Eventers and grooms – rejoice! The quickest, easiest way to protect your stud holes. My other half Wayne is my ‘stud man’ (erm, I mean he does the studs when we’re at events. Ahem) and there’s generally a fair bit of muttering and swearing involved. Ahead of Tweseldown we had cleared out the stud holes, and pushed in the LeMieux Easy Stud Plugz, so on the day it literally took seconds to pop them out and screw in the studs.
Unlike blanks which screw in and can wear, or foam, cotton or traditional rubber stud plugs which can be a pain to remove, these simply push in, and have a clever hole in the middle so you can easily use a nail or hoofpick to just hook them out. No damage to the threads, re-usable and as simple as it gets – no swearing required.
We planned to put more studs in for the cross country phase but decided against it, so we actually ended up doing both of our jumping phases with some stud plugz in and they stayed firmly put – even through two water complexes!
At £7.96 for a pack of 60 - these are great value. Find them here>
Picture the scene; I’m at an event, generally running a bit behind time, and I’m frantically trying to get ready. Problem is – my horse is in the lorry and all my kit is in the separate living area accessible from the rear of the box. Cue me doing a headless chicken relay back and forth, and finally getting on my horse all of a fluster.
Introducing the LeMieux showkit bag. A completely portable, smart storage solution to keep your show day essentials close to hand. In a horsebox, floor space is always limited, but this handy little bit of kit simply hangs by a trigger clip making it a brilliant space saver. I hang it up in the horse area to travel, or to the outside when in use, simply by clipping onto the tie rings.
It has two pockets to store your kit, with a fold down front flap to keep it covered when required, or to roll up and velcro out of the way when in use. I use it for things I needed to keep handy; a couple of brushes, plaiting bands, stud kit and LeMieux Easy Stug Plugz, hoof oil, hoof pick, showjumping boots, and a pot of treats.
Available in burgundy or blue, and part of the equine luggage range if you want to get your matchy matchy on and coordinate with hat and boot bags, grooming kits, bandage bags and bridle bags.
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This weekend was our first one day event since June last year, and Blue was a bit keen on the cross country to say the least! He’s done plenty of prep for the event season and is good and fit, but the demands of three phases (and pulling my arms off xc!) will no doubt have taken its toll.
After making our way back to the lorry, we stripped his tack off and put some water in a bucket to wash him down with. Just by adding a glug of muscle slosh to the water meant we could take care of his tired muscles as we washed him down, stimulating blood flow and helping to relieve any stiffness he may have had. It doesn’t create lots of lather and doesn’t need rinsing of, so literally use all over. You can also use a stronger solution or use neat for a leg brace, so it has a multitude of uses in one bottle.
I dare say he’s feeling a little less stiff for his wash down than I am today! At least he was match fit!
A great little addition to the horsebox. Buy yours here>