Best Barn Slip-Ons

I’m old enough to remember the old LL Bean store in Freeport. I loved how its wooden floors creaked when you walked through the racks and how it smelled of leather, wool, and wood. Later on in high school, my friends and I all wore […]

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Darn Tough is horse-gal friendly

When I was a kid, wool socks were those thick, bulky things you wore in the winter. You wore them skiing. You wore them to and from pond skating. You wore them underneath your thick, bulky boots while shoveling snow. All so yesterday. All so […]

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A Rider’s Reader now in Maria’s Bookshop

A Rider’s Reader: Exploring Horse Sense, Science & Sentiment is now available at Maria’s Bookshop in Durango, Colorado! Maria’s book buyer, Jeanne Costello, happily took on the well-reviewed paperback this month. “We love being able to showcase the published authors in our midst,” said Costello. […]

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Good Gear Matters on Pack Trip

We welcome our very own marketing director, Emily Thomas Luciano, as a guest columnist this week. Here’s the second installment from a Montana horse pack trip: Read Part I To make it in the back country, one needs more than good horses and good food. […]

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New Kimes Jean Habit Well Worth It

Some say humans are nothing more than their habits. That’s especially true when we try to make healthy diet and exercise changes. Nearly everyone I interviewed for our Focus on Fitness articles said success came only after many failures and near misses. Once habits get […]

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Summer Reads, Watch, and Listens

Summertime is when we take a break from what we need and lean toward what we want. When it comes to downtime, that’d be horse-y books, DVDs, and even music. Here are a few suggestions: To Read: To painlessly bolster your knowledge of the evolution […]

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These Jeans Tell a Story

I may be crazy, but I’m not the one who quit my job on Wednesday and started an apparel company on Friday. That distinction goes to Matt and Amanda Kimes, co-founders of Kimes Ranch Jeans, a fast-growing Western apparel company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Not […]

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The Ariat Vaquera: Hello, Gorgeous!

We asked our marketing director, Emily Luciano, to review the new Vaquera boot from Ariat. Luciano is  an accomplished horsewoman. She’s competed in several Extreme Mustang Makeovers and has trained for years with her dad, Jim Thomas, a national clinician. The Vaqueras have a 13 […]

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