Day 9: Comfortably Stabled

*Congrats Mary C. on your new custom painted grooming tote from Comfortably Stabled! On the ninth day of Christmas, Velvet Rider brought to me…a custom painted mini grooming tote from Comfortably Stabled! I am a huge fan of custom products…

Day 8: Wish Equestrian

*Congrats to Brittany H. on winning a custom bonnet from Wish Equestrian! On the eighth day of Christmas, Velvet Rider brought to me…a custom fly bonnet and earrings from Wish Equestrian! It’s no secret how much I love my custom…

Day 7: Equestrianista Collection

*Congrats Jordan K. on your new items from Equestrianista Collection! On the seventh day of Christmas, Velvet Rider brought to me… a fabulous sweatshirt and logo charm from Equestrianista Collection! It’s no secret that Equestrianista is one of my long…

Day 6: Pony Glam

On the sixth day of Christmas, Velvet Rider brought to me…Hoof Hi-Lites from Pony Glam! This is an extremely fun yet practical item to have in your grooming tote.  Pony Glam offers super fun sparkled hoof dressings in Sassy Silver,…

Day 5: A Horse Box

*Congrats Alexis L. on winning a month of A Horse Box! On the fifth day of Christmas, Velvet Rider brought to me…one month’s box from A Horse Box! A Horse Box would make a wonderful gift for the equestrian and…

Day 4: Nicker Bait

*Congrats Shanda H. on the bundle of treats from Nicker Bait! On the fourth day of Christmas, Velvet Rider brought to me…a cookie bundle from Nicker Bait! If your horse hasn’t had the privilege of trying a Nicker Bait cookie,…

Day 3: Bridle Bling

On the third day of Christmas, Velvet Rider brought to me… a prize package from Bridle Bling! One lucky person will win these fabulous items from the ever fun and stylish Bridle Bling.  The prize package includes the Always Dream…

Day 2: Annie’s Equestrienne Apparel

*Congrats Brenna M. on your new pair of Annie’s Equestrienne Apparel breeches! On the second day of Christmas, Velvet Rider brought to me… A pair of Tardis Blue breeches from Annie’s Equestrienne Apparel! VR loves Annie’s and have been huge…

Day 1: Hands On Gloves

*Congrats to Evie W., Roxanne C., Amber T., Caitlin T., Sarah M., Becky S., Joannie H., Kristin P., Ashley W., Mary R., Maleea A., and Krista G. for winning a pair of Hands On Gloves! On the First Day of…

Annual 12 Days of Christmas

It’s here!  Velvet Rider’s Annual 12 Days of Christmas kicks off tomorrow, December 1!  It is 12 days full of giveaways, gift ideas, and special promos.  Looking for that special gift for the equestrian in your life?  No worries!  VR…

Review: Horze Supreme Avalanche Pro Riding Rug

Winter is quickly approaching which means winter coats are growing thicker and it’s time for clipping.  We should still be mindful of our horse’s comfort when schooling and that is why quarter sheets are a must.  They are perfect to…

Review: HandsOn Gloves

New equestrian grooming company HandsOn Gloves is redefining the way you groom.  I’m sure you are thinking, it’s just another grooming glove, right?  Wrong!  HandsOn has taken an innovative approach and re-imagined the grooming glove developing a high quality product…

Happy Hall-oat-ween Recipe by Horse Healthy Oats

Happy Hall-oat-ween! Do you dress up for Halloween? What about your horse? Whether you get into the spirit of the holiday or not, there’s no denying that tasty treats are on everyone’s mind a little more this time of year. …

Equestrian Jack-O-Lanterns

Halloween is just around the corner and it’s time to plan your Jack-o-Lantern and grab your pumpkin.  Below are some amazing examples of equestrian themed carvings that I found plus a link to some templates so you can create your…

Popular Horse Names Infographic

Welcoming a new horse to your family is always an exciting time for horse lovers. If your horse doesn’t already have a name then choosing one is the first and most important task. You want to make sure that the…

Spookiest Horses of Halloween

Halloween is quickly approaching, and you will hear many tales of headless horsemen and other stories.  But what about the horses included in these tales?  Read on to learn more.     *Special thanks to Mary’s Tack & Feed for…

VR in Horse Illustrated

I am so excited to announce that my first article for Horse Illustrated is in the current October issue!  I grew up reading Horse Illustrated and loving their monthly articles on breeds so I was ecstatic for the opportunity to…

The Painting Horse Metro Releases Coloring Book

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE With Pen in teeth, painting horse autographs his new book Gettysburg, Pa – October 4, 2015 – Adult coloring books are hot, and so is this best selling artist from Gettysburg, Pa. who just happens to be…

A Horse Named Spike and Equine Lordosis

Alyssa contacted me a couple of weeks ago about sharing Spike’s story, and I was more than happy to do so!  I found their story informative and heart-warming, and I hope you do too! About 4 years ago, I moved to…

Giveaway: Custom Wish Equestrian Bonnet

VR is kicking off a very exciting giveaway today!  You have the chance to enter to win a custom fly bonnet from Wish Equestrian!  That’s right…you get to choose colors, extras, everything.  I recently did a review of their bonnet…

Review: ÉTRICAL Safety Stirrups

While being around and working with horses, our safety should always be a priority.  It is always very exciting to learn about new innovative products that offer an extra layer of protection, and I am happy to introduce you to…

What’s in a Whinny?

When your horse whinnies, have you ever wondered what it means?  As equestrians, we do come to learn the meaning of different communications used by our horses (like I know exactly when Taylor is hollering for a treat).  A group…

Review: Horze Sport Boots

Today, Horze sport boots are being featured, and one great thing about Horze is that they offer such quality products at affordable prices.  This fact definitely relates to both items for horse and rider.  This company should definitely become one…