Monday, October 30, 2017

Would Gali Be A Great Kingsland Model Or What?!

Hey everyone! On the previous post I shared my latest YouTube video where I opened a huge box full of products from Kingsland Equestrian that I won on a giveaway (watch it here).
As I am obsessed with this brand I had to take some photos of Gali wearing everything and post a review here on the blog!
First things first, I know Gali looks like a polar bear but I was so excited to take the photos that I didn't want to wait until he was clipped (we was clipped right after the shoot hahaha!).

The prizes from the giveaway were the Kingsland Classic Stable Rug, the Classic Wraps and the Classic Stable Bandages. I already owned the halter which makes me super happy because now Gali has a complete Kingsland outfit!

When I saw the wraps my first thought was that the fabric is super soft, it almost feels like a cozy blanket but I also said that they would probably be too big for Gali. Yes, they look giant and puffy but once I put them on I changed my opinion. You can see that they have some volume but I actually like them this way - I can't cover him in bubble wrap but I can use some extra protection! :)
They are not the easiest to put on but it was only a matter of time until I got used to them!

The stable bandages were the only prize that I had seen before in real life so I already knew them. They are not very thick which is cool but I just hope Gali acts like a grown up (so far so good...) and doesn't rip them because I have the feeling they would be easily destroyed by his teeth. They were probably designed for well behaved horses anyway!
I must refer that they are wither than my other stable bandages so they make my job with the Kingsland wraps easier.

Now my favorite thing, I always wanted to have a Kingsland rug!!! I remember my first trainer had one and I was always admiring it so you can imagine my happiness for winning something that I wanted so bad...
I already loved it because of its beauty but after touching it and trying it on Gali I only regret that I didn't buy the rug before. As I have said on the video, its quality is supreme and it looks very, very comfortable. It is waterproof and covers half of the neck without blocking Gali's movements (see the photo immediately above).
If you need to buy your horse a new rug, go for this one - I can't recommend it enough!

I must thank Kingsland Equestrian for giving us the opportunity to win such amazing products!
Hope you all enjoyed this little review and the photos, see you on the next post! 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Got A Huge Box From Kingsland Equestrian - NEW VIDEO

Hi, everyone! I recently won a Kingsland giveaway so I decided to unbox them with you!

I hope you like it! 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Miss Shield: A Review

Half a year ago I changed my regular Samshield Shadowmatt for the Miss Shield. I bought my first Samshield when they start appearing on almost every rider's head - it was definitely a trend all over the world. I bought it because my previous helmet wasn't a great one but I probably ended up buying this brand because I was also a "victim" of that trend.

I ended up falling in love with it, my little black Shadowmatt was super comfortable, I felt safe in it and it was pretty. I didn't think it look fabulous on me but I thought that was something that would happen with all the helmets on Earth.

I used it every time I rode for about 5 years and the scratches and rust started appearing, the silver paint on the front disappeared leaving only a white and ugly square - it was the right moment to replace my old buddy!

 I thought I would get a GPA First Lady but for some reason their helmets don't make me feel 100% safe and there was another problem: would I really spend around 600€ on a new helmet? I didn't think so.

Then everyone started talking about the Miss Shield so I decided to wait and see if was worth it. When I first saw it it didn't love that band on the front. It looked a bit sloppy, like if it was there because they didn't find a better way to join the two parts of the helmet but then I looked at the premium version and I thought that it was a fun way to personalise them.

The visor and that front band are the only two different things on the Miss Shield, everything else is just the same you get on a regular Shadowmatt helmet: the outer shell is made of polycarbonate, the inner shell is made of polystyrenene and you have the same foams to place inside the helmets as well. The ventilation of this helmet is just as incredible as on a regular Shadowmatt too.

There is only a negative aspect, not only on the Miss Shield but on every new Samshield helmet...In my opinion the finishes on the interior of the helmet seem to have lost some quality because now they are made of plastic or something that looks like it. 

Now onto the real question: is it worth it? If you like this brand but the size of the visor is completely indifferent to you, go for the regular Shadowmatt. The comfort and features don't change as I have said above. Its suggested retail price is 295€ and for the Miss Shield is 345€ which is a 50€ difference. There are some stores that have lower prices though!
If you are looking for a long visor then this Miss Shield is the cheapest I can think of and the one I recommend you - comparing with GPA's First Lady and Kask's Star Lady.

Uhh and I almost forget to say this, the Miss Shield looks a million times better on me than my old Shadowmatt!!