Logan was a “Hunter Princess” for her first real Halloween. At age 1, she specializes in riding unicorn rockers, but in a few short years I hope to get her on a small pony…because small ponies are the cutest little things in the entire world. I had most of her Halloween attire already, but I didn’t have a horsie top for her to wear. It seems like there are very few baby/toddler equestrian brands out there. I was SO thankful when Bending Lines sent me a DM and came to the rescue. Logan proudly wore their logo – a stylized horse head – in metallic pink! For those that are wondering, Tanner was a cowboy. He cried the entire time we put his costume on.
Lo’s outfit breakdown: Tan baby jodhpurs (Ralph Lauren, $29); a hand-me-down, navy puffer vest (hers is Gap, but it isn’t there anymore; similar here); grey T-shirt with pink metallic print from Bending Lines, $25); pink hand-me-down boots (baby uggs); sunglasses, number and these fantastic headband tiaras (comes in a pack of 4 colors).
This was actually too many squirts. I could have used 1/2 this much.
Lather not as exciting as you may want, but it gets the job done!
Chloe’s pretty coat THE DAY AFTER!
My minion, Andrea, has used the new FoamCare Shampoo from Vetericyn a few times now after receiving it as a surprise in the August subscription of A Horse Box. I have been known to use the Vetericyn Wound and Skincare line when I have pesky scratches (I know, gross, but these are mainly due from owner care error) but this was the first time I had heard of the shampoo. I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy spa days and baths, but I don’t trust Andrea with the hose. How would you like it if someone else determined your optimal shower temperature?? The FoamSpray shampoo means less hose action and less water dripping under my belly, so a total win for me. The shampoo sprays directly onto the coat with no mess. Andrea sprayed my entire left side first and then took a curry comb and scrubbed the foam into my coat. She then repeated the same thing on the other side, but this time used less shampoo than she did the first time. A little goes a longer way than you think, although she did seem like she was having fun squirting me with what appeared to look like white silly string. Rinsing was easy and less painful for us both, however, I will say that Andrea ended the whole process drier than I usually like to get her.
The FoamCare Shampoo comes in a generous 32 ounce spray bottle which will probably last me all show season. They also make a medicated version for a few dollars more which treats a ton of different skin conditions, like scratches, rain rot, dry skin, etc.
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I promise you that I have never applied my eyeliner so easily. It just glides right on. And it stays there. No weird corner marks or raccoon eyes. I use the angled smudge brush that is on the other end of the pencil when I want to attempt cat eyes for something more dramatic at night. I also appreciate that a sharpener is not needed, you just twist the pencil if you are running low. Comes in black and brown (I have brown, although I am thinking about purchasing black for night-time looks). Price is $26 and the pencil is a good size. I have been using it for all my photo shoots and I don’t see changing this any time soon. It seriously has made me want to test out the rest of the line so stay tuned for my review on some other Katherine goodies. Bonus: products NOT tested on animals, AND ships very fast! Packaging gorgeous.
Direct Link: EVERYDAY EYELINER HERE
Ah, my favorite color: Black! What is cooler than a Black t-shirt? Black screen-printing on Black! Be different, you know you want to! Buy the Black on Black T-shirt from PG while supplies last. Note: These run small, so size UP! Link here:
Pony Glam T-shirt; $20
If you only have $20 to spend this weekend, then look no further! This cute little zipper bag from K.Marie Equestrian is a perfect gift for yourself or a friend! I personally keep all of the smaller items that are in my handbag in a zipper pouch: chapstick, lipgloss, mints, aleve, extra hair tie, sunscreen, etc. This way they are easy to find and aren’t lost in my bigger bag. Plus, it makes switching handbags super easy. You just toss the zipper bag into the next bag and you are good to go.
These zipper bags are also perfect for horse shows. You can pack one with all your essential show items and throw it in your trunk or show ring bag. Hairnet, spurs, sunscreen, chapstick, cash, cell phone…all in one spot! Or give your mom a zipper bag so she can hold all your effects like the good “show mom” that she is!
Direct link HERE!!!
For an extra $5, customize your own! So many cute fabrics to choose from! LINK HERE!
I try not to leave home without my sunglasses or hat, especially if I am going somewhere horse-y. Equestrians are in the sun SO much, and we misplace or break things that are in our hands (like sunglasses and cell phones) easily because we are always doing multiple things at the same time, that the “Vintage Rider” sunglass case from Spiced Equestrian is very handy to have nearby. I am thinking about purchasing one to just keep in my tack trunk for when I am at the barn or show!
I LOVE this design and the look of this pouch. Lately, I have been continuously gravitating to anything vintage looking or inspired. I also enjoy its subtle neutral color palette. However, for those that want to “spice” it up even further with pops of color, make sure to view the more colorful option. I have pasted the links below.
Buy my vintage pick HERE.
Chloe’s colorful pick HERE.
SpicedEq – Sunglass Case
My husband always says to me, “You smell like a horse.” To which I obviously reply, “Thank you.” Thanks to Grey Horse Candle Company, my entire house can now smell like a barn! Each candle is made from 100% all natural soy wax from American grown soy beans and premium essential and fragrance oils. The soy wax burns 50% longer, cleans up easier if spilled and releases no known carcinogens in the air.
There are fifteen different wonderful horse-related scents to choose from (or you can buy them ALL for $235). To name a few: Fresh Cut Hay, Cedar Shavings, Early Morning Trail Ride, Show Day, High End Saddle, and so on!
This would make the perfect house or barn warming gift! I am going to order one soon for a friend so I will update this post afterwards!
Price: $17.00; 12 ounce canning jar. Buy: HERE!
Note: All candles are handmade by the owner, which means it can take 3-7 days before shipping. I only mention that because I noticed customers “complained” about that on reviews – which is unfortunate because 3-7 days is nothing, especially when you are supporting a small business. Good things come to those who wait. 😉