My Top 5 Stable Products

Top 5 stable products

I’m going to be completely honest, I may possibly be described as an impulsive buyer. I mean in this day in age it can be so easy to have multiples of certain types of product. Especially when you’re shopping online, and your eyes light up when you see that After Pay icon!

When your other half asks how much the new rug costs you can easily assure them it was only $50. With that voice inside your head whispering $50 fortnightly repayments.. Or you can just get everything shipped to your work address and they wouldn’t know any better!

But that’s not what this post is all about!

Firstly, I would like to be crystal clear.

The below products I’m discussing I am no way shape or form affiliated with them. I’m recommending them because I honestly love using each and every one of them. I use these products on a daily basis, they are part of my stable and work routine. Sharing is caring, and I have this fascination about what other products people use in their daily stable routine.

 

Therapy Rugs

I’ll gladly admit my rug wardrobe isn’t extensive. It is limited to the basics. A while ago I was doing some research on different therapy rugs. Not that Arnie has any obvious issues, I’ve always wanted to ensure I do the best by him and do everything I can physically do to help him.

I purchased the Rambo Ionic Stable Sheet and honestly haven’t looked back. He wears it at night while stabled and occasionally out in the paddock during the day (when his friends play nice and don’t want to destroy it!!). It’s also the first thing I put on him once I finish working him. Since I purchased the Ionic rug earlier in the year, his work has improved. He is really starting to work beautifully over his back and carrying more weight behind.

Plus, I find it a great rug to put on before warming up at a competition and also in-between tests.

It may not entirely be the rug, but it has contributed towards our improvements! Plus, doesn’t he just look gorgeous in it!?!

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Magn8 Therapy Boots

Now these boots are an oldie in my stable but a goodie. I use them all the time. Race horses and riding horses. I absolutely love them, literally my rock when it comes to anything. Any slight sign of an issue and I put them straight on.

The magnetic boots are also perfect when stabling during those horrible winter rainy days. It keeps the circulation going to reduce any sort of stiffness or puffiness.  Even travelling to competitions or clinics I put them on.

Couldn’t tell you when I purchased these boots! It was many, many years ago. But, the Magn8 boots are the best. I purchased them from Stable8, who also make amazing show rugs.

Precision Equine- Muscle Bars

At times I can be sceptical about different feeds, often hearing conflicting reports. To find out you wasted your money.  But after reading all the reviews, I thought to go all in when I was looking at the Precision Equine site. I purchased the Intense Show Prep Pack. Which consisted of 6 Muscle bars and a packet of Intense Tissue Repair.

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Haven’t looked back.

Super stoked on how Arnie went on the Intense Show Prep Pack, I’m not the best before and after photographer but I can see a massive difference.

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I still feed Arnie the Muscle Max Bars, I don’t think I would get out of the stables in one piece if I didn’t! I adjust the amount of the bar to what work he gets. I even purchased my second Intense Show Prep Pack for my young horse, half way into the pack and I can see a big change in her body. Its amazing.

Precision Equine has definitely been one of the main changers in my stables this year.

MP Gloss Products

I’m a bit precious when it comes to shampoos, I do enjoy trying new things and I am heavy handed! Note to self, don’t ever try and dye a horse again 😉 I always try and get something that not only smells great but also gives a super shine.  Oh and of course a good clean!

Before any competition and everything in between, I always use the MP Diamond Gloss Body Wash. It smells amazing, trust me! Not just smells amazing while your are washing, but still smells amazing the next day!

For the rare occasions I step out in the show ring I also use the MP make up range. I wish I had back in my showing days. Super easy to use and don’t need much at all, so it lasts literally (well for me) a good amount of shows!

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Work Boots

Some girls have an obsessive shopping disorder when it comes to fashion and shoes. Some equestrians will admit they have a rug obsession or perhaps a bridle/browband obsession. Mine is boots.

More sparkles the better. They have to be white, blue or green. Maybe not all on the one boot 😉

But, they must do the job. I have many boots, draws in fact. I use a few different types of boots pending on what I’m doing and where I’m working the horses.

I purchased my HKM work boots many moons ago, they are still going strong this day. Super easy to tack up, un tack and clean.

I have several tendon boots, each are all different. I love my Maxwell Equestrian work boots. I’m trying to save these pretty white ones for clinics, warm up at competitions. They are super strong and won’t be breaking anytime soon.

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Bell boots are probably my weakness! I tend to use ones with the sheepskin, I feel like they are more comfortable for the horse. I love my Woof Wear bell boots the best. Strong, nice and soft around the top for the horses comfort. I’ve been using mine for a fair while now without any damages.

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What products do you use part of your daily training routine? Would love to hear them!

Happy Riding 😊

PopTop-Part of My Perfect Look

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I made my purchase from Sweet Iron Co last year and haven’t looked back. I have been in serious love with my PopTop, I wear it to every single competition. Besides adding to my perfect look, here’s why.

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I have always struggled with finding a decent fitting, smart, durable competition shirt. Not to mention a label that reflects my true size, not XXL! I must admit I am not a slim dressage rider but I do consider myself to be of average size. It always lets the air of out your self esteem going through the clothing rack finding the largest size or even walking away with nothing after all the ‘average size’ people who have beaten you to the shop first.

What I most enjoy is you can actually tuck the shirt in without the fear of having a ‘front bum’. There is nothing worse then having competition stress or nerves trying to remember your test or ensuring all your gear is clean to the find out you have a massive roll once you tuck your shirt in! The PopTop is designed to be flattering no matter what size you are.
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I have received many complements on my PopTop, the navy and white skull is my favourite. With my soft personality the skulls make me feel a little edgy without going all out. But I must admit it’s a never ending favoritism between the navy and my new blue one.
The stylish designed PopTop allows you to wear it at lessons, clinics, t-shirt days and even under your jacket at official events, making it a perfect top for any riding occasion… Or you can be like me, just to ride around a home in!
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The breathable fabric makes it an easy choice for me when I pack for competitions, as much as I don’t like to admit I am a massive sweat machine always needing my jacket dry cleaned after an event! It gives me confidence knowing when I go out into that warmup and competition arena I don’t need to worry about having sweat drip down making me feel uncomfortable.
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But what really stood out to me is the affordability, I hate spending so much on myself (as I usually splurge on Arnie!). For only $49 the PopTop is an absolute bargain, I can literally buy 2 PopTop’s (!!!) for the price of 1 tight, ill fitting shirt that makes me feel self conscious when I take my jacket off after my test. You know those shirts that just highlight your flaws!? I can proudly take my jacket off after my ride and continue to wear my shirt with my breeches around and to the office to collect my tests.

Plus, I’m proud to admit I own 3 of the 4 PopTops, navy, blue and white. With the new purple shirt which I feel isn’t going to be far away from my mailbox!

What I also love about Sweet Iron Co, they are based right here in AUSTRALIA! Which means fast affordable shipping!

Why you need a PopTop in your life like me:

  • Comfortable
  • Well fitted
  • True to size
  • Affordable
  • Stylish
  • SUPER fast delivery

Where can you find Sweet Icon Co?

  • Facebook: here
  • Instagram: here
  • Website: here
  • Most importantly online store: here

And did I mention the socks and caps? I love these too and I’m not a girly girl but I just love this cap!PopTop ReviewPopTop Review

 

 

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Why I can rely on my HKM boots to deliver

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I love my HKM boots. Ride after ride, day after day, complete maximum usage and they still wear brand new all the time. My HKM boots are the most reliable boots I have had in my tack room. This is why I can rely on them to deliver day in and day out.

I’m absolutely obsessed with new gear for the horses. But I guess what horse person isn’t!? It’s so easy to fall in love with different tack (especially tack that is on sale). However, I honestly haven’t purchased a set of boots in AGES. Want to know my secret? I purchased a GOOD quality set of boots and haven’t looked back since.

18 months ago I purchased my first set of HKM Protection Boots, thinking to myself I finally I have a blue set of boots to work around at home with and I can buy a blue pair for both my horses.  Little did I know at the time just how fantastic and how much of an asset they would become around the stables.

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As you can see they are well loved and they still have the perfect fit and provide the protection I need each ride. Bonus they are easy to tack up on those freezing cold winter mornings.

 

Here are a few reasons why I highly recommend HKM protection boots to be a valuable part of your tack room.

-Excellent fit

-Lightweight and breathable on your horses legs

-Designed to prevent injuries and to support the horses leg

-Fun colour combinations available

-Ridiculously well priced, so you can buy each horse their own pair.

 

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You can shop online while your still at the stables from Equizone Online. Equizone Online is run by dedicated equestrians to provide the very best equestrian gear around the globe.

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Why we need to spoil ourselves and update our saddle pads: Elysian Saddle Pads

I have recently purchased a beautiful saddle pad designed from Elysian Saddle Pads. I am blown away with the amazing craftsmanship and creativity on my new snazzy saddle pad!

 

I first met Andrea who is the creator behind Elysian Saddle Pads at the very first Brett Parbery Intelligent Riding Retreat in November 2016. Not only did I learn and expand my knowledge with developing my own training system but I also met a lovely group of like minded ladies. Luckily for me I now have a growing obsession with saddle pads!

 

I’m sure all of us have one (or quite possibly more), tack room items we are obsessed with. I for one have always fancied a smashing saddle pad, I have to admit it is not one tack item I have been frequently purchasing. I think it is for the pure fact I can be a little fussy. But creating my new tack room obsession was a simple progress with Elysian. I am more then happy with the end result.

 

Here are a few reasons why I recommend Elysian Saddle Pads:
– Simple and easy process on designing your new saddle pad. With a vast range of colours available it was comforting to know I could get a saddle pad made in my exact stable colours.

– I was sent a mock up image of what my new saddle pad was going to look like. – if you are like me, I am a visual person. This made my decision a lot easier!

– Excellent craftsmanship- the materials are second to none and the detailing is fantastic. Also, with options on different materials to suit the needs for your horse.

– Supporting up and coming Australian made businesses. Most of us (including myself) do what we do because we have passion and dedication in what we are trying to achieve. This is something I truly believe, we need to support each other in our equestrian community.

The only downside is now I have an obsession and want a whole tack room full! ?

But you can see just how beautiful the saddle pad is for yourself, here is my newest addition to the tack room! Photos by Elysian Saddle Pads

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You can get social with Elysian Saddle Pads on Facebook here and Instagram here to see the full range of amazing saddle pads at your finger tips!

Happy Saddle Pad collecting ! 🙂