For the past several decades, has your life been more about taking care of others than taking care of yourself while your dreams have gathered dust on long forgotten shelves?
Are you at that point in life when you've begun to wonder whether you'll ever find the courage to do all the things you wanted to do someday?
Offering horses as both metaphor and solution to the natural malaise that often rears its head just about the time we blow out that "midlife" birthday candle, this is the book that will help you ask (and answer), "What about my dreams?" and "Is it my turn yet?" and "If not now, when?" and best of all, "If now, how?"
Melinda Folse speaks to those women whose hearts yearn for reconnection at a time when life seems to have run its own course and childhood dreams of playing with horses are only a vague memory. She not only helps you rekindle the possibility of bringing a little equine energy into your life, she also takes you on a gentle journey of small steps to help your childhood passion become a reality.
Matching beautifully with other Vespucci items in the collection, these Vespucci Web Reins feature hand stops and hook stud closures.
Walsh™ Gag Cheeks were designed in collaboration with top riders. These gag cheeks are made of double nylon ropes with American leather ends and stoppers. The design includes a second ring below the buckle to offer a bit more flexibility than traditional rope gag cheeks. Pair.
Traditional, grippy Circuit Rubber Reins feature fancy-stitched leather rein fronts. Double reinforced hook stud ends and stainless steel hardware ensure long wear.
Professional's Choice® Pro Mesh XC2 Front Boots deliver a combination of impact and abrasion protection, breathability, support and durability. Lightweight and flexible, these cross country boots allow hot air to escape and cooler air to enter. The outer layer keeps dirt out, while the inner foam lining absorbs shock and resists slipping in wet and dry conditions.
This Professional's Choice® VenTECH™ Anatomic Girth combines high-quality French leather with VenTECH technology—a great blend of tradition and technology. This classic-looking, shaped girth offers horse comfort with a lightweight, breathable, washable VenTECH liner that allows heat and moisture to escape for cool, dry comfort underneath.
The Circuit Elite with RFT Saddle features the Rotate-to-Fit (RTF) system for exceptionally easy widening or narrowing of the gullet to fit multiple horses. Circuit Saddles are made from excellent materials and premium leather with details usually found in far more expensive models. Circuit Saddles carry a lifetime tree warranty and include a complimentary saddle cover.
The Roma® Deluxe Hock Boot helps protect your horse's hock from injury. This hock boot works well for both travel and stabling. It has a neoprene lining that's comfortable for your horse. Easy on and off.
Double-Jointed American Gag Happy Mouth Bit. Soft yet strong plastic mouth piece with stainless steel joint.
A Replacement RTF Button for Circuit Rotate-to-Fit Saddles.
This Happy Mouth Shaped Mullen Mouth 2-Ring Elevator Bit features an apple-flavored plastic mouthpiece encourages bit acceptance. It has a stainless steel core and two-ring elevator cheeks.
The Walsh™ Neoprene Girth offers classic styling, easy-care washability and horse comfort all in one. This girth has a removable, slip-proof, neoprene inner, premium quality, easy-care nylon web back and double elastic at the ends. Made in the USA.
The Professional's Choice® VenTech™ Fleece Combo Girth promotes cooling airflow with a removable strip of VenTech material next to your horse's skin. Synthetic fleece adds to your horse's comfort. This unique girth has elastic at both ends, stainless steel roller buckles and a center D-ring.
The Ovation® Stretch Cord Running Attachment with stretchable forks for just enough give.
Designed to prevent pinching, the Herm Sprenger KK Ultra Sensogan® 2-Type Bit is a unique combination of an eggbutt and a loose ring. This bit features a 16mm Sensogan mouthpiece and 70mm stainless steel rings. Sensogan resists tarnishing while creating a pleasant taste, encouraging salivation and promoting acceptance of the bit acceptance.
The RSL HindBoot™ from EquiFit is designed to support peak performance. These shock-absorbing hind boots help create a more animated canter and help the horse follow through with the hind legs while jumping. The T-Foam™ liner allows for a perfect fit each time.
PDS™ Gullet Plates enable riders to quickly and easily change the width of the carbon fiber tree inside PDS saddles.
This Stübben Equi-Soft® Dressage Girth with Sheepskin Back represents an ingenious system of relieving girthing problems that result in poor performance. The Equi-Soft Girth relieves constriction with an exclusive system of elastic rings for perfect girth pressure distribution. Its shape allows the horse to expand its chest when needed.
This HSstainless Double-Jointed Bradoon has a 55mm stainless steel rings and a 14mm stainless steel mouthpiece with center link. The link lets this bit lie smoothly across the horse's tongue.
Popular in the jumper ring, the Dy’on Rope Noseband is designed to go with the Dy’on anatomic headpiece with brass cheek buckles on each side. This noseband features a waxed rope nose and premium English leather. The chin is padded and has a brass roller buckle for easy adjustment.
Dy'on® Blinkers were developed with top European show jumpers to help your horse focus. Made of dark broth leather, they attach to the cheek pieces of your bridle with discreet hook-and-loop closures.
The Gina Miles Slow Twist D-Ring Bit from Professional’s Choice® has a classic d-ring cheek and a twisted mouth.
The Stübben 2-in-1 Loose Ring Bit features a 16mm stainless steel mouth with a sweet copper center link that helps promote salivation. This bit can be used in two ways for different levels of impact. Changing the way the bit is used occasionally may help prevent desensitization of the horse’s mouth.
This Happy Mouth Contoured Copper Roller Eggbutt Bit promotes bit acceptance and a soft mouth with a mouthpiece that has a center copper roller and apple-scented flexible plastic bars. The bars are curved for comfort and designed to encourage salivation. The sweet taste of the copper roller also promotes salivation and mouthing of the bit.
Offered at an attainable price, the Londonderry Bridle from Schockemöhle Sports is ideal for daily schooling. It’s made of quality leather with a raised, padded flash noseband, raised, padded brow and a padded crown. It comes with web reins.
Showmark Deluxe Flash Bridle with Clincher combines tradition with modern comfort features. It has a padded, solid brass clincher browband and a padded, contoured, recessed crown design that hides the noseband hanger in a discreet channel. Reins are included.