Happy Holidays from Equestrette. Hoping everyone had a happy and merry Christmas! Best wishes to all!
Happy Turkey Day from Equestrette and the Nuggets! We hope everyone is enjoying a delicious feast with lots of family and friends. We are thankful for all the wonderful people and furry friends in our lives.
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.
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.
3/4 cup nonfat Milk
1 cup Peanut Butter, smooth
2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 tablespoon Baking Powder
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.
link PAULA DEEN
Hilarious clip of Fez from That 70’s show singing Caballo Viejo (Old Horse), a famous Venezuelan folk song by Simón Díaz. I remember growing up it would play on the radio all the time, and of course if was one of the favorite dance songs for bands to sing at big parties, most everyone would hit the dance floor as soon as it started playing.
It was allegedly written by the singer to a young beauty queen – he might be an old horse, goes the song, but he still fancies his chances.
Shoplifter, aka Hrafnhildur Arnardottir is an artist from Iceland who works and explores the use and symbolic nature of hair. Vanity in a comical, silly, romantic, beautiful way is the main theme of her art. Her artwork makes me think and sheds light on how we use our hair as an essential feature to decorate and beautify ourselves, as well as our horses and pets (though they could care less about it).
Hair Sculpture collaboration with Björk
It is getting COLD and I do not like it one bit! Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica would be the perfect escape for a warm and relaxing time. Half Moon was built on a perfectly shaped crescent beach in the 1950’s by a group of wealthy individuals as an exclusive vacation resort for their families. They offer many activities including amazing ocean swimming on horseback – check out the video, it looks like it would be so much fun!
Check out the video HERE
Stunningly fresh, very simple and functional work by Los Angeles based furniture designer/maker Tanya Aguiñiga. She grew up in Mexico and her designs reflect a celebration of both cultures in a very smart modern style.
I would love, love, love to pack any of these designs and head to the horse show:
And these for the house:
link: TANYA AGUINIGA
Now pooch can have his own channel to watch while left home alone. DOGTV offers scientifically developed programming tailored to your nugget’s vision and audio that will keep him/her stimulated, entertained and relaxed without any commercials or reruns. People who use it simply love it, they say that it’s brilliant at easing their anxiety and captivating their attention, leaving you with quite a content pooch. How cool is that!?