5 Equestrian Products I Am Obsessed With

Remember me? It sure has been quite a while since I put some keyboard to interweb! I am back and what better way to re-enter the horse blogger world than to give you a list of my top 5 Equestrian products I am obsessing over at the minute.

Keep reading to find out, be warned, I am a bargain hunter with some things, I love a good bargain and a good long standing product… get the credit cards ready!

Toggi – Sticky Butt Jods

How was I so late to this trend?How Have I been secretly missing out on the amazingness that is sticky arse riding jods? They are the best thing since sliced bread. If you dont have a pair of sticky butt riding jods, go buy a pair ASAP!

I got mine out of curiosity shopping in Holmstead, I have been going through that “I dont feel safe” in the saddle phase and thought I would try out a pair to see if they helped me feel that bit more secure whilst riding. Holy Mother of god they done just that. I dont think I can ever go back to riding without them.. Now I also dont think its correct to suggest you need these jodphurs to feel safe when riding, but as you get older you will try cling to the hope of something keeping you that bit safer when you ride… its all about those false sense of securities for me, they keep me sane!

Toggi have produced a fantastic product for just €59.99,They are comfortable, affordable, dont give you a camel toe and are very pleasing on the eye to look at a fine product for us equestrians, Being the first time I have worn the brand Toggi I am quite happy to now invest all of my money into their products going forward!

Available to buy Here

Packhorse.ie Mane & Tail Silk

I think I have gotten my point across quite aggressively with this product over on my Instagram the past few weeks. Dante mane is just gross. It is a big huge afro bush that I struggle to maintain half of the time, until this beaut came along. I was kindly gifted this product, but if It didn’t work or if I felt it wasn’t worth the money it certainly would not of made the list!

For €8.99 and for the amount you use at a time, this product is a grooming kit must have. So easy to use, I dabble it on my Penny’s hair brush and whisk it threw Dante mane one or two times a week, depending on his state, But It lasts and keeps that mane shiny for days.

Available from Packhorse.ie

Decathalon Synthetic Riding Boots

I absolutely hate spending “big bucks” on those essential riding items. It just destroys my soul and I have no idea why. Riding boots are something I wear every single day without them I cant begin to image how a, stupid I would look and b, the damage I would do to my feet.

After a lot of research and trying to find the cheapest riding boot available to buy online, some dodgy things did appear on my search bar.. anyways I have always shopped for essentials in decathlon but riding boots was never a thing that came into my mind when I thought of them… until I tried a pair on one day in their Dublin store.

Not only were they comfortable and not too awkward on the eye the cheap price label kind of put me off buying them for a number of week.But I couldnt get the thought of them out of my head I just said F*ck it, whats the harm, I will buy them and if there shit I will use them for something around the yard, for €60 I just couldnt go wrong

Jesus lads, I bagged myself a bargain, they are perfect. They wash well, havnt marked as of yet and they are comfortable. My teeny tiny calves fit into them also, and on bad days when my leg are feeling chunky the zipper has a wide elasticated side so I can squeeze the legs in and still walk around and ride in absolute comfort.

I cant recommend these enough, and people are quite pleasantly surprised when I tell them where I got them and how cheap they where. Add it to the Christmas wish lists lads.. omg did I just say that?

Available to purchase HERE

Equisoc Socks

If Equisoc have them, I want them. I am obsessssed. This review doesn’t take much as these socks are top class quality. And not to mention the gorgeous fun prints tend to bring out the young horsey girl vibes in me, they just cant go wrong with anything in my eyes.

We were gifted socks here at NBW, but if I didn’t like them I wouldn’t wear them. I am a fussy betch when it comes to socks, Anything too chunky, my boot doesn’t close, anything not long enough and I get all weird thinking my socks are falling down inside my boot… yes I am weird.

Equisoc socks just hug your legs in all the right places, not to mention the cushiony sole to keep your tootsies riding and walking around on little foot pillows. (yes i did just say that) If you haven’t got a pair yet, what is wrong with you? They start at €9.99 for a two pack pair, super cheap, super affordable.

Available to buy in store at TRI Equestrian or Ladychapel Stores

Enbarr – After Work Bar

I am a sucker for Enbarr products. Not only because they smell delish or that they are environmentally friendly.. the products just simply do exactly what they say on the tin. During lockdown, and during those hot summer evenings, The After Work Bar was the perfect addition to my evening cool down routine after I rode, poor Dante does not do well in the heat.

They have little knobbly heads that get right into the groves of your horse, right into the muscles also contains peppermint which apparently really helps cool down your horses muscles, not to mention that it makes their coats very very shiney. Oh and one last thing, the smell if to dieeee for! Its worth the purchase alone for the gorgeous smell, its not everyday you go home not smelly of horse Sh*t*!

I have it on my list to buy another few bars, mine in down to it last legs!

Available to buy HERE


If you follow us on Instagram I am sure you have already seen the story content of most products mentioned , I just cant get enough of them, literally obsessed… have I said that enough?!!

Have you got any products you just cant live without? Let me know in the comments below… are you even a real Horse Hun if you cant control yourself when it comes to buying new products like all the time?

Until next time buckers,

Darielle

Product Review – Le Mieux Hay Tidy Bag

I am banging out the product reviews lately. I am really enjoying sharing my opinions on certain products I have purchased or received as gifts, most of them were either Christmas presents or Birthday presents, none have been gifted by the brands themselves, so I hope that is some reassurance to our readers that all of our reviews are genuine.

9 times out of 10 the review is good, mainly because I was so invested in the product I was purchasing, done my research & enjoyed the results I put my money into.

Sometimes, it just doesn’t work out…. Keep reading to find out why.


About The Product – Le Mieux Hay Tidy Bag

The Le Mieux Hay Tidy Bag is an essential addition to your yard equipment. It will help in reducing waste and keeping your yard tidy. Designed with durable high quality fabric and reinforced stitching on the feeding panel this hay bag is suitable for all horses. Featuring a large opening at the top, an adjustable strap, and a clip, this hay bag allows for improved filling efficiency and easy tying.

  • Avaliable in Navy and Black.
  • Essential for the yard.
  • Perfect for travelling.

Yes this was copy & pasted from the website I purchased this product from, after reading this I really believed every single word written about the LeMieux Hay Tidy Bag.

Keep reading to find out the harsh reality….

Why Did I purchase?

As you all may be aware, I recently purchased a new horse box. (My timing was impeccable with all the shows cancelled due to Covid19!)

Anyways, upon purchasing the horse box, I wanted to purchase my own haynet. This may sound pretentious of me but I wanted a haynet that I could leave in the horse box so that I could just refill myself when travelling to shows, avoiding using any of the pre-filled haynets that we can use in the yard.

So I searched of course for a haynet or haybag should I say that physically looked nice because sometimes in life we buy things based on appearance… Poor Darielle always seem to find these things out the hard way!

My Opinion

It is good to try new things, but sometimes when you do it makes you see the quality in what you already had.

NoBuckingWay
This is the haybag from my last journey with Dante, barely any hay touched.

The above quote summarizes my experience with this product. This product really aggravated and upset Dante to the extent that when I opened the horse box at the end of a 10 minute journey he was snorting and dancing around the horse box because he physically couldn’t eat the hay from the haybag, yes my horse is always thinking of food & I think this product teased him more than anything, he couldn’t actually eat what was put right in front of him.

It does state in the description of this product that it is perfect for travelling, I can unfortunately let you all know that I believe it is the complete opposite. While the design looks attractive, the opening at the top is well made and does make it easy & efficient for you the human to fill the bag with hay, but the purpose of the product does not live up to its expectations as my horse found it next to impossible to eat hay from the front of the haybag. The holes on the front or the feeding panel of the bag were just way to small!

It does also state that the haybag “will help reduce waste & keep your yard tidy” I am not too sure what type of selling point this gives to anyone, but I will confirm it is true as I struggled to even pull hay out from the front of the haybag with my own hands…

Going forward I will be sticking to the trust worthy standard haynet for my travels. When travelling Dante I have been using the LeMieux haybag as a way of bringing & storing additional hay with me in the horse box for long journeys, So it still does still have some benefit to me & is was not a complete waste of money!

Purchase Details

The LeMieux Hay Tidy Bag was purchased from Old Mill Saddlery follow the link for the exact page, the price was €22.

Even thought the selling point of this hay bag mentioned nowhere that it was a “slow grazer” or that purpose was to slow down greedy eaters, I would suggest that this product could possibly be ideal for anyone who needs a solution for this matter. It could also be used for a horse on box rest to keep them occupied for a good few hours.

My advice/recommendation to Le Mieux, change the description of the product, So that poor Darielle that has notions of herself with a fancy haynet doesn’t get disappointed!


I hope you as readers understand that this is in no way a bad review to the company LeMieux, but more of an honest opinion on one of their products The Tidy Haybag. This product may work for others, but for me & Dante it just simply did not.

I will always be real in my opinion on a product & for that I commend myself for my own honesty. Too many blogs or bloggers out there are endorsing products they were given for free because they are afraid to give honest opinions, or are recommending them to equestrians for payment, that is quite simply not us!

While this review was honest and probably not what you expected, I do love the brand LeMieux for their numnahs & clothing, so it has in no way tarnished my thoughts on purchasing from the brand again.

I would love to hear from you if you have used this product & what your Opinions are, was it just me?

Thanks for reading,

Darielle