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Responsibility in Retirement

We love horses. We love our horses. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be engulfed in this crazy sport to begin with! For many of us, riding is a hobby and our horses are our pets. At the same time though, our horses are working pets — they do indeed have a job, whether it’s a trail ride once a week or to perform at an AA show every weekend. So what happens when our horses can no longer do the job required of them? As owners, where do our responsibilities lie?

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For Lauren

Just a quick housekeeping note, since I’m not really in the mood to blog today. I’m sure most of you have heard about the tragic loss of Lauren’s husband (She Moved to Texas). I’ve had a few of you reach out to me, wanting to get together as a community and show our love and support. I’m working with a few others, including Kristen from If The Saddle Fits, to get something put together. If you’d be interested in contributing, please send me an email to my personal address: tracyjbeavers(at)gmail(dot)com. Please don’t feel obligated, or anything of the sort, but I figured if people wanted to do something together, I’d be happy to coordinate.

How to Make an Equestrian Ribbon Jar by FlyOnOverEq.com

How to Make an Equestrian Ribbon Jar

The only thing I like more than winning ribbons is displaying them. While winning isn’t everything to me, I’m proud every time I earn a rosette of any color and I proudly show off my spoils of war wherever and whenever possible. But after you’ve shown for a few seasons, the satin starts to pile up. So what do you do with all of those shiny, lovely ribbons?

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