Product Review: Bel Joeor Metier Saddle Cover

Product Review: Bel Joeor Metier Saddle Cover

Several months ago, I won a saddle cover from Amanda at Bel Joeor. I was really excited to win it! My dressage saddle’s cover is a sad, limp thing that I fished out of a box at work when I went shopping for my saddle.…

Dressage Rule Myths, Busted

Dressage Rule Myths, Busted

I spent the weekend at a dressage show with work and was struck by the number of competitors who were totally unfamiliar with USEF’s rules about attire and tack. (As someone who reads DR 120 and DR 121 several times as week, I’m more familiar…

Product Review: Flex On Green Composite Stirrups

Product Review: Flex On Green Composite Stirrups

Back in January, a mysterious box arrived at work. It contained a pair of neon green stirrups and a catalog for the French company Flex-On. I was giddy- this is only the second time in the 4+ years I’ve worked at The Horse of Course…

Product Review: Woof Wear medical hoof boot

Product Review: Woof Wear medical hoof boot

I was out of town at Dressage Finals last fall when Johnny texted me that Candy was lame. He noticed a limp when he brought her in for dinner and wanted to know what he should do. I suspected an abscess, and sent him some…

Practical bitting advice

Practical bitting advice

There are lots of things I like about working at a tack store, but one of my favorite things about working here is my boss. She’s been in the business for decades and is an excellent mentor. She’s also incredibly knowledgeable about tack and apparel.…