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21.8.17

LeMieux Schooling Boots Branded The Best by Mr Hester


Who doesn't love schooling boots? Especially when they're as smart as LeMieux's latest release. A purpose built boot, contoured to fit equine joints and tendons. With a polycarbonate strike proof shell that is integrated between shock absorbent lining.


Highly practical, they're quick and easy to whip on and off and totally up for the job. Be that training at home or in the competition warm up. Proven to withstand the demands of lateral work, they're a must have for dressage riders. Don't believe me...ask Mr Hester himself!

"The best schooling boots I've ever
put on my horses"
Carl Hester

1 moulds...2 flexes...3 supports...


The science is covered up by a leather outer shell, available in black and white. Trust me you'll want both and fastening securely with Velcro tabs. Like a magnet, they mould to the leg, strong and flexible they're up to the job, never restricting the movement. Once the work is over, any surface dirt can be easily wiped clean to return them to their original splendour.

Already a tack room treasure for Gee Gee and Me...with a white competition set on our wishlist.
Available from horsehealth.co.uk - £39.95 for two.

Jessica & Oscar

15.8.17

Beautiful Bespoke and Personal


My Horse Box are the best at seeking out the hidden treasures our equine world has to offer. Inside the subscription box from December I unwrapped a delightful dandy brush. March, a beautiful body brush and for June, a perfect mane and tail comb. 

Each lovingly hand crafted by Bespoke & Personal just for My Horse Box subscribers, they’re really special and it is about time Gee Gee and Me shared one of them!

The mane and tail pulling comb included in June’s 'Show Ready' themed box is of superior quality. The thin comb has metal teeth, which I love because I find the thin combs easier to work with, wrap the hair around and hold. The handle is hand graved and made from high quality wood – as all the brushes have been - with the My Horse Box horse logo.


For the equestrians who choose not to pull their horses’ mane/tail, the Bespoke & Personal comb is perfect for taming tangles, loosening any old hair and separating sections before plaiting up which is exactly how I used it last weekend. The comb gave me precise lines and was the perfect length to measure my plaits by.


My Horse Box will feature their next Bespoke & Personal grooming brush in September’s box...what will it be...?


Jessica & Oscar

10.8.17

The Rhino Plus 0g Turnout Rug Review

This weekend Oscar and I boxed up for a ride around a magical woodland nearby. I parked up to glorious sunshine, the tack went on and off we went. Twenty minutes in the wind picked up, whistling through the trees. Oscar began to spook as the leaves whipped up around him and I tried to convince us both the distant rumble of thunder was a noisy aeroplane. This was until the flashes of lightening were too real to deny!

Be brave...be brave I mumbled as huge raindrops began to thunder on my helmet. I started to sing. After all, nobody but Oscar and the Gods could hear me and Oscar is used to my nervous vocals. "I'm singing in the rain...just singing in the rain, there ain't no rumbles of thunder, please the sun come out again....". This unique rendition lasted thirty minutes as Oscar repeatedly tried to make up his own dance moves by throwing his bottom to the storm and I curled up in the saddle wondering how I would explain my 'fun' weekend to non-horsey colleagues at work?

Thankfully, it passed and we lived to tell the tale. The sun even came out for the latter half of our adventure. Now the above doesn't relate to Oscar's fabulous Rhino Plus Turnout Rug but it is an example of how crazy the weather can and has been recently here in the UK. Rugs need to be technical enough to deal with ever changing conditions and nothing beats Horseware.

The video attached shares the first wear of the rug, early May 2017.

The Rhino Plus is a 0g lightweight turnout rug. The outer layer of 1000 denier polypropylene is a strong barrier which protects the waterproofing and breath ability of the rug. Put to the test, even in the most torrential of downpours Oscar has remained comfortable and dry without overheating when the sun made its reappearance after the storm.

The Rhino Plus also features a Surefit Neck design with a V-front closure to give freedom of movement when grazing. Designed with the horse in mind throughout there are leg arches, reflective strips and liner hoops for when the temperature turns and added layers are required.


The Rhino Plus even helps you to work smarter, not harder because of the shine enhancing polyester lining - this is also anti-static and anti-bacterial too. For those in between days a detachable hood is included in the price.

There is no denying the Rhino Plus rug is in the 'splurge' price range between £160-£190 retailer dependant, the price is justified to have a 0g rug that is 100% waterproof and not just 'light-shower proof' as too many are. Having a grey horse, there are times I need and want to keep him as clean as possible and rugs go a long way in making my life easier.


Now please no more rain until winter...

Jessica & Oscar.

30.7.17

LeMieux Pro Touch Performance Riding Glove


Riding without wearing gloves would be like riding without shoes, I just don't do it. I know plenty of beautiful and talented riders who detest the feeling of them but I am not in their club. I agree however that wearing the wrong gloves can affect your 'feel' and therefore quality, good fitting ones are a must. When I get a good pair, I wear them until they have holes in and buy them in every colour!

My latest pair are the Pro Touch Performance Riding Glove by LeMieux, seriously well designed, I've ridden in nothing else since they arrived from Horse Health HQ!


Beautifully soft, they fit like a second skin and have an excellent size guide here - I am a size 7.5 and wear a Medium in Navy. The finger tips are re-enforced to avoid finger nails wearing through the finger ends - a common glove complaint. Silicone grip points lay in between the fingers and over the index finger where the reins pass over, my favourite feature because it provides so much rein security. I am certain my horse loves the consistency this provides too.

The Pro Touch Performance Riding Gloves have a smart appearance. The upper hand has a mesh fabric that allows ventilation and moisture control with an easy stretch so hands can stay relaxed. Fastening around the wrist with a velcro tab. I have worn on the hottest of Summer days and LeMieux have successfully designed a lightweight, yet durable riding glove.

Now I need in black, brown and white...buy yours for £19.96 here.

Equimins Leather Soap Spray Gets 10/10


A leather cleaning product and sponge live on the same shelf as my riding boots, hat and whip in the tack room, opposite my saddle and bridle. I am convinced this is the secret to good habits; yes I am that rider who wipes over my tack nine out of ten times after I have ridden. This way it is never a big job the night before an event and my leather looks great for it!

I get through a leather cleaning product (and usually a sponge too) every six months, a little goes a long way and I am always excited to try a new product. With thanks to Haynet May saw the arrival of Equimins Leather Spray Soap on the tack room shelf.


After my first use all I could think was “wow, a spray really is so much easier to use” because my last leather cleaning product was a balm and although great, impossible to apply without getting greasy hands. The Equimins Leather Spray Soap being the opposite, clean, convenient and easy to use.

Equimins Leather Spray Soap comes in a 500ml bottle that feels durable and yard friendly with a sturdy spray nozzle. One spritz provides enough soap to evenly wipe over my whole bridle, with boots and saddle only taking a couple more.


I have used on my old Ariat Bromont boots to my new Kate Negus bridle and all leathers in between, with the old and the new being pliable and soft with a rich shine and beautiful finish after just a quick wipe clean, at £6.95 it is one of my favourites.


A 10/10 from Gee Gee and Me.


Jessica and Oscar
Haynet, Cream of the Crop Bloggers.

9.7.17

PINK Hoof Clay by Ecohoof


As many of you know a change in Oscar’s lifestyle led me to explore the benefits of going barefoot. Once I had committed to the change I felt I had been given a new pair of eyes when looking and thinking about equine hoof care. 

The months before the metal came off I prepped and polished like never before. Learning day by day with a heightened awareness of the products I choose to use, their ingredients and the effect they have on our equines.

Naturally this meant love at first sight for Gee Gee and Me and Ecohoof’s Pink Hoof Clay in May’s ‘Go Green’ My Horse Box. The exciting collaboration saw the release of a 250ml Limited Edition tub of the magical Pink Hoof Clay.

The clay can be painted onto the hoof, sole, white line area and frog acting as a barrier to infection and once dry acts as a poultice staying in place for 12 hours, before naturally flaking off and degrading into the ground. 100% natural, eco-friendly and full of essential oils, it smells good enough to eat – but please don’t – and gives hooves a pretty pink glow. I have been generously packing it onto Oscar’s frogs and they look healthier than ever and both his shod and bare foot hooves are thriving on it. 

However it became most useful a couple of weeks ago when Oscar ripped a front shoe, taking half of his hoof with it! I had a lesson booked that evening and was almost tempted to remove the other and begin the rehabilitation of his fronts against my plans of waiting for Autumn. After another coffee, I began to think rationally and decided to pack the crater with the Pink Hoof Clay. I have continued to do this, even once the shoe has been reapplied and thankfully although not a lot of hoof is left on one side, the shoe has stayed put and the damage hasn't spread.

One of my all time favourites from My Horse Box – thank you for discovering it.
If you missed out on May’s Go Green you can purchase a 500ml tub here.

Jessica and Oscar.

28.6.17

Why I Love Layer One - Stierna Equestrian Sportswear


This week I waved goodbye to the tropical temperatures of our recent heatwave and welcomed back the wet British Summers that we are accustomed to. Reminding me of the importance of wearing quality equestrian sportswear. As Stierna advocate; everyday is a good riding day and once we've done it, we're always happier for it. well, almost always.

Stierna Equestrian Sportswear are a Swedish brand, established in 2015. The brand gets its energy from a strong idea, to develop technical equestrian clothes with high functionality for active riders, enabling them to perform optimally regardless of the weather.

After being fortunate enough to meet Stierna's passionate founder Robert Kos at Badminton Horse Trials earlier in the year, I was asked to share my thoughts on a Halo top from their unique three layer system. As soon as it touched my skin, it felt different. Stierna's 'idea' for providing apparel that allows riders to solely focus on the interaction with their horse feels like more like an obsession.

The Halo tops are the foundation of Stierna's system. They are designed to be a functional base layer, worn alone or in a two or three layer system - weather dependent - and in direct contact with the skin. The intelligent fabric is 30% bamboo charcoal that has both a chemical free anti-odour effect and a natural coolness to help regulate the body temperate. The clever properties also spread moisture across the fabric surface for a rapid evaporation or to pass onto the next layer, meaning no chills when the wind blows immediately after dismounting. Brrrr...


I found the Halo 1/2 Zip top a dream to wear. Incredibly soft, the asymmetrical cut of the fabric moved with me as I rode. The design is stylish and understated and is the perfect base layer, be it for hacking and schooling in Dark Navy, going cross country in Lovely Lilac or competing in Snow White under a smart show jacket, the high collar with a short zipper is the perfect base for a stock tie. 

Izzy Taylor, British Eventing's number one female rider expertly explains why she loves Stierna Equestrian Sportwear in the video below. Although it may sound silly to some, I smiled and whole heartedly agreed with Izzy's comments of finding comfort in wearing sleeves when riding, especially when away from home or competing. 


Layer one is only the start of Stierna's story...layer two is a necessity once the temperature drops because it is designed to trap warm air and keep the body heat in cold conditions. The technology allows heat to be evaporated ensuring you remain comfortable, warm, dry and in harmony with your horse.

Layer three provides protection against the wind, rain and cold whilst releasing excess heat and moisture through the active ventilation openings and stretch panels built into the garments. A true shield against the elements, allowing you to perform at your best in all conditions.


The following technology is built into Stierna clothing:
  • Equtex - a fabric based on a membrane technology, used in Stierna's high performance garments, allowing the outer fabrics to be waterproof whilst maintaining high levels of breath ability.
  • 3M Thinsulate - an efficient insulator with a very high warmth-to-thickness ratio enabling Stierna's garments to be designed with less bulk and thus enhance freedom of movement
  • Cool Anti-Odour - a TM of Stierna their bamboo charcoal fabric gives UV protection up the UPF +30 and comes with natural coolness and soft touch to keep riders dry and comfortable at all times.
  • Air Drizz Softshell - apart from loving it's name, 'air-drizz' softshell is a high technology membrane with breath ability, waterproof properties and four way stretch. 
Available to purchase in the U.K. from Royal Berkshire Country and Equine - £49

They say, you had me at hello...
Well Robert Kos had me at the words of British fashion icon, Vivienne Westwood...

"Buy less
Choose well
Make it last"


Jessica and Oscar.