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Susan FriedlandSmith
Susan FriedlandSmith

I have a contest going on to win a pair of awesome Roeckl gloves for you and a friend. Here are the details. (for US & Canada only--sorry)http://susanfriedlandsmith.com/2017/04/10/roeckl-glove-review-giveaway/

Roeckl Glove Review and Giveaway! | Saddle Seeks Horse

Roeckl Glove Review and Giveaway! | Saddle Seeks Horse

Riding gloves are the unsung heroes of the equestrian wardrobe. Without them, our hands get dirty, blistery and fingernails snag. Gloves might not be as exciting to match with breeches as trendy belts or be as showy as a sun shirt, but my Roeckl gloves ar...

Susan FriedlandSmith
Susan FriedlandSmith

http://susanfriedlandsmith.com/2017/04/05/rob-gage-jumping-clinic/

Rob Gage Jumping Clinic Re-cap, Day One | Saddle Seeks Horse

Rob Gage Jumping Clinic Re-cap, Day One | Saddle Seeks Horse

If you would have told me a few months ago that soon Knight and I would ride two days in a clinic with an Olympic show jumping coach I would have laughed at the preposterous idea. Yet it happened thanks to my trainer who hosted the event.

Susan FriedlandSmith
Susan FriedlandSmith

The one in which my horse looks like Justin Timberlake. http://susanfriedlandsmith.com/2017/03/25/20x60-premiera-vienna-halter/

Premiera Vienna Halter Exudes Equine Elegance | Saddle Seeks Horse

Premiera Vienna Halter Exudes Equine Elegance | Saddle Seeks Horse

Knight got a new halter, the Premiera Vienna halter by 20×60, and when he wears it he's debonaire-the equine equivalent of Justin Timberlake in a tuxedo. I have a confession. Beautiful leather halters are my weakness. The combination of gleaming hardware ...

Susan FriedlandSmith
Susan FriedlandSmith

I'm geeking out over "riding as exercise" data thanks to my new Fitbit Blaze. The latest on the blog. . . http://susanfriedlandsmith.com/2017/03/15/horseback-riding-exercise/

Comparing Spin Class v. Horseback Riding as Exercise | Saddle Seeks Horse

Comparing Spin Class v. Horseback Riding as Exercise | Saddle Seeks Horse

In which saddle do you think you get a more calorie-burning workout: the pleather one on the exercise bike at the gym or the one you place atop your horse's back? I'm assuming since you are reading a blog with the words "saddle" and "horse" in the name th...

Susan FriedlandSmith
Susan FriedlandSmith

Who else tracks and rides? http://susanfriedlandsmith.com/2017/03/08/fitbit-blaze-horseback-riding/

Fitbit Blaze for Equestrians: Here's Why I'm Glad I Upgraded My Fitness Tracker | Saddle Seeks Horse

Fitbit Blaze for Equestrians: Here's Why I'm Glad I Upgraded My Fitness Tracker | Saddle Seeks Horse

More and more equestrians are looking for fitness trackers to record their exercise time both in and out of the saddle. I just got the Fitbit Blaze* and have worn it at the time of this writing during four riding lessons, one trail ride, while walking the...

Susan FriedlandSmith
Susan FriedlandSmith

My most read stories last year were about using fitness trackers like Fitbit while riding, how being around horses is good for your brain (based on brain research), books I've read, and when a very good horse does a very bad thing. http://susanfriedlandsmith.com/2017/02/01/saddle-seeks-horse-top-10-posts-2016/

Saddle Seeks Horse Top 10 Posts from 2016 | Saddle Seeks Horse

Saddle Seeks Horse Top 10 Posts from 2016 | Saddle Seeks Horse

Most of us equestrians are goal oriented and reflective. Before we get too far into 2017, I wanted to glance back to see what posts received the most traffic and in theory were most helpful to my fellow horse (and dog) lovers. One of my goals for 2017 is ...

Susan FriedlandSmith
Susan FriedlandSmith

Some of us equestrian bloggers participated in the 4th annual Equestrian Blogger Secret Santa Exchange this Christmas. It's my second year taking part and it's so much fun! http://susanfriedlandsmith.com/2017/01/11/equestrian-blogger-secret-santa-revealed-thanks-bel-joeor/

Equestrian Blogger Secret Santa Revealed: Thanks Bel Joeor! | Saddle Seeks Horse

Equestrian Blogger Secret Santa Revealed: Thanks Bel Joeor! | Saddle Seeks Horse

The holidays came and went so quickly! Christmas day hubby and I flew to Chicago to see my side of the family, New Year's Eve we flew back home to Orange County to regroup, New Year's Day we drove six hours to Mammoth Lakes, California (hubby skied) and t...

Susan FriedlandSmith
Susan FriedlandSmith

I will put both my Longines Los Angeles Masters posts here. One is mostly celebrities (a great close up of John Whitaker) and the other is more about the ambiance of the four-day show. Here http://susanfriedlandsmith.com/2016/09/30/7-must-see-photos-longines-la-masters-red-carpet/

9 Must-See VIPs from the Longines LA Masters Red Carpet | Saddle Seeks Horse

9 Must-See VIPs from the Longines LA Masters Red Carpet | Saddle Seeks Horse

Scores of the world's most talented show jumpers are now here in SoCal for the third annual Longines LA Masters, and last night's red carpet opening event brought out the equestrian and Hollywood stars in full force. Enjoy this collection shot by the tale...