Summer Riding Must-Haves

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Hello! Sorry for my absence! Everything has been super crazy with my life!

Here today, I’m going to talk about my summer riding must haves! Ready to beat the heat!

  1. Smart Water: Whenever I work out I alway use smart water or any type of electrolyte water to keep me hydrated. We lose electrolytes when we sweat so we need to replenish them!
  2. Kerrits Ice-fil TightsThese are my favorite riding breeches I use in the summer, I hate wearing my thick breeches during the summer heat and they make me extra hot. These tights are thin and have Ice-fil brand technology to keep you extra cool!
  3. Helmet VisorUsing a helmet visor is great during the summer to keep the hot sun out of your face as well as being able to see better without having the sun blinding your eyes!
  4. Katherine Cosmetics: Katherine Cosmetics is one of my favorite makeup brands, I especially love their K-Sport line, which doesn’t make my makeup sweat off or feel gross from the heat and they also have SPF to protect our faces!
  5. Ecolicious EquestrianMy favorite fly spray of all time is the So Fresh and So Green body spray which is all natural and smells amazing, I love using it on myself as well. It also protects your horse’s coat from the sun rays!
  6. Nobel Outfitters Mesh GlovesThese gloves are great for hot weather as they have mesh ventilation to keep your hands cooland not all hot and sweaty.
  7. Herbal Horse Aloe Vera LotionI forever will love their aloe vera lotion! Aloe vera is great for sunburns and to keep your skin hydrated in the summer. It’s completely organic which I love a ton. They have different kinds of aloe vera lotion to choose from! My favorite it the muscle soothe great for sore muscles after riding!

Equestrian Barn Hacks

Hi! Sorry it has been a while! It’s been crazy with my health and school, so I don’t always have the time to write! But here is a quick post with all the amazing hacks that will help us equestrians!

  1. For your polo wraps and other similar items, use a lingerie bag to wash and dry your polo wraps to keep them from getting tangled up!
  2. Baby wipes are great for a million uses! I always have them hanging around the barn somewhere!
  3. Use rubber braiding bands for bridle keepers as a quick temporary fix.
  4. Put a tennis ball at the ends of cross ties to get rid of the annoying “clang” sound.
  5. Use dish scrub with a soap holder to use for cleaning your horse easily or scrubbing buckets.
  6. Loofa gloves are also great for cleaning horses and tack.
  7. Use colored or patterned duct tape to distinguish everyones supplies.
  8. Having trouble with keeping your horses ears forward for a photo? Buy all ears selfie app for your phone they have many sounds to bring your horse’s ears forward!
  9. Want a cheap and durable tack trunk? Stores such as Home Depot carry tool boxes such as Stanley or Husky for $100 and are just as great as actual tack trunks.
  10. You can cut pool noodles and use them as boot trees.

Have any other great barn hacks? Feel free to comment them below!