Sunday, November 25, 2018

Connected Helmet by GPA

Hi, everyone! Today I bring you news about the latest product from GPA. I am talking about the new connected (yes, CONNECTED) helmet they just previewed at Equita’Lyon – how crazy is this?!
There aren’t many photos of this helmet yet but I can already tell you some of its features. It looks just like the new GPA helmets I talked about here but it will have a fall detection system and a bone-conducted audio system incorporated.

The fall detection system will be useful for riders who usually hack alone. In case of fall, it sends the rider’s coordinates and it will be much easier to find the rider.
The audio system seems even more unique to me. The headsets I often see riders using look a bit weird, I know they are super helpful but I would much rather prefer getting the same result without having to carry any extra pieces with me! I’m also loving the fact that the sound is bone conducted, which means the rider will be able to hear everything around him – something that doesn’t happen with the regular systems because earphones block the noise! 

Well, as they say legend! Hahaha πŸ˜ƒ 

I’m so curious to see riders use this helmet and once I find someone using it, I might have to ask that person if I can try it!! What's your opinion on this? Tell me below!

Have a nice week,
Carolina πŸ’™

Saturday, November 17, 2018

[Recipe] Easy & Delicious Horse Cookies

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing with you the recipe of the horse cookies I made Gali last week! I never tried doing horse cookies before because I'm always very concerned with Gali's diet so I was afraid of giving him something that could make him feel bad.
However, I recently discovered Chia de Gracia, a Finish brand that has guided me through the process of finding 100% natural products that will help me with Gali's colic prevention.
Right now, I'm already feeding Gali the four "ingredients" you see on the photo below as supplements but last week I thought it would be fun to make an experience and see if I could bake cookies using  these! Gali and all the horses who also got to try my cookies absolutely loved them (Gali was always asking for more, he has a sweet tooth!!).

Ingredients for 12 cookies:
- 6 tablespoons of Mash the Pony;
- 1 tablespoon of Marshmallow Root;
- 2 1/2 tablespoons of Chia;
- 3 pumps of Vitamin E;
- 450ml of boiling water.

Step 1: Pre-heat the oven at 180ΒΊC

Step 2: Mix all the ingredients.

Step 3: Mix the water - you will see a pink/red color.

Step 4: Use a cupcake pan and make little "protections" with aluminium foil (you can also use butter/flour or whatever you wish but I didn't want to use anything else other than ingredients I know that are 100% safe for horses).

Step 5: Divide the mixture into 12 cupcake cases and then put the pan in the oven for 45 minutes.

Now we just have to leave them rest for a few minutes before removing the aluminium foil!

And we're done!!! These look delicious and they are super healthy - but don't give them all to your horse on the same day! 😁

See you on the next post,
Carolina πŸ’—

Saturday, November 10, 2018

#ROOTD: My Kingsland Takeover

Hi everyone, happy Saturday!! One week ago, by this time, I was wearing this #ROOTD and making Insta Stories on Kingsland's Instagram account. That was one of the best experiences I've ever had - I met many people, shared my day with a huge audience and even got to answer some really fun questions.
As promised, today I'll share the outfit I wore, as well as Gali's! Everything is from Kingsland.

 Starting off by the jacket, it is called Buffy. The only "winter" jacket I already had from Kingsland was the classic unisex jacket and although it is very cosy, it doesn't have the most feminine silhouette - I know there's also the ladies' version of that jacket but, some years ago, when I convinced my dad to give me that jacket as a birthday present, the tack store only had the unisex version and I couldn't miss the opportunity! HAHAHA. Now this one is a totally different story, I love its cut, I love the colors and it is so lightweight. There's something I don't understand though, how can such a thin fabric keep me so warm? I would risk saying that the classic bomber will keep you warm if you are wearing many layers and this one doesn't force you to do that! If you see this jacket at a tack store, please try it and tell me if you feel the same.

The V-neck is called Binky and it is a dream come true, I needed it! I have lots of polo shirts, lots of t-shirts but when it comes to long sleeves (or long sleeves that I like to wear to ride) what I have is close to nothing, why?!?! 
This is the first ever knit I own from an equestrian brand and it was a superb addition to my closet. It is classy and the fabric feels soft. Sometimes I have some trouble with this type of shirts, they start getting looser and I stop loving them (even after just one wash I can feel it) but so far so good with this one. Another thing I'm loving like crazy: the patches on the elbows!

After buying my princess breeches earlier this year, I finally found the model of Kingsland breeches that suits me the best: the Kadi model. They are high waisted, have a larger waist band and I think  this is what makes them look really good on me (modesty aside!!!).
This season's design of the Kadi model is the one I'm wearing. I totally forgot to take pics of their belt loops which have a tiny crystal on each one and their back that has the loveliest embroidery - sorry everyone!

Next up is Gali's outfit. He got the prettiest matching set: Fully black and sparkly. My heart melt the first time I saw him wearing it!!!

The fly hat is called Lucinda. This was Gali first time wearing a soundproof fly hat. I was a bit concerned that he wouldn't get used to it as he is very picky with what goes on his ears but he behaved like a perfect young man and didn't find anything strange!
Although some people use fly hats on a daily basis, I only wear them at shows and sometimes Gali gets a bit distracted with noises so I'll have to see if this will help me!

Last but not least, here's a pic of the matching saddle pad, its name is Martha. As I've told you in my video, and besides its beauty that I've already mentioned a hundred times, the best thing about all the Kingsland saddle pads I own is their quick dry effect. 
I try to save the most gorgeous saddle pads I own for shows and there have been shows where I ended up using the same one on both days, this technology allows me to do it without worrying about it being wet on the next day. 
Also, last week I used this saddle pad on Gali, and yesterday and today I used a different one. I realised that I worry very much about his withers - I will literally move the saddle pad as many times as I have to until I get to a point where I'm satisfied with how it is sitting on his withers. It could be luck but last week I got it right on my first attempt and today it took me 3 times until I was happy enough, ugh!

Ps.: If you saw my takeover, you'll know this was the moment Gali bit my finger! πŸ˜‚

See you on the next post,
Carolina πŸ’•