Hi there, I’m Martina and I admit it, I have been in love with horses my entire life.
Yes…its true…I was that girl. Ever since I can remember, I was the girl who was obsessed with horses. Unfortunately to everyone’s surprise, I never grew out of it.
I remain faithfully devoted to them to this day!
Mostly I ride english and love to jump but occasionally I’ll ride western as well. I love going on trail rides and letting my horse gallop across fields riding western. I have ridden, cared for and come to love many different horses over the years but currently, I’m stuck in the city and can’t keep a horse. I have managed to ride occasionally at a stable about an hour and a half away, where I’m doing some dressage work.
As you can tell, I’m mostly living vicariously through all of you out in the country. And just counting down to the day where I can buy my own ranch! My dream is to start a ranch one day where I can take in mistreated horses that simply can’t go anywhere else. I would like to work with them, rehabilitate them and hopefully find them new and welcoming homes.
There are so many issues with people only worrying about profit. Profit off of racing, profit off of competitions and profit off of re-selling. Horses end up getting sored, mistreated, fed all sorts of supplements and generally neglected.
All a horse wants is to just be a horse!
Once that’s accomplished, then horses can get involved in other hobbies or passions like trail riding or jumping. It’s just like you or me! We need our basic needs satisfied first (food, water, sleep, loving relationships, fun) before we can go to work everyday and do our jobs or compete in a soccer league or paint.
So Why Equestrian Boots & Bridles?
The reason I created this site is to help horse owners and riders provide the best for their horses and themselves! I wanted to create a comprehensive knowledge base for you.
I designed it so that even as a beginner, you would easily be able to get any information you were looking for. I want to make it as easy as possible to know what you need, what to expect and know how to get started.
I also know it can be difficult trying to sift through all the products out there, even for experienced owners, and trying to find products that are actually good quality for a reasonable price. Especially if the brand you’ve always trusted goes out of business or you’re in the market for something new.
This gets ten times more difficult once you’re looking online. There’s so much to look through and then once you get into things like saddlery, blankets and especially health supplements, you want to know that what you’re buying is the real deal.
As a rider and horse owner/boarder, you simply want the best for your horse and yourself. And I want to make sure that you get that!
I know you have a million and one things you want to be doing with your time rather than staring at a computer screen like…well…riding your horse!
So that’s where I come in 🙂
Let me do the dirty work so you don’t have to. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments! I love connecting with horse fanatics from far and wide.
Thanks for stopping by!
Founder of Equestrian Boots and Bridles