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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!

Join Team Two Horse Tack!

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This week, we sent out our first shipment of items to our first group of Two Horse Tack Ambassadors! We’re really excited about this new program, which we hope will spread the word about our products to riders of all disciplines. Our Ambassadors get one item of their choice (excluding harnesses), as well as a special coupon code to share with their friends. In exchange, they post photos and reviews of our products to their social media followers.

We’re taking ambassadors on a rolling basis, so apply today!

OTTB Proud: Meet Our Ambassadors

We love hearing about off-track Thoroughbreds enjoying their new careers, so of course we’re proud to welcome Camile and her OTTB Gentry into our new ambassador program! Camile met Whitehouse Ridge, aka “Gentry” after exercising him for a friend and now shows the 11-year-old in hunter/jumper and dressage.

Camile and Gentry recently got one of our quick change halter bridles to make it easier for them to switch from one part of their training day to the next.

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Q: I remember you said you exercised Gentry for a friend before buying him; what was it about him that made you decide you wanted to work with him yourself?
This first time I had actually met Gentry was on a “field trip” with our 4H team. It was my first year judging and we had traveled out to my current friends place to set up a couple of classes. He was skinny, ugly looking thing that she had been giving time to recoop from his past life. At the time I had no interest in him. It wasn’t until another 2 YEARS later that I went out and visited their place again, this time helping Leeanne’s step daughter (my team captain) with grooming  the ponies. The night before I had found G’s sale ad and fell in love with his movement. (I actually didn’t even know it was the same horse.) This happened to be  the day that somebody was coming and looking at him for  their kid and Leeanne had me work him a little after they left. Fortunately for me, they didn’t like his big movement and declined the sale offer. Later that week, I received a call from her asking if I would like to work him for her, until he sold, for a limited pay. I started working him, with my parents telling me that we weren’t buying the horse, and all of us starting falling for him. He was just so sweet, with his big brown eyes and cowlick of a mane and he always seemed to know what to do even though he was  green. He was so forgiving if you messed up. Before we moved him, mom got on him and she hasn’t ridden in a while, and he took care of her by simply standing there and refusing to move. It was a funny yet kind act. That is what sold us.

Q:What’s your favorite part of Gentry’s personality?
He always tries his best, he gives his whole heart to me. Gentry is just that kind of guy that puts 110% ever time and it makes me  so happy  that I know that he will always try no matter what.

Q:What are your goals for this showing season, and what types of training challenges are you working on?
This year we are focusing on getting his confidence up in the show ring. I plan on showing him in 2ft h/s and eq o/f. Some of our challenges….oh my. Where to begin. You just never seem to be ready for shows. XD Headset is defiantly a struggle as well as keeping the true bend and relaxing  through and over the bridle.

Q:What is it about Two Horse Tack products you and Gentry love?
We love the durability and quality we get out of your products. Gentry is a bit of a mud lover, so it is always nice to have  the tack that will stand up to  his messy habits.

Q:How do you anticipate the quick change halter bridle will be helpful in your workouts?
This will help us in our workouts because I go on a lot of trail rides to build his topline and this product will help us stay clean and look good J Plus, they are malleable and soft on his face.

Follow their journey on their Instagram page, https://www.instagram.com/ottb.gentry/

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