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The Ride On! Bracelet

Testing 1, 2, 3..... 
Check out what my talented friend Wm Henri / Bill Cleaver just made for me! We're still working out the details, but if there's enough interest I may make these lovely bracelets available on the website. For you guys :) 

Be sure and check out Bill's website. He's designed and produced stunning leatherwork for Ralph Lauren, Filson, Eddie Bauer, and numerous collectors. Hes' now making smaller leather treasures like this as well as custom dog collars and leashes and ( shhhhh.... ) a guitar strap for my husband for xmas. 
 

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The Barn Is My Church

You guys asked for it, so here you go—the third in our mug series! Now taking orders and shipping end of October. Perfect gifts for your barn buddies, Pony Club, 4H or show prizes. Or yourself. Shop on the Retail Page

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Welcome St. Croix Saddlery!

Welcome to our newest wholesale client, St. Croix Saddlery, in Hugo, Minnesota! I ordered a lovely stock pin from them when I started showing 10 years ago and they carry great lines and their customer service was so helpful and kind. 

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LBTE Cover Story in Style Reins Magazine!

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LBTE Cover Story in Style Reins Magazine!

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Honored to have Life Between The Ears included in Style Reins summer issue! If you've wondered what the back story of how LBTE began, you can download your *FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION* here on the Style Reins site: www.StyleReins.com/magazine. Cover photo by longtime LBTE contributor, Francesca Cavallero Belon in Peru. 

"We’ve all been there. Out riding and just unable to resist that snap - our favoured Instagram post between the ears. Tara Punter spoke to Kristine Dahms; the lady behind ‘Life Between The Ears’, the social media sensation taking on a virtual horseback ride around the world." - Style Reins

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UPSTATE NEW YORK, 🇺🇸 US

Thanks to 🔷 @bayleyann034 🔷, aboard her gorgeous warmblood in the Adirondaks in Upstate New York. Hope everyone had a nice Labor Day weekend in the US and here's to a productive four day week ahead.
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GONE TOO SOON

My heart breaks for my friends who lost their lovely friend🌻 @megan_mischaikov 🌻, head wrangler at Zapata Ranch @ranchlandsin Colorado earlier this week in a car accident. Apparently Meg loved horses, four-legged friends, ranching, conservation, the color yellow, and sunflowers. She had tagged this shot a while back and I missed it until our mutual friend Suze shared it with me. Our hearts are with Meg's friends and family. 💛

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LAKE OF MENTEITH, SCOTLAND

What a way to wrap up these last days of summer with a bit of madness. This totally made my day. Thanks to 🔷 @jopyeee 🔷 Jo Pye for catching this great shot of 🔷 @ana.welshc 🔷 on her wonder Welsh C pony, Blythe.
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GLENORCHY, 🇻🇬 NEW ZEALAND


Thanks to 🔷 @s_biddles.nz 🔷 Sally Biddlecombe for sharing her view where they filmed part of Lord of The Rings.

Glenorchy is a small settlement at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu in the South Island region of Otago, New Zealand. It is approximately 45 km (28 mi) by road or boat from Queenstown, the nearest large town. There are several pubs, a café and a range of small shops in the town catering mainly to tourists but also to the small resident population. There is also a small airstrip which caters to small planes.

The local scenery was used as one of the settings in the first of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films [ The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)]. Lothlórien, Orthanc, and the scene where Boromir was slain and leant near a tree were a few that were shot in nearby Paradise.

Vertical Limit (2000), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) were also filmed in the area.

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenorchy,_New_Zealand

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WRITING ON STONE PROVINCIAL PARK, CANADA

Thanks to 🔷 @_emmiiillyyy 🔷 near the Canadian/US border near Montana. This is the first I've heard of this nature reserve.

Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park is located about 100 kilometres southeast of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, or 44 kilometres east of the community of Milk River, and straddles the Milk River itself. It is one of the largest areas of protected prairie in the Alberta park system, and serves as both a nature preserve and protection for a large number of aboriginal rock carvings and paintings. The park is important and sacred to the Blackfoot and many other aboriginal tribes. The park has been nominated by Parks Canada and the Government of Canada as a World Heritage Site. Its UNESCO application was filed under the name Áísínai’piwhich is Niitsítapi (Blackfoot) meaning "it is pictured / written".[2] The provincial park is synonymous with the Áísínai’pi National Historic Site of Canada.
Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Writing-on-Stone_Provincial_Park

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Celebrating 100 Years of National Parks! GRAND TETONS NATIONAL PARK, 🇺🇸WYOMING

Thanks to 🔷 @tesscohen 🔷 Tess Cohen of Jackson, Wyoming for reminding us of the national treasures we are fortunate to have with our @nationalparkservice, who today, celebrates their 💯 birthday!
On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service, a new federal bureau in the Department of the Interior responsible for protecting the 35 national parks and monuments then managed by the department and those yet to be established. This "Organic Act" states that "the Service thus established shall promote and regulate the use of the Federal areas known as national parks, monuments and reservations…by such means and measures as conform to the fundamental purpose of the said parks, monuments and reservations, which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations." Today more than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 400+ national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities.

Source: https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/history.htm

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TROMSØ, 🇳🇴 NORWAY

I never tire of the magical light in Norway.
Thank you to one of our feature photographers on the Life Between The Ears notecards: Adeline Broust Tiede🔷 @abtiede 🔷 from Tromsø. 👌🏼 Tromsø, a city in Norway, is a major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle. It’s famed as a viewing point for colorful Northern Lights that sometimes light up the nighttime sky. The city’s historic center, on the island of Tromsø, is distinguished by its centuries-old wooden houses. The 1965 Arctic Cathedral, with its distinctive peaked roof and soaring stained-glass windows, dominates the skyline.
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GRIFFITH PARK, LA 🇺🇸 US

Good night fromthe west coast of the US and thank you 🔷 @mollyflanegin 🔷. Have a great new week!

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NEAR ARBURD SANDS CAMP, MONGOLIA

Thank you 🔷 @theworldbyhorseback 🔷 / Maria Nordvall from Gothenburg, Sweden,  for taking us along on her trip through the Mongolian steppe and Gobi Desert. Check out her Instagram gallery for more beautiful photos that include camels, wild horses, and goats.
Mongolia is a landlocked country in Central Asia and East Asia, located between China and Russia. The terrain is one of mountains and rolling plateaus, with a high degree of relief. The total land area of Mongolia is 1,564,116 square kilometres. Overall, the land slopes from the high Altay Mountains of the west and the north to plains and depressions in the east and the south. The Khüiten Peak in extreme western Mongolia on the Chinese border is the highest point (4,374 metres). The lowest is 518 metres, an otherwise undistinguished spot in the eastern Mongolian plain. The country has an average elevation of 1,580 metres. The landscape includes one of Asia's largest freshwater lakes (Lake Khövsgöl), many salt lakes, marshes, sand dunes, rolling grasslands, alpine forests, and permanent mountain glaciers. Northern and western Mongolia are seismically active zones, with frequent earthquakes and many hot springs and extinct volcanoes. The nation's closest point to any ocean is approximately 645 kilometres (401 mi) from the country's easternmost tip bordering northern China to Jinzhou in Liaoning province, China along the coastline of the Bohai Sea.

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Mongolia

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VERACRUZ, 🇲🇽 GULF OF MEXICO

Thank you 🔷 @greciasv 🔷 for taking us to Punta Delgada, in Veracruz. When the Spanish explorer Hernán Cortés arrived in Mexico in 1519, he founded a city here, which he named Villa Rica de la Vera Cruz, referring to the area’s gold and dedicated to the "True Cross", because he landed on the Christian holy day of Good Friday, the day of the Crucifixion. It was the second Spanish settlement on the mainland of the Americas but the first to receive a coat-of-arms. During the colonial period, this city had the largest mercantile class and was at times wealthier than the capital of Mexico City. Its wealth attracted the raids of 17th-century pirates, against which fortifications such as Fort San Juan de Ulúa were built. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Veracruz was invaded on different occasions by France and the United States; during the 1914 Tampico Affair, US troops occupied the city for seven months. For much of the 20th century, the production of petroleum was most important for the state's economy but, in the latter 20th century and into the 21st, the port has re-emerged as the main economic engine. It has become the principal port for most of Mexico’s imports and exports, especially for the automotive industry. Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veracruz_(city) Tag your photo #lifebetweentheears for a chance to be featured. Ride On! #theworldfromasaddle #rideon #equestriangreetingcards #penandpaper #snailmail #bestequestriangifts #tinyvacationinabox #pinterest #equestrianphotography #veracruz #gulfofmexico#thankyou #greciasv #greciasanchez

Thank you 🔷 @greciasv 🔷 for taking us to Punta Delgada, in Veracruz.
When the Spanish explorer Hernán Cortés arrived in Mexico in 1519, he founded a city here, which he named Villa Rica de la Vera Cruz, referring to the area’s gold and dedicated to the "True Cross", because he landed on the Christian holy day of Good Friday, the day of the Crucifixion. It was the second Spanish settlement on the mainland of the Americas but the first to receive a coat-of-arms. During the colonial period, this city had the largest mercantile class and was at times wealthier than the capital of Mexico City. Its wealth attracted the raids of 17th-century pirates, against which fortifications such as Fort San Juan de Ulúa were built. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Veracruz was invaded on different occasions by France and the United States; during the 1914 Tampico Affair, US troops occupied the city for seven months. For much of the 20th century, the production of petroleum was most important for the state's economy but, in the latter 20th century and into the 21st, the port has re-emerged as the main economic engine. It has become the principal port for most of Mexico’s imports and exports, especially for the automotive industry.

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VASHON ISLAND, 🇺🇸 WASHINGTON

Quintessential summer Sunday ride in my hood on Vashon Island in my favorite spot overlooking Puget Sound.  And inaugural ride in my new Rambo Micklem Bridle from 🔷@Horseware. 🔷 My Welsh Cob is extremely head and poll sensitive so I've been anxious to try this bridle - Happy to report no head tossing and less fussiness. I think they're onto something; it avoids the major pressure points on the horses's head.  I watched this video on Youtube to understand how it works. Anxious to try it in my dressage work. Thanks so much 🔷 @horseware 🔷! 😘 Buy it here. https://www.horseware.com/na/   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDX2ueu7jbs&autoplay=1&app=desktop A Bridle for Unrivaled Comfort Designed to comfortably fit the shape of the horse’s skull, avoiding pressure on sensitive areas. The Micklem Competition bridle is a show quality bridle made from hand finished leather with soft padding on the headpiece, browband, noseband and cheekpieces. Comes with tongue protection bit clips and 2 sets of bit straps. Cannot be used as a bit-free bridle or lunge Cavesson. Show quality rubber reins included. http://shop.horseware.com/p/rambo-micklem-original-competition-bridle Tag your photo #lifebetweentheears for a chance to be featured. Ride On! #theworldfromasaddle #rideon #equestriangreetingcards #penandpaper #snailmail #bestequestriangifts #tinyvacationinabox #pinterest #equestrianphotography #sundayfunday #pugetsound #vashonisland #mauryisland #thankyou #horseware #rambo #comfortbridle #micklembridle

Quintessential summer Sunday ride in my hood on Vashon Island in my favorite spot overlooking Puget Sound.  And inaugural ride in my new Rambo Micklem Bridle from 🔷@Horseware. 🔷 My Welsh Cob is extremely head and poll sensitive so I've been anxious to try this bridle - Happy to report no head tossing and less fussiness. I think they're onto something; it avoids the major pressure points on the horses's head.  I watched this video on Youtube to understand how it works. Anxious to try it in my dressage work. Thanks so much 🔷 @horseware 🔷! 😘

Buy it here.

https://www.horseware.com/na/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDX2ueu7jbs&autoplay=1&app=desktop

A Bridle for Unrivaled Comfort

Designed to comfortably fit the shape of the horse’s skull, avoiding pressure on sensitive areas. The Micklem Competition bridle is a show quality bridle made from hand finished leather with soft padding on the headpiece, browband, noseband and cheekpieces. Comes with tongue protection bit clips and 2 sets of bit straps. Cannot be used as a bit-free bridle or lunge Cavesson. Show quality rubber reins included.

http://shop.horseware.com/p/rambo-micklem-original-competition-bridle

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GIETERBOS, 🇳🇱 THE NETHERLANDS

Sunday. A no-makeup and ponytail kinda day. Thanks for that reminder🔷 @eliesxchesxdalton 🔷 😉 Tag your photo #lifebetweentheears for a chance to be featured. Ride On! #theworldfromasaddle #rideon #equestriangreetingcards #penandpaper #snailmail #bestequestriangifts #tinyvacationinabox #pinterest #equestrianphotography #sundayfunday #nomakeupandponytails #gieterbos #netherlands #thankyou #elisa #eliexchesxdalton

Sunday. A no-makeup and ponytail kinda day. Thanks for that reminder🔷 @eliesxchesxdalton 🔷 😉

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WIND RIVER RANGE, WYOMING

Thanks to 🔷 @alixcritt 🔷 Alix Crittenden of @sleepingindianoutfitters for taking us 13,809 feet up to the Wind River Range in the Rocky Mountains. The Wind River Range encompasses an area of 2.25 million acres and forms a triple divide for three major western watersheds: the Columbia River, the Colorado River, and the Missouri. The Winds are the most popular section of the Bridger Wilderness of western Wyoming. This rugged piece of the Rocky Mountains, extending for approximately 80 miles along the western slope of the Continental Divide, contains a unique combination of jagged granite rock, alpine forest, and open alpine meadows. Serving as the headwaters for the mighty Green River, this wilderness holds 7 of the 10 largest glaciers in the Lower 48, more than 2,300 crystalline lakesand ponds, and numerous glacier-carved cirques, kettles, valleys, and hanging troughs. Season The high country typically opens up around mid-July and remains open through mid-September. Snow can occur at any time, however, and visitors should be prepared for the possibility of subfreezing daytime and night temperatures even in the summer. Afternoon thunderstorms, with lightning and rain showers, are common during the summer, and some of the peaks hold snow all year. Source: http://www.sleepingindianoutfitters.com http://www.visitpinedale.org/explore/mountain-ranges/wind-river-mountain-range Tag your photo #lifebetweentheears for a chance to be featured. Ride On! #theworldfromasaddle #rideon #equestriangreetingcards #penandpaper #snailmail #bestequestriangifts #tinyvacationinabox #pinterest #equestrianphotography #rockymountains #windriverrange #tetons #thankyou #sleepingindianoutfitters #alixcrittenden

Thanks to 🔷 @alixcritt 🔷 Alix Crittenden of @sleepingindianoutfitters for taking us 13,809 feet up to the Wind River Range in the Rocky Mountains.

The Wind River Range encompasses an area of 2.25 million acres and forms a triple divide for three major western watersheds: the Columbia River, the Colorado River, and the Missouri. The Winds are the most popular section of the Bridger Wilderness of western Wyoming. This rugged piece of the Rocky Mountains, extending for approximately 80 miles along the western slope of the Continental Divide, contains a unique combination of jagged granite rock, alpine forest, and open alpine meadows. Serving as the headwaters for the mighty Green River, this wilderness holds 7 of the 10 largest glaciers in the Lower 48, more than 2,300 crystalline lakesand ponds, and numerous glacier-carved cirques, kettles, valleys, and hanging troughs.

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The high country typically opens up around mid-July and remains open through mid-September. Snow can occur at any time, however, and visitors should be prepared for the possibility of subfreezing daytime and night temperatures even in the summer. Afternoon thunderstorms, with lightning and rain showers, are common during the summer, and some of the peaks hold snow all year.

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http://www.sleepingindianoutfitters.com

http://www.visitpinedale.org/explore/mountain-ranges/wind-river-mountain-range

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