Monday 24th of April 2017

Reviews

Noble Outfitters Elements Cowl

Perfect for layering, the Elements cowl is an everyday wear favourite. Made from French terry material with opti-dry technology.

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Attington Stud All-Weather XC

Armed with a lorry load of varying abilities, our reviewer journeyed to Attington’s new all-weather xc facilities to discover a well thought out, user friendly schooling facility

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HAYM8

A brilliant idea! A great time saving gadget saving you the need to constantly tie and untie haynets. I gave the HAYM8 the ultimate test using it on the cheeky youngster who is forever playing games with his hay net.

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Noble Outfitters Mens Endurance Jacket

I gave it the ultimate eventers challenge but it does what it says, keeps you warm and dry including the contents of your pockets! Result!

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Noble Outfitters Winter Softshell Riding Breeches

A creature of habit, I have worn the same brand of breeches for an unspontaneous amount of years! Relying on my insulated riding boots for extra warmth, it was a day for celebration when I ventured into unchartered territory and tried these softshell breeches from Noble Outfitters.

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Dodson & Horrell Winter Health Mash

It is no over exaggeration when I say that at least 5 people either told me Bridie looked “a million dollars” or asked me ‘What are you feeding that Cob? He looks great!”

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Noble Outfitters Balance Riding Tight

This really is the way forward for summer riding ! If there was ever the right time to try the Noble Outfitters Balance Riding Tight it is now !

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VIDEO: Noble Outfitters’ Wave Fork

VIDEO: Watch Sophie, from our Tried & Tested panel, road test the Noble Outfitters Wave Fork, to see if its innovative design delivers on performance

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Premier Equine Cold Water Boots

Premier Equine Cold Water Boots are a brilliant, easy alternative to cold hosing. Great for reducing swelling, cooling down tendons or treating injuries.

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Veterinus Derma Gel

Simply a must have in the first aid box. It worked wonders when a young horse grazed his knees on the concrete, providing a difficult area to treat

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Centaur Rug Dryer

There is no looking back once you’ve got your soggy hands on a Centaur rug dryer. What a lifesaver but it is a serious investment. Gone are the days of dragging drenched rugs around the yard but I would recommend getting a timer switch from your local DIY shop as I have been known to forget to turn it off.

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Described by What Car? Magazine as a “seriously tempting proposition”, we find out more about the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV as sales have just reached over 10,000. Less than one year from launch, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has now overtaken every other plug-in hybrid and pure electric car, even passing vehicles that have been on sale since 2011, such as the Nissan Leaf, to become the UK’s favourite plug-in vehicle.

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All about that Base…Layer

Now that the weather seems to be warming up a bit, it’s time to lose a layer and show off what lies beneath. Warm enough to wear on a sunny day during a good workout, these base layers are all smart, do their job and need to be seen.

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Bullen Cards Equestrian Stationery

To celebrate the start of the eventing season, The Gaitpost were delighted to get a sneak preview of the new range of equestrian stationery and gifts available online from Thursday 5th March by Bullen Cards. The beautiful illustrations are by renowned equestrian artist and children’s book illustrator, Anne Bullen (1912-1963) and are being re-launched under the direction of Anne’s Great-Grandson, artist, Jack Bullen.

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Ariat Bromont Tall H20 Insulated Boots

Pricey but I have worn mine practically every day for 6 years. Now, after years of TLC, the day has sadly come to replace them and I will not be looking anywhere else.

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Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Jacket

Currently reduced from £59 to £49.90, these are the perfect extra layer to keep you really warm and toasty. The Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Jacket also comes in a range of great colours as well – I chose the navy and dark brown but the wine and natural ones are equally lovely.

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Pikeur Talita Long Parka

This is THE coat I have been looking for for forever! It is so toasty and warm, super smart and I have never had so many comments asking where it is from! Pikeur can sometimes be a bit too, hmmm, obvious, but this is just fabulous!

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Ariat Gem fleece

I have to admit to having a slight weakness for the lovely stirrup feature that adorns Ariat clothing, especially on the zips, but that doesn’t mean I am shopping on a whim. I am yet to be disappointed with this brand when there are plenty of others that are catching my eye at the moment.

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High Performance Paint from Konig Colours

It’s hardly time for a redesign as we head into the Winter, but spend these dark months planning your Spring makeover with KONIG Colours gorgeous debut paint range. I’m thinking the stable doors at GPHQ need a new lick and with these stunning colours, the tricky part is choosing which one!

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Snuggy Hoods Turnout Hood

How I wish I had had this Snuggy Hood Turnout Hood last year when Mischief’s mane was wrecked by her rugs. It is a lifesaver and a firm part of her wardrobe now. She was a bit unsure first time we tried it on, but is a dab hand now and I think rather likes the new look!

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Susan Rose Fine Bone China

If you are looking for a unique and extra special gift this Christmas, look no further than Susan Rose’s beautiful fine bone china, which can be ‘bespoked’ with anything: your horse, home, XC or racing colours, weddings, school or hunt memorabilia and so on. We particularly like Susan’s Mug Full of History.

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Sweat Scraper

Needing no introduction, we all know that the sweat scraper is a useful piece of kit for a quick wash off but when dealing with a horse suffering from heat stroke and requiring rapid cooling, it really is essential for ensuring the water is removed as quickly as possible.

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i-Quip XC Luxury Eventer Gloves

i-Quip’s XC Luxury Eventer gloves are essential for the perfect grip on the rein, wth their perfect made to measure fit they are so comfy as well as a bit of a fashion statement especially in the cross country where you can have personalised colours.

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Lord & Lady Muck Shampoo

We saw these fun tubes of shampoo at Badminton and the sunny weather gave us the perfect opportunity to give them a go. The dark bay pony got the Lord Muck treatment while Lady Muck went to work on our grey pony.

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munch™ vitamunch

munch™ vitamunch is a 1kg cube of Timothy hay that has been dried and compressed and it also has various hedgerow and meadow herbs added. Two varieties I use are the rose hip ,Hawthorne and cleavers ( sticky ball plant) and the other variety with dandelion, red clover and nettle. When I take Garuda hand grazing I know he picks these things out to eat. As grazers they love variety and this seems to fulfil Garuda’s desire to have variety.

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Equiline Cedar Breeches

I came across Equiline Cedar breeches a few years ago and I now have three pairs. I mostly use them for competition as I’ve two white pairs with a full ‘grip’ seat which is a sticky seat. They are cut beautifully and fit so well and look really elegant , especially important with an unforgiving tail coat!

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Cavallo Waldana Coat

We weren’t supposed to stumble across this super-stylish yet incredibly useful jacket. Just before we launched TheGaitpost.com at Badminton in May, we had ordered some jackets from a well-know equestrian brand but they failed to deliver them in time and despite our desperate pleas, we were jacket-less.

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Horse Pilot Show Jacket

We invited World Class Performance three day eventer, Jodie Amos, to put Horse Pilot’s show jacket through its paces: from the ordering process right through to competing in it. All in all, it was a very thorough road test.

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Neue Schule Ride and Drive Snaffle Bit

I use this bit because it is effective but not sharp or overly strong for my horses. I wouldn’t necessarily use this bit all the time as I always give my horses a little variation depending on the feel they are giving but I have consistently competed in it and have noticed almost immediate results.

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Scapa Home Wine Bottle Holder

We can’t think of a more perfect gift for your hosts than this gorgeous leather wine holder from Scapa Home. Simply pop in a delicious bottle of something, preferably nice and chilled, and hand over when you arrive at your picnic this week (although I am not entirely sure you will want to part with it!)

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Logo Saddlery Knee Guards

With an impressive clientele including Gonzalito, Facundo and Nico Pieres, Clare Milford Haven, Robin Butler, George Meyrick, various members of the Beresford and Domecq families and so on ..it might be easier to say who hasn’t bought a pair!

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The H-Trap

I have used the H-Trap for a season now and wouldn’t be without them. We put one by the fields and one by the swimming pool where we kept being bitten by the horseflies ourselves.

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Sudocrem

We have all seen Sudocrem about the place but it is truly brilliant for a myriad of ailments for both the horse and the rider. I use mine the most on a very itchy 11.2h pony. He manages to ruin his tail every year when the flies come out and its soothing powers definitely ease the itch.

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3M Vetrap Bandaging Tape

3M Vetrap Bandaging Tape has so many uses. It doesn’t slip as it sticks to itself, but can still be repositioned and is the most effective way of keeping a sterile dressing on an awkward place. It is also excellent for holding a poultice on the foot.

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Splintex Gold

Having read various reviews about this product, I was keen to try it. This is a great product to help reduce the size of splints and in many cases help them disappear. I recently had my four year old pop a small splint.

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The Mighty Purse

I wasn’t sure if this was going to be a gimmick but having used up all my phone battery taking photos and videos at Badminton by lunchtime, I tried it out and sure enough it boosted my battery and and got me connected again despite my phone’s dodgy signal.

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Pomms Premium Equine Ear Plugs

These are great ear plugs, which can be used both at shows or at home. Unlike other types of earplugs, the best thing about Pomms is they really do not fall out or move in the horses ears. They are made of a foam-like material, which lets in some sound but blocks out loud noises.

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Fairfax Performance Girth

I use the Fairfax girth on all five of my horses. I bought it because I have one horse that is a bit cold backed and I thought it might be more comfortable for him and improve his movement. The leather and the workmanship of the girth is of excellent quality.

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Sock Solutions Riding Socks

I have to agree with the professionals above! I didn’t think reviewing a riding sock would be so life-changing. But this isn’t an ordinary sock. The minute my toes touched down in to the soft fabric, it all felt lovely and bungey (not a technical term but imagine fluffy slippers!)

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Supreme Products High Shine Shampoo

This is a great product and definitely does what it says on the tin. I only use this product when i wash the horses before going to a show. I would use it all the time but it is a little more expensive than normal horse shampoo. It leaves their coat really soft and shiny and there is a really big difference in look and feel compared to a standard horse shampoo

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Grand Prix Leather Gloss

The question is clean tack or shiny tack? Grand Prix Leather Gloss like many other products nourishes you leather keeping it supple. Where Grand Prix Leather Gloss is in a league of its own is in the long lasting shine it gives your tack, with no extra effort.

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Ariat Heritage Boots

Ariat Heritage boots are not only stylish and smart but the most comfie thing out. I wear mine all day from the school run to riding & on the yard. I love the support they give the foot and the shape round the ankle.

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Medivet

Great in Winter for easing stubborn mud off legs and cleaning out minor cuts. Dilute with warm water, apply with a sponge and no need to rinse off. Smells satisfyingly medicinal and a little goes a long way. Especially good for preventing mud fever.

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NAF Gastri Aid

Why do you like this product for your horse?
More and more these days, we are realizing how many horses are effected by stomach ulcers. Gastri Aid is designed to defend the stomach wall from acid build up and help maintain the PH balance

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Tried and Tested

New this week : Socks, feed balancer and a shoulder straightening bit

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