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31.5.17

My Horse Box Goes Fluorescent Green with The Husk


Road work is inevitable for many equestrians – I included – in accessing the freedom of our bridleways. A huge advocate of being safe and seen, I seldom hack out without hi-viz.

Yet the only hi-viz equine wear Gee Gee and Me have are a tatty old pair of brushing boots with reflective yellow straps. The honest answer to why I don’t own more is comfort. When hacking out I want the flexibility to walk, trot and canter over varying terrain, without the risk of florescent leg bands slipping or a reflective breastplate rubbing.

A common design fault by many companies is the assumption there is only one type of ‘happy hacker’ and The Husk’s Breathe High Viz Tail Bandage included in May’s ‘Go Green’ My Horse Box bucks this trend.

Firstly it is quick and uncomplicated to put on, sliding easily under the tail and securing shut with Velcro. The technology behind The Husk’s renowned fabric allows full air flow meaning no itchy, sweaty tails underneath. As I have come to expect from The Husk the Tail Bandage is feather light and hygienic, simply hose or machine wash and it will dry within minutes ready for the next adventure.

Although small, it is mighty in its design and even on my grey stands out loud and proud when hacking out, if all equine high-visibility was designed like The Husk’s Breathe Tail Bandage with the horse at its heart I am certain we’d wear more!


Thank you My Horse Box, you can buy yours here for £14.00...be safe, be comfortable and be seen.

Jessica & Oscar

23.5.17

My Never Ending Love Story with Celeris UK


Back in August a fellow equestrian invited me on a road trip to Cobham - or Hamcob as I could only remember it as - to join her voyage for beautiful boots. Being one of those invitations you simply can't decline, no sooner had I accepted I found myself online reserving a fitting with Cate the CEO of Celeris UK - when in Rome. I made a promise to myself I would follow my head and not my heart, easier said than done.

Stepping into the serene studio, I was greeted by a warm welcome and found myself surrounded by beautiful boots, belts and browbands, all hand selected by Cate's stylish eye. With a cup of something lovely waiting, the 115 mile journey long forgotten.

The studio has a fitting suite where Cate carefully takes twelve - yes twelve - measurements from the tip of your toes to the back of your knee, discussing your preference for fit and equestrian discipline. A thorough process I can liken to having a spray tan, when they ask you to stand in various positions to ensure perfection.


Chin up, eyes ahead!

Then on to choosing a boot, a leather - from the mere 48 swatches and growing - a colour, a finish, a popper, a seam, a toe...there is no limit and if it isn't available, Cate will make it her mission to source. Celeris really are makers of truly bespoke boots. The Miss Sensible in my head told me to choose a black dressage boot, whilst my heart wanted the latest Limited Edition leather...Black Cherry. My head won, only because my family were paying the deposit for my birthday and I felt a duty of care to choose a timeless classic. Black Passage boots in brushed black leather were the perfect match to my brief.

I ordered at a hugely busy time for Celeris, a sign of their bounding success meant my boots took the full wait time to arrive. Celeris reacted to this surge as quickly as is possible in such a bespoke business in-which master tradesmen are not born overnight and through hard work have not only cleared their wait-list but reduced the production period to between 8-10 weeks. As Cate, a true expert in the made to measure boot industry put it; "if your only concern is the wait time, what a great place to be".

Once I placed my foot into the elegant Passage boot made to my every measurement and perfect in every way, I understood. I would now echo Cate's comment to anyone if they ever felt this a concern.


My Passage boots are a work of art, the rigid outer structure lengthens my leg, whilst the inner panels of nubuck ensure a squeak free ride. The design of the boot benefits my position and my stirrup leathers have been dropped a hole, they give me the most amazing close contact feel, all whilst appearing timelessly elegant. They were and still are a bit of a wriggle to get into, the cost of my poor conformation, having teeny tiny ankles and bony feet. Yet once on they fit like a second skin, there is no question they are made to measure and although they took zero working in for riding, I still struggle not to walk like a toy solider on foot to the mounting block. Yet this is more for my desire to keep them clean than discomfort.

...my name is Jessica and I am addicted to Celeris boots



The Limited Edition Black Cherry leather recently became reality too, because of paying the deposit upon ordering and the final balance once they've arrived, the whole process I'd put off since my discovery if Celeris in 2014 for fear of lusting after the impossible was suddenly affordable when done this way. Celeris had my measurements, all it took was an e-mail to Cate and my order was whisked across to the team of dedicated craftsmen in Portugal. Within no time at all I was the proud owner of a pair of Diogo boots, made from buttery softer leather, these offer me a more hard-working, everyday boot I will not obsess over keeping immaculate - of course I will.



To me Celeris UK means attention to detail, perfectionism, ancient skill and craftsmanship. Cate and her Personal Assistant Iona are both riders and wearers of Celeris boots, their knowledge is invaluable when discussing your equestrian lifestyle and matching it to the right boot because the idea you walk in with, may not be the one you leave with. This is exactly how I have ended up with two pairs...and a wishlist of others. Thankfully client loyalty is hugely important to the brand and I am sure my Celeris love story will be never ending...

Jessica and Oscar.


19.5.17

Keeping Up With The Unicorns with My Horse Box - Why You Need A Pinny by Supreme Products


My Horse Box arrived prior to an evening of washing, trimming, pulling and plaiting so what better time to try and test the Supreme Products Grooming Apron?

When I first wrapped it around my waist it made me feel like a pro, the Mary Berry of the grooming world...so that would make me super groom Alan Davies?? I am sure I am not alone when I say I often feel like I am doing step aerobics when plaiting up before an event, constantly up and down from my grooming box, the Supreme Products Grooming Apron eliminates this.

With three Mary Poppins style pockets, it is hugely practical and comfortable to wear. A smart and professional design I would happily take and wear when grooming for friends at competitions to make all of our lives easier, and when it gets grubby simply throw in the wash. I love it.

And if you missed out on April's My Horse Box you can purchase here, direct from Supreme Products for £14.99.


I also discovered Supreme Products have a must have mobile app, simply type 'Supreme Products' into your Apple app or Android play store and download it for free. Packed with useful how to guides, product information and how to get that look for your horse or pony...it will as Supreme Products do, revolutionise your turn-out.

Jessica and Oscar.

15.5.17

LeMieux Vogue Headcollar Review


Oscar's headcollar is over four years old, a little worn but still does the job. As for lead ropes a few of those have been snapped mid spook, so a little newer and certainly doesn't match! I would definitely be of the opinion "if it ain't broke, don't fit it"...with the exception of saddle pads and bandages, of course!

Well this was until I opened my Official Bloggers parcel from LeMieux and found a piece of Corn Blue perfection staring back at me...


The joy an £18.95 Vogue Fleece Headcollar by LeMieux has bought is unbelievable! Apart from being gorgeous and clean it's designed practically, featuring a padded fleece headpiece, inner cheeks and noseband. Nickle buckles are helpfully on each side to get the perfect fit with a matching leadrope.

The design is available in numerous colours and tartan patterns making it the perfect present and I can't think of a more luxurious gift to your horsey friend than this beautiful LeMieux Vogue Headcollar.

Jessica & Oscar