Quick Knot – or not?

A few months back a company contacted me by email to ask if I would write about their product. I told them the same thing I would tell any company in the same position – if you want to send on a product I will happily give a full and honest review but my opinionContinue reading “Quick Knot – or not?”

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Common Clipping Problems & Solutions

Problem: I’ve washed a horse to clip him but it isn’t dry! Solution: Hair dryer! If despite a good cooler / sweat rug your horse is still damp, plug in your hair dryer and finish the job. If they don’t mind being clipped they rarely mind this as the noise is similar and most quiteContinue reading “Common Clipping Problems & Solutions”

Making a Show of Yourself Part 2 – Tack & Turnout

Rider Turnout Aim to look professional, tidy and workmanlike. Footwear – Adults long leather boots. (leather short boots and gaiters may be permitted, check rules of class). Adults cannot show in short boots only. Children under 12, short boots with jod clips. Children over 12, as per adults. Have your groom wipe your boots beforeContinue reading “Making a Show of Yourself Part 2 – Tack & Turnout”

5 Mistakes You Might Be Making When Washing Your Horse

Using cold water You wouldn’t wash your own hair in cold water! Using warm water will allow your shampoos and products to lather much better. It also feels more pleasant for the horse. Mix your shampoo into warm water in a bucket and lather up and apply with a sponge or soft cloth

Are Haas a must have?

Confession time – I am a grooming product junkie and I have grooming OCD. If I brush my own hair once a day it is a miracle but if a horse has one plait skew ways I start twitching. I get excited by new sprays and lotions and potions. I have a special love forContinue reading “Are Haas a must have?”

First World Equestrian Problems

  I want a pair of new shoes but I spent all my money on ones for my horse. The horse now has three shoes, one bare hoof and a smug expression. I can’t get a fly veil in the right shade to match my saddle pad.

Magic Brush Is ….Kind Of Magic!

I found ‘Magic Brush’ in TRI Equestrian a while back while browsing. It was very like a brush that one of my friends is always raving about for getting hair out of saddle cloths. While I knew it wasn’t the exact same thing, I had a few saddle cloths and items at home in theContinue reading “Magic Brush Is ….Kind Of Magic!”

Things Equestrian People Can Never Have Enough Of

Socks Good socks are the backbone of comfort when riding and working in a yard. There are few things as tragic as when one of your favourite pairs lose their elasticity and instead of standing up tall and proud, lie slumped against your ankle like a drunk against a bar. Socks are also often lostContinue reading “Things Equestrian People Can Never Have Enough Of”

A Close Shave – ErgroPro by Clippers Ireland Review

I will start by explaining that my opinion can never be bought therefore this review is a genuine review of a product, I have no connection to the company. I was actually looking for a price on a set of fine clipper blades when I came across an add for a clippers at less thanContinue reading “A Close Shave – ErgroPro by Clippers Ireland Review”

5 Clipping Preparation Tips to help get a Great Looking Result

  If you are going to wash, really wash.  If you will be washing your horse before clipping, it is a good idea to make sure you get as much scruff out of the coat as you can. Firstly, use warm water rather than cold if possible. As well as feeling nicer to the horse,Continue reading “5 Clipping Preparation Tips to help get a Great Looking Result”