• Horse Halter Hardware: Authentic and Tough

    Horse Halter Hardware: Authentic and Tough

    I love so much of what Steve Jobs had to say.  One of my favorite quotes of his: “Design is not just what it looks like, design is how it works”.  He revolutionized the computer, phone and tablet markets with that principle.  I also loved...

  • Christmas Gift for the Adventurer

    Christmas Gift for the Adventurer

    No more stuff.  We just filled a 20′ dumpster at the end of the summer and I don’t want one more thing to move to our new house next summer.  Its the perfect year to get away for the holidays. Christmas Eve – everybody will have exactly...

  • Middleburg Christmas

    Middleburg Christmas

    Pageantry is at the heart of what Oughton is all about.  And equestrian tradition No where in the country do those two things intersect with more fanfare than the Middleburg Christmas Parade.  Horses and hounds in full regalia, lead an old fashioned...

  • The Cool of CalfHair or is it HairCalf?

    The Cool of CalfHair or is it HairCalf?

    Whether you call it calfhair, haircalf (which is what the Italians call it) or simply cow hide you may not know it is among the most durable, impenetrable materials ever. Case Study 1:  my cowhide rugs are saving my house right now as I try to potty...

  • Equestrian Gifts Guide

    Equestrian Gifts Guide

    Inspired by a life lived with horses, Oughton’s equestrian gifts are geared toward the multi-tasking, all-things-equestrian-loving,  classic chic kinda girl.  And her family.  Here are our faves this season. Paddock iPad Case in Orange Leather...

  • Luxe City Guides

    Luxe City Guides

    Grant Thatcher launched his LUXE City Guides in 2001, and since then, he’s expanded to 30 pocketbook-sized titles filled with “smart stuff for busy people.” Now Thatcher is taking on a new challenge: Little LUXE Guides. The kid-friendly...

  • Snowman The Horse

    Snowman The Horse

    I was happy to donate recently to help the amazing story of Snowman the Horse reach the big screen.  (You can still too if you wish, see below)  Selfishly I am looking forward to sharing the autographed DVD with my horse crazy daughter who has already...

  • Paddock Boots, Blundstone Style

    Paddock Boots, Blundstone Style

    I was thrilled to see a post by my favorite equestrian stylist, Molly Knott from Dappled Grey this week.  I am not sure what pulled her out of hiding, but still right on the pulse, her post Barn Ready Style by Blundstone  seemed in answer to my prayers...

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