Kentucky Love

Ola ola,

The equestrian tack brand Kentucky wasn’t really known for bringing out fashion forward and beautiful tack products, but times have changed.

Their new lines of stable rugs, stable accessories and other tack products are so beautifully created that I wish I had them all in my closet. but beautiful unfortunately comes with a price. Their stable rugs starts at 180 euro and lets just say the rest isn’t that cheap either. If you want to check out the rest of the line, you can check it out over on Horze.

x.M

Falpro

Ola,

Have you ever heard about Falpro rugs? No? Me neither until a couple of month ago. For the last few years Charlotte Dujardin was sponsored by Bucas, but she has now switched over to Falpro. As I’m always intrigued by brands that we don’t have in the surroundings I wanted to take a closer look to the brand.

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At first glance it looks a lot like the rugs from Horseware. They have several good looking rugs and you can always add a liner to them to make them warmer in the winter. However as I haven’t had one in my hands I can’t say how they feel quality wise, but I’ve heard their really good quality, but tend to be rather heavy. They’ve also got extras like halters, saddle pads and travel boots.

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There is a few things I really like about this brand which I wish Bucas would adopt to their lines. Number 1 is the fact that the surcingels is fastened on the outside of the rug. On the new Bucas rugs these are on the inside. Which means that when the horse lays down they go directly into the skin of the horse which cannot be very comfy. Number 2 is that most of the stable rugs comes with a soft fleece neck which won’t damage the mane and number 3, all the outdoor rugs have flash stripes on the front and back so your horse will light up in the dark if there were to come a car.

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At the moment it doesn’t seem that you can buy these rugs in the Netherlands, but you can buy them online HERE. The prices are at the level of Bucas and Horseware.

Have you ever tried one of these rugs?

X.m

Horseware new disc closure 

Last week the big horse fair Spoga was held in Cologne. All the large horse brands goes there to show off their new product releases for the winter. 
One of the interesting news was the new disc closure that Horseware will be adding to their rugs. Instead of the regular closure the new one will be in the form of a disc on the chest as you can see below :

Would be interesting to see how this works in real life as I guess you can then close it from both sides instead of one. The idea behind it is that it’s supposed to remove the pressure form the front of the chest of the horse, provide easier movement and let the horse graze more easily. Below you can read some facts: 

I’m personally a big fan of the Horseware rugs, so hopefully this will make them even better. The only issue I see is that Mr.Grumpy hates rugs and I’m guessing with this closure it will take a bit more time to close them aka more time to get bitten by him. Haha. 
You will already see this closure on some of this winters rugs. 
X.M