Verbindend Bit Tip!

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A  shout out to this golden wonder.

My mare really likes the Salox material in this bit.  She needs a very slim bit for her tiny, tiny jaw space.  At 12mm and in this design, she seemed happier than in any other snaffle we’ve tried.  Of course it comes in thicker versions too.

salox material in bits

Soft, very lightweight double jointed loose ring snaffle with less tongue pressure than most.

Dressage On A Dime Tip:  Get it on Ebay! ūüôā   Ordered from the UK, arrived impeccable, and a day early!  At a steal.

12 mm, 5 1/4′, Bridoon sized rings.

A little Verbindend love.

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Romfh Cool Grip Gloves

Romf Cool Grip Glove Review

Romfh Girls – heads up!

These beauties can be had for a steal at Amazon right now.

grey riding gloves reveiw

Yep, they’re Romfhs.¬† And grey, which makes them all so much better.¬† Although you can get them in White, Black, or Black with White as well.¬† Very short in the wrist as seen above – they’re warm weather gloves after all.

Romf Cool Grip Glove Review

Flexible and grippy!  There is a lighter material between the fingers for breathability in addition to your average perforations.  Rein reinforcement in all the right places, but I have no idea of durability yet.

If your regular glove size is really tight, go up one size in these.  Delish!

Romf glove reivew

Alternative To Mattes Sheepskin Pad

thinline trifecta half pad review

Update on the ThinLine Trifecta Half Pad with Sheepskin rolls.

This pad, still going strong after long past 2 years.¬† The original review post on the Cotton Trifecta with sheepskin rolls is still getting clicked on, so it’s time for a quick follow-up.

Ultra ThinLine Trifecta reviewThis is a great alternative if fitting in a fair amount of fluffy sheepskin under your panels is, well, too tight a squeeze.  Or, if you want the foofoo sheepskin look, and yep Рthe ability to add shims, without the Mattes price tag.

alternative to mattes half padI’ve washed this pad twice.¬† (During 2 years, eeek!¬† With a square pad underneath it stays surprisingly clean.)¬† It’s held up well with heavy use as my only go-to half pad.¬†¬† Some brushing on the rolls, and it’s good to go!

thinline trifecta half pad reviewFind the original review post here:  Ultra ThinLine Cotton Trifecta Half Pad With Sheepskin.

I’ll be back with another half pad review in a couple of months…¬† Something entirely different.¬† As long as that order went in correctly…

THIS Hoof Pick

the jackhammer jr ultimate hoofpick review

All you other little hoof picks should just go home.

As if they would listen…

the jackhammer jr ultimate hoofpick review

Best Dressage On A Dime Hoof Pick Tip:  The Ultimate Hoofpick!

Yes, it costs more than that little plasticky thing with a silly brush on the end, that either bends during winter or the brush wears out in less than a year.¬† And yes, it also costs more than that fingernumbing slim metal hoof pick that still isn’t sharp enough for deep, packed, mud in the hooves.

But you only need to buy one, once, and it’ll pick hooves easier and quicker than anything before, forever.

I never really cared too much about hoof picks.¬† (You know, really, how exciting can they be?…)¬† Until there were¬†24 hooves or so to pick in a row.¬† And it was cold. And every hoof was shod.¬† And it took forever to get it all out with that other¬†little stubby joke of a hoof pick…

jackhammer hoof pick review

Best little hoof pick ever.¬† It’s all true – it doesn’t bend, doesn’t break, and best of all, does not have to be replaced.

My original one has now been joined by the Junior version.  Comes in blue or pink, same design, but smaller fit, for us with smaller hands.

Find it here:

EQyss Barn Barrier Spray Review

eqyss barn barriew review

 Quick Tip On An All Natural Fly Repellant.

I got the opportunity to test this all natural fly spray, and have used it in all sorts of conditions for several weeks now.

There’s no oily residue, it smells absolutely fantastic, and it’s citronella free – for horses where that’s important.¬† I really like that it’s all chemical free, and it will not hurt the tack in any way.

eqyss barn barriew review

We don’t have heavy flies at the farm.¬† Only 5 horses, mostly living outdoors, very dry conditions and fly predators to keep the population down somewhat.¬† I also keep my mare on a feed through product for 2 or 2.5 months to help keep fly numbers low even more.

Still, the flies are there, and they’re pesky!¬† For us, an all natural product¬†like this¬†is not strong enough to do as good as the¬†“oil based” ones like Pyranha etc.¬† And for those biting, tiny gnats that live where there’s grass and¬†like to eat inside the ears, it does nothing.

eqyss fly spray review

Instead, I mostly use this spray during grooming time in the cross ties, and before a ride in the covered arena, where flies are always really light.

Great for use on a grey horse Рno ugly sticky buildup at all!  If you have to go all natural, this is a good choice.  Just be ready to reapply often.

eqyss natural fly spray


Favorite Detangler For Grey Horse Tails

best detangler for grey horse tail
In short Рthis stuff works awesome Рperiod.

The best detangler will add shine without attracting arena dust, or other dirt, that gum up on the hair shaft, making it look dirty after just half a ride.  Especially with a grey horse tail.

Another no-go is anything¬†that will have a drying effect in the long run (Hello ShowShine.), making¬†the hairs brittle.¬† Grey horses already tend to have a different, sort of wiry-brittle¬†tendrils…

I have tried many different detanglers Рhands down, I still like Eqyss Survivor the best!

best detangler for tails

Not cheap stuff, but it works!

eqyss survivor reviewValiosa is lucky to get to spend hours several days a week running around with a friend in a very bushy, brushy, and branchy pasture.

She doesn’t have a¬†superthick tail designed to¬†put up with severe pasture abuse.

Add summer-fly swatting and relentless tail-bone rubbing against trees…¬† Her tail needs some help to stay full, healthy, and showring ready.

Eqyss Survivor, all the way!¬† I’m done¬†experimenting with any other brands now.

best detangler for grey horse tail


Noble Outfitters Ready To Ride Gloves Review

Noble Outfitters Ready To Ride Glove reivew

Little tackified wonders that won’t break the bank –

The Ready To Ride gloves by Noble Outfitters are just that!  Well made, tackified and, yes, they fit like a glove.

See, no silly frizzly seams!

Noble Outfitters glove review

Noble Outfitters Ready To Ride  (Yep, find them at the link right there.) is a great budget version of a tackified everyday schooling glove.  I grabbed them on special Рbut the price is always Dressage On A Dime approved!  Since someone has to make a stand and be difficult and refuse to ride in black gloves, I get the brown ones.

Black just get lost in the dark tackroom or other strange places I tuck them into….

ready to ride glove reivew

This is my 3rd pair Р I like the fit and they are reasonably durable.  The wrist strap is a bit short.  I have very slim wrists and can still barely fit it to cover all the velcro in my glove size.  Probably not an issue for most.

While riding, I never think about them, which of course is just what you want!¬† An occasional quick dunk in a bucket with soap is all the TLC they get and since they’re synthetic they’ve done¬†just fine with that.

Noble Outfitters Ready To Ride Glove reivew

I still really enjoy the Heritage Premier Show Gloves, and they have been my go-to show gloves, (They come in so many color choices too, love!) but the Ready To Ride gloves are really great too!

These two last shots best represent the blown color:

Ready To Ride Gloves Review

Noble OUtfitters Ready To Ride Gloves Review

Now, over to you – favorite high-tech designed glove¬†below the Roeckl budget?¬† You can tell I go through too many gloves per year ūüôā

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