Why Autumn is so Awesome

6 Symbolic Meanings Of Autumn That Remind Us How Amazing This Season Really Is


Thinking about autumn can bring about some pleasant (happy) thoughts.  There are so many ways to welcome the new season. I am personally looking forward cooler weather riding and diving into my fall craft projects. Of course, I will also be snuggling up with a cozy blanket, some good books for fall reading, and a cup of hot tea. Talk about a dream come true!

However, the symbolic meaning of autumn is more profound than you think. Ancient cultures, science, and astrology have associated many aspects of this beautiful season to human life. These symbolic associations are powerful reminders that Mother Nature has an incredible influence on our lives. Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About CBD


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The rise and craze of CBD oil has erupted like a giant volcano! For all of you that are interested in CBD but have not yet familiarized yourself with it, this blog post is for you.  I know it can be very confusing! When I was researching which products and lines I wanted to bring into Horse Hippie, my head was spinning!

Let’s start with the basics….

What is CBD? and how is it different from marijuana?

First and foremost, hemp and marijuana are not the same thing. While often mistakenly used interchangeably, these terms are referring to two different plants entirely. Both hemp and marijuana are part of the Cannabis family, but they have different uses and ways of cultivation that are easily mixed up.

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Why Horse Hippie Loves Fair Trade


It always surprises me when a customer asks, “Why don’t you just sell US made goods and support America?” It used to rub me the wrong way, but now I see it as an opportunity to educate. To spread the word about Fair Trade and the way it can benefit ALL of us.

As a hippie, I believe in love. Love for our planet, and love for each other. Period.  There are no restrictions on this.  I hope we ALL make it.  As a white female born in America, I also am aware of how, this simple fact, has allowed me a life free from the struggles that so many others face. Others, through no fault of their own, are not as blessed. Continue reading

Solutions for Your Bitchy Mare

Three years ago I was a presenter at the Horse Expo in Pomona, California.  I had a Horse Hippie booth and gave presentations on Eco-Friendly Horse Care, DIY Ideas for the Horse Owner, and Alternative Methods for Equine Ulcers.

I met many interesting horse people at this expo (it WAS California after all) but I really connected with one in particular.  Shelly Black is a native Californian where she lives with her rescued fur family of: 3 horses, 1 donkey, 4 dogs, 4 cats, and 2 cockatiels.  She has been in the equine industry and holistic health industry nearly all her life.

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Horse Hippie Happy Box is Here!!


I’ve been working tirelessly on 3 new projects for 2019;

a subscription box,

a skin care line with equestrians (or anyone that spends a lot of time outdoors) in mind.

and a daily gratitude journal (coming in September)

I’m so happy to announce our HORSE HIPPIE HAPPY BOX is ready to order!

The HAPPY BOX is a carefully curated collection of my favorite handmade and Fair Trade products that are sure to make you happy!  Each box is worth more than $150 but cost only $49.95!! Yup, you read that right….

You can buy by the season (one box) or subscribe for the year.

If you subscribe you will get to pick sizes, scents and other ways to tailor your box each season PLUS you save $$$$$

Some of the Spring Happy Box Items include:

* Mantra Cuff  * Handmade Earrings * Leggings * Vegan Cross Body Bag  * Personal Care items  * Fair Trade Key chain * PLUS Surprises worth more than $50!!

Seasonal Schedule:

Spring Box ships April 15th so order today!

Summer Box ships July 15th

Fall Box ships September 15th

Winter Box ships November 15th

The Horse Hippie Happy Box is filled with products that have a story and make a difference!

Over $150 worth of products in each box which is around the cost of the entire subscription of FOUR boxes!!!

Shipping is always FREE!

So get HAPPY with our Horse Hippie Happy Box!   CLICK HERE TO ORDER >>>> HAPPY BOX

Dear Last Year, THANK YOU. Hello New Year, I’m Ready.

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I don’t know about you, but many-a-year on New Year’s Eve I have been soooo ready to see the previous year go.  I was so focused on getting the heck out of that year that I forget the value it offered.  The lessons I learned.

In other years, which were filled with good things, I found myself offering gratitude rather than good riddance.  Then I realized, the New Year’s Eves when I felt grateful set me up for a wonderful transition into the new year.  My energy was positive, focused on all the good stuff, rather than negative.

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The Benefits of Smudging



After two years of unsuccessfully trying to sell our house, I decided it might not be just the market.  There had to be something else interfering with the process. I thought that maybe there was some bad juju in the house.

I had recently purchased a smudge stick in a Native American shop in Asheville, NC so I decided to give it a try.  The owner of the shop had told me to make sure I smudged myself first. Before I did the house.

I had never heard that before! So I did what he said.  I lit the stick and fanned the smoke up and down my body. Asking the spirit guides to remove any bad energy that might be in my way.

Then I did the house, carefully getting in each corner, nook and cranny. It was a Wednesday and we had an open house scheduled for that Sunday.

Let me remind you, we had been trying to sell for close to two years, I was desperate. We had already purchased a new house too!

On Sunday we had the open house. We had 2 offers by Monday. Two really good offers.

Maybe it was coincidence, but whatever, I’m now a huge believer in the power of the smudge!

Here’s a link to a really good article if you want to learn more….


Peace and good riding,

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