here I will post a huge HOORAY and update on how long the shipping ultimately took for those who are considering international orders.

Tack Store Spotlight: Farm House Tack

Since I have an addiction to tack, I have done my fair share of online shopping.  One of my absolute favorite places to shop for all things horse is Farm House Tack.

Although Farm House Tack is located in South Carolina, thus preventing me from visiting the store in person (and potentially going bankrupt as a result), they are wonderful to place orders with online, through the phone, or via email.

They always have GREAT sales (hint they have a warehouse sale going on right now), carry Ogilvy products and usually have a great selection of Ogilvy half pad colors, AND they carry all full selection of Tailored Sportsman breeches, including all of the newest colors as they come out.

Plus, any order over $75 ships for free!

Every single time I make a purchase from Farm House I always have a great customer service experience, with quick email responses, even to my annoying emails asking what they have in stock.

Can’t recommend Farm House Tack enough!

Shopping Question

I have really been lusting after the light blue Eskadron boots, to change up our boring black and gray boot wardrobe.  So, do you think that Mabou would look ok in the light blue Eskadron boots?

Or would he look silly since this is more of a pony color?!


lol and yes I am aware that I am lucky that this is a “problem” that I have.

Fun Stocking Stuffer Idea: Bridle Charms

Since I love all things shiny, Mabou has always had several bridle charms on his bridles. Bridle charms just make everything more fun and are a great way to add a pop of silver or color to your schooling bridle.

For the holidays, bridle charms are a super stocking stuffer or gift for a barn mate or friend!

In the past, I have gotten bridle charms from My Barn Child (for my post about it click here).  For my next charm order, I decided to try and order from another small business, Hunt Club.  I wanted to get Mabou another charm, because one can never have too many charms, and also a charm as a gift for my friend’s pony, since she has so generously been allowing me ride him.


I got Mabou another royal blue charm, if you look closely though, this one is ombre, with lighter blue crystals at the top.  It can make one of his other schooling bridles sparkle like his snaffle one!!!


I got my friend’s pony a red charm, since red is his color!  And the crystal charm is another one for Mabou, maybe for his show bridle?  The charms are really well made and super cute. They are also reasonably priced, which I can totally get on board with!

I surprised my friend at the barn with the charm for her pony and she was very excited!  Surprising other people is so fun.

Does anybody else put bridle charms on their horse’s bridle?  What charms do you have?