Horses & Heels is an online lifestyle site for home, style, the barn and horse.

At HorsesandHeels.com you will find beautiful home décor, fun DIY projects, designer spotlights, fashion, cowboy boots, barn tours, product reviews, and original recipes.

The goal is to inspire you with photos, words and ideas.


New reader? Check out some of the most popular blog posts.

The Best Brussels Sprouts

16 Uses for Horse Show Ribbons

Beautiful Lane Boots

Cucumber Lemonade

Stable Style: Small Barns

Cowhide Rugs: 17 Ways

Anderson Bean Boot Factory Tour

10 Tips for Buying Cowboy Boots on eBay

Ultimate Avocado Potato Salad

Learning Common Leather Types

3 Easy Equestrian DIYs


Raquel Lynn lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband Adam and Pomeranian Mango. She loves cowboy boots (obviously), sequins, all things sparkly, cowhide, creating, cooking, Pomeranians, Paint horses, a good sale, flowers, wine, goat cheese, photography, flats, Bravo TV, barrel racing, turquoise, palm trees and sunshine.

Raquel created Horses & Heels in 2010 as a personal blog with a handful of readers and now the site receives thousands of daily readers. Raquel also was able to quit her job in 2013 and now runs Horses & Heels full time, she also contributes weekly to Cowgirl Magazine online.



Mango has more frequent flier miles than some people and is always with Raquel. She rarely ever spends any time home alone and spoiled is an understatement when it comes to describing her. She is lovingly nicknamed beba, bebes, bunny, bingo, bango, mangs, pom child and the princess. She’s the laziest office assistant ever and the perfect companion. You can find Mango throughout Raquel’s Instagram feed and here on the blog.



Barrel racer and pole bender, currently Rumor is living in North Carolina with Raquel’s friend Ashley. You can learn about how all that happened here. She is a black and white overo Paint mare with two blue eyes. This beauty queen knows she looks good but is a very honest and sweet mare. The lease with Rumor and Ashley is going well and these two have been taking good care of each other at barrel races.   



“Raquel is one of the most creative, focused and driven people I know. She has an uncanny ability to identify business and fashion trends, and a remarkable ability to understand them, figure out how they tick, and to turn them into an advantage for her business, as well as for her clients. Her mastery of social media is very impressive, and I often find myself wondering how she does it all! Raquel is all about “action”. . . getting things done, and making things happen, and she does it all with the greatest sense of humor. She’s upbeat, funny and fun, and I love working with her. I’m a huge fan, and recommend Raquel highly.”  – Anita Lequoia, Stargazer Mercantile

“Raquel has been a great asset to our companies with her keen sense of fashion that appeals to both traditional & nontraditional boot buyers. Her blogging & social media efforts have allowed us to expand into tertiary markets with great ease.” –  Steven Kahla, Anderson BeanRios of Mercedes & Olathe Boot Company

“Hot To Trot Apparel has been a happy advertiser with Horses & Heels we find consistent web traffic stemming from our advertising.  Horses & Heels is the hip equestrian blog that our industry needs, identifying current fashion, home décor trends and promoting the equestrian lifestyle with a creative vigor that is refreshing and smart.  Raquel’s ability to keep up to date with the latest equestrian fashions is stimulating, her blogging, writing and social media skills are to be admired, I wonder how she finds the time to do it all…” – Gina Konn, Hot To Trot Apparel 

“Blogs come and go but Horses & Heels sticks!  Raquel does a phenomenal job keeping the blog fresh and up to date.  This is why I choose to advertise with her and why Horses & Heels is always #1 on my google analytics referral rankings.” – Tara Leu, Tara Kiwi 

“Raquel is very knowledgeable and has been a great asset to our social media team. Her sense of style and love for horses proved to be a great fit for our company. She has helped us get on the fast track to social media success.” – Kristyn DeBord, Double J Saddlery