Riding Free Blog: Saddle Up!

Mama Stuff

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Is anyone else completely into quizzes and personality tests? I LOVE them. I mean, there’s a reason Seventeen and Cosmo sold so well, you went RIGHT to the quizzes. Even recently, I find myself taking the Enneagram and other personality tests because I love learning more about myself. Once I find they’re accurate, I give […]

Quiz Obsessed

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Mama Stuff

So news flash, my kids are not placing in the top of their events, if at all, in rodeo and we are certainly not running a saddle empire. We don’t have a big, beautiful ranch with thousands of head of cattle like I would love, we have ONE dairy cow. The squares on our feed […]

Why we share our journey on the gram

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Mama Stuff

Own your journey and make sure it’s yours…we’ve all heard the saying, “comparison is the thief of joy.”

It’s all About the Personal Best

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Tack

We want you to have full transparency into how, where and why we make our saddles the way we do!

Our Tack – Where we make it and why.

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Mama Stuff

It’s hard to talk about failures when it comes to our kids and their horses, but it can feel isolating.

No one talks about the failures, or do they?

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Mama Stuff

From Abby (Unedited…because…no autocorrect on this platform, but I like it):When I was five I got my mare Jessie and I took barrle raceing lessons on her.  We would always lope up and down my neighbors rode. When I turned seven when I started to compeat on her she would pin her ears back when I […]

The McLeod Sisters: How to Know When It’s Time to Change Your Child’s Horse

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Horse Tips

Today we are giving you 5 tactical ideas to keep riding FUN for your kids, especially after a set back.  “But riding horses is fun in itself!”  Yes!  But tell that to your kid who has 7,000 distractions pulling them away from this sport each day… So you could be coming off a set back with your kids, like […]

5 Fun Horse Activities for your kids!

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Mama Stuff

A little bit about what spurred me to take over our Instagram and why I want all you mamas back in the saddle.

Mamas, Don’t Shrink!

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Horse Activities

I threw Abby and Beau up on a horse before they could have a conversation. It was all about how to stop, how to go and how to “control” your horse – I say that in quotes because I’m not sure control is the right word, we had a few scary moments where control went out the window. Which brings me to ground work.

No Skipping the Groundwork!

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Recipes

OK, so I’m not allowed to share the real deal.  Her family has a tight lid on this hot fudge recipe, but you guys…I spent a looooong time trying to imitate it and I have to say it’s pretty darn close. I despise when recipes have a long description and you have to search for […]

Laura’s Hot Fudge

fudge with butter