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Shoo Flies for Simon

Shoo Flies for Simon

I’m reaching out to you well educated, knowledgeable horse folks today to get help with an issue for dear Simon. Home boy hates flies. Now look, I know that all horses hate flies. This is not unique, but he is taking it to extreme measures. If you’ve been reading for a long time, you may remember that Simon started living year-round in a fly sheet around January 2016. Without his binky fly sheet, he runs around in the pasture to…

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Things That Make Body Clipping Annoying

Things That Make Body Clipping Annoying

I love body clipping. I really do. My clippers are on the smaller/quiet side, and they have this lovely gentle hum that feels hypnotic as I clip through Simon’s soft and not overly furry coat. I typically clip twice a year, and treat it as a zen night spending time with my best boy. Except not so much this year. This year body clipping was annoying as damnit. I didn’t clip in the fall like I typically do. Simon was…

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Product Review (with Interview!) – Grooming Hands

Product Review (with Interview!) – Grooming Hands

I’ve gotten a lot of items to review through the duration of this blog, but rarely is something immediately tossed into my daily barn routine. Grooming Hands, a curry comb like set of gloves, is one of those products. Since I first slipped them on, they immediately earned their place in my tack trunk as my go to curry brush. One thing I like about these gloves as opposed to other grooming type gloves that I’ve seen, is that they’re…

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Product Review – Horze Grooming Supplies

Product Review – Horze Grooming Supplies

I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve been a fan of Horze products for years prior to them asking me to review some items on this blog. In my opinion, this is a great online retailer to search for solid basics… especially during their sales! One of my first orders from Horze included some grooming supplies, so it only makes sense that I would happily review some additional brushes and grooming equipment from them. Though I don’t have any pictures, I…

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Product Review – Eco Vet Fly Spray

Product Review – Eco Vet Fly Spray

A few months ago, a representative from Eco Vet contacted me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing their new fly spray. Of course, flies are the bane of any horse owner’s existence so I was pretty happy to take them on on their request! Wait a few months for flies to really start to get bad here… and we have today’s review. First, here’s a little bit about what makes this fly spray unique from the folks at…

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How to Body Clip a Simon

How to Body Clip a Simon

I have body clipped twice in my adult life, which means I’m pretty much an expert.  Thus I present to you this detailed tutorial. Step 1: Frantically try and find clippers to use on your only good day available to body clip before the show.  Grovel.  Make promises of trading alcohol for clipper use. Step 2: Have jumping lesson to “tire horse out” which really tires you out instead.  Jump very large.  Watch lower leg say ‘bye bye’ over anything…

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Summer Grooming Routine

Summer Grooming Routine

Even though we are heading towards fall in many parts of the country, here in central Texas we’re marching towards “later Summer”.  Honestly, it hasn’t been all that hot this year (yay!) but we’re due for some 100 degree days in the near future and I know the heat is not done yet. Now I’m not vain about many things in life, but how my horse looks is one of those things.  I want to be able to see my…

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Braiding for Local Shows?

Braiding for Local Shows?

First off, thanks everyone to your kind words about my little freak out post yesterday.  I am feeling better about the situation, but still not great. Trying to tell myself that just because my dogs no longer fit into the family model they used to, they can still be happy and healthy creatures for the rest of their lives.  Not there yet, but getting there. Today I am genuinely curious about a topic I love – braiding.  Specifically hunter braids,…

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Sore No More Product Reviews

Sore No More Product Reviews

What seems like forever ago, I won a great contest sponsored by Hillary at Equestrian at Hart. The prize was trial sizes of three Sore No More products – “The Sauce”, gelotion liniment, and shampoo. Life has been a wee bit crazy for me lately and it took a lot longer than I meant for it for me to use these products enough for me to bring you a real review, but today I’ll be telling my experience with “The…

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Horse Hair Everywhere

Horse Hair Everywhere

I think winter coats on horses belong in one of two categories. One being, the adorable category. Adorable as in the sweetest eyes you have ever seen. Who do those sweet eyes belong to? That’s Jen’s new Haflinger my new pony. His name is Paddington. You can give him a fro. Paddington gives 0 f’s about the fro. He’s just going to stare at you all cute like. You can braid his mane like a My Little Pony. Paddington don’t…

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Horse Sex Offender List

Horse Sex Offender List

My horse has put me on the equine sex offenders list, and I’m not very sure I can argue with him. Here’s my confession… in 18 years of riding horses I have never cleaned a sheath.  I know, I know… you may cast your stones at me.  You may call me an awful horse owner…. but it’s true. See, the place I learned to ride taught me excellent horse care.  I could muck a stall and cold hose a leg before…

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Absorbine UltraShield Fly Spray Review

Absorbine UltraShield Fly Spray Review

Things I enjoy in life: riding my horse, diet coke, cool spring breeze, fancy stitch tack. Things I don’t enjoy in life: humidity, extreme dust, Friday afternoon meetings, bad drivers, and FLIES!!! To help troubleshoot the flies issue, Absorbine sent me three of their UltraShield fly sprays to review – UltraShield Sport, UltraShield Sport Continuous Spray (Aerosol), and UltraShield Red.    I’ve been using these three products for about a month now, and have gathered my thoughts for you dear readers who may dislike…

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