1. For Christmas, I bought two of my horsey girlfriends gifts from Gray and Co Designs. I have followed this company on Instagram for quite a while, and I love to support small equine businesses like Corinn’s. She has excellent sales around the year to boot! Her sale on Black Friday was the perfect time to snag a couple gifts. Along with some super cute tea towels for my friends, I ordered five sheets of the monogram decals. I chose a floral pattern for my bubbly friend, and a black sheet of decals for my black-loving friend. I decided to treat myself and get some for me, too! They turned out so great, and I can’t wait to use them all. When you order, you can specify if you want a certain kind of decal, or what names you want printed. I chose to put my horse’s names and my monogram, and I also said to just, “fill up the page.”
I should have specified not to put a jumping horse on mine… Ha! For my friends it was great, but not so much for me. My mistake! However, they’re so beautiful it makes me want to jump just so I can use them! 😉 I put a small black decal on my business binder to see how to stick it, and then I cut out a pretty floral monogram for my Yeti cup. I love it! If you need a gift for an equine friend, you should definitely look into Gray and Co. She has some pretty spring merchandise coming out right now, too!
2. Winter can be so hard on horsey skin. With highs in the 20s last week, my horses have had to wear their blankets and hoods full-time. I know all my horsey gal pals are getting tired of this cold! We did have one warm day, so I pulled their blankets and gave them a good grooming. They’re already starting to shed under all those layers! SPRING COMETH! But I noticed that Hot Rod especially had some wicked dandruff going on in the base of his mane. As I got to his ears, I found patches of flaky dead sin.
I looked at the other ear and he had a matching patch!
I don’t know what caused this exactly-maybe he rubbed them on the fence? I’m not sure. What do you think? Have you seen something like this? I gently curried the patches and he seemed to enjoy getting that icky stuff off. Then, I slathered THH Healthy Hair on them. It comes solid in a small tub, but melts as you warm it in your hands. I love it. I’m wondering if I need to use something more geared towards fungus, though. Hopefully the Healthy Hair provides some moisture and helps heal the skin underneath. In the meantime, I’ll just chock it up as one more winter woe.