Manhattan Saddlery

On our way out of New York City last week, my husband and I traveled south on Madison Avenue to 24th Street where we found the last tack shop in the city: Manhattan Saddlery. It was nestled behind some scaffolding, so we almost missed it. After being buzzed inside, it was like stepping back in[…]

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Belmont Park

After reading Ruffian: Burning from the Start and Ruffian: A Racetrack Romance, I wanted to visit her grave at Belmont Park in New York. I had never been to Belmont before, but since James and I were in Manhattan last week, we decided to swing by the track on our way to the Hamptons. Prior[…]

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Home Sweet Home

Hi friends – I’m back! If you follow me on Instagram @marylandequestrian, you probably figured out that I was on vacation last week. My husband and I started off in East Rutherford, New Jersey, at the Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean concert at Metlife Stadium. Later that night, we drove into Manhattan where we stayed[…]

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Equestrian Artist – Milton Menasco

Instagram has opened up a whole new world for me since I joined last October. Shortly thereafter, I found @miltonmenasco, and instantly fell in love with all of the account owner’s equestrian posts, particularly the pictures of artist Milton Menasco’s horse portraiture. After about nine months of ‘liking’ virtually every single picture, I reached out[…]

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Drawer Knobs

A few weeks ago, I purchased a small wooden table at my local vintage sale. It was painted a hideous light teal and grey, but the size was just right for one spot in my mudroom. I knew that with a new coat of hunter green-colored paint, it would be perfect. I ended up repainting[…]

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A Weekend in Review

Did you all have a nice weekend? The weather here was pretty perfect – warm, but low humidity. I got to do all my favorite things this weekend: ride, read, work outside, and see my family. Saturday started out with a wonderful ride on Bailey. He’s finally starting to bend a little easier and doesn’t[…]

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Verb(ing) – X

Reading I just reread, for the third time, I believe, To Kill a Mockingbird, and I had forgotten how absolutely exquisite is was. I’m getting ready to dig into Go Set a Watchman and can’t wait! Also, because I typically read more than one book at the same time, and because I, apparently, enjoy crying,[…]

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Maryland, a Thoroughbred State

Though she be but little, she is fierce. Even though Maryland is a tiny state, she is a Thoroughbred state! Last week I went to a polo match sponsored by the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation, and grabbed a few brochures to peruse. I knew that Maryland had quite a bit of horse country, but these[…]

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Book Review: Funny Cide

How a Horse, a Trainer, a Jockey, and a Bunch of High School Buddies Took on the Sheiks and Bluebloods…and Won The story of Funny Cide, written by Sally Jenkins, is very reminiscent to the story of Seabiscuit: had this horse not found this particular trainer, these owners, and this jockey, he, most likely, would[…]

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