Dear Santa...Top Zop Plaiting Comb

Forever an advocate of Horse Health I picked up my Top Zop Plaiting Comb when they first launched a few years ago and I have been rather selfish by keeping this secret plaiting weapon to myself for so long - mainly because owning a native means I rarely plait and when I do I am far too busy, name it to photograph the process for a blog post!

Gee Gee and Me's Dear Santa series feels like the perfect time and place to introduce it to you all, costing £9.95 it makes an ideal stocking filler for the competition King, Queen, Groom in your life and a yard Secret Santa gift someone will actually make use of.

I love my Top Zop Plaiting Comb because...

  1. The short comb helps me measure out the distance between my plaits ensuring they are uniform in size
  2. The clip holds excess mane out of my way so I can give each plait my undivided attention
  3. The end of the comb has a rubber band holder that fits enough bands on to do the whole mane
  4. The fourth reason is for all of the above being in one place, before I used to struggle juggling a comb, a clip, holding bands in my mouth, I even used to wear a short gardening type apron to store it all and the Top Zop Plaiting Comb eliminates the need for all the above.
Top Zop Plaiting Comb can be purchased at Horse Health.

I hope you have enjoyed reading Gee Gee and Me's five days of Christmas Dear Santa posts and are feeling full of present buying inspiration, Oscar and I wish you all a very happy Christmas and as always, thank you for reading.


Dear Santa...Hands On Grooming Gloves

It wouldn't be Gee Gee and Me if I didn't share a grooming product in my Dear Santa series...and hopefully it's one you're all familiar with as it recently featured in a Keeping Up With The Unicorns post.

The Hands On Grooming Gloves from Horse Health at £19.96 - click HERE to read the full review.

My original blog post covers all aspects of the Hands On Grooming Gloves and was written over a month ago, they're without a doubt one of my favourite products from 2016 and would be ecstatic to find these in my Christmas stocking from Santa. I use them daily to remove mud when Oscar comes in from the field, they're excellent for grooming sensitive areas such as the ears and face and again during weekly bath time, Oscar adores me using them to wash his mane!

Happy Christmas, with love from Jessica and Oscar xxxx


Dear Santa...Noble Outfitters Thermo Thin Socks

Noting excites me more than new socks, that cosy, clean, snugly satisfying feeling!! One that I am sure everyone appreciates, not only us equestrians therefore today's stocking filler is also perfect for your support team of parents, partners, grooms, yard owners as a little thank you for their help in 2016!

Thermo Thin Boot Socks from Noble Outfitters are for me the ultimate Winter sock, the day they go in the washing machine is a sad one and I desperately need to buy more pairs - at £6.95 my budget can thankfully stretch. They give warmth without bulk which is so so important and maybe this is something you can relate to....imagine a cold Winters day, I pull on my soft shell breeches, then think about my sock choice, the thicker warmer ones will mean I'll struggle to fasten my riding boots because of the extra bulk soft shell breeches give....will this stretch them over Winter because in Summer or at competitions I will go back to thinner socks? Or shall I just have cold feet? Please tell me I am not the only one who has this discussion with themselves?

The Thermo Thin Boot Sock eliminates all of the above because the foot to the ankle of the sock is made from Thermolite polyester, adding warmth without bulk or weight, there is added padding to the heel and toe to protect sensitive areas and an arch compression band to avoid the sock shifting, extra helpful when I am in my wellies doing yard chores which is typically when my socks shift. The leg of the sock is ultra thin enabling your leg to slide into any boot whilst your feet are kept nice and toasty, and when I wear my soft shells with these socks, I can zip up my boots without any issues and my feet stay warm, something I think is genius.

It is often the smallest things in life and the Noble Outfitters Thermo Thin Boot Socks most definitely bring me happiness, some of my nearest and dearest will be opening up a pair on the big day.


Happy Christmas, with love from Jessica and Oscar xxxx

Dear Santa...Calm Leisure Equestrian Underwear

Today's perfect present idea is a guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone's face...not only is it a perfect stocking filler, it is also a hilarious, tongue in cheek yard Secret Santa gift, because we all know being an equestrian requires a great pair of (brave) pants!

Calm Leisure recently launched 'Equestrian Underwear' a product that has been tried, tested and put through it's paces by professional equestrian athletes, innovatively designed and manufactured here in the U.K. I was super excited to receive my pair!

The Equestrian Underwear, pants, knickers...are made from a super soft bamboo material, it's breathable and effective at wicking away moisture. They're designed free from elastic for comfort but this also gives them a seamless appearance when worn under breeches, I was kindly sent a black pair but I have been so impressed will be purchasing a white pair too because they're a must have under light coloured breeches on competition days - no embarrassing VPL's and hopefully they'll bring lots of luck too.

They've washed beautifully and are the ultimate equestrian pant, it's very clear they have been designed by people who understand our sport, thank you Calm Leisure.

Purchase for £19.95 from Calm Leisure for guaranteed Christmas giggles.

Happy Christmas, with love from Jessica and Oscar xxxx


Dear Santa...Mother Bee Mini Yard Hand Rescue

Whether you're looking for the perfect stocking filler for the equine obsessed in your life or planning a gift for you yard Secret Santa, Gee Gee and Me are sharing our five favourite treats throughout this week in a series called 'Dear Santa' - the prices range from £4.99 to £19.96 so they'll be something for everyone and rather controversially I am kicking the week off with something for the rider, because we all know the person you're buying for will seldom spend money on themselves...

Mother Bee is a company I had heard of because of their Soothe and Protect Balm for Animals, it's a product with incredible healing properties and when I saw their stand at Your Horse Live I hot footed it over because I was certain Oscar needed it in his life....

...wait, how has this become a post about the horse? Apologies, back on track THE RIDER...

I hadn't realised before Your Horse Live that Mother Bee catered for the beauty (that's me), as well as the beast (the unicorn) and I was instantly drawn to their Yard Hand Rescue, it comes in a mini or maxi resealable pot and the balm pops out. Once massaged between the palms like you would with a bar of soap, it melts into the skin releasing the beautiful scent of the healing oils, leaving hands protected by the beeswax barrier that locks in moisutre, keeping out the cold and damp without being sticky, it's delicious!

I purchased two Mini Yard Hand Rescue's one for me and one for Mum, who loves hers too, I feel they're like lip balms and I need one in every place, my handbag, the car, work, yard coat because it is such a beautiful product that my hands love.

Mini 30g - £4.99
Large 90g - £12.99

Happy Christmas, with love from Jessica and Oscar xxxx


Christmas Wish List

Roosa's Horsey Life Christmas Wish List blog post has made me feel wonderfully festive and I've recently put some thought into what I'd like from Santa this Christmas, for a little bit of fun I thought I'd prizes for guessing the first item...

  • A sparkly riding hat!!! Oh, one of these has been on my wish list for years, every birthday and Christmas I lust after one...but in reality there has always been something more important. With each year the range to choose from increases as more brands start to offer sparkle it's hard to choose, Charles Owen, Kask, Samshield, Scharf, KEP, to name just a few and recently Uvex have relaunched their gorgeous suxxceed glamour range that are now perfectly up to standard. A girl can dream...

  •  In our everyday battle to "Keep Up With The Unicorns" I feel it is Gee Gee and Me's duty to put the Haas Grooming Kit for Grey/Coloured Horses to the test and therefore would love to find a set in my stocking on Christmas morning as I have heard exciting things about the brand

  • A LeMieux Thermo Cool Rug from Horse Health, they're described as climate control for horses, are made from a beautiful wool blend and look super smart. They tick so many boxes and would be of use in any horses wardrobe.

  • Finally a little something for me because I love being warm! The Kingsland Charlotte Dujardin Cairnes Jacket, it's super padded, showerproof and seriously smart with a flooofy collar! 

Even if I can tick one item off my wish list this Christmas, I will overwhelmingly wouldn't be as fun if we could have everything all of the time and I am already grateful for all Oscar and I have. 

I'd love to hear your Dear Santa wish lists, please share....

Thank you for reading, Jessica and Oscar xxxx


The Husk Technology Product Review

Oscar has a new home and the school is a fabulously bouncy, rubber surface that is beautiful to ride on...but manages to turn everything black! This gave me the push I needed to invest in some new work boots for everyday use and I choose The Husk because of the science behind their design resulting in the following four promises...
  1. Temperature Control
  2. Impact Protection
  3. Light Weight
  4. Quick Wash/Dry
Temperature Control, The Husk have carefully selected varying combinations of technical material because of their thermo-regulating properties, texture and thickness to create the best effective for each product - work boots, over reach boots, numnahs, etc...
I own the Titan Standard Schooling Air Boots and when rolled out flat they're made of two layers, this allows air to flow freely keeping the temperature constantly cool and the holed fabric wicks sweat away from the skin. 
Oscar only recently had a chaser clip...I'd planned not to clip at all as we're having a quiet Winter but he started to get hotter than ideal when working so clipping was inevitable, however he has always stayed cool, dry and comfortable under his Titan Schooling Air Boots even when the rest of his body wasn't therefore I have been super impressed by their temperature control promise and The Husk get a big tick from Gee Gee and Me on promise number one.

Impact Protection, fortunately the most impact my Titan Schooling Air Boots have seen is 'brushing' and long may it stay that way, however The Husk claim the layers of material create a sponged effect that spreads the force from any impact applied to the body, the material is also rip stop to provide added protection and confidence and for me this means a long lasting product.

Light Weight, The Husk range is made from super light material and astonishingly the Exercise Boots are only weight make this real a bag of Haribo Starmix weights 160g, YES!!! Now before you ask, I haven't gone a far as to weigh my Titan Schooling Air Boots but I know they feel feather light and that's enough for me. This means when wearing The Husk products we add no unnecessary weight to the horse, particularly important with leg protection to help prevent injury or slipping.

Quick Wash/Dry, all products are machine washable and scrub up pretty well with a pressure hose, something I have had to take to the Titan Schooling Air Boots all too frequently, I have hosed at full power both on and off the horse because the gorgeous green grass at our new home has meant dirty back legs - you get the idea. The Husk claim their products dry in 30 minutes and in ideal conditions this may be so, I however found at the yard they took overnight to dry out completely but this still beats any other boot I have in my tack room that would have to be taken home and placed on the radiator or hung out for days on end at the yard.

I ordered a Medium Width Titan Schooling Air Boots with No Piping and they cost £96.00 - yes, I did hesitate before I placed the order as it is more than I'd usually pay for boots but these are no ordinary boots and they're work boots, intended to worn more than any other, three to five times a week and fortunately my investment paid off because I love the technology and therefore worth the price tag, so much so I'd love to grow my The Husk collection with some pieces from their white, Pure range.

Along with my Titan Schooling Air Boots I also ordered a pair of Over Reach Boots in Medium at £30, these host the same benefits as the boots however when delivered had a Large label and appeared LARGE, I queried this with The Husk who confirmed they now only sell 'one size' Over Reach Boot and this is the fault of their manufacturer but what this does mean is that they don't fit Oscar. Over big Over Reach Boots are dangerous so unfortunately although the technology of the products works for us, the 'one size' Over Reach Boots never will and this is something to be aware of when ordering - see pictures.


Thank you for reading, Jessica and Oscar xxxx