Is it true? Could Spring is finally be here?! After a chilly winter, we are pretty excited to see the first of the wattle and fruit trees blooming. Even though with spring comes some crazy pony antics (I'm looking at you Belle Pony). There's just something so refreshing about spring time, foals are being born, summer coats are coming through and competitions are starting back up.
With the beginning of a new season comes the perfect opportunity to update our horse gear, we thought we would put together our spring buying guide with our top 10 buys for Spring!
"The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you."
- Coco Chanel
Yes, you are seeing this right, this bridle has rose gold fittings 😱and I can't think of a horse that doesn't look killer in that colour! I'm not gonna lie, I LOVE all things Lumiere, their bridles are of such high quality, being made from Italian leather and who can say no to rose gold?! The Lumiere bridles are butter soft and are handmade to last years. Not a fan of rose gold? They also come in a wide range of other styles! Priced at $164.95 these bridles are well below what you would expect for a bridle of this quality.
"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." – Coretta Scott King
The Riders Pod is an app new to Apple and Android. It strives to bring the equestrian community closer, because as we all know, we are stronger together. We all know that we tend to take far better care of our four legged friends than ourselves and The Riders Pod provides a safe, supportive space for us all. The app provides customised rider specific exercises, an amazing planner, goal setting and an amazingly supportive community. Plus it has some tasty recipes that have been approved by a dietician! Monthly & yearly subscriptions will be available soon.
"I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world."
— Bette Midler
We are 110% with Bette on this and Kingsley Footwear are world leaders when it comes to made to measure boots. They can create just any design you can think of! Every pair of boots are made in Portugal and you can buy a huge range of matching accessories. Priced from $570
these boots are more affordable than a lot of custom boots on the market.
"Can't throw shade at these braids."
If you want the perfect braids then I have the product for you. The Lynbrae Plaiting wax may just completely change the way you plait, for the better! And no, I'm not just saying that because I make it myself 😉
When you are plaiting up your horse, simply run the wax stick down the hair and start plaiting. The shea butter will absorb into your hands, providing the perfect grip, while the beeswax keep your plaits in place. $21.95 per tube.
"The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before." - Neil Gaiman
Now you know I love hand made products, so naturally, anything that is hand made AND has horse shoes is going to be a massive winner in my books. I'm picturing this gorgeous welcome sign on a sliding door to American barn style shed, that's filled with stables and ponies. Since most of us don't have one of those, it would also look killer on your front gate! Alice makes her gorgeous horse shoe art from her studio in Western Australia and can ship her products anywhere in the world. $70
"These boots are made for walking and that's just what they'll do"
While they're not just for walking, these boots will soon become your favourites. Style, protection and customisable?! Does it get better than this! Equipad have taken the brushing boot game to the next level by making their boots customisable with your initials (or any 3 letters). The boots are made with a 6mm thick neoprene inner, synthetic leather outer, mesh panelling for breathability, enforced leg padding for protection and they look pretty stylin'. $69.95
Life isn't perfect, but your braids can be.
Prepare to have your mind blown, Quick Knots eliminates the need for a needle and thread when braiding your horse 🤯 If you're anything like me, you spend a awful lot of time plaiting your horse for a show. Sewing in plaits takes a lot of time and effort. Well do I have the product to help you! Earlier in the year, we took my pony, Mia, to a little ag show and decided it was finally time to put Quick Knots to the test. Mia has a crazy thick welsh mane, which we don't pull. To make up for this, she has to have a lot of smaller plaits and this takes me well over an hour to do. Quick Knots have a clever design saved me an incredible amount of time and they come in a pack of 100. $44.95
Rockville Park Miss September prepped with Lynbrae and Quick Knots
Leave a little bit of sparkle wherever you go
By now you might be thinking that I'm obsessed with all things rose gold and you would be 100% correct! Don't tell anyone, but deep down I love all things pink and rose gold is the perfect way to add subtle shades of pink onto your horse without going too overboard! I may or may not be planning my next show so I can order this browband for Mia (pictured above) 😍 If you are showing your horse and want to add some extra elegance to your look then this is the browband for you! Don't want rose gold, you can get this design in huge range of colours.$140
Leather bracelet with hair from your horse?! I think yes. This is the perfect way to have a piece of your best friend with you all the time and you could even get a name engraved on the clasp. All my grey horse owners, can you picture how incredible would this band look with contrasting white hair😍 Priced at $149 this beautiful band is well worth the investment and far more affordable than a lot of other custom horse hair products on the market.
"In a world full of trends, I want to remain a classic." -Iman
Our lucky last product is none other than our super cute Clinic Polo! Our polo can be easily matched with any outfit and looks so professional for lessons, clinics and fundays! This polo is the little black dress of the horse world and better yet, it's heavily discounted to make room for new stock! $26.95 but be quick, they're selling fast!
Thank you so much for reading our Spring Buying Guide! If you would like access to discounts and first looks at new products be sure to sign up to our newsletter and follow us on our socials!
Here's our Facebook & Instagram
-Team E-C xoxo