“My Little Pony” Is Mother-Daughter Fun

My Little Pony: The Movie

Going to the barn can be the ultimate bonding experience for mother and daughter. Between the highs of learning new skills  — be it a 20-meter circle or enduring confidence — and the challenges of hard work (and cantankerous  ponies), it’s a unique experience that’s sure to strengthen any mother-daughter duo’s relationship. If that’s out of the cards, the second best thing is catching a horse-related flick at your local movie theater. Lucky for you, My Little Pony: The Movie is coming to the big screen this October.

Inspiring for Girls

My Little Pony follows Twilight Sparkle and her friends, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Rarity and Spike. The herd — known as the “Mane 6” — embark on a journey far from home to stop a threat to the land of Equestria. Along the way, they meet new friends and overcome challenges. It’s an inspiring story for any little girl, horse loving or not!

Fun for Mom

And there’s fun for mom, too. In addition to the regular cast that voiced the series, the film reportedly features a great roster of actors including Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba and Zoe Saldana. See if you can recognize A-listers like Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train) or Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy) without seeing their faces!

My Little Pony: The Movie

Notably, “Chandelier” chanteuse Sia will play the voice of Songbird Serenade, a famous pegasus pop star. The character itself is modeled after the pop star’s persona and famously face-covering wigs. Meanwhile the villain, the ominously-named Storm King, will be played by Live Schreiber. Emily Blunt takes on the role of the Storm King’s second-in-command, Tempest Shadow.

Check out the trailer here. There’s nothing like horses to bring together mother and daughter!

5 Equestrian Fashion Trends That Have Crossed Over to the Mainstream

Equestrian-inspired fashion

There is perhaps no sport that has embedded itself in fashion more than riding wear. From Kate Middleton to Blake Lively, equestrian fashion has inspired many fashionista. It’s not uncommon to see celebrities sporting equestrian-inspired ensembles, whether they’re taking a cue from British history or merely appreciating the comfort of stretchy riding pants. In any case, certain accessories have become widely adopted by fashionistas (riders or not). These five equestrian staples have crossed from the show ring over to the runway, becoming mainstays in the world of the fashion forward.

Breeches

Taylor Swift wearing riding pants

Everyone from Taylor Swift to Giuliana Rancic has been spotted sporting riding-style pants. And why not? They’re comfy, they’re sleek, and they’re on trend. So take a cue from Taylor and transition your breeches into your non-equestrian life, too.

Riding Coat

This one should not be much of a surprise. Like a classic blazer, a good riding coat instantly brings a touch of sophistication to any outfit. Buttoned or unbuttoned, it can add structure to an otherwise loose ensemble. It’s easy to see why the riding coat is worn by everyone.

Riding Boots

Perhaps the most widely-loved carryover from the equestrian world, riding boots have been a fall and winter staple for many years — and for good reason. These tall leather or faux leather boots are super warm when the weather turns south, and they’re great for a little bit of puddle splashing. Plus, they look chic with a pair of jeans and a sweater. We can’t wait for autumn to come so we can bust out ours!

Spurs

Spur

While we’re on the topic of riding boots, it must be noted that spurs have taken a special place in the hearts of non-riders. Yes, even the most utilitarian of equestrian accessories has been adopted by fashionistas. Many boots feature spur-inspired heel adornments, a throwback to classic equestrian style. Everybody loves a little extra bling!

Stock Tie

Unexpected yet refreshing, a billowy stock tie can lend a vintage feel to an otherwise simple ensemble. Paired with a flowy white blouse or a cute high-neck dress, this look is super cute for a variety of occasions.