Horse Treat RECIPE: Dressage Nest

Lots going on in the Capital Cow-house. Stay tuned. In the meantime, we’ve had dressage on the brain. And we are praying for spring. After a very wintry day and two successful dressage tests, here’s a new seasonal recipe. Your horse won’t complain if the Easter bunny hides these at the barn…   Dressage Nests […]

DIY Crystal Spur Straps

I have a confession to make: I love sparkle. Yes, I was called a tom-boy growing up. My nails have a permanent dirt line. And I’m happiest outside, preferably¬†sweaty and covered in animal hair. But a little glitter never hurt anybody. For my birthday last year, my husband bought me a pair of spurs with […]

Capital Cowgirl’s First Post on Chronicle of the Horse Blog

Capital Cowgirl’s First Post on Chronicle of the Horse Blog Professional Eventer and Blogger Doug Payne wrote this week about an issue to which we can all relate: the ballooning cost of horse ownership and competition. He suggested a fundamental change to the sport of eventing. Concerned about the unintended impacts of his proposal, I […]

GIVEAWAY! Dressage Test Marker Board

I try to avoid making this blog discipline-specific. The truth is, good horsemanship has no discipline. My equi-love began on a blind therapy pony named Santa Claus. The flames were fanned on summer western trail rides. And a full-blown fire started in the hunter world as an “up-downer” (you know, where your trainer’s only words […]