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Evolution did not intend for horses to live like we keep them today. Their bodies evolved to slowly walk and graze for the majority of their day with a dose of snoozing and/or running from predators (or the shadow that looked like a predator :).

Here are a few modern day stressors that could leave you dealing with an ulcer:

  1. Limited grazing due to a small paddock and/or stall time. Thus, large twice daily feedings.
  2. Excessive grain consumption due to trying to make up for the lack of vitamins and minerals lacking in dry forage, rather than fresh pasture.
  3. Regular riding or training sessions. This is especially stressing on an empty stomach.
  4. Change in the mixture of the forage fed.
  5. Lack of movement due to stall confinement.
  6. Stress to the immune system due to trailering.
  7. Pecking order change due to herd additions or deletions.

One, or all, of these ulcer risks are present for every horse today. Small changes to these risks can be beneficial to your equine. For instance, periodic feedings throughout the day, supplements to less grain consumption to meet the needs of vitamins and minerals, giving your horse forage prior to riding or training sessions, more frequent time outside for stalled horses, and ulcer prevention supplements prior to trailering. Obviously, if you can not alter the amount of time they spend out in a large field to roam, ride less (why else would we own them), or ensure their herd mates stay the same until the day they die, then you will need to work with your vet to discuss options to orally provide support to your horse. 

We hope this blog post has given you some ideas for ways you can personally support your horse to lessen his risk for ulcers. 

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It seems like every time I post a picture of my thoroughbred gelding wearing his Micklem bridle I get questions about how it fits, and how my horse likes its anatomically contoured design. I did a lot of research when looking to purchase a new dressage bridle for my OTTB who had a heavy mouth, combined with my heavy hands, and a sensitive personality in general. 

When I purchased the Rambo Micklem bridle 7 years ago they were relatively alien looking to many equestrians, me included. I thought they looked unappealing, but was willing to set aside my vain side for my horse's comfort. 

Calvin was immediately receptive to the bridle. I personally thought he felt lighter. Whether it was somehow making me lighter in my hands, thus making him lighter, or it actually made him lighter in the mouth, regardless it felt good and we were both very happy. 

I thought it was fairly affordable given the research that appeared to go into the anatomically contoured craftsmanship of this bridle. The leather was adequately supple and has held up amazingly well.   

It now comes in a beautiful tanned leather option of a dark brown and black, as well as a browband with the traditional hunter stitching. I don't even ride in the hunter or equitation ring and am pining for one of these for my big red gelding.

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Sometimes dressing up for your ride just makes you feel good and ride better. Let EQUESTRIANISTA take care of your need for equestrian style that takes you from errands, to brunch with girlfriends, to the barn. 

You rely on your trainer to help you create a training schedule that builds on the bond between you and your horse. Your horse relies on you to keep him happy and healthy. You rely on your horse to walk, trot, and canter wherever you point him, carry you along a rugged trail, and give you muzzle kisses on days that nothing is going right. 

We know that equestrian apparel and accessories that look good for all of this is as important as each of these moments are. We work everyday to curate, design, and bring you styles that allow you to run through life and enjoy everything this equestrian lifestyle brings. 

xoxo Julie

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Equestrian or not, as women fashion plays an important role in our lives. Many of us love flipping through the pages of style mags to see what celebs and influencers are wearing. And as equestrians we spend equal time scrolling through the latest #ROOTD on Instagram.

Our lives may not revolve around what colors Pantone (company who's system for matching colors is used in specifying printing inks) is predicting to be the hottest of the year, but it does affect us from fashion trends, home decor trends, and even hair color trends. Yes, the color of 2019 is already a thing in hair color!

Well, it's here! According to Pantone 2019's color of the year will be Living Coral!

As we've come to expect from Pantone, their choice for 2019 is bold and statement making. Pantone describes Living Coral as: An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge, Living Coral marries the best of two worlds – pastels and neons.

At EQUESTRIANISTA, we would describe Living Coral as a hue somewhere between orange and pink, charming and modern, soft and loud, sweet and sophisticated. This color is truly a modern mix and allows for a range of applications and interpretations.

A range of coral offerings can be found in equestrian fashion at the moment. From Spooks Equestrian to Ariat, riding tops to breeches, saddle pad to polo wraps, you can find the perfect shade of coral to keep your equestrian style game strong!

EQUESTRIANISTA loves glam leisure and sport luxe in equestrian fashion more than anyone. So don't worry we are working on style and swagger that will have us, and you, crushing the competition this year!

xoxo Julie, Sophia & Whitney

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Everywhere you look the street style look for camouflage is going strong...and we mean like the Hulk kind of strong. Street style is all about making bold fashion statements, and that’s exactly what camo does to any ensem. It doesn't matter how you wear it; top, bottom, bag, shoes, accessories, etc. etc. Camouflage makes you look like a fashion insider the moment you pull it on.

An Equestrianista may not be able to rock the loose-fit trousers or sneakers while at the barn or riding, but you know we wouldn't let that stop us from keeping you the fashion insider of the barn! :) Our newest addition to our trademark design collection is on-trend and on-point!

Whether styling a pair of GhoDo moto breeches with it or building a look around this pullover to make it the stand out star, you can’t go wrong by adding this Equestrian {ista} Camo Sweatshirt to your wardrobe. The classic print truly never goes out of style, and we've made it feel fresh with our trademark brand emblazoned across it in metallic orange. Show us how all you equestrian fashionistas are wearing it!

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Maybe you're a rider, or just shopping for that special equestrian in your life, we have horse lover gifts that give the gift of style. 

At Equestrianista.com you'll find horse girl gifts guaranteed to sleigh whether it's for your spouse, daughter, trainer, barn manager, vet, or barn bestie. Here are a few hand picked gifts we think are perfect gifts for the equestrians in your life.

Under $20

Socks

Shine bright every ride with fun, novelty prints that adorn these lightweight, sleek, easy-on and off tall boot socks. Made  in the USA; right here in the Midwest.

 The Perfect Horse Show or Barn Companion

Under $60

 Bring on the Cold - Equestrianista has you covered in style.

 Equestrianista Gift Card - always the perfect sized gift. 

Let the horse lovers in your life choose their perfect fit, size and design. Perfect for instructors, vets and barn staff.

 

 

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Good Morning Ladies - It's here, it's here!! I am so excited to bring you our first ever holiday design!! My inspiration was to create a casual piece with all the feels of the most wonderful time of the year! The whimsical charm of this pullover will whisk you away to your childhood, with fond memories of hunting down the perfect tree and days spent with your four-legged friend. I delighted in creating a style that authentically takes you from the barn, to all your holiday shopping in between. I truly hope you love this creation and wish you the happiest of holidays!!  xoxo Julie & In Classic Fashion
One Horse Open Sleigh Pullover on the inside cover of Horse Glam's 2018 Equestrian Holiday Gift Guide.
Taylor Bodson of the East Coast Equestrian looking perfectly cozy and cute in her One Horse Open Sleigh Pullover from Equestrianista.
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The Definition of an Equestrian.

If you google equestrian you will find a few search responses. One is Wikipedia, who defines it as; "The word equestrian is a reference to horseback riding, derived from Latin equester and equus, "horse"."

Another is from Webster, who defines us as "one who rides on horseback." At Equestrianista we know there is much more to being an equestrian than eithe r of these two definitions.

Actual, day-in-and-day-out, true equestrians - define ourselves as athletes with an unmatched work ethic, bravery and love for our partner(s) in this sport. Whether we compete in the hunter jumper ring, dressage arena, western show ring or are a campaigner on the trail - we encompass dedication and a true passion.

Equestrian is the broad word to define us, but up and coming term equestrianista narrows that even more. Equestrianista is quickly becoming synonymous with those equestrian's that define themselves as equestrian fashionistas. With this term seeing a rise in the equestrian world - from equestrian apparel sported in the schooling ring, horse show, to the social media hashtag #equestrianista seeing exponential growth - equestrianista will undoubtedly share space in both Wikipedia and Webster in the near future.

Here at the Equestrianista Clothing Brand we define Equestrianista  as: 

Equestrianista | noun | eques-tri-an-is-ta | \i-ˈkwes-trē-ən-ˈnēs-tə\ : one with a love for equestrian-inspired style.

How do you define being an equestrianista?

Equestrianista® is an equestrian lifestyle clothing brand created for the equestrian fashionista. 
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