2016 was the year I fell in love with Instagram. I had been a big Twitter fan but my loyalties shifted as I found more horsey Instagram accounts to follow and it just seems Instagram puts the “social” in social media–there’s more commenting and having fun. Just this week thanks to Instagram, I was able to find the farm where my horse Knight’s dam lives (if I can find out any about her I’ll share in another post). Here are seven of my favorite horse themed Instagram accounts (and one dog account too!), that you should definitely check out.
I have my friend Natalie to thank for introducing me to this amazing account after a riding lesson one night. This was the first fail video I saw and I had to watch it over and over. And over. We giggled like school girls and then I felt guilty for laughing at someone falling, but I quickly got over that when I realized that the people in the videos are sharing them to be public which means they probably think it’s funny too.
Kasia Bukowska Art
If you saw my post about 17 Reasons to Start Horse Blogging, you might remember that because of this blog (and social media) I have reconnected with friends from long ago. Well, Kasia who has stunning artistic talent and is super horse crazy, is a former history student of mine from the early 2000s! I lost track of her over the years, and am delighted to re-discover her and see pictures of her horses.
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I had a chance to interview Jennifer Sims of @styledequestrian for an upcoming Sidelines article about her previous life as a DJ, her time as a Hollywood stunt rider double, how she got her daughter into horses, and what her riding goals are. She is very cool and I’ll be sure to share that article here on Saddle Seeks Horse when it is in print.
I am super excited and honored to announce my partnership with @usequestrian (USEF) for 2017!!! I will be sharing news, videos and other resources from #USequestrian and will be collaborating with them on their social media and print magazine issues for the latest in #equestrianfashion as well as #equestrianlifestyle . Give @usequestrian a follow and stay tuned for lots of exciting news and posts!! Pic by @kristinlee_photo Click pic for outfit details. #StyledEquestrian #USequestrian #USequestrianambassador #fashionableequestrian #showjumping #equestrianstyle #stylishrider #stylishridersclub #equestrianchic #horsegirl #breeches #hkmequestrian #rideinstyle #myequestrianlife #horserider #equestriantrends #cheval #pferd #cavallo #rootd #ridingoutfit #originalstyle #equestrianfashion #equestrianfashionblogger #equestrianlifestyle #trendsettingequestrian #englishrider #equestriansport #showjumper #legit
I love dogs too and this account has great images of all kinds of pooches and it’s beautiful and fun. What’s not to love about dog pictures?
I would love to have my own barn one day but I don’t think that is going to happen any time soon. However, I can scroll through the @stablestyle Instagram feed and appreciate the beautiful barns featured.
Classic red is always a do. #StableStyle Repost from @eliseontheloose – One year. One year ago today most people thought we were crazy… Crazy to buy a rundown horse boarding facility in hopes of cleaning it up and reopening it under new management. Crazy to be starting a business we knew little about. Crazy for spending countless hours in the hot sun or cold rain just to keep horses happy and healthy. Maybe we are crazy, but I'm sure thankful for it. Seeing Valley Creek Stables go from a dream to a reality is more than I could have ever asked for. Sure there are learning curves and challenges along the way, but I sure do love my job and my home ❤️ Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this dream! . . . #farm #farmlife #horse #horses #cowgirl #home #country #barn #horsebarn #horseboarding #ridinglessons #oregon #pnw #photography
Hunt Seat Paper Co.
Last but not least, Hunt Seat Paper Co. has such a great sensibility! I pretty much love every design and am excited to see what stationery, cards and other products will be available for sale. I am particularly fond of the California Daydreamer and Team OTTB designs.
So there you have some of my top Insgtagram picks. What accounts do you enjoy–leave that in the comments section. Also, if you are on Instagram too, feel free to leave your account so the community here can follow you!
Thank you for reading and happy riding!