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OK Germaphobes, Gather ‘Round…! I’ve found something to REALY CLEAN your stalls, tack… (keyboards, portapotties and kitchens)!: SYNBIONT AG WASH

I don’t know about you, but I am one of those people that pulls down my sleeve when grabbing the door handle at the Post Office.  Eech.

I don’t want whatever the last guy had…

I can’t afford to be sick.

Do you know the most common item found on office keyboards?  You don’t want to know.  I know and it freaked me out.

Anyway, when I was at the Western States Horse Expo, I found this product:  SynBioNT.

You can spray it on all surfaces ANYTHING and it is S-A-F-E!  Toilets, doorhandles, strollers, tables, picnic areas, portapotties, cutting boards, camping gear, etc…

And, of course, you can use it to clean out any surface your horse might touch or breath – show stalls, tack, blankets, trailers, buckets, bowls… ANYTHING!

Click image to go to order page... (no affiliation)

Click image to go to order page… (no affiliation)

This is my little spray bottle that I use on the kitchen cutting boards and counters.  Perfect for your purse!

This is my little spray bottle that I use on the kitchen cutting boards and counters. Perfect for your purse!


SYNBIONT AG WASH (no affiliation)

Normally, I would write about this type of product during show season because that is the most obvious use – to clean the venue stall before you put your horse into it.


This wash is for a bunch of other uses.

I spent some time in the booth and watched the guy spray it on his finger and put it in his mouth.  He says it is totally safe and can be washed down drains and into sewers.  Non corrosive.

Here is what it kills:















Yup, it is food safe!


The website isn’t robust… It seems more for the industrial market…

However,  I found they flyer that I had from the show was more informative and hit the nail on the head.

It says (abbreviated):

SYNBIONT AG WASH is used to clean areas that are prone to host pathogens, viruses, bacteria and fungus such as stalls, bridles, bits, water buckets, feeders and places where animals frequent.   It is a food-grade, fully biodegradable product.unlike a disinfectant, SynBioNt Ag Wash cleans an area in two ways.  First, it cleans the host area where the pathogens grow by emulsifying dirt and soil.  Second, it compromises the cell walls of the pathogen, virus, bacteria or fungi.  This syngenetic reaction occurs due to the way the surfactants in SynBioNt Ag Wash have been mixed together.

Contact makes clean!

Wow!  So easy to get a real CLEAN!

Wow! So easy to get a real CLEAN! (This is a page from the brochure I had from the Horse Expo!)

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My brochure was a bit wrinkled… but this is good stuff!


SynBioNT Ag Wash started in Florida, the first state to ensure that produce could be traced all the way from seed to store.

They needed to keep everything clean and disinfected.

So, SynBioNT was formed.

For me, I keep it in my purse and use it on all those nasty surfaces that come my way – keyboards, handles, countertops… you name it.

And, I use it in the shower stall, the feed room and to wash out my feed bowls and water buckets.

Since it is concentrated, it is CHEAP!

One gallon of SynBioNt Ag Wash makes 50 gallons!!  $49.00.

Maybe if you call them they might have smaller sizes… don’t know.

Here is their number:

Call NANCY on 813-634-5455

SynBioNt Ag Wash is:

  • non corrosive
  • inert
  • has zero re-entry time for animals and humans
  • food-grade safe
  • biodegradable
  • safe to wash in to municipal drains
  • safe for septic systems
  • safe to use around the most sensitive animals
  • safe to use around humanssafe
  • to use around animal food and water
  • safe to use around animal bedding


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Last week, I told you that I was finally going to assemble my Boz Saddle Kit.  (No affiliation!)

Here is that link that tells about the Boz saddle...

As you know, I love my Boz saddle.  The attributes are perfect for the way I like to ride… I feel totally secure.  I always seem to default to my Boz – no matter how many saddles I try.  Mine is 14 years old and looks brand new.

But, I wanted a new Boz to use on Bodhi or Rojo as their own saddle.

I couldn’t afford a regular Boz saddle … but I could afford the Saddle Kit!

(You assemble it yourself.)

Well, I did it!

I think it took around 90 minutes.

Yes, I had a Makita.

But, other than that, I was left with just me and no help – at all.

And I did it.  EASILY.

I swear, Boz does all the heavy lifting!  Every screw was marked… every assembly issue was dealt with either on the DVD or on the written material.

To be honest, I am totally proud of myself.  This saddle has extra special meaning to me.

I didn’t struggle.  It was fun and easy!

(If you want your own kit, go here!)


Basically, most of the work is already done when you receive your kit.

The tree has all of the major attachments.

All you are really doing is putting on the finishing touches…

It comes with a DVD and a written summary.  I mostly used the DVD.

But, knowing I was going to follow the DVD, I ended up assembling it in my office…

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This is what arrives… and basically, Boz has already done all the work for you… You just have to do the finishing… Really a great deal when you consider that it only took me 90 minutes to finish this saddle! A huge savings!

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The first step was screwing down the velcro seat. So easy. The screw points are marked and they give you all the screws plus the square screw head.

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Here I’ve finished the screws for the seat.

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Now the velcro on the side panels. Easy.

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Here is the hole for the stirrup keeper.

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Here I’ve placed the stirrup keeper.

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Assembling the stirrups was easy, too.

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Here are the marks for the footman’s loop.

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Et Voila!

THE HARDEST PART… was putting on the sheepskin.  It is velcro and really tight velcro.  So, you have to place it perfectly.

If not, you have to rip it off (no easy feat) and re-align it – then try again.

Attaching the sheepskin perfectly was the most time consuming part.

(no screws needed…)

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Putting on the ties through the sheepskin. This was the most difficult part because you have to hold the sheepskin taught while you do it.

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Here I’ve finally attached the ties to the sheepskin and the tree.

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The other footman’s loop.

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Voila! So easy!

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This is for the pommel loops.

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Again, really easy…

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The pommel cover come assembled. You just have to screw it in.

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And here it is! 90 minutes later, I have a complete saddle for half the price!!!!!

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This is me sitting in my new saddle! You can see my Makita kit on the floor…

THE BOZ saddle is the best saddle I’ve owned!  I love it!

So, don’t be afraid to pay half the price and put it together yourself!!!!!!!!!


Last few days to contribute to the Navajo 12!!!

Last few days to contribute to the Navajo 12!!!




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