Rituals Of Ruby

An equestrian's tale

Wellness has always been a multi-dimensional concept that spans far beyond just the physical. Things that ground us and help us be more present are truly unique to the individual. Toronto based multi disciplinary creative and avid equestrian, Ruby Benson shares her unique wellness practices, forms of meditation as well as her skin care must haves. 



Ruby.

Hi, my name is Ruby, I’m a content creator and creative consultant with over a decade of industry experience. I live in Toronto, Canada with my parter Steph, my cat Butters, my dog Blue and horse Savio (technically he lives at our barn).

Périne.

Where did your love for horses come from?

Ruby.

When I was younger, my family had a house in Chester, Nova Scotia that we would spend our summers at. To get me out of the house my parents signed me up for horseback riding lessons as I’ve always had a strong connection to animals. The act of combining my love for animals with physical fitness has always been so rewarding for me mentally and physically!

Périne.

We believe wellness is a multi dimensional concept that involves not only physical self care but emotional as well. What are some things that are truly grounding for you?

Ruby.

Riding acts as a form of meditation for me - for the hour that I’m with my trainer my thoughts are solely focused on accomplishing the task at hand and connecting with Savio. I don’t have time to check my phone or let any daily stressors creep in while i’m riding. I’m also an avid gardener and love tending to my little vegetable garden every morning - there’’s truly nothing better than eating food that you’ve grown yourself. 

 


Périne.

When it comes to physical wellness, what are some of your favorite self-care activities?

Ruby.

When we both have time, my partner and I love to sit in the backyard and have our morning tea / coffee together and chat about our upcoming day. My cat, Butters and my dog, Blue are both very social and are glued at the hip to my partner and I - going on hikes with Blue and cuddling up with Butter and watching a movie is always super special. I also love cooking and baking for myself and my loved ones!

Périne. 

Does the amount of time you spend outdoors horseback riding, or tending to your garden affect your decision when it comes to choosing skincare?

Ruby.

Yes, definitely. I have acne prone skin so I’m very cautious about what I put on my face. Because I spend so much time outdoors horseback riding, gardening and hiking with my dog, I tend to lean towards a lightweight and simple skincare routine that will provide hydration and protection from environmental pollutants but wont clog my pores!

Périne.

What is your favorite go to product from Périne?

Ruby.

Definitely the Alpine Drops! A lot of people with acne prone skin are weary of using oils on their skin, however my skin thrives when I incorporate a face oil! The Alpine Drops help to restore my skin’s barrier and also help fade any dark spots I may have left over from previous breakouts. 



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