A Fav Range Of Horsey Products From Perri’s Leather

March 30, 2012

I’ve been using a variety of Perri’s Leather products this past year and thought I should do a little review of some of my favorites.

My introduction to Perri’s stuff was when I bought their Fleece Lined Bell Boots from Equestrian Collections this time last year. I used them daily for riding and we train hard and they’ve held up well. One of the two velcro tabs has finally broken loose but they are still usable so I think that’s a good test of a bell boot plus they don’t rub, look great and are easy to wash in the machine then let sit overnight to dry.

A few weeks later I got their Amish made leather draw reins and have used them off and on when needed in training and the quality of the leather is hands down way superior to anything I’ve had.

I was then fortunate enough to have Weatherbeeta provide the absolute best blanket I’ve ever had for the “How To Fit A Blanket” webisode and Perri’s sent a super cute matching leather halter with teal padding for the shoot. They also have these super kewl matching leads as well as matching dog leash and collar and are simply the BEST quality. Again they are Amish made and seriously super quality plus so pretty to look at with the nice bright padding. The stable we’re at in Wellington suggests that we turnout with the halter over the fly mask in the paddocks and of course Hansel rolls multiple times and gets it super dusty and dirty but a simple wipe down with a damp cloth and it’s back to pristine brand new look.

Moving on up in the training, I’ve experimented with some long lining twice to practice half steps and their long lines are instantly comfy in the hands, perfect length and much better than the last paid I had which broke down after only a few years use plus I have a lunge line that I use not only for lunging my horse, my neighbors horses but likewise for loading and unloading. Since I typically load solo, I take and run the lunge through the box, out the door and around so I can still hang on loosely when going behind to put up the bum bar and closing it up. This gets it quite dirty but the black color with a little rinse with water and it’s super duper once again.

Let’s see what else?.. I’ve been looking at their bridles the last couple of months. Being a striking chestnut, I was thinking how cute Hansel would look in a chocolate bridle and I’ve been wanting to ask if they make a chocolate version of their dressage crank bridle.

It’s up in the air but I do think it would be a super fun webisode to interview one of their Amish crafts people from PA. It would be the second Amish interview after the “Amish Built Modular Barns” webisode which was just SO much fun with Jake at J&N Structures who came down from PA to install our stable in 3 hours!

If you have any suggestions or questions about any products you’d be interested in hearing about, please let me know. I’m happy to try stuff and blog on feedback. I’ve been very fortunate to be able to try lots of super products and there is just so much great stuff out there!

Thanks for reading and happy riding!

Picollo & Dr. Rose’s Remedies

March 20, 2012

I’ve been meaning to blog about this for quite some time now. You all know the famous Picollo, super fabulous dachshund and all around HorseGirlTV mascot, no? Well he’s been a cart dog now for 6 of his 11 years and is rolling along just fine, even accepting a few cameo roles on HorseGirlTV now and again.

Being incontenient is not without it’s challenges. He’ll forever be in diapers so wherever we go (and he GOES lots of places) also comes along a diaper bag with pads, plastic baggies, diaper covers, wet naps, baby powder, his no cart baggie, a toy of course and general doggie stuff. No matter how often you change a diaper the moisture that built up on his little belly created this really dark veiny discoloration that look far from healthy and I tried a variety of products to get it to go away and reveal his cute pink little belly color again but nothing worked until I contacted Tony at DRR and he sent me over some spray and salve. Tony told me I would be surprised at how well it worked but I still was a little skeptical and unfortunately I didn’t take before pictures. 🙁 The black rash was going away in 2 days and completely gone within the week. I ran out of the spray and started using the salve and now I’m down to every other day or so or even once a week just when I feel like he needs it. It’s all natural too and no side effects! So, after little Picollo’s bladder is expressed, I wipe him down with a wet nap then apply a little DRR salve and it’s just perfect with no greasy residue.

I wanted to say a huge thanks to Tony and Dr. Rose at DRR for letting me try their super product! You guys rock! 🙂

I’d asked them for some before an afters of other successes from DRR use and here they are. Pretty amazing results if you ask me!..

Ozzie February 9, 2009:

Ozzie February 24, 2009

Steffi February 9, 2009:

Steffi February 24, 2009: