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. 


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.


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


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.



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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

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. 

Plaits after using Shapley’s Mousse


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.


Bath Time For Blossom

As the weather was nice yesterday and I had a free day to do whatever I like, I decided to give Blossom a bath. She was such a good horse and was very well behaved – she stood quietly the whole time and was rewarded with a few treats (which she loved!). 

Mid-wash, she doesn’t seem too impressed!

I used the Wahl Oatmeal Essence shampoo, along with the Supreme Products Stain Remover shampoo for her tail. I found the pebble brush by Hy worked really well (along with a lot of elbow grease!) to work in the shampoo and remove any stains. I chose to use the oatmeal shampoo as it has soothing properties and does not irritate the skin like some shampoos, especially at this time of year when poor Blossom is covered in fly bites. 

After I’d rinsed everything, I dried her of with some microfibre towels and the Multi-towel by Showmaster – which was really handy as it has hand slots allowing me to thoroughly dry Blossom and it also absorbed so much water. 

I then applied some NAF grooming spray to her mane and tail, to make them silkly smooth.

She is now all soft and fluffy. And looks super duper clean – I wonder how long it will last!

Clean pony – it’s amazing what a bit of elbow grease and some shampoo can do!

Speak to you soon, B!

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!)


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.


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

I would defiantly recommend this product to other horse owners!


Fighting Off The Flies

Oh my goodness – the flies are terrible this year. Poor Blossom is covered in fly bites and is constantly irritated by them landing on her – I think I may have to invest in a fly rug! 

I’m finding the best fly repellent at the moment is the Power Phaser Durativ Gel by Leovet – it’s easy to apply and you apply it the face too. 

I’m currently trying out the Imperial Leather Original Talcum Powder, as I saw that someone on a horsey group I am part of on Facebook had said it works as it contain Benzyl Benzoate and Citronellol – which apparently helps with repelling flies. I am still trying it out to see if it works! I’ll soon let you know how it goes. 

I’ve been putting a fly mask on Blossom most days to help keep the flies out of her eyes. I did try a fly fringe, but after about 5 hours of wearing it she had it hanging on one side of her face, where it was not doing it job! 

Silly pony!
Hopefully the flies do not get worse! 

Speak to you soon, B! 

Product Review – Leovet 5 Star Detangler

Product Overview

This product is a mane and tail detangler – spraying a small amount through the mane and tail will help to comb through and tackle any knots, whilst creating a nice shine on the hair. It also has specific ingredients added which help to soothe itching, moisturise dry skin, stimulate hair growth and increase volume of hair.

It comes in a white bottle with a red spray nozzle and the bottle size is 750ml.

RRP £10.50 (on average)


Thoughts on Product

I really liked this product and it had a great outcome after using it. It left Blossom’s mane and tail feeling very soft and knot free, it also had a lasting effect – I found that Blossom mane and tail was still very soft and easy to manage after applying the detangler 24 hours ago! The product was easy to apply to the mane and tail via the spray nozzle which work brilliantly and evenly distributed the product. Also it smelt great and didn’t leave the mane and tail feeling greasy.


I am going to rate this product 5/5 stars – I found this product great to use and would recommend this to others!

*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.

Horseware Turnout Guide App – First Impressions & Review

Horseware now have an app! It is a turnout guide to help horse owners put the right rug on their horses.

App Overview

First, you create a profile for your horse and fill out information about their location, age, breed, condition, whether they are clipped and if they are a pony. After you have filled out this information you can add a picture of the horse to their profile.

After this has all been completed, it then directs you onto the updated profile for the selected horse, where it gives you the weather forecast for 5 days (both morning and night) and shows a recommendation of what rug your horse should be wearing – it will update every time you open the app. 

Within the app, you are also able to try on the Horseware rug range with the ‘Try It On’ option – you have a choice multiple styles from 3 ranges; Rambo, Rhino & Amigo. You then chose the desired rug and can apply to the chosen horses profile picture. It will also show you where you can purchase the rugs with the ‘Where To Buy’ option.

There is also the ‘Blanket Decoder’, where it gives you all the information about Horseware rugs and their features. There is also a guide on how to measure your horse for rugs with the ‘How To Measure’ option on the Menu. 

The App is available on iTunes and Google Play and is free to download!

Horse Profile – Tailored Made to Each Horse

 Thoughts on App

I really like the idea of this app – I am a worrier when it comes to rugging Blossom, I never know whether I am over-rugging or under-rugging her. This app gives me peace at mind and makes the decision on what rug to put on her for me! 

It is easy to use and I like the concept of being able to ‘try on’ rugs, as well as a guide of how to measure and fit rugs. 

The best part about this app is that it is free to download!



I have given this app 5/5 stars because it is a very useful app – it tailors what type of rug to put on each horse by the information you put on their profile.

I think every horse owner should download this app – it’s a must have!!

Product Review – Supreme Products Mane & Tail Builder

Product Overview 

This is a topical product to aid the re-growth of rubbed manes and tails. It contains cade oil, giving it a ‘wood smokey smell’ and also includes UV filters preventing sun burn. 
This product helps with: 

  • Promoting mane and tail re-growth;
  • Calming skin conditions;
  • Aiding hair re-growth on rubbed skin patches.

Prior to using this product, it is recommended to do a patch test on a small area on the inside of a back leg.

For the best results it should be applied once a day for the first 4-7 days and then applied every 2-3 days. 

RRP £13.99 for 250ml

It is avaliable on:


Thoughts on Product

I really liked this product – it does what is says on the bottle. Blossom started off with a patch of mane which was about an inch long (due to one of her rugs rubbing it out during the winter!) and after using the product for a month and a half, it has now grown about 3-4 inches and has restored the thickness as well.

I applied the Mane & Tail Builder with a sponge and applied once a day for the first week and then every other day.

I was advised by the lovely Supreme rep who came into the shop a while back to use this product along with the High Shine shampoo and Moisturise & Condition spray. I washed the rubbed area once a week with the High Shine shampoo and applied the Moisturise & Condition after the area was dry. I found that these products really helped to get a better result. 

I begun applying it on the 8th of April.

Day 8 (16th April) –

I could defiantly notice a difference in just over a week. At this time I had pulled the rest of Blossom’s mane to tidy it up and then plaited it to help lay her mane.

Day 14 (22nd April) –

By this time there was a noticeable difference from day 1 and 8, the area was now a lot thicker and it had grown by about half an inch. I had been plaiting it along with the rest of her mane it keep everything in place.

Day 40 (16th May) – 

We have now been using this product for over 5 week and we have now have a lot more mane! The affected area is now nearly the same length as the rest of her mane. All I need to do now is to pull the rest of her mane to level everything out!



So it has been about four months since I started using Supreme Products Mane and Tail Builder and I have to say that you cannot tell that four months ago Blossom had part of her Mane missing.

Her mane is now to all the same thickness and length. Where it looks like nothing ever happened!

Blossom’s mane after using Supreme Products Mane and Tail Builder


I am going to rate this product – 5/5.
This product is a Spring must have! 
I really like the scent of this product, it is easy to apply and does what it says on the bottle! I was able to see a slight difference within a week! Just remember it will not happen instantly – regrowth of hair will take it time!
I would recommend this product to anyone who has problems with manes/tails being rubbed out!We were featured on the Supreme Products Facebook page, how exciting! Blossom is famous (kind of!!).

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