There are things that I use every day, without even thinking about it, things like makeup, jewelry and tack. Some of these things I have acquired through my clients. I just wanted to take a moment and share those with you. If I love them, you probably will too!
First, my makeup, everyday, I use my jane iredale makeup that I purchased from one of my clients, Transformations By Meredith. The makeup stays on even when I ride, show and exercise my horses. It looks natural and makes me feel pretty. I think of Meredith Gilbert of Transformations by Meredith every day when I use it and it the perfect little extra boost that I need each day to look pretty. Try any of the eye shadows - they are glittery and light and stay put. Feeling good is something that comes naturally when you take care of yourself and do nice things for yourself and others. You can order jane iredale makeup right from Meredith's website online at www.transformationsbymeredith.com. She also has a great skin care line available on her website, and did I mention the oils? They also make me feel good before I go to bed, I splash a little on before I go to bed and the smells lure me to sleep. Thank you Meredith for always making me feel pretty!
Second, my tack, I have a Richard Winters rope halter that I use every time I ride. I like to lunge with it on because it gives me the extra leverage when my big 1200 lb quarter horse decides he is going to jump around at the end of the lunge line. I can bump on it a few times and he settles down and I don't have to use a stud chain when I use the rope halter. My horse responds immediately when the pressure is put on it, he moves away from it and it is a great tool to teach your horse to do Halter class because you can get the soft and responsive at home. I have a black one, but they come in many colors. I have used many other rope halters and they are either too stiff, or not stiff enough, Richard Winters rope halters are just right. I paired mine with a pretty lead rope. You can purchase his rope halters and leadropes on www.wintersranch.com. Thanks Richard for a product that helps me with my horse, every single time I work with my horse!
Third, my jewelery, along with looking and feeling pretty, I put on my Dos Fannies jewelry. Even if I am just going to the grocery store or to pick up the kids from school. I still like to look good. Anne King, the founder of Dos Fannies, has a gift of piecing together old jewelry, she takes a bead off of this and that and a charm from a bracelet and puts it together to make unique artistic jewelry. I wore my new vintage cuff made out of an old leather tooled belt with an old rhinestone shoe clip with an embellished old earring top on Easter and got several compliments. You should see the ring she made for me, an old cabochon with horse head on it set in around rhinestones, simply the prettiest ever! Anne's work is all one of a kind and made from vintage jewelry, we love Dos Fannies, you can view more pieces at www.dosfannies.com. Thanks Anne for all my lovely pieces.
Fourth, my stirrups, I have a lovely pair of silver stirrups that I bought used to put on my saddle just for fun. I have fun using them and boy do they look pretty, even when I am just riding around at home, I enjoy them. Life is short, do something nice for yourself and pamper yourself. You can see a wide variety of used and new show equipment on Carolyn Dobbin's our long time client on her e-commerce website www.itsallforshow.com. Thank you Carolyn for my fun stirrups.
Last but not least, my show halter, I have a beautiful crystal inlaid show halter from Kathy's Show Equipment which is literally the nicest thing I have ever owned. It has tooled silver that has an almost 3D appearance, it is very different looking from the old tooled silver that used to be around. I opened right out of the box - it came in a special bag to keep it in and it was already pre-softened and had this smell of leather that was like no other. It was already pre-shaped as well so when I put it on my boy, Tucker, it laid very pretty on his head. I felt like a princess in my halter class at my horse showed my horse with a new confidence, he is worth it, and I am worth it and we are going to try our best today! Kathy's Show Equipment has fine quality halters, bridles, headstalls and saddles, check out their website at www.kathysshowequipment.com. Thank you Stacy for my beautiful halter!
These are just a few of my favorite things. We not only promote our clients products, but we also use them and share them with others. If you are thinking of selling online, we can help. It is the way of the future and with the price of gas these days, you can't beat giving your clients a way to buy directly online 24x7. Contact us regarding our e-commerce options and solutions.