Sunday, May 23, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Sore No More Gelotin - This is Grace's favorite liniment. I have tried Absorbine and Vetrolin on her as those were the ones I always used on my past horses. Princess Grace has sensitive skin and she does not like having anything with menthol sprayed onto her legs. I thought she was overreacting until I used Vetrolin and her legs broke out in little bumps. The Sore No More is all natural, and doesn't have that liniment smell to it (which I actually miss). I love it in the gel form, I just rub it into her legs after every ride, with little to no waste of the product. I have used it on my own sore muscles and I was suprised by how quickly the pain went away. Since I am using it every day right now, I just ordered the gallon size from neeps.com for $65.00. I have seen the gallon size range from $79.00 to 98.00 on other sites.
This brush is a life saver at shedding time! It is the Fur-Be-Gone. Yes, it's a knock off Furminator. I purchased mine at Superior Pets, a local pet supply store. I paid $20 for the 3 inch blade. It pulls out the winter coat, without damaging the new summer coat. The blade even helps to get that dirt that is way down deep in the coat. Grace seems to enjoy it especially during those itchy shedding out moments. It works great on the dog too!
Next is the Quick Fix Halter Snap from Schneider's.
This falls under the category of "Why didn't I think of that?" I know the idea behind a leather halter is that when a horse pulls back to the point that something is going to break, the leather will be the thing that breaks. That was not the case with my last two leather halters. On both of them the snap at the throat latch broke. I must not be the only one, or there would not be a need for this ingenious product. See the little screw at the bottom of the snap? It unscrews and the pin comes out. For $1.95 I was able to save a leather halter.
So those are 3 of ours, what are your favorite products and why?
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Corey's Day on the Farm are my two favorite days of the year because for those two days I see kids accomplish things that they may have never had the opportunity to do. For those two days I am reminded of the magical touch horses have on both children and adults. For those two days I am blown away by the graciousness of an army of volunteers. After those two days, I swear to myself I will never take the beautiful mare who lives in my back yard for granted. She provides to me everyday the magic that those kids wait all year to enjoy over those two days.