If there is one thing I hate trying, then its new riding breeches. I once went to Divoza and tried almost every single breech in the store and none of them fitted me unless they costed way to many dollars. Generally when I find one that I like I end up buying every colour, just so I don’t need to buy any for a long time.
There is a few things that I need when it comes to breeches. They need to have stretch, so they don’t feel too tight when I ride. They need to have a high waist as unfortunately I do not have the smallest one. + I want them to be as cheap as possible. With that list in mind, quite a lot of breeches already fall off already.
A while ago a stable friend tipped me about the riding breeches from Horze. I must admit I was a bit hesitant as I generally like to try on the breeches before I buy them, but since Horze had such a great black Friday deal on, I took the plunge. Today I received them and they are so nice! The silicon seems really nice and the fit is great. So I wanted to bring the tip on to you. If you are looking for the same type of breeches as me I can really recommend the ones below (they are currently on sale for 49.95 euro!):
Fluffy products seem to be everywhere at the moment. I feel like you can find every single product under the moon with fur. Everything from saddle pads, to boots to halters.
Kentucky has now come up with a smart solution for the last one. If you have an old halter in the closet that you want to make a bit prettier, you can buy one of their halter furs that they’ve got for sale.
You can buy them HERE in Black or white for 99 euro.
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.
A late evening visit from me today. I just came across this new bridle from PS of Sweden. It’s called Nirak and will be released online the 1st of March. According to them this is the best bridle they have made so far. It does look interesting and I love the work of PS of Sweden, but unfortunately I cannot stand the contrasting stitching. I’m more of a black stitching kind of girl. Nonetheless it does look beautiful and is meant to have the best for the horse in mind with its anatomical design. Will probably be in around 300-400 euro range.
Hope you are having a nice evening. I’ve just come home from a group lesson and is now laying in bed with my tea. Grandma much?
A while ago I took the plunge and bought the Schockemohle Equitus Beta. I think the bridle looks and feels amazing and is definitely worth the money in that perspective, but I’m starting to notice that for the last week Grumpy has been having his mouth open more then normal while riding. Obviously this is something you don’t want as the horse is then telling you he/she is uncomfortable. So I’m sat here discussing with myself if I should try the old one for a couple of days and see if that’s better or leave it till I get a dentist to check his teeth.
On the other hand my riding didn’t help him today either. He needs a still hand and I didn’t give it to him, so that’s something I need to work on.
Tomorrow my lovely boyfriend has agreed to go to Jumping Amsterdam with me. Can’t wait to see the amazing horses!
If you have followed my blog for a while you would know that I really like the Recuptex rugs from Bucas. I bought mine last year because Grumpy was struggling a lot with stiffness, which definitely became better with using the rug regularly.
The only downside to the rug is that I do find it to warm to put on after training as your horse keep sweating or for use in the summer. There were quite a lot of people mentioning this to Bucas and they seemed to have listened. They have recently released a new version of it called Light. The only main difference on this rug compared to mine is that the sides are made of Mesh, so it’s a very breathable rug that will still keep the blood flowing. Definitely a smart upgrade of them. If you want to buy it, it’s available at Dochorse or HEREfor 160,-.
Greetings from a very snowy Netherlands. It’s actually so snowy I don’t get to see Grumpy today. My little mommy heart doesn’t like that, but I know he’s fine(knock on wood).
Yesterday I got up really early to go to the stable before the snow came. Must admit my warm bed seemed like a better idea, but then I remembered I could test out my new bridle and jumped out of bed.
Back in October, Schockemohle released a new set of anatomical bridles. Within this launch there was one called Beta. Since the minute I saw it I wanted to buy it, but I found the price a tad bit steep. However with Black Friday, I found it with 100 euro discount, so I was sold.
The Beta is a special bridle constructed to release pressure around the head, jaw and nose while riding. As I noticed that Grumpy really enjoyed not being ridden by a noseband I decided to look for options and this bridle was one of the ones I came across.
So far I must say I already notice a difference when trying it out. Due to the construction, the bit is laying a lot stiller in the mouth. The leather is really soft and overall the bridle seems sturdy. Only thing I am afraid of is that the bridle will become to big with the leather stretching. We shall see.
Can’t wait to train properly with it. For those interested in it, make sure you shop a bit around on the internet as the prices vary greatly. I bought mine at Horze, which was 100 euro cheaper then the current price of Epplejeck.
Anyhow, the name doesn’t really matter, but how it works does. Schockemohle has invented a new bridle line specifically designed to fit the horses head better. It’s supposed to free up the jawline and not pressure the head and nose as certain English bridles would. You’ve probably seen the horseware Micklem floating around on the web and every brand trying to copy them. This is similar to that idea.
I was interested in buying the Micklem, but found it an extremely ugly bridle. I’m not a fan of a lot of stitching. Then I almost went for a Ps of Sweden one as those are beautiful, but you can only order them custom made from Sweden and at that price I didn’t dare to. However this one seem rather interesting. I must admit it went back on the list now that the vet bills will come in, but maybe next month. You’ve got the Alpha and the Beta version. Alpha is an overall bridle for all sports, while Beta is more focused on dressage with a thicker noseband. Both are approved by FEI for competitions.
Finally I got to ride Grumpy again today. Vacation was great, but being away from him for a week feels like forever.
During my vacation he managed to dint his nose slightly. His whole box has been searched and we can’t find out on what, but oh well, his nose is currently slightly swollen and he looks a bit sadface.
Which brings me to my new experience, riding without a noseband. I was a bit afraid I would loose the contact, but he was actually a lot finer to ride without the pressure on his nose. The only thing was that when he got hot I didn’t have as much say as normal. So then comes the question, to ditch the current noseband and go for another one or keep riding on the one I have. I must admit I’ve got no clue about bridles and nosebands, so I will have to read up on it and talk with some people for information. I know you got the new Micklem Bridles from Horseware, but I’ve got no clue if this reliefs the pressure and if it’s just a fashion hype. I know you can try low nosebands, but for some reason I can’t stand the looks of them. However if it works, maybe that’s a thing to try to. Ah well, never standing still in Horse land, once you’ve overcome one problem, you’ll find the next one 😉