Product Review – Groom Away: Just 4 Coloureds Shampoo

Product Overview

This product is shampoo for coloured horses (piebalds, skewbalds, appaloosa and tabiano). It is a colour enhancing shampoo, which will whiten white and enrich colour,  as well as removing stains. Also it is deep cleansing and conditioning and leaves the coat feeling soft, silky and shiny. It can be used frequently as well as for competition preparation and contains tea tree oil which has many soothing properties.

It comes in either a 400ml bottle or 5 litre refill.

RRP £6.99 (for 400ml)

Thoughts on Product

I really enjoyed using this product – it does exactly what is says on the bottle and it work really well! It left Blossom’s coat feeling very soft and gave her a lovely shine. It whitened her white areas, enhanced the colour of her black patches and left her coat clean for a good week! The tea tree oil gave it a nice scent. 

Rating

I am going to rate this product 5/5 star. I worked so well, it did exactly what the bottle said and I will definitely be buying it again! 

*Disclaimer* I am not sponsored by any of these companies, I Have purchased all these products with my own money. All opinions about these products are my own.

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Product Review – Carr, Day & Martin Coat Shine

Product Overview

This products is a multi-purpose grooming spray, which can be used for:

  • Repelling grass stains, mud and soiling;
  • Aid with quarter marking;
  • When applied to shoulders, chest and mane it can help prevent rug rubs.

The bottle is fitted with a 360° spray nozzle, which:

  • Produces minimal sound, making application easier;
  • Uses up all of product within the bottle;
  • Has a continuous spray, meaning less pumping action is needed;
  • Is able to get to hard to reach places, as the 360° nozzle is capable of spraying upside down;
  • The spray nozzle evenly distributes product as it delivers a wider spray pattern.

RRP £11.99 for 600ml

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Thoughts on Product

Primarily I purchased this product, to try and help stop one of Blossom’s rugs from rubbing her mane out. I  was applying to the affected area once a day, as well as applying to the inside of the rug.

I am now currently using it as a grooming spray – where I have been spraying it onto a goat hair body brush and brushing it over Blossom’s body. This has really helped removing any excess loose hair/dirt that has been left after brushing her.

Before&After

Rating

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I found this product worked well as a grooming spray, which has a nice scent. I was able to get Blossom’s coat really clean and shiny.

I found when I was using it for rug rubs that it worked okay, it did prevent her mane from coming out, but she was still slightly sore from the rubs. I think that a lycra hood/neck cover would be more effective.

I would recommend this product to other horse owners!

Hawkins Organic Summer Offer: First Impressions

I have been wanting to try the Hawkins Organic Buck Off  Fly Repellent for a while now, after I saw it being advertised in the July issue of Absolute Horse. I like the idea that it is made of all natural and organic ingredients, as well as being manufactured in Suffolk – I like to support local businesses!

I finally got round to ordering some, but instead of buying just the fly repellent I chose the Summer Offer which includes:

  • Buck Off Fly Repellent (500ml)
  • Best in Show Shampoo (500ml)
  • Lemon Aid Anti-Fly Wash
  • Summer Holidays Hoof Gel (150ml)

It costs £25.00 (plus £6.95 postage), meaning you save £9.00!

You also have an option to switch the Best in Show Shampoo to the Blanc Canvas Shampoo.

First Impressions

I placed my order on the 2nd August (late afternoon) on the Hawkins Organic website, which was quick and easy to use. I payed sercurely with Paypal. It was expected to be delivered within 3 days of it being dispatched and it was delivered quickly – I revicieved it on the 4th August. 

Everything was delivered in a cardboard box and each item was wrapped in a good layer of bubble wrap to protect everything in transit. Also in the box was a card advertising the brand and also a discount code for my next purchase (which I will defiantly be using!).

All of the products smell amazing and I cannot wait to start using them. And an added bonus was a free sample of the Winter Warmer After Exercise Wash, which again smells amazing and has a hint of Cinnamon, Ginger and Clove, giving it a really Christmasy scent!

Overall I am really impressed with my 1st experience of using Hawkins Organic and will defiantly be using them again in the future. The website is easy to use, the customer service was brilliant and the delivery was super quick. 

I will be recommending them to others! 

Product Review – Shapley’s Mane Mousse

Product Overview

This product can used to help achieve tight, even plaits, tame manes, adds wave to hair, keep tails in shape, controlling stray hairs and can be applied to feathered legs to give the appearance of fullness. It is not sticky or greasy and can be applied to wet or dry hair. 

You can apply the mousse either  directly onto the mane/tail or it can be sprayed it into your hand and then applied to the mane/tail. The product should then be rubbed into the mane evenly to give the best result.

RRP £16.50

It is available on horsehealth.co.uk

Thoughts on Product

Oh my goodness – this product is amazing! It is easy to apply, it does not leave your hands feeling greasy or sticky after applying to the mane/tail and does what it says on the tin! I found that it left no stray hairs, thus laying the mane all to one side (this has been a problem in the past as Blossom’s mane is very fluffy!). I had more grip of the hair when plaiting, creating a tighter neater plait. I also like the idea of a mousse instead of a spray, allowing you to apply it to specific places with ease. 

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Plaits after using Shapley’s Mousse

Rating

I am going to rate this product – 5/5.

This product is amazing and I would defiantly recommend to anyone who has a horse. This product should be in everyone’s grooming kit, especially if you are having to plait up.

 

Product Review – SleekEZ Grooming Tool

Product Overview

This product is a grooming tool, which helps to remove loose hair and dirt. It can work along side a body brush and stable rubber can give the coat a nice shine.

The blade has a tooth pattern which is unique to the SleekEZ and helps to remove as much hair as possible.

It comes in threes sizes: 2.5″ – which can be used on cats, dogs and horses, 5″ – which can be used on cats, dogs and horse and 10″ – which can be used on horses.

Prices range from £19.99 – £28.99 (depending of size!)

SleekEZ

Thoughts of Product

I have been using the 5″ blade. Overall I think this product is great – I think everyone should have one in their grooming kits! It removes any excess hair effectively and with ease. The wooden handle is easy to hold and is very simple to use. Not only does it remove any excess hair but also help to draw any dirt and dust from the coat.

Rating

I am going to rate this product – 4/5.

I would defiantly recommend this product to other horse owners!

 

Le Mieux Snug Boots – First Impressions

So I have treat Blossom to a two sets of the Le Mieux Snug Boots. I’ve had my eyes on these for a while, as I have been looking for a pair of boots which help to support her legs and at the same time are breathable. And as I had some money left over from my birthday, I thought why not treat her to some. 

I got a pair of front and a pair of hind boots, which I got in size Medium. And I chose the black option, as I thought it go with her tack (I like to be colour co-ordinated!).


The boots were £42.50 per pair.

 

First Impressions

I really like these boots – they look smart and are really easy to put on and take off. They fit Blossoms leg perfectly. The boots have a protective back that helps to protect the tendons and ligaments within the lower leg from knocks will the horse is working. I really like the straps, with the ‘Le Miuex’ detailing on the bottom strap and the poppers that secure the boot are so much easier to use. The boots are really light.


Overall, I am very impressed with the boots and am looking forward to using them more in the future!