AS EVERY year, please find my go to’s for either your own wish list this Christmas, or your favourite equestrian’s! In no specific order here are my favourites items for very day use:
- Le Mieux White boots with sheep skin.
- Padoc & Pace Main & Tail Oil. Organic, best possible quality for your horse care (makes SUCH a difference.)
- This warm anti inflammatory Turmeric Latte goes with me everywhere. I prepare a thermos every morning and stay warm all day.
- Reindeer Antlers. Makes your horse look so pretty on the Xmas card!
- Padoc & Pace Lip Balm. The wonder cream that is good for everything. Well more or less. Organic and top quality moist for lips, wounds, mudfever, and does also smell (and actually taste) amazing.
- Equestrian Stockholm’s beanie keeps the ears warm when teaching on in the barn!
- Stubben’s clever bridle Switch. An ergonomic superstar that easily switches between a snaffle and a double. Plus makes your horse look more clever then ever!
- Rockl Winter Gloves. Please give your hands the care they deserve this winer. Keep them warm!
- Equestrian Stockholm’s White Perfection pad. A very close friends of mine that I use both at the show and at home.
- The Longines watch La Grande Classic. It’s always on my arm.
- The next generation Stubben saddle, Centurion. With every new thinking feature you can imagine. Please find more details below.
I genuinely LOVE all above. If you’re interested in any item but can’t find them please just let me know.
HOW CLEVER are these cupcakey superstar saddles?!! Genius pieces of art they are! Being very grateful for my new Stubben saddles.
You know I’m the last rider to say the magic is in the gear, I don’t believe it is, but the more you ask from your horse the more the tack needs to support you both. Really. I’ve now been riding in Stübben’s saddles Euphoria, Centurion and Virginia since the summer, & these innovative, custom made super saddles surely does know how to support performance like they should! I’m proud to say my horses are developing better then ever, and so am I. My horses are all freer then before, both over the back and in the shoulders, and I’m more comfortable and balanced which allows me to use my seat better – which goes back to free up my horses. Etc. It’s a goooood feeling!
On a dressage saddle it’s important that you as a rider gets supported, both in the size of the seat (if it’s too big it’s like trying to steer a bathtub. Not easy.) as well as for your legs and knees (it makes life easier if they are supported to stay still and not float around too much). & what’s probably even more important is that your horse is supported. You want there to be the exact right angle in the tree so it doesn’t pinch your horse over the withers or back, and you want it to be flocked with the right amount of filling so it stays horizontal on your horse. Without tilting anyone of you in any direction. Luckily, my saddles fill all those criteria’s plus a dozen more. For instance the tree moves WITH THE HORSE. It’s incredible what a difference it makes. In my former saddles I had a trouble to really feel what was going in my horse’s backs. I like to be really close to my horses when I ride. & since the Stübben ones move with your horse that whole brick wall that was between us is gone. Ah, I meeean, the difference!
I just couldn’t recommend them more. Please find more on Stübben’s website, and let me know if you’d be interested.
Also! I’ve always suffered soar seat bones and Stübben’s ‘Biomex’ extra padding, and the solution with no seams in the seat, has deleted that problem completely. So clever! Very grateful.
Thank you Stübben <3
GETTING READY FOR winter at Equestrian Stockholm’s Black Weekend Sales this weekend! It’s ON and until Sunday midnight. Check it out!
JUST HOME FROM two days in Kempen, Germany, where I’ve had the great pleasure of visiting Stuebbens HQ, learning everything about quality leather and followed the detailed handcraft of creating performance saddles and top tack. Insanely interesting!
There is such a deep knowledge behind this handcraft. About the materials, how the leather behaves, how to source it and how it should be produced in the best way, both for it’s purpose but also for the environment. AH. And then how to use the materials so they benefit the horses movement to the highest potential and at the same time support the rider. It’s just an incredible work of art.
I can not wait until my saddles arrives and I will tell you so much more!
Thank you Stubben <3
JUST SPENT TWO days with my beaUUUTiful four legged partners at home after a couple of lovely days teaching in Sweden. We have new dates for the spring Swedes! Just click on ‘Trainings & Clinics’.
One kind reminder: Every time you touch your horse you shape it. From how you lead it to how it’s standing while you groom it has an impact on weather you’re going to be successful or not.
Tomorrow I’m heading to Germany for two days with Stübben. See you then!
I love my job. Photo of Caruso at Springhill Dressage, dressed top to toe in Equestrian Stockholm & tack from Stübben.
WHAT A DAY! Horses has been absolute superstars today, channelling their inner top models shooting Stuebbens new MAGIC tack! Can’t wait to show you more.
WHEN THE PRESSURE arises or you’re going for a competition, try to play a mind game with yourself: make the decision that you’re gonna win over your body and negative emotions by making sure you get though your competition completely without a negative thought or action of self doubt. It IS possible. Instead of thinking of it as a pressured competition, rather see it as a challenge and opportunity to grow.
Photo of Firenze winning at Hickstead 🙂
IT’S AUTUMN, which means it’s also time for all us horse owners to think a little extra about the challenges we may face with the wet wether. Conveniently we have the absolutely awesome opportunity to give one lucky one of you above collection from our favourite remedy BOTANICA. Botanica produces herbal healing products for all sort of emergency situations this season. Or even better, to prevent emergency situations <3
To make sure you and your horse stays away from mud fever, cracked heels, inflamed cuts, wounds, dry skin, other skin problems and feel at best, simply answer those simple questions.
The winner will be announced on The Equestrian Instagram Dec 7. Yey!
Thank you Botanica and good luck all! <3
I’M SO HAPPY & proud of super ginger Nibbles!! We competed at Belmoredean on Thursday, where she gave our best feel that far and got home with a 2nd. Yesterday we finished of the Hickstead season, with an even better test – and a Win just under 70%!
Ah, I’m so proud of her. At home she’s such a sweet cuddle, she’s developing so steadily, and when I ask her to step up the game she really knows how to take the stage. It’s rare to have all of this at the same time. (& yes I’m remembering to be grateful because AH it’s fun! <3)
Lots of love to Nibbles owner Caroline Edgeley for letting me develop this horse. & to Equestrian Stockholm, Stübben, Longines and Padoc & Pace for making us both look and feel on TOP. Thank you!