Thursday, 22 October 2015

SmartPak Favorite Products Blog Hop

Thanks to Breeches and Boat Shoes for converting this into a Blog Hop I can participate in (since I refuse to participate in a vlog).
What is your favorite equestrian-specific product that you use when you’re at the barn?
I'd say it's a tie so I'm including a product and a piece of equipment.
This time of year, I use EQyss Premier Equine Botanical Spray on a daily basis.  I absolutely love that it keeps the static at bay.  No more shocking the poor ponies while removing their blankets.  It also leaves their coats soft and shiny and I love the floral smell.
I also adore both of my PS of Sweden bridles(this one, and this one).  I've never had bridles I like so much. The quality, the workmanship, and the practicality make for really nice equipment.

What is your favorite non equestrian-specific product to use when you’re at the barn?
Baby wipes are a staple in my trunk. I've used them for everything you can think of, from a quick tack/boot wipe down, to cleaning wounds, to an alternative to showering.
What is your horse’s favorite equestrian-specific product to wear or use?
Dee absolutely loves having her face rubbed with a simple rubber wash mitt. Brushes and curry combs are not allowed, it must be a soft mitt.  
What was the best equestrian-related gift you were ever given, and why does it mean so much to you?
My mom gave me a horse for Christmas of 2013, which was pretty special and awesome but I think my favourite equestrian gifts came from The Boy for our first valentines day and my birthday (they're only 10 days apart).  We'd been together for less than 2 months and he got me 2 bling browbands that I'd been drooling over for Valentines Day. He then got me a brown Rambo cooler I had mentioned once in passing for my birthday. Both gifts were extremely thoughtful and impressive. I was sure he was a keeper after those for sure!
Browband and cooler courtesy of The Boy
If you had the ability to create any product or anything to make your time at the barn better, – no matter how ridiculous or against-the-laws-of-physics it might be – what would that be?
Jumps that set themselves up, reset themselves and then put themselves away. I love an empty arena!


  1. that's quite the guy that can figure out after just 2 months that the way to an equestrian woman's heart is through bling browbands!

  2. Two bling browbands?! Wow, I'm going to make my husband read this haha