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Meet Our Ambassadors: Taylor and Strutter

We’re continuing our series introducing you to our team of Two Horse Tack Ambassadors

Today, we’re getting to know Taylor and her Arabian, Strutter. Taylor and Strutter have been using a mix ‘n’ match English breastcollar. Get yours here!

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Follow Taylor on Twitter at @twalker2017

 –What have you and your horse been up to this summer–preparing for a show, hitting the trails, trying a new sport?

Strutter and I have been doing a lot of trail miles this summer! We’ve done five 25-mile competitions so far, and we just completed our first 50 of the season this weekend. We’ve been doing a lot of conditioning and working extra hard to prepare for more 50s and maybe even a 75 later in the season. And, of course, we’ve been having lots of fun!

 

–How did you first meet Baxter?

I first met Strutter in July of 2015. I was looking for a way to get into distance riding, and I got in touch with my now-mentor and Strutter’s owner by looking at my local distance riding group’s website. She had five horses at the time, and Strutter was meant to be her husband’s but he doesn’t ride much anymore. Strutter needed a job, I needed a horse, and the rest is history!

What’s your favorite part of your Baxter’s personality?

My favorite thing about Strutter is his work ethic. He can be very silly and quirky, but when we get to a competition and get out on trail, he is all business. Our personalities are very similar, and I think that’s why we get along so well.

What do you like about the Two Horse gear you got as part of the program?

The real question is what DON’T I like about Two Horse Tack gear? It’s sturdy, easy to clean, completely customizable, and comes in any color I want!
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Meet Our Ambassadors: Carley and Blue

Today we’re continuing a series of blog posts to help you get to know our team of Two Horse Tack Ambassadors. Our Ambassador program helps social media influencers and riders find great custom tack at a great price. Interested in applying for our Ambassador program? Fill out our questionnaire here. Our program accepts ambassadors on a rolling basis. 

Meet Carley and her rescue horse, Blue. They’ve been testing out our Western bridle with silver spots this summer.

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Carley and Blue after a recent show. Follow them on Instagram at @carley_wheelis

What have you and your horse been up to this summer–preparing for a show, hitting the trails, trying a new sport?

Me and Little Blue having been training to compete in North Carolina’s State Fair on October. Also we have been working on barrel racing and dressage.

How did you first meet Blue?
I met Blue through a rescue facility. When I first met him he was skin and bones literally! When I saw his big dark eyes just pleading for help i knew i had to save him. When i first brought him home he had a 50/50 chance of surviving. Also he was drugged so I had no idea he was mean and dangerous. I found out 3 moths later that the place that “rescued” him were actually  the ones starving and abusing him.
What’s your favorite part of Blue’s personality?
My favorite part of Blue’s personality is his trust. He only trusts me to saddle him, or give him a bath. I know it sounds bad but I love that he only trusts me.
What do you like about the Two Horse gear you guys have been using? I LOVE that its so easy to wash. Especially since Blue LOVES to roll in the creek in his tack 😦 So easy to wash is a MUST!

Meet our ambassadors: Kallie and Baxter

Today we’re launching a series of blog posts to help you get to know our team of Two Horse Tack Ambassadors. Our Ambassador program helps social media influencers and riders find great custom tack at a great price. Interested in applying for our Ambassador program? Fill out our questionnaire here. Our program accepts ambassadors on a rolling basis. 

This week, we meet Kallie and her Percheron, Baxter. They have been proudly showing off our war bridle during their rides this summer!

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 –What have you and your horse been up to this summer–preparing for a show, hitting the trails, trying a new sport?

This summer Baxter and I took on a new sport, Mounted Archery.  Mounted Archery is a challenging and engaging sport and requires a great deal of trust and confidence in your equine partner.  Baxter is excelling at Mounted Archery very quickly and seems to really enjoy himself.  Riding a large draft (Percheron) in Mounted Archery is not common, especially one who is 18 hands.   Most Mounted Archery horses are between 14 and 16 hands tall so you do not have to shoot down to the targets.  Baxter’s height is not holding either of us back at all, I feel we are both growing quickly in the sport and I can’t wait to see what we can do in the future!  We participated in a Mounted Archery Clinic earlier this year and will be attending another in August as well as participating in a rein-less riding clinic also in August. We also joined a Mounted Archery club and participate in monthly club practices.

–How did you first meet Baxter?

I purchased Baxter as an 8-month-old, with the thought of training him to be my next all-around show and trail horse.   Baxter started going to shows in hand as a yearling and two-year-old and also spent lots of time with me on trails, either with me leading him or ponying him off of another horse.  I started sitting on Baxter the fall of his 2-year-old year and started him under saddle as a 3-year-old.  He and I have been successfully competing in all-around events at open horse shows as well as trail riding since he was three. I also use him to babysit horses that come to my farm for training and as a pony horse as well as a trail leader when introducing horses to trail riding.  Baxter has also dabbled as a lesson horse for a six and ten-year-old girls when he was four (when my lesson horse hurt herself).

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What’s your favorite part of your Baxter’s personality?

Baxter has a lot of personality but what I enjoy the most is his willingness to trust me and try new adventures and his loving-ness.  He is a complete snuggle bug and loves to be brushed and hugged.

What do you like about the Two Horse gear you got as part of the program?

Baxter and I received the Medieval Baroque War or Parade Bridle made from Beta Biothane.  I loved that I could send Two Horse Tack Baxter’s measurements (he has a very large and often hard to fit head) and they sent me a beautifully made bridle that fit him great!  The Beta Biothane Bridle is very easy to clean, compliments his face and the reins are easy to grip.   I had not previously worked with Beta Biothane and was impressed with the softness and flexibility it has.  Baxter gets lots of compliments on his bridle and I love how it opens up conversations with people I don’t know about Beta Biothane gear from Two Horse Tack.  And the style makes Baxter look super cool!!!