Saddle pad for Mono Saddles

Ola ola,

Have you had a great Sunday?

Today I wanted to tip you about a saddle pad that is great underneath mono saddles. For those that do not know what a mono saddle is: it’s a dressage saddle that has a single flap, to give you closer contact with the horses back. Having only a single flap means that it’s really hard to attach your saddle pads anywhere as the girthing system is set up differently.

Ever since I bought my new saddle, I’ve had some issues with that the saddle pads have been sliding when riding. At the beginning of the ride they lay ok, but in the end, they have a tendency to slide back because I didn’t know how to attach them.

Small disclaimer: Sliding of the saddle pad can be because of an ill-fitting saddle, so please keep this in mind if this is happening to you. 

As most saddle pads have the standard system where you attach them to the girth leathers, I decided to go looking for one that would attach them to the D rings on top of the saddle instead. To my rescue came Le Mieux with their pro square cotton saddle pad. This one attaches the pad to the saddle with their straps on top of the saddle pad instead as you can see on the image below here.

 

I must say that I am super satisfied with these pads, and will probably only buy these moving forward as it was the only ones I could find with such a system. I bought mine with a 25% discount at Horze , making them 47 euro a piece. They are made out of thick cotton and come across very sturdy and of good quality. Best of all, they do not slide underneath my saddle.

A little tip from me to you.

x.M

PS of Sweden halters 

Ola,

I’ve written about the product of PS of Sweden before, but then about the saddle pads. Yesterday I came across their leather halters which are stunning. I like that they try to think new and comfort for the horse. All of them are made in a way that releases pressure around the ears. 


I would love to own the first one, but at 148 euro it’s a bit expensive, the two last ones are around 100 euro. You can buy them on the site of Ps of Sweden

X.m

Steal of the week : leather jodhpurs

It’s time for another steal of the week!

I’m one of those people that have a tendency to wear not so warm shoes. Which makes me end up in bed every evening with extremely cold feet in the winter. The other day I came across these teddy lined leather jodhpurs from Kramer Sport. For 50,- their definitely a steal! No more cold feet in the winter 😉


X.m

10 riding breeches without bling bling

You can call me boring, but riding breeches full of bling bling just aint for me. I’ve tried it, but I just can’t handle it. If you saw my clothing closet you would see a sea of grey,white and black. The few coloured items must have been bought while being asleep as I don’t wear them.

So below you got 10 breeches without bling bling,  5 with leather grip and 5 silicon grip. As per usual, if you click on the name you are directed to where you can buy them.

Leather grip

  1. HV Polo Pro Odeon Leather – 130 euro


2. Montar Highwaist leather – 129. 95 euro

3. Easy Rider Abby – 89.95 euro

4. Eurostar Clair Leather – 170 euro

5. Easy Rider Abby – 89.95 euro

I’m considering buying the Easy Rider Abby one, it looks really comfy and the price is alright. I just wonder how the fabric is, I’m not so into the ones that feel like jogging pantsish. I’ve tried the ones from Montar, they have some kind of bamboo fabric, which feels kinda nice and soft on the skin, but is not for everyone.

Silicon Grip

1. Pikeur Candela FG209.95 euro

2. Pikeur Ophira – 157 euro

3. Eurostar Dafne fg – 130 euro

4. Eurostar Carina GF – 150 euro

5. Montar Highwaist FG – 134.95 euro

 
Not written in cooperation with Epplejeck, I was being lazy and it is the only webshop with proper photos.
Hope you find one you like, let me know which one!
x.M

Petrie Padova

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As I told yesterday I went and bought new boots. It was quite a journey!

On Friday I went to Epplejeck Heemskerk who told me I wasn’t allowed to try the ones I wanted to try because she checked the size of my calf and said they would never fit. So the next morning we went to Divoza in Zoetemeer, which is a 40 minute drive from where I live. Once there no one came to help me and I couldn’t find anyone either so I decided to try on some boots myself.  I tried on the one that I wanted, and noticed it did fit around the calf, but they didn’t have the size I needed. So on we went to the next store which was Epplejeck Den Haag. The girl that helped me there was a lot nicer then the one the day before, but unfortunately they didn’t have my size, but at least I found out that the boots did fit around the calf for sure.

Thereafter I started calling around to loads of different stores: Levade in Haarlem didn’t sell them, Boer en dier in Muiderberg told me the size didn’t exist?! and then lastly I ended up checking Ooteman and they had them, the only issue was that they were over an hour away from where we were and it was 1530 and the store closed at 17.00. However we decided to drive there and I was so happy I did. Not only did they have the boots I wanted in both Black and brown, so I could choose, but they also provided great service. And to make it even better the boot was priced down from 299 euro to 245. Below you can finally see my new boot, the Petrie Padova. I was so afraid that I would need to customise boots as I have quite thick calfs(42 cm), but these fit perfectly because of the elastic on the back. Once I’ve used them a couple of times I’ll make a review. For now they do feel super comfy and love that the zipper is on the front side.

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