Achieve Straightness, Suppleness & Stamina in the Saddle - “The rider influences the horse in ways beyond most people’s immediate perception, and the way a rider uses her body greatly impacts the way the horse is enabled or blocked from using his,” writes Sansom. “The new integrated structure involves both species in a way that goes well beyond the simple application of aids by the rider and performance of actions by the horse.”

Any author whose book is “Dedicated to anyone who shares the abject dread of dressing room mirrors, lesson videos, and light-colored riding breeches” has got my vote. In her book Riding Through Thick & Thin, published in 2015 by Trafalgar Square Books, Melinda Folse provides a richly researched exploration of the complicated topic of body image, and in particular as it relates to riding image.

Earlier this year, two pairs of Muck Boots arrived at the Canadian Horse Journal office in Sidney, BC, for testing. Elisa, our designer, and I each took a pair and put them to the test.

As a fan and longtime user of Rocky Mountain Riders Rescue Rub, I was thrilled when they released Rocky Mountain Equine Rescue Rub. Just like the product for people, the equine version is 100 percent natural, hand crafted with quality ingredients and therapeutic grade pure essential oils and botanical extracts. I have been using Riders Rescue Rub for some time now with great success for relief from general muscle tension, and it’s essential after a fall or injury.

Everyone loves the underdog, the long shot, the horse that despite all odds goes on to become a legend. This is the story of Exterminator, and it all began one spring day in a Kentucky bluegrass meadow.

DryGuy, Strathcona Ventures, waterproof horse blanket, waterproof horse boots, waterproof riding boots, waterproof blundstone

Strathcona Ventures has done it again with another great product under their umbrella of equine brands: DryGuy Waterproofing. Having spent most of my life living on the “wet coast” here on Vancouver Island, I appreciate a product that helps keep me and my horses dry. It’s also environmentally friendly and safe for humans and animals, so I was keen to test it.

At Integrated Bio Systems in Abbotsford, B.C. they really know how to deliver relief. Using a combination of tried and true natural oils in a moisturizing cream base they have come up with a muscle rub balm for both humans and horses that soothes and relieves muscle pain and tension.



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