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DID YOU LOVE ‘GRAB BAGS’ AS A KID? Me, too! THIS IS SO MUCH FUN – “A HORSE BOX”! Read on!






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Have you heard of A HORSE BOX?  (No affiliation)

Well… the idea is just so-much-fun!  You sign up ($17.00/mo) and they send a box to you every month – FULL OF HORSE PRODUCTS to try!

For me, this is H-E-A-V-E-N.  I love to try new things, especially quality horse products.  Don’t you?  I can walk around a Horse Expo and gather several bags full of demo items…  So the idea of having a Grab Bag of new and exciting products arrive on my doorstep – sent me giggling!

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My Box arrived today!

WHAT IS ‘A HORSE BOX’?

It is a great idea and I wish I had thought of it…

You see, manufacturers need a way to get their samples out there to targeted audiences.  What A Horse Box does is marry the product with its exact market niche.

Perfect.

You can order A HORSE BOX (grooming and treats), A TACK BOX (everyday essentials) or a MINI HORSE BOX (for the single horse owner).

I want them ALL.

GO HERE to sign up.

Click image to go to the website!

Here of some example of prior surprises from A HORSE BOX!

 

WHY I WENT FOR IT…

I usually don’t sign up for anything because I don’t want everyone constantly sending emails.

But, when I saw the list of impressive brands A HORSE BOX offers, I found myself nodding my head.  I also figure that as A HORSE BOX grows, so will their Brand list.  The whole concept is a good idea.  The vendors need to get the word out, and we want to try the products!

Anyway, as I reviewed the “Brands” list, my eye caught on the Omega Alpha logo.  To me, anyone who uses/sells OMEGA ALPHA products is a smart vendor.  So, I read onward.  (As an aside, I truly feel the Omega Alpha products have helped Mama Tess tremendously.)

Once I saw "Omega Alpha" on the Brands list, I knew it was total quality!  I love their products!  I really think they helped  Mama Tess tremendously.  She uses so many of their products!

Once I saw “Omega Alpha” on the Brands list, I knew it was total quality! I love their products! I really think they helped Mama Tess tremendously. She uses so many of their products!

SO… MY BOX ARRIVED!  WHAT WAS INSIDE!

OK, so I took everything out like a kid on Christmas morning!  Here is what was inside:

–A compact tote bag (which I use every day at the Grocery store here in CA where plastic bags are outlawed…)

Red Cell Competition  (never tried previously)

Red Cell Recovery  (never tried previously)

Silly Sounds Equine Ear Poms (plugs)  (never tried previously)

Charleigh’s Cookies – from San Rafael in CA!  (never tried previously)

–Hand sanitizer from A HORSE BOX.  I thought it was a pen and I opened it incorrectly and sanitized my lap and arm…

-Omega Alpha ‘Chill’ – I have tried this before on Gwen, my very hot mare.  It helped!

This is what was in my box!  Very exciting.  I knew when I saw the Omega Alpha products, I was in good company!

This is what was in my box! Very exciting. I knew when I saw the Omega Alpha products, I was in good company!

THE OTHER GREAT THING ABOUT ‘A HORSE BOX’ ARE THE GIVEAWAYS!

I browsed the A HORSE BOX website and found the ‘Giveaways’ tab.  Yes!  Right now they are featuring bits and reins and Stayons Poultice Leg Wraps.  I had never heard of this product so I signed up for the giveaway!

NO AFFILIATION – I’ve never even seen these before, but I want to try!

Click image to go to the Giveaway tab.

 

HOW TO GET YOURS!

If this is as much fun to you as it was for me, go here and sign up!

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DID YOU KNOW THAT THE SINGLETARY PEA IS TOXIC TO HORSES? Me, neither… read on.






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Usually, grazing horses don’t touch plants that are toxic.   Sometimes they do…

And sometimes, it ends up being bundled in their hay!  According to this article, if a horse eats enough of the Singletary Pea, they will have paralysis similar to EPM as well as other neurological signs.

If this plant is as easily recognizable to you as it was to me… I thought you might like to know more so read the articles below.

Heads up for those of you in Texas, New Mexico to the East Coast and along the West Coast in California and Oregon.

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE

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This is very common in my area.

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Singletary Pea, Caley Pea
Lathyrus hirsutus was once planted as a cool-season crop that was plowed under in the spring as a green manure. It is fairly common roadside and field volunteer plant in river bottom soils. On several occasions we have seen horses develop stringhalt in both rear limbs while grazing this plant. Stringhalt is the name of a condition in which with each step the rear leg is lifted very high then the hoof snaps to the ground. Lathyrus sp. (sweet pea) are known to cause spinal cord and nerve damage in people that rely heavily on the peas for their nutrition as do poor young males in India.

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JEWELRY THAT BENEFITS THE BUCKET FUND HORSES!  Every donation counts!  Click image to see the new pieces!

JEWELRY THAT BENEFITS THE BUCKET FUND HORSES! Every sale counts! Click image to see the new pieces!

Click here for webpage, click here for Facebook!

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO OUR JANUARY BUCKET FUND HORSES!

Beautiful deep, sky blue colors on this necklace/bracelet! Only $28 (for the BF horses)!  Click here to learn more!

Beautiful deep, sky blue colors on this necklace/bracelet! Only $28 (for the BF horses)! Click here to learn more!

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