One of my favorite blogs (non-horsey) does a post of her favorite things at the end of each month and I always love reading it so I decided I’m copying and doing it here too!
It’s not like I’m the first person to rave about their mesh show jacket but… damn, I love mine. They are just so much more comfortable in the heat, still look good and are so easy to care for. Mine gets shoved into my tack trunk after my rounds and I just shake it out and it’s good to go. Mine is a large and aside from the sleeves being a little long, honestly fits me great. No show coat is particularly flattering on me (hi boobs), but I think this is one of the best out there. Except now I want another one (if they ever come out with an olive green, I’m done for)
Ego7 Show Shirts
The first one of these I picked up on a whim off Facebook for an insane deal. Once I wore it a few times, I realized I never wanted to wear another show shirt again. Their fabric is this awesome stretchy athletic tech fabric that still looks nice and washes up well. Again, tight white shirts aren’t really my favorite thing to wear for my body type, but if you’re also well-endowed I can’t recommend these enough. I searched and ended up finding two more, one long sleeve and one short, both with navy accents and I love them even more. 10/10 would totally recommend these.
I wanted a bridle bag for going to shows, but specifically wanted one with hooks inside, not loops. I hate doing and undoing the loops and wanted to be able to easily hang it on a stall front or in a tack stall. This one was met all my criteria so I bought it. I’ve now taken it a few places and can say it’s worth every penny. It’s less expensive than comparable ones, but I find it to be just as nice. It has three hooks inside (it comes with the hooks!), two to hang it on a stall front and a carrying strap. The zipper isn’t anything special, but I haven’t had any issues with it. It’s not huge, but it’s more than sufficient for my two bridles, breastcollar, neckstrap and crops. In a blonde moment, I actually packed my jump girth in it this past weekend too and then panicked when I couldn’t find it in my trunk. I added an iron on monogram with my Cricut, but any decent embroidery shop could also add to it. It also has a front velcro pocket for storage, although I’ll admit I haven’t used that. It would be perfect for little things like extra bits or spurs though.
This honestly deserves it’s own post and it will probably get one, but I can’t NOT mention it here. I signed up the day they released it publicly and I don’t know how I ever lived without it. I use the lessons all the time between in person lessons with my trainer and I can absolutely say it has improved my riding. I’m prone to either do the same thing in my rides every time, not do enough or get frustrated when I can’t get the same feel I get in my lessons. These days, I pop in an earbud, cue a lesson up and all three of the aforementioned issues don’t occur. I even used it to help with some of my dressage warmup before my coach got there this last weekend.