Knotty Girlz Horse Rope Training Halter
I like rope halters, and I use a lot of them. This halter from Knotty Girlz checks all the boxes: nice thickness, nice stiffness, nice price.
Sealtex Race Bandage
I talked about this stuff in my video on bits. It’s great for horses like Johnny with sensitive mouths, and it’s permitted in competition s long as it is smooth.
Barn & Stable
EZGrip Mat Mover
If you’ve ever had to move a stall mat, you’ll know how cumbersome it is. When cleaning out your trailer, or toting your own mats to horse shows, just hefting these suckers around can take a lot of unnecessary time and effort. The EZ Grip Mat Mover gives the the strength of a big dude, saving time…and your back. Buy two.
I always have these in my truck and in the barn. They are tough on dirt, and easy on your hands. They smell great, and they’re American made. Everybody needs a Tub O’ Towels!
I first discovered these when I was over in England, where they are used almost exclusively. They hold more water, and are set on ground level which is a more natural place for horses to drink from. Tubtrugs are a lot easier to carry than traditional water buckets. They are easy to pack, and really versatile (you can even use them as muck buckets in a pinch). I love my tubtrugs!
Loggerhead Tools Adjustable Bionic Wrench
Safety in the vet box is really important. Using this handy tool, you can easily add and remove multiple different stud types without having to fiddle around with your wrench to size and resize.
Equivisor Helmet Visor
As riders, we’re in the sun a lot and we need to take care of our skin. You might think that the little brim on your helmet is enough, but it’s not. I wear this every day, especially in the summer, to protect my skin and reduce squinting.
Rider Health & Fitness
Scivation Xtend BCAA Powder
As a rider, it can be hard to stay hydrated. My go-to used to be Pedialyte, but day to day or during competition the intensity of the work I do means that I need something to help with energy, muscle repair, and recovery as well. This stuff works great, and tastes AMAZING.
LuxFit High Density Foam Roller
Chronic back pain can seem like an inescapable part of life for an eventer. I have tried almost everything, but the thing that helps me the most is foam rolling every night before bed. It takes just a few minutes, and makes a world of difference. And for those days when my back is acting up more than usual, a couple of sessions extra sessions get me though. Also recommended by my massage Therapist Amanda Moretz.
PUREWAVE™ CM7 Cordless Massager
This is THE BEST portable massager for feet, arms, legs, and back. The combination of percussion and vibration really makes a difference.
Zojirushi Hybrid Water Boiler And Warmer
I’m not a coffee drinker, but I do drink a lot of tea. It’s hard for me to explain just how glorious it is to always have hot drinking water on demand. I was skeptical when I received this a a gift, but it has ended up being the most used appliance in my kitchen. I’ve had it for seven years and after using it multiple times every day, it still works as well as the day I unboxed it.
World-Class Grooming for Horses: The English Rider’s Complete Guide to Daily Care and Competition
This book can be a little hard to find, but it really is the best grooming ‘manual’ I’ve seen. I recommend it to (of buy it for) all my working students. (super handy for horse-show husbands / boyfriends / supporters as well).