History of Riding Boots

**This originally appeared in the 2016 September/October issue of Horse & Style Magazine.** I can’t believe the time has come, and we’re at the end of our History of Equestrian Style journey. We started at the top with the helmet and worked our way down. All that’s left is the history of riding boots, an[…]

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History of the Ratcatcher

This article originally appeared in the May/June edition of Horse & Style Magazine. It’s the next installment of “History of Equestrian Style!” Like all pieces of the riding habit, the history of the ratcatcher, (also known as the show shirt or the informal hunt shirt), is one laced in mystery and intrigue. No one knows[…]

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History of the Hunt Coat

*This article originally appeared in Horse & Style Magazine’s March/April issue. I wrote it for their “History of Equestrian Style” series! While the origin of the very first riding jacket is unknown, we do know that jackets currently worn by English-disciplined equestrians evolved from the coats initially worn by foxhunters. It is widely thought that[…]

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History of the Riding Helmet

*This article originally appeared in Horse & Style Magazine earlier this year as part of their “History of Equestrian Style” series!* “Every Ride, Every Time.” That’s the motto most of us equestrians live by when it comes to our helmets. Keeping our noggins safe is our number one priority, but that wasn’t always the case.[…]

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