I was lucky enough to be sent a free sample pack containing 2 stable & horsebox deodorising products. Anyone who has ever mucked out Wanda’s stable knows exactly how smelly it can be!
What a few busy months I’ve had with the horses, staying away at Hartpury Petplan Championships, Sheepgate Area Festivals and then the most recent Senior Home International at Vale View. Next up we will be heading to Arena UK in October to compete in 3 classes at the Petplan Area Festival Championships on Swatch.
These breeches came as a welcome Christmas present from my OH as I don’t actually own any winter breeches and have been wearing thermals for months – it’s cold on our farm! I’ve been wearing my new Pikeur breeches for the last few days in some very cold, damp and windy conditions; both riding and on the yard.
With a social media leak earlier this week, Woof Wear fans had a taste of things to come with their inspired new medical hoof boot, which is now available from UK Stockists. Social media was alight with the news, with Woof wear deciding to push the product to launch earlier than expected
Priced at £65 for a set of 4 brushes, the HAAS collection is a top end choice for riders wanting the ultimate in brush tech for their horses. Made in Germany, the HAAS website explains that many of their brushes now use specially selected synthetic materials as the basis for all brushes and combs. You may think this lessens the quality and makes them feel a little ‘plastic’ but by using synthetics their brushes can offer: better hygiene (as all products are washable), increased reliability and longevity, comfortable handling (they all have a hand strap like a body brush), water resistance, retention of bristles and a stronger build quality. Looks wise, I couldn’t tell the difference between these brushes and some of my natural ones….
A long, long time ago, in a past life, I used to teach art, and make a lot of my own work too. I was quite successful, with pieces in the permanent collection at the V&A and in various private and public collections across the world. I loved it… but it’s a hard career to keep going. You need time… studio and research time to keep the ideas developing. With teaching to earn a living and then having kids and a family to look after I fell out of love with making ‘stuff’…
Over the past few years there has been a surge of technical stirrups new to the market. From the very popular Sprenger Bow Balance (from £160) to the lightweight metal, and very popular Jin Stirrups (from £125), and recently the ‘safety’, ergonomic option FreeJump. With prices over £100 to the £200 mark these are big investments and loved by a pro’s and amateur riders alike. The latest offering from FreeJump is the Safety Soft’Up Premium Pro Stirrup. But just how good are they and are they worth the extra spend?
A stellar weekend of top class eventing, style and fashion… read all about it in my latest blog