Even though we’re having some unseasonably warm weather here in Massachusetts, I’m so ready for fall and cooler weather! Browsing through all of the new items on SmartPak’s website has me making my own wishlist for the coming months. Here are my top 5 must-haves for fall:
1. Over the Calf Merino Wool Peddies
I love the original Noble Outfitter Over the Calf Peddies and I can’t wait to try this warmer merino wool version! I love the design of these socks! The thicker, cushioned portion around my foot feels awesome and makes sure my foot feels secure in my boot (not sliding around which tends to happen to me with very thin socks). The thinner, silky upper part of the socks doesn’t add any bulk to my calf and makes sure that my boot slides on easy. Even better, they come in a bunch of fun colors and designs. I know the merino wool will make these my new favorite cool weather riding sock and I can’t wait to try them!
2. Horseware Kenza Wrap Neck
I love cowl necks and I can’t wait to try this sweater! It looks unbelievably comfortable and cozy, the perfect outer layer as the temperatures cool down. The navy color is both flattering and very versatile. The hardest decision will be deciding if I want to wear it to the barn or out and about with friends!
3. EcoLicious Moisture Maniac Conditioning & Detangling Infusion
I am so excited that we are carrying products from the EcoLicious line and I can’t wait to try this conditioner/detangler! My horse Finley occasionally (and without warning) enjoys giving his tail a good rub. As a result, the hairs at the top of his tail take a bit of a beating. With human-grade ingredients like silk powder, coconut oil, and sunflower extract, I think the EcoLicious Moisture Maniac Conditioning & Detangling Infusion would be the perfect addition to my horse’s grooming arsenal!
4.) Weatherbeeta 1200D Dog Parka (Grey/Plaid)
I love this dog coat! I was admiring a sample of the Weatherbeeta Turnout Sheet in this same print up in the office and was SO excited to see that we have a dog coat in the same awesome plaid! Not only do I love the plaid, I also love that this coat has 1200 denier outer shell (which is waterproof!) with 220g of filling which means my dog Emma will stay nice and toasty all winter. An added bonus are the reflective strips in the coat which means as the days get shorter and colder, Emma will stay nice and visible even in the dark!
5.) Haas Diva Mini Brush
If you haven’t taken a look at the Haas brushes, you’re missing out! The Diva Mini Brush is the perfect finishing brush. I’m most looking forward to using it on my horse’s face. Finley’s face tends to have a little bit of a dusty look but his skin there is also pretty sensitive, especially after the hot and humid weather we’ve had this summer. This brush with the lambswool center will be the perfect thing to brighten up his face without irritating his skin. I can also see myself using this as the last step in my grooming process, quickly running it over his coat to get rid of those last small particles and really show off his natural shine!