Bits And Bays is an Equestrian Lifestyle Blog, here to bring you behind the scenes looks from the horse world through the eyes of a spunky Adult Amateur. Check in for Equine Photography, Product Reviews, Brand Features, and other goodies from both inside and out of the ring! As an added bonus, you can expect to see cameos from my three bays; Diva, Teddie and Jack Jack.
My name is Betsy, and I am an Equestrian Marketing Specialist. I have worked with brands and barns alike to help build their empire through Equine Photography, Event Coverage, Writing, Design, Social Media Management, and Behind The Scenes Features. When I’m not traveling and helping brands reach their audience, I am riding and showing my own horses (a little herd of bays, of course – read more about them here!)
I have photographed internationally known events including Longines Masters of Paris, The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and the Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event, been a Staff Writer and Photographer for The Plaid Horse Magazine, and worked with brands such as Unbelts, Horseware Ireland, Micklem, Roeckl, Essex Classics, Struck Apparel, Equi In Style, Benefab by Sore No More, Classic Equine, Dreamers & Schemers, It’s A Haggerty’s, RJ Classics, One K Helmets, Noble Outfitters, and Fleeceworks (just to name a few!)
By Lead Bay Betsy Kelley Whether you have grand prix goals or just want to become the best version of yourself as a rider, it all takes time and patience. We are naturally inclined to be creatures who seek instant gratification, and the uphill struggle and inevitable plateaus that come along with learning a high-level …
By Guest Bay Nina Arroyo-Lopez What is the right way to be a trainer? That is not a question with just one correct answer. It all comes back to, what kind of client you are working with. Is my client confident and brave? What are their goals? Is my client struggling with self confidence? So …
Some of us live in states with weather that makes it very hard to stay motivated to ride during the winter. Here in the Pacific Northwest it can rain, and then rain, and then rain some more. Occasionally it will pretend to snow and turn back to rain. It gets dark (I mean really, really dark) before 5:00 PM for several months. Our pastures become slop holes of despair, and our horses are regularly covered in muddy clay from hoof to ear. Thrush, abscesses, rain rot and other bacterial and fungal infections are a very common nuisance for many of us. Through all that, we can manage to keep ourselves motivated to ride with a little extra help.
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