A Glass Of Chardon – neigh, Please.

A Glass Of Chardon – neigh, Please.

I am SO excited to share this newest find with you all! Customized, hand-painted wine glasses in your horse’s image!! Chloe looks so adorable on a wine glass – who knew!? Ordering from The Horse’s Glass is very easy. First, you have to decide if you want a custom glass or an already made wine glass.  If you can’t wait the 2-3 weeks for the custom order, then definitely check out her current, ready-to-go inventory. There are numerous types of horses to choose from, from bays to grays. If you are happy with one of the glasses she has available here, then complete your purchase as normal.

If you have the time to wait, and extra money to spend, then what are you waiting for? You HAVE to do the custom order. It takes a few minutes to fill out the order form (click here) and you must have a good picture of your horse handy. See a photo I provided her of Chloe below – I chose it because you can see the little bit of white Chloe has on her right hind. I think she did an amazing job and I know Chloe appreciates the extra bit of volume given to her lashes! I love the stem of the glasses – their legs/hooves crack me up!! The Palomino horse was a gift for my friend Colleen, who owns City Luxe Style. Colleen and I are planning on meeting up to do a video blog over a glass of wine, so hence the custom glasses. Colleen does not have a horse so I am convinced that Marci (owner of THG) made a horse in Colleen’s blonde image!! Marci was kind enough to incorporate Colleen’s logo on the stem too. See the end results below.

These glasses are so fun and practical at the same time. I think they are not only perfect splurges for yourself, but also for gifts. They would make a perfect holiday gift for a friend or family member. Custom is $48 and non-custom is $25. Order before December to receive in time for Christmas!! 

Logan’s A Hunter Princess

Logan’s A Hunter Princess

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.

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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).

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Splish Splash Vetericyn Bath

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.

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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.

BUY REGULAR VERSION HERE; FREE SHIPPING

BUY MEDICATED VERSION HERE; FREE SHIPPING

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Foolproof Eyeliner by Katherine Cosmetics

Foolproof Eyeliner by Katherine Cosmetics

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

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How ‘Bout Them Dapples

How ‘Bout Them Dapples

Leah Kaufmann is back!! Leah started Dapplebay Inc., an equestrian clothing and accessory line, in 2011. She sold DB in 2015, but you don’t really forget about your first love, do you?  As fate should have it, Leah had a chance to buy DB back and now she is holding the reins again, energized and more excited than ever to release new styles and designs, even a new logo. Leah hand draws all the designs herself and each item is made in the USA. We were able to get our hooves on a brand new item, and bonus for us, it is a something we wear non-stop as soon as the weather gets below 55 degrees! Wait for it, wait for it…Dapplebay Inc., Leggings!!!

There are many colors to choose from. Seriously, every color you could possibly need or want for a legging. I happen to have black, grey and purple. The leggings are covered in DB’s signature Eventing, Hunter/Jumper or Dressage designs.  The fit for me was spot on. I ordered a Small,  based on the size I wear in breeches and they fit me perfectly. I like the soft and relaxing feel to them, but they also feel more substantial than I anticipated. Sometimes I hear the word “legging” and I worry that the material will be too thin.  OH, I also LOVED where the waist band hit me. It was the perfect mid-rise without being “mom-ish”, but still offering great coverage in case you want to go eat tacos and 20 lbs of chips/queso dip after your workout or ride. 🙂 Everyone does that too, right??

I have worn these about 7 times so far, and rode in them once (perfect for a light hack, but note that they do not have knee patches and I rode in my halfchaps), and they have not stretched out or lost their shape. Color is still as vibrant too. For $48 each, you can’t beat it. If you are looking for a versatile equestrian closet staple that won’t break your wallet, what are you waiting for? Click HERE TO BUY !

Colors shown below: Black, Grey, Purple (Hunter/Jumper); Size SMALL. Price $48.

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The perfect little bag for everyone you know

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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!

Price: $20
Direct link HERE!!!

For an extra $5, customize your own! So many cute fabrics to choose from! LINK HERE!

 

What’s in your Pony’s Pantry?

What’s in your Pony’s Pantry?

Meet 14 year old, equestrian entrepreneur, Gabbi Sousa. She rides ponies by day, and cooks up organic horse treats by night. Just 3 months ago, she launched Pony Pantry, a natural Horse Treat company based in Matthews, North Carolina. Pony Pantry’s inaugural treats are called OatNuts, which are donut-shaped treats made with yummy goodness, and they come in 3 flavors: Carrot, Apple and Peppermint. For those of you technical people out there that don’t trust my palate, Oatnuts are made of rolled and steel cut oats, molasses, whole grain rye flour and other secret, but healthy, ingredients.

Chloe:  So Gabbi, do you need any professional taste testers? I am pretty busy but I can clear my schedule for a longtime friend.
GS: That would be great! We would love to have a horse with your incredible palate try our treats!

Chloe: Offer accepted! I know you have been making horse treats for yourself and your barn friends for a few years. When did you decide to take your treat making to the next level and start Pony Pantry?
GS: I began making horse treats in the local Young Riders 4-H club as a project. I had always loved making horse treats because Bella, my first pony, loves treats. I always gave her some of my home made treats after a ride, and now I do the same with my current pony, Jackson! I wanted to begin my own business to create my very own treats so that Jackson could have an unlimited supply and so I could share with others!

Chloe: Sounds like music to my ears! What has been the hardest part of starting Pony Pantry?

IMG_4167GS: Learning that making treats and actually selling them requires a lot of approvals, legal things, laboratory analysis and other things that my dad was responsible for!

Chloe: Yeah, you should definitely make your dad do all the boring stuff! Tell me more about the monthly subscription service. Could I just slip you this credit card I found in Andrea’s bag and you add my name to the service?
GS: Absolutely! The Monthly Treats Club allows you to receive two tubes of treats each and every month for 1 year. You can cancel at any time!

Chloe: Is there anything you want readers to know about Pony Pantry? Why should they choose your treats over the other options?
GS: Our treats are a simple, nutritious snack with all natural ingredients.  After speaking with many equine veterinarians, they were concerned about the amount of refined sugars people were feeding to horses and ponies. So because of this, we do notdecorate them with sugar or fondant.

Our biggest seller is our Pony Pantry Trainer Treats. These are peppermint-flavored small treats that can be used as part of training for groundwork and bonding exercises, and simple rewards. Also, and why trainers love them, they are a great replacement for that piece of peppermint candy given ringside. Our feeling is that instead of giving them a lump of straight sugar, you can give them something that tastes good and is healthier for them! Finally, another cool thing is that our tubes can fit easily in your grooming box or in side pocket of your ringside backpack or riding backpack!

Thank you so much Gabbi, and dad, Rick, for hanging out and telling everyone more about Pony Pantry! For more information and to purchase your Pony Pantry treats, visit www.ponypantry.com.

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Spice Things Up

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.

Price $18.99

Buy my vintage pick HERE.
Chloe’s colorful pick HERE.

You Smell Like A Horse

You Smell Like A Horse

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!

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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. 😉

What’s In a Name?

What’s In a Name?

I recently broke my nameplate for my stall door. (Don’t ask any questions – it happens to the best of us.) Barn management has let it go for far too long without replacing it. I suppose they realize everyone already knows who I am, as they should. That being said, I really enjoy seeing my name, so when I heard that DECO PONY sold customizable nameplates, in your barn colors, to match your tack trunk or just your mood, I was pretty excited. When Andrea heard it wouldn’t cost her more than $30, she was pretty excited too. I am crossing my hooves that I get one soon.

Want your own custom nameplate? Click HERE.

Price is only $29, BUT use Horse Glam readers special checkout code for 15%: 15OFF

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Hunt Seat Paper Co.

The perfect gift deserves the perfect wrapping paper. Hunt Seat Paper Co., is the perfect solution when looking for wrapping paper for your equestrian friend or any friend that has good taste for that matter! I am sort of partial to the green/black/white Navajo print, but all three of these are really pretty.

Wrapping Paper: HERE!   Matching Gift Tags: HERE!

Price: $4.99-$13.99

 

Follow My Lead

A Christmas or two ago, I bought my minions at the barn ombre’ lead-ropes from Gray&Co. I was able to ask Corinn to dye them in the Charlottetowne Stable barn colors: black/grey/white. They were a big hit with the girls. And bonus: under $30 each! There are soooo many different color options to chose from which is great nowadays when everyone is “customizing their ride”.

We love supporting small businesses like Gray&Co. Did you know that Gray& Co cuts the rope, hand dyes it and attaches all their own hardware? Pretty awesome!
Click HERE to chose your next lead-rope or scoop a great present for a bestie!

Price: $29.00; but use our code for 15% off!! Code is : HORSEGLAM

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Dreaming & Scheming with Kristy Lake: the Marketing Ninja of Social Media.

Dreaming & Scheming with Kristy Lake: the Marketing Ninja of Social Media.

Kristy first popped up on my radar when she owned the Canadian store, Dapple Gray, the cutest horse + hound + home boutique in all the world.  Why was I, a mere North Carolinian, following a tack store in Canada so closely? Because Kristy is a marketing ninja and her well-staged pictures and witty posts on Facebook told me to. Her savvy use of social media single-handedly transformed the equestrian retail scene and introduced a lot of us to unfamiliar, smaller brands that are well-known, favorites today.  Phyliss Stein, My Barn Child, Black Knight and SpicedEq to name just a few.

Kristy no longer owns Dapple Gray, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t seeing her social media posting. She owns Hold Your Horses Media, a company that runs social media accounts for 15 top equestrian companies. It is pretty hush-hush who her clients are, but to help put it in perspective, it is no secret that she was the genius behind the Ogilvy half-pad social marketing campaign.  You might recall that Ogilvy’s social media account seemingly came out of nowhere a few years ago and immediately people were rushing to purchase a pad in their favorite color.

In April 2016, she created her own brand of boot socks and launched Dreamers & Schemers Boot Socks. Yep, boot socks. And guess what? Within weeks, everyone wanted them. And by everyone, I mean EVERYONE. Myself included! D&S quickly had a cult following on Instagram, and today, only a year later, they have over 17,000 dedicated, sock-obsessed followers. Through my ownership of Pony Glam, I occasionally get to electronically “bump” into Kristy, and I try to soak it all in and hope that some sort of digital osmosis occurs. Recently, she was gracious enough to take some questions and send me some socks. I took it!

Andrea: Let’s get the important one out-of-the-way. Ninja stars or nunchucks?
KL: Hmmm…Nunchucks. I feel like when you asked it, I had a little bit of an immediate pull towards nunchucks.

Andrea: Why socks? Of all things, how did you sense that we equestrians secretly needed cooler socks?
KL: At Dapple Gray, I had a small mobile trailer that I would take with me to the horse shows. I saw that a lot of my sales were smaller items. It seemed like kids were coming to the mobile trailer with $20-$40 and buying items that were in that price range. My background is in action sports, and because of that I have had a lot of exposure to different brands. I started noticing all of these really fun socks outside of the equestrian industry, like Sock It To Me. In fact, I was the first tack shop that I knew of to carry that line and started selling them by the 100’s out of my trailer.  I sold so many that it almost became a sock-mobile! Perhaps it is because socks are really one of the few places you can express yourself at a horse show, especially in the Hunters. So I guess I just really paid attention to my mobile trailer’s demographic and their purchasing habits. Plus, I just love socks…I am a serial sock shopper!

Andrea: Unicorns and donuts on a sock does sound great in my mind, but I am not necessarily sure I would say that out loud. But you did. And you put it on a sock. And the socks sold out. Again, how did you know that others out there shared your quirky sense of humor?
KL:  I am 100% aware that not everyone is going to like you, no matter what you do. It is better to be authentic and be yourself than try to be something you are not. Life is too short. And you know, you are going to eventually find your tribe, people who will embrace you for who you are. Luckily, with D&S, I had a tone and message that people resonated with. So for the most part, I throw it out there and see what works, because if something doesn’t work, it doesn’t crush me, I just pivot and try something else that does.

Andrea: I know this is like asking someone to pick a favorite child or parent, but which pair of socks is your go-to, your favorite?
KL: Every new pair I make is my absolute favorite pair for a hot minute. And then I make a newer pair, and that one is the best. So I suppose I don’t really have a true favorite. I have some that are not my favorite on the website, and occasionally those turn out to be my big sellers. Sometimes I get surprised by what people like!

Andrea: On a serious note (I can be serious sometimes), what is the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?
KL: I haven’t exactly had a mentor, yet. I have kinda been flying by the seat of my pants, and as I have been going I have luckily collected a really amazing support network and an amazing group of entrepreneur friends that really question me and highlight the pro/cons of my ideas.

Andrea: Okay back to not being serious (shocker), what are the chances that Chloe can be your future sock inspiration? She’d really like a sock named after her. She (thinks) she deserves it…
KL: Uhh, yes! That can totally happen. Chloe should start putting a mood board together and we can make something happen for her.

Thanks so much Kristy for sharing your time and being a good sport. Until our next electronic bump…or Chloe’s new sock line! 🙂 xoxo

Check out the sock photo shoot BELOW! Pictures shot by SHANNEN SMYTH PHOTOGRAPGHY at Charlottetowne Stable.

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To get your D&S click HERE!!!! Enter “HORSEGLAM” for 10% off!

Pony Up – Unicornies (Hair Ties)

I want my tail braided with ONLY these hair ties for now on. Four pretty colors, each with the gold unicorn detail. Your only problem will be deciding which to use first. Trust me, your rider needs these.

Best news is they are only $5.00 at ManeJane. Better news:  Horse Glam readers only can get 15% off with COUPON CODE: GLAM.

Click HERE to scoop.  xx Chloe

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Prep In My Step

Prep In My Step

If you have $20 in your account and need some new arm candy, then stop what you are doing and scoop The Happiness Bracelet from Personally Preppy. It is on sale for $19.99 (plus there are even more discount codes on their website!) and comes in more colors, while supplies last: Black, Green, Blue, Orange, Pink and White. I purchased the orange because it reminded me of the Hermes orange and we all know I am not going to spend Hermes type of money on myself!! The gold detailing means “happiness” and supposedly gives you good luck. I will let you know how that works out for me after my next lesson on Chloe. Maybe I should have ordered all six colors?! PS. It ships super fast. I always appreciate that because I am a 12 yr old child.

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Want to be Happy? Buy yours HERE and use code “horseglamblog” at checkout for 10% off ! (Code only applicable to bracelet!)

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Kiss My (Horse)

It is true that my tail has always been lacking in the thickness department. Of course, my constant swatting of Andrea’s face isn’t helping the breakage, but I am not giving that up anytime soon.  Some negative people (Morgan) like to also point out that my tail is sun-bleached, but I like the whole ombre’ effect. It is very low maintenance.

I’ve been using Kiss my Horse Detangler and Shine Spray for about a year now. I swear that even those pesky negative people (Morgan) have commented about my tail appearing to be thicker and “so much better”.  As previously mentioned, I do a lot of tail swishing and swatting, and so not only does my tail break easily, it is also quite tangled. The spray helps with both problems. Not to mention it smells amazing and truthfully is probably the main reason Andrea uses it, so she can smell it. Lord knows she never cared about my poor tail before! The product also doubles as a shine spray and you can see it does make my tail shiny! xx Chloe

Priced at $21, but use code “Horseglam10” at checkout for 10% off.

For more info on my favorite tail product, click HERE.

 

 

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Hotline Bling

I wish I would have known about this company 2 weeks ago when I purchased a new I-phone cover. How cute are these hand-painted cases by The Painted Pony? My two favorites are below. I like the more neutral colors and traditional equestrian themes, but for those of you that want something different, there are 3 pages of unique and colorful cases to chose from! I can’t comment to the quality of the case, since I do not have one, but there are worse things I have spent $38 on! I will update this post when I purchase!

Note: Available for Iphone and Samsung Galaxy. They have Ipad covers too! Price $38.00

Direct link to Cases: HERE!