Favorite Half Pads

Favorite Half Pads

1. EquiFit T-Foam Non-Slip Contour Pad – equifit.net
2. Ultra ThinLine Contour Pad – thinlineglobal.com
3. Jump Original Ogilvy Memory Foam HalfPad – ogilvyequestrian.com

The EquiFit theraputic pad uses the T-Foam memory foam that is always so comfortable for horses. This pad maximizes support, disperses pressure points, absorbs shock, and helps prevent back soreness. I have always loved the EquiFit brand and though I have never used this pad, I have always wanted to try it.

The ThinLine pad has always been a favorite for many. It is great for horses that don’t need a lot of padding underneath the saddle. It flexes and moves with your horse, has great shock absorption, and offers closer contact between horse and rider

The Ogilvy pad is somewhat similar to the EquiFit one although there are a few different features. This pad uses anti-slip, moisture-wicking materials. It has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. It also uses a memory foam that gives great shock absorption. This is another product that I have been dying to try on my horse.

link EQUIFIT, THINLINE, OGILVY

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Bodeen’s Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

We all love to spoil our little nuggets, thats for sure. And what better time to do that than the holidays?! Here is a dog treat recipe that I am dying to try for my pups! Paula Deen’s recipe for Bodeen’s Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits look so good I might eat them myself.

Bodeen's Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits by Paula Deen

Ingredients:
3/4 cup nonfat Milk
1 Egg
1 cup Peanut Butter, smooth
2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 tablespoon Baking Powder

Directions:
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, egg and peanut butter. Add in the flour and baking powder to make a very stiff dough, using your hands to work in the last of the flour if necessary. (Paula’s note: as a general rule, most homemade dog biscuits do well with 1 part liquid to 3 parts dry. You can customize the recipe by adding and subtracting ingredients your dog likes.)
Flour a work surface and roll out dough to a 1/4” thickness. Cut into desired sizes depending on the size of your dog. Bake on a parchment lined baking tray for approximately 20 minutes. Turn biscuits over and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container. Bodine’s Dog Biscuits can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Miniature Guide Horses

I’m amazed at how smart and wonderful horses of all sizes are to us. People have been helped by these great creatures throughout history and today the smallest breeds continue the tradition by helping assist the blind in the same way dogs are used. Miniature horses are officially approved by federal guidelines to be used as guide animals as stated in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The average weight of minis is around 50-100 pounds, they can live in your home and are allowed to go just about anywhere their owner wants to go. The Guide Horse Foundation is a great organization that has a ton of information as well as ways all of us can help out. They point out some key advantages to using Miniature horses to assist the blind:
 
Miniature Guide

CUDDLES – The Guide Horse Foundation

• Guide minis are very clean and can be housebroken, they do not get fleas and only shed twice per year.
 
Miniature Guide

TONTO – Show Horse Gallery

• Miniature horses have the advantage of living much longer lives and can assist for about 20 years while dogs might be of service for only 6 years.
 
Miniature Guide

TWINKIE – The Guide Horse Foundation

• With the right training and desensitization, horses stay calm in chaotic situations, and they remember danger for decades due to their phenomenal memory.
 
Miniature Guide

CONFETTI – Equus Caballus

• Horses have excellent vision, their independent eye movement can track potential danger with each eye, plus they can see clearly in almost total darkness.
 
Miniature Guide

PANDA – Equine Wellness Magazine & the Clicker Horse Training

• Trained horses are very focused, not easily distracted or addicted to human attention so they don’t get excited when petted or groomed.
 
Miniature Guide

CALI – Mail Online

• Horses are naturally safety oriented, they look out for danger and guide their master along the safest and most efficient route avoiding obstacles.
 
Miniature Guide
link: THE GUIDE HORSE FOUNDATION

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Sleepypod

These products are sleek and modern. Their cool variety of carriers for dogs and cats are safety tested and approved. My favorite is the Sleepypod because it can be used as a super comfy bed (which my little nugget would love) or a carrying bag. And I would totally get the Sidekick for my bike if my dog wasn’t so crazy and energetic (she would never sit still long enough to use it).

Sleepypod by Sleepypod Sleepypod

Air by Sleepypod Air

Atom by Sleepypod Atom

Sidekick by Sleepypod Sidekick

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Bionic Dog Toys

If your dog is anything like mine, they tear through toys in no time. I have searched and searched for long lasting toys for her and have yet to find one. Tennis balls seem to be the best, yet still not durable enough. But here is a toy that I am dying to try! Made for the most aggressive chewers, Boionic rubber toys are made of FDA food grade materials. The rubber floats, is dishwasher safe and is 100% recyclable. Awesome!

Bionic Ball Bionic Ball

Bionic Bone Bionic Bone

Bionic Stuffer Bionic Stuffer

Bionic Toss-n-Tug Bionic Toss-n-Tug

link BIONIC

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equiJAMZ – 04

Hit play and enjoy! – mobile and tablets…

equijamz mobile …click me

 

1. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
2. One Fine Day – The Chiffons
3. You’re My Best Friend – Queen
4. Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
5. Walk Of Life – Dire Straits
6. Dig A Pony – The Beatles
7. Just Like Heaven – The Cure
8. Somebody To Love – Queen

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