Keeping Up With The Unicorns - LeMieux Tail Tidy

I am often asked how I keep Oscar so dazzlingly clean? The answer is rather boring, it takes a lot of hard work, dedication and there is definitely no quick fix the night before a show with a grey...keeping on top of it is key!

The LeMieux Tail Tidy bag helps me to do exactly that. Made from a waterproof fabric with a drawstring closure, you simply plait the tail, pop it in the bag and neatly fold over, securing with the velcro through the plait. This maintains a neat tail and can be used when stabled, turned out, or travelling in the battle against stains.

Oscar has tried and tested the LeMieux Tail Tidy bag in all of these situations, it has always stayed in place and protected his tail. It isn't something I use all of the time because I like Oscar to be very much a horse, pinning his ears back and swishing his gorgeous tail evilly at his friends is one of his favourite past times therefore wouldn't wish to take it away, but the night before a show, or during a busy week, it's an invaluable piece of protection and at only £9.95, would be silly not to own one.

Jessica and Oscar


Likit Starter Kit Review

When I first bought Oscar home, he ate his feed then licked his bowl and the slices of chopped apple and carrot clean...does he not like fruit and veg I pondered? Never one to be deterred I continued to ‘dangle the carrot’ so to speak. Eventually he understood and it’s fair to say he hasn’t looked back since, therefore when Haynet asked whether Oscar and I would like to try the Likit Starter Kit, I jumped at the opportunity to learn more…

The Likit Starter Kit is fabulously packaged in a fun and colourful box complete with animated instructions on how to un-wrap the Likit’s, piece together, hang in the stable from the rope provided and includes the following;
1.       x1 Likit Holder
2.       x3 Likit’s apple, cherry and carrot
3.       x1 bag of mint and eucalyptus Likit Snaks
4.     x1 bag of apple and cinnamon Likit Snaks

Because of Oscar’s native breeding and natural tendency to be a good-doer I am always conscious of the sugar content in his diet and the recent removal of his back shoes has only heightened my awareness. On the other hand I also understand that horses have evolved as herbivores, eating grass and other pasture plants that are naturally high in sugar, meaning sugar is a normal component of a horse’s diet and not something to be dismissed. With this knowledge in mind I delved into researching the Likit brand…

Firstly I congratulate Likit for making no secret of the sugar content in their product range, openly sharing recommended daily allowances on their website, plus for those completely adverse to sugar providing a range of salt, sport (electrolyte) and ice (Himalayan Rock salt) Likit’s.

Likit offer low, medium, high and high+ products in their unique Challenge System range that bring wellbeing benefits to the stabled horse by promoting licking, chewing, mimicking grazing behaviour, diverting attention away from stable vices and relieving boredom. This enriches the environment and the Likit Starter Kit is the perfect introduction, graded as low level.

My Likit Starter Kit arrived last Saturday and Monday welcomed the start of a very wet week. This saw Oscar stabled without turnout offering the perfect opportunity to test my Likit…I chose to try Apple first!

The Likit Holder was simple to put together and the plastic around the Apple Likit easy to remove. As per the instructions I assessed the structure of Oscar’s stable, grabbed a mounting block and hung the rope around one of the rafters before clipping the Likit Holder on. If you don’t have a beam to hang it from Likit recommend baler twine/rope hung across a corner of the stable to create a beam and hang the Likit from the middle. The benefit being the Likit moves making the reward a boredom busting challenge.

Proud of my handy work I waited…it was a tentative start and I had to unclip the Likit and place it under Oscar’s nose for him to get the idea. He soon realised how tasty it was and stood quietly playing, biting, licking, twisting and swinging the Likit as I skipped out, groomed and changed rugs.
Since my Likit has been out twice a day as I do my yard chores, successfully diverting Oscar’s attention from being stabled and feeling like a real treat. Something he twitches his nose with joy at when he sees coming.

I wish I would have realised the boredom busting benefits of Likit’s Challenge System before now because there is a definite place for them in the life of a stabled horse, be it overnight, due to bad weather or box rest. I am already planning to buy a banana refill once my Starter Kit has ran out and I think this is the start of a colourful collection.

I’d love a Likit Snak-A-Ball – challenge level medium - to fill with the delicious heart shaped Likit Snaks that were included in the Likit Starter Kit. Oscar loves these super cute munchies.

Jessica and Oscar
Written on behalf of Haynet as a Cream Of The Crop Blogger


Equissentials Dressage Instagram Takeover

Gee Gee and Me are busting with excitement for Monday when Oscar and I take over the Equissentials Dressage Instragram account - @EquissentialsDressage #ggandmelovesED

I am a loyal customer to Equissentials Dressage, a business created by two aspiring dressage riders Hayley and Nic, both are forever stylish and have a passion for equestrian fashion, meaning it was a huge compliment to be offered the opportunity to represent their brand for the day.

This week I have featured my favourite pieces from their current collection on Gee Gee and Me's Facebook page;
Imperial Riding Dressage Tendon Boots
Hauke Schmit's A Touch Of Magic Gloves
Rider By Horse Sea Blue Pad & Bandages from S/S 2017
Kingsland...everything, but if I had to pick, which my bank account says I do, 
the Sudbury Sweater and Rider Tights

With a promise to only stock products the founders believe in, that they've tried and tested on their own precious gee gee's and a guarantee to bring you the absolute best, you can't go far wrong shopping with Equissentials Dressage.

Don't miss out on Monday, I promise to banish any back to work blues.
Follow @GeeGeeandMe and @EquissentialsDressage - everything modeled by Oscar and I on Monday is already part of our wardrobe and has not been gifted, supplied or discounted by Equissentials Dressage for the event, we are true advocates of the products featured. I will always state if otherwise.

Jessica and Oscar


Never Underestimate The Basics...LeMieux Fleece Headband

Never underestimate the basics...I am rarely without headgear at the yard and an ear-warmer style headband is my favoured choice...unless it's wet, then my bobble hat wins. My hair rivals Rapunzel's and being rained on equals a tangled mess.

To me the benefits of an head band ear-warmer are...

  1. My hair can be tied up on top of my head, safely out of the way of, not horses zips. I have the empathy of every girl who has ever had long hair here)
  2. No flat hat hair, surely I suffer my fair share of that from my riding helmet
  3. My head doesn't get sweaty
  4. When I wear my head-torch without one the imprint from it doesn't fade from my forehead until midday - not my desired look whilst in an office at work

Made from super soft polar fleece the LeMieux Headband is extremely comfortable, keeps your ears and head warm and snug and can also be worn under your hat, at £9.95 you need one, click here to get yours.

Thank you for reading
Jessica and Oscar