Now that I am in a bit of a tall boot bind and down to one pair again, a pair I would prefer to keep nice for shows, I started thinking about my experience with a number of boot brands over the years. The most telling aspect? Two of the three pairs of boots I … Continue reading Tall Boot Comparison
I jumped at the chance to try more Two Horse Tack -- Conrad still loves showing off his bling collar and now that I know beta biothane is actually way more leather-like than I figured, I thought trying out some reins would be worthwhile. Okay. So. There were a lot of options. SO MANY OPTIONS. … Continue reading Two Horse Tack 2-Color Riding Reins Review
Let's just say that I have not owned a suitable saddle pad for the hunter ring since, like, 1999. The 2017 options are staggering and widely range in price and quality. But I had to start somewhere ... I looked at the Ogilvy show hunter pads with memory foam, but for ~$280 they were a … Continue reading Fleeceworks Therawool™ Show Hunter Saddle Pad Review
Eli's job is now in the hunter ring and my bitting choices for competition have dwindled significantly. Pretty much any bit is acceptable in the jumper ring, provided the show officials don't deem it as cruel or abusive. I never really used all that many bits on Eli anyway--I like him in the Herm Sprenger … Continue reading How Do You Choose a Bit?
While it seems so far away now, Eli did have some sinus procedures that left a hole in his face the size of a half dollar. He could go back to work before the hole healed completely. I had a high level of apprehension about this and wanted some degree of protection for his face … Continue reading Cashel Quiet Ride Fly Mask Review
Lest you think I have been depriving Conrad of proper attention, toys, and adornments, I would like to tell you about his latest look. He rocks orange like no other. Two Horse Tack sent Conrad a dog collar and leash made from Beta Biothane and some extra shiny adornments added, i.e., bling. I picked orange … Continue reading Weenie Wednesday: Two Horse Tack Bling Collar and Leash Review
The running martingale is a fairly common piece of tack for the jumper ring. But just because it's the jumper ring doesn't mean it can't be raised and fancy-stitched. The Lund running martingale shares added features and classic touches as the rest of the Lund line of strap goods. It means taking a little extra … Continue reading Lund Saddlery Running Martingale Review
Not sure if y'all have noticed this or not, but Lund Saddlery strap goods have been reviewed almost exclusively by folks currently eventing ... time for a hunter/jumper voice to be heard, perhaps? It's not just for eventers. I have been testing and using the Lund Snaffle Bridle (~$143 USD) and Laced Reins (~$75 USD) … Continue reading Lund Saddlery Snaffle Bridle and Laced Reins Review
Huge thanks to Ogilvy Equestrian for standing behind their product 100%! My replacement baby pad came, and it's perfect. That was fast!
Two things didn't work out as expected at the show ... My PS of Sweden brow band kept sliding down on the left side, and something that looks like rust or other oxidation leached from the metal Ogilvy button insignia on the baby pad I bought specifically for shows. Thanks to orange-y staining, the pad … Continue reading Friday Fails *UPDATED*