Bridle & Bone

Horses, Dogs, and Holistic Wellness
Barn Time

The Honest Truth About Barn Time

Confession: Barn time is real and it sucks me in constantly.   Those people who don’t spend time with horses may wonder, what in the world is barn time? Equestrians understand. Barn time is the magical and wondrous hours spent at the barn where time seems to stand still. Clocks don’t work and life outside […]

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Bridle & Bone Vet Chat Vlog

Vet Chat Episode 1 with Dr. Kendra Pope

  Welcome to the first installment of the vlog series, Vet Chat. My friend and colleague, integrative veterinarian, Dr. Kendra Pope was gracious to take time out of her busy schedule and sit down with me to discuss her background and growing trends in veterinary medicine.     Those of you who know me may […]

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Unicorn Bridle & Bone

When You Find a Unicorn

  Confession: Sometimes you get exactly what you want even if it was too much to hope for.   How many of you equestrians have seen ads looking for a unicorn? The quintessential perfect horse for your needs. You know, the one that doesn’t exist? Or does it?     A unicorn has different meanings […]

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Essential Oil Melaleuca

The Essential Oil Element: Melaleuca

Tea Tree Oil: A Natural Antiseptic and Insect Repellent   Most of you interested in aromatherapy or holistic health will have heard of tea tree oil, or melaleuca. It can be found in natural cleaning products and beauty products. But what is it exactly and how may this essential oil be used with your horse […]

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Seeing is Believing in Equine Sports Massage

Seeing is Believing in Equine Sports Massage

Alternative therapies have a multitude of health benefits, especially sports massage which we use in our practice with horses and dogs. But sometimes prospective clients remain unconvinced. How do you convince someone that equine sports massage really can increase circulation, reduce inflammation, and improve mobility? Seeing is believing.     We love our clients and build […]

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3 Easy Ways to Keep Your Dog Fit & Fabulous

3 Easy Ways to Keep Your Dog Fit and Fabulous

As our dogs age their metabolism slows and they can become increasingly heavier. Obesity in dogs causes unnecessary pressure on their joints, vertebrae, and contributes to additional health issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and more. Give your dog the best possible chance to live a long and healthy life. Here are three easy […]

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Blog Goals

Setting the Bar for 2018

It’s time to stop looking backward and concentrate on the year to come. After all, 2017 was the first full year of publication for Bridle & Bone. Even without setting goals I accomplished so much that I can be proud. So imagine what I can do if I actually get organized and set challenges for […]

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From Blogging to Books: Increasing Your Reach and Your Wallet

BlogPaws Kansas City Here I Come!

This April pet bloggers from around the world will be attending the BlogPaws 10th Anniversary Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. My father and his family grew up in northeastern Kansas and we visited often through the years. I absolutely cannot wait to see my family, eat the best BBQ, and of course connect and learn […]

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#horsebloggers vlog challenge

#Horsebloggers Vlog Challenge

As part of Haynet’s equestrian and country blogger community, I joined their 5 question Vlog Challenge. As you may know, video is one of my goals for the coming year. So what better way to start off the year right?     I was paired with Laura Szuca of Wannabe in the Ribbons, based in […]

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Coconut Oil, A Natural Flea Remedy

Guest Post: Coconut Oil, a Natural Flea Remedy

It is just the unfortunate reality of a dog owner that at one time or another you’re going to have to combat the outbreak of a flea infestation. The good news is there are a number of effective ways for you to treat your pet for fleas and without reaching for the medicated shampoo. We’re sure […]

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10 Reasons to Own Your Own Horse

10 Reasons to Own Your Own Horse

  It’s true! After years of begging, pleading, and crying I am buying a horse. Those of you who have been following my Confessions of a Timid Rider series, you know that horse ownership has always been my goal. It’s easy to blame by husband or finances, but the truth is that I wasn’t ready […]

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Lavender best essential oil beginners

The Essential Oil Element: Lavender

Lavender, The Best Essential Oil for Beginners In my first Essential Oil Element series on Bridle & Bone, I am focusing on lavender. Widely considered to be the most popular of all essential oils, it is often a person’s first foray into aromatherapy.   The use of lavender has been documented for over 2500 years. […]

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