Finding a pair of breeches that I like can be difficult—with more curves than a large portion of hunter/jumper riders, riding pants that fit all of my criteria are few and far between. As a result, I have become a bit of a breeches snob to the point where the only brand in my closet is Tailored Sportsman. Now, a pair of SmartPak breeches are in there as well.
I’ve been a brush snob ever since my mom and I went to the tack shop to get Angel her first set of grooming tools. Anything that is going to touch my horse’s coat, mane, or tail is carefully selected thanks to a combination of my mom being a hair dresser and growing up owning a sensitive-skinned mare. On top of that, I’ve always loved wood-backed brushes because they simply look pretty.
That said, I was super excited to try out the Wahl grooming tools when I heard they were releasing a handful of the line in a new color. Because of my picky nature, the range of brushes I like is limited and usually pricey, so I am always willing to see how new brushes hold up to my standards. This set was a handful of pleasant surprises.
Back on Track products pop up on this blog more than almost any other products for a reason—they work magic. I recently added the Mesh Sheet to my BOT collection and in a short time it has gotten so much use. I love it so much that I bought my mom one for Mother’s Day!
Saving money is hard, especially in the horse world where everything seems to cost so much more. But what if you could get a similar product at half the price?
This is the classic name brand versus store brand battle. The Professional’s Choice VenTECH Girth (~$75) has been on the market for quite some time now and you can find them everywhere from the schooling ring to the “A” circuit. SmartPak released their version, the Air+ Neoprene Girth ($50), slightly more recently. But how does it hold up against the favorite? Continue reading “Professional’s Choice VenTECH Girth vs. SmartPak Air+ Girth | Dupes”
Nothing drives me more crazy than to look down and see my baby pad crushing my horse’s withers and completely bunched up behind my leg—the dreaded pad slippage. Some say it has to do with how you’re using your leg, some think it is because your saddle doesn’t fit, and some think it is just the pad, but does anyone really know? (Can we get Mythbusters on this one?) Continue reading “Baby Pad Battle”