Keeping Up With The Unicorns - Quic Braid Review

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Washing your horses mane immediately before plaiting up will end in tears, it goes fluffy and fly away and is best avoided at all costs! But what if you own a grey horse, whose mane is pure white, like Oscar's and washing it becomes a necessity?

Before discovering Quic Braid I wouldn't waste any time when plaiting up, I'd wash Oscar's mane and move at lightening pace to finish his plaits before the mane dried, with a damp sponge on hand for emergencies. This worked well, but those pesky pieces of pulled mane still managed to fuzz at the roots and on arrival at my venue I'd discretely pat down any wisps once on board.

I understand the above is perfectly acceptable, Oscar is clean and neatly plaited but the perfectionist in me found Quic Braid jumping out at me on the grooming isle and I had to put it to the test...

Since using Quic Braid I have learnt I can continue to wash Oscar's mane before events and my confidence quickly grew so that I now lightly towel dry the hair afterwards. I section off the mane and before starting to plait, comb the hair up and spray with Quic Braid from the root to the tip and plait away. Quic Braid gives perfect grip without being sticky, allowing super tight and neat plaits to be braided with great control reducing fluffy flyaway fuzz! And the best part is come home time, I unwrap the plaits and run my fingers through a silky soft, non-sticky mane, it is invisible!

A must have in our grooming kit - sold at Horse Health for £14.50 

Thank you for reading, Jessica and Oscar xxxx


Ruffle Snuffle Tuggers Stable Pop Review

Throughout Spring I stable Oscar during the day and he has turnout at night, I understand this is not the most effective way to limit his grass in-take, but it means he is less stuffy and gassy when I ride after work. As we move into Summer I continue the routine because of the lack of natural shelter at our yard from the sun, heat and of course those pesky horse flies!

The routine works extremely well for us, however on certain days if all the other liveries are turned out Oscar may have time stabled alone. Although he is always calm when stabled alone, as I don't like to make a big deal of it, I ensure to do everything so he stays this way and love looking out for fun and interesting - ideally sugar free - stable toys, boredom busters and anything else to entertain him whilst I am stuck at work!

Review of hand baked Hoofed horsey treats coming soon...

The Tuggers Stable Pop by Ruffle Snuffle jumped out at me as soon as I saw it on my Twitter feed, the Pop is best described as a flexible 8" football made from 100% natural rubber and is wonderfully bouncy!! It has a fabulous luxury fleece 30cm handle and the whole thing is machine washable, plus you can choose your own colours!

Fill it will hay, haylage, apples, carrots or your horses favourite treats...since it arrived I have spent my mornings scavenging in the hedgerows for Oscar's favourite picnic choices, sticky buds, cow parsley, dandelions and luscious green grass with sliced apple and carrot for the finishing touch! 

I take a huge amount of pride in my Pop's presentation, visualising it as a horsey hanging basket to be judged the The Chelsea Flower Show, and Oscar aka Mr Spooky Pants gets an equal amount of pleasure as he enthusiastically devours it without a flicker of caution at the red ball bouncing back in his face - I wish he was as calm around footballs, or maybe it's the small children that unnerve him?

Both Oscar and I are totally in love with the Tuggers Stable Pop and are excellent value at £14.50, the perfect gift to your Gee Gee or horse obsessed friend. The Pop's are individually hand made to order so please allow a few extra days for delivery but will arrive beautifully packaged and ready to be filled, so start planning your menu now!

Thank you for reading, Jessica and Oscar xxxx