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How Did They Do It?: Branding & Bravery With Tara Moore of Farm & Fir Co. equestrian business how did they do it? Sep 15, 2022

Welcome to our 'How Did They Do It?' series, where we tell the stories and dive deep into the journeys of movers and shakers in the equestrian industry. Forget the highlight reels – this is real talk, the ups and downs, the lessons learned, and the strategies used. You'll take away inspiration, motivation, templates for success, and critical lessons and rules to live by for business and for life.

Tara Moore of Farm & Fir Co. discusses building an equestrian design agency, the value of finding the right business partner, and how being open on social media...

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Where Did The Workers Go? Rethinking Hiring In The Equestrian World equestrian business Sep 09, 2022

Every day, I talk to equestrian entrepreneurs who tell me things aren’t working in their business for one big reason: staffing woes. They struggle to find employees who can work independently and be relied on to show up. Higher pay might help, but their profit margin doesn’t allow them to pay more. 

These difficulties in finding, hiring, and keeping good staff aren’t exclusive to the horse world. Right now, industries across North America are grappling with the same problems that equine businesses and entrepreneurs face. Employers can’t...

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Community & Intuition: A Holistic Approach To Equestrian Careers equestrian business Sep 01, 2022

In the past decade, I’ve managed a tack store that brought in seven figures of annual revenue and traveled the world to meet vendors and scout out new products. I’ve designed a line of riding clothing and launched (and shuttered) my own brand of leather goods. I’ve written essays and commentary for equestrian and mainstream publications, managed social media strategy for companies with worldwide name recognition, and — plot twist — bought and sold hunter ponies with an old friend and new ones.

You can guess that I've figured out a...

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The Money Series: The Journey of Entrepreneurship equestrian business the money series Aug 28, 2022

Here’s the thing — your business is going to change you. It won’t just change your schedule or your bank account. It will change who you are, on a deep and profound level.

That’s because you’re not just building a business. You’re building and growing yourself, as a person and as an equestrian entrepreneur. This journey will create an entirely new person, a version of yourself that doesn’t hold back. You’ll let go of the self-sabotage, the excuses, and even the doubt. You’ll let go of the person you used to be.

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Building Brand Loyalty in the Horse World: What Makes Your Favorite Brands Your 'Ride or Dies'? equestrian business Jun 21, 2022

Everyone has "their" brands: we all know someone who is a die-hard loyalist to Ariat boots. Or maybe your barn mate will only buy breeches from a certain brand. We hear obsessive loyalty to feed brands, supplement brands, hunt coats, saddles, and bits. Yes, a lot has to do with quality products, but in a sea of amazing equestrian goods, what makes certain brands stand out and develop almost cult-like followings?

We talked about this a lot in our June free webinar on brand strategy (if you missed this webinar, don't worry – we do a free in-depth webinar on a...

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