I'm starting this thread to give us a place to support the horsie products (basically everything but saddles as that's a whole 'nother wall of wax) that we have, use and like. It's always useful to know what other people think are good products.
Two thumbs up for these! In the past, I've used regular HS, MDCs and Royal Riders. These are by far the best stirrup (George Morris is shooting me daggers right now.) They are very comfortable (not sure if it's the wideness of the foot pad or what), with a perfect amount of "flex" and the weird shape seems to put the stirrups exactly under the ball of my foot the way it should. I tend to fuss a bit with other stirrups, constantly searching for the 'sweet spot.' These are worth the extra bucks IMHO.
They are the only kind I will buy. They have stainless buckles which never rust, they are cleaned easily and seem to last FOREVER. I have some that are almost 10 years old. Will never, EVER buy another leather girth.
I have these in two sizes. They are great for not only poulticing (abscess, etc) but I can also put one on a horse with a bandaged foot. Protects the bandage enough so they can be turned out in round pen and not have to be locked in a stall. Saves me a lot of time. Also good if you have a tenderfooted horse lose a shoe, until the shoer can come.
My boy has had zero shoulder rubs from his Rambo. His weatherbetta gives hims rubs.
I am replacing all his turnout blankets with Rambo's next year. He has a heavy weight rambo. I will get a light weight and medium weight rambo for him this spring for next year. His Weatherbeeta can go in the extra pile that we have at the farm.
OMG, how did I have horses so long and not know what a fabulous product this is?! It's WAY better than Show Sheen (sorry PRS, I didn't mean to slam your selection, but it's actually good for their hair). I swear, it made quick work on a tail that recently came to me just like a baseball bat.
the only pads that have worked for my assymetrical mare. They DO stay in place, as advertised, and their shimming system helps me balance out the saddle. Since she's very "one-sided," they even made a therapeutic pad that only had 'stuffing' in one side. Pricey, but worth it IMHO.