9 Tackroom fundamentals we couldn’t do without

Call us high maintenance, but there are a few things in our tackroom that we are unsure we could survive with out…

One). Rubber curry comb

Does your horse make an attempt to outdo the whole cast of The Only Way Is Essex by getting an all-over fake tan in deepest, darkest mud? Don’t you spend the majority of the winter months fruitlessly grooming away, pondering how the hell he’s been able to get a great deal dried-on mud round his ear (how’s that even physically doable)? Anyhow, a rubberized curry comb, a Magic one for preference, would be the only answer.

Two). Tack wipes

A lot of people love tack cleansing – undoing all those buckles, giving every thing a proper wash and spruce-up and polish. However for those of us who’d rather be putting our feet up watching EastEnders than faffing about with saddle soap, tack wipes are generally where it’s at. A quick once-over, chuck the actual used wipe in the bin, and you’re completed. You might still have to do a proper deep thoroughly clean occasionally, but it’s an incredible quick-fix that helps keen your tack in good nick.

Three). Mane/tail conditioner

Most people enjoy a smooth mane and tail, and also strange as it sounds, the best leave-in mane and also tail conditioner is really a hot topic on several yards and forums. What’s seriously unusual though, is that all of the reviewers have used the mane and also tail conditioner on themselves. Are we missing out on a secret here?

Four). Storage trunk

In the event you don’t have a large, hinged storage trunk to maintain your entire tack necessities and horse rugs in, then we have nothing to say to you.

Five). Punch pliers

Bridles come in regular sizes, nevertheless our horse’s heads don’t and punch pliers are the only solution. Attempting to bore a whole with a sharp knife can look rubbish and you could hurt yourself…

Six). Handcream

Mucking out, leading, riding — horse-ownership would be the fastest method to tough, scaly, old-lady hands that there is. Sure, we’ve got gloves for riding and also mucking out, but half the time, we don’t know exactly where they may be (probably someplace close to the base of your storage trunk.) So we need to invest in heavy-duty gardener’s hand cream — and it’s really worth forking out for a respectable one. We’ll never have sleek, fair skin like a Disney Princess nonetheless they might not look quite as much like a dragon’s claws.

Seven). Dustpan and brush

Those mucking out Tidee things with the long handles are acceptable for raking muck in to, but a pain in the bum in the event that you’re trying to sweep up dust in addition to old shavings. A common dustpan and brush is a lot more efficient.

Eight). Sponges, a great deal of them

We need an infinite supply of these, for that endless wiping of eyes, bums, tack, sweaty horses in addition to sweaty brows which horse ownership entails. Obtaining a large pack from the local pound shop is the greatest idea, instead of paying well over the odds for the same thing from an equestrian shop (it is possible to double the cost of anything if you stick the word ‘equestrian’ in front of it – fact.)

Nine). Weigh tape

Speculating your own weight is a thing, nevertheless, you can’t cheat for your horse. *Stern face*.