|The Unicorn Boots|
Boots of riding past had me convinced that I might as well hope for a unicorn. Or even more improbable, a horse that never goes lame! While I will probably die without seeing the latter, I didn’t have to clap my hands or chant, “I do believe, I do believe…” to realize this dream (I don’t ask much, honestly!).
The Magic Bell Boots
I was delighted when Horze.com inquired as to my interest in testing a few products; I may or may not have perused their site with covetous eyes before. Delight turned into ecstasy (ok, I’ll admit it, horse owners are weird) when I looked down after a three-hour workout, nearby in VA's Occoneechee State Park. Not only had these sturdy Horze No Turn Bell Boots STAYED PUT for the entirety of Encore’s
|Horze No Turn Bell Boots|
- Perfect amount of coverage for
self-resecting horsesoverreach protection
- Tough outer material with solid construction & padding
- Ideal shade of TFS blue (with sharp-looking silver contrast) to match our Ecogold Secure pad, my beloved Rodney Powell XC vest, & the subtle Schumacher browband (won in a raffle!) I put on Encore’s Micklem bridle
|Bridle matchy thrills Encore|
Horze didn’t stop at the grail, though. My grin of matchy delight got even bigger when I put on the Horze Lyon Synthetic Leather Gloves. In the dripping environs of NC, I am constantly on the lookout for affordable, lightweight, breathable, lightweight, technical, lightweight (see a trend?) fabrics. Wow, do we have a win!
I love the sporty design with the nearly-transparent contrast fabric across the backs & the soft glove material slides easily on, erm, skin that sweats like a pig. They’re also thin enough that I retain actual manual dexterity while wearing them, a rare & wonderful find.
And the grip! I use web reins interwoven with strands of rubber (solid rubber reins are too big & heavy for me) and these babies had one of the best grips I have ever felt; something I value highly on a horse who shakes his head hard…because his bangs tickle his ears. :/
|Camera flash bleach-out, boo|
For those of you lucky (all other) people who have normal-sized lady hands, however, these are a super prospect for hot days and sweaty reins! *gets on knees & begs Horze for mega-sizes*
Both get a “very well done” from me thus far! Thank you, Horze, because I can’t wait to sport our colour-coordinated awesomeness in our lesson next weekend! I usually do something stupid, but at least this time, I’ll look good doing it.