DeAnn Long Sloan

DeAnn Long Sloan

Turn Out for a Cause: Padded Ponies

Here at Horse Nation, we love to spotlight small businesses that have unique offerings for equestrians — especially when they support worthy causes as well. Padded Ponies is one such business. They offer a full range of handmade and customizable saddle pads, half pads, equestrian bags and more. 

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DeAnn Long Sloan

Mind Your Melon: Figuring Out a Way To Fit In

Last month, Brianna Noble shared this video discussing the dilemma surrounding helmet fit, staying true to her identity, and determining how best to fit in in a community where most equestrians don’t look like her.

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DeAnn Long Sloan

A Day in the Life of a Pony Named Pony: I’m Baaacckkk

After a brief hiatus in which Pony decided to teach some other small children the ways of stubborn ponies every where, she’s back. That’s right. The pony named Pony is back home where she belongs, as sassy as ever.

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Friday Quiz: The Horsey Hogwarts Sorting Quiz

Because it’s Friday and we need some mild entertainment…

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DeAnn Long Sloan

‘I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant’: Racehorse Edition

Surprise babies aren’t just for daytime television anymore. It appears the race world has its share as well. Beautatitsbest, a three-year-old filly trained by Derby-winning trainer Eric Reed, gave birth to a surprise colt late last month.

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DeAnn Long Sloan

‘Oh Crap’ Monday: Serious Talent

This recovery shows some serious talent!

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Patterns for the Weekend: Trot-Canter Cavalletti Challenge

This exercise from Ingrid Klimke encourages strength, precision, throughness with willing cooperation, and longitudinal bend.

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DeAnn Long Sloan

Horse Shows: The Fairest of Them All

Okay, okay. So maybe horse shows aren’t actually the fairest of them all, but … as my own children dip

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DeAnn Long Sloan

6 Reasons Your Horse Needs to Load on a Trailer

Even though it’s a dreaded task for most, there are times a horse really needs to load on

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DeAnn Long Sloan

SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: If Horses Could Text…

… Would we really want to know what they had to say?

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DeAnn Long Sloan

Friday Morning in the Saddle Shop

Check out this video showing just another Friday morning in the saddle shop.

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DeAnn Long Sloan

‘Oh Crap’ Monday: Not as Planned…

Monday already is the crappiest day of the week, so it only makes sense that we make things

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DeAnn Long Sloan

SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: Product Review — Betty’s Best StripHair® Gentle Groomer™

Shedding season is in full swing. So any products to help move that along are a-okay by us.

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