OK, so you know how I love surprises… (and new horse products…).
I’m always a buyer of grab-bags and surprise gifts and “??” bags. I am the one who will buy a mystery box at the local fair or the ‘bonus bundle’ at the nursery.
So… when I heard about Saddle Box, a new company that delivers equestrian themed boxes full of little surprises each month, I was totally on board. What new products would they send to me? What would arrive that I wouldn’t normally buy for myself but would love to have…?
Well, today my Saddle Box arrived!
WHAT IS SADDLE BOX?
Directly from the website:
WHAT WAS IN MY SADDLE BOX?!…
Here is a photo of the inside of my Saddle Box. As you can see, they personalized the box with a bright turquoise exterior and a lovely family photo on the inside. Nice touch!
- –ClintRMint Company horse treats! To be honest, my dogs ate the first two with total glee! I brought the rest out to my skinny horses (not for IR or Cushing horses) and they LOVED them.
You know what else I liked about this inclusion, is that ClintRMints are from ETSY. They aren’t a big company… they are made by a person (or several people working really hard) who has a name and a face. I love this. It feels good to support a smaller business. Also,one could have direct contact with the baker – when ordering on Etsy. Nice that Saddle Box looks for vendors from all walks of retail.
2) The Little Red Book of Horse Wisdom. Well, I haven’t read this book, but it looks very sweet. I will put it on my bedstand and read a page every night before I nod off. I think this book would be great as a stocking stuffer or hostess gift or birthday gift…
3). DECKER Face Brush: I have a few face brushes, but it is nice to have a fresh one that belongs to no one. I think I will gift it to either Annie or Missy Miss.
When I first had horses, I didn’t know face brushes existed. I can tell you that horses love the softer, silkier fronds on those delicate areas!
4). CHAMBERLAIN’S LEATHER MILK: I have never tried this… I need to clean my saddle so I will use it soon. The website says really good things. I’m excited. This is a trial size. So, if it works, I’ll probably get more to do my bridles, etc.
5). NEIGH BAR, NATURAL HORSE SHAMPOO: Another Etsy find! Another product made by a real person. I’m very pleased that SaddleBox finds boutique products! I have not yet used this shampoo, but the fragrance is wonderful and the ingredients look divine.
- Handmade item
- Materials: olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, castor oil, citronella essential oil, cedarwood essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil, peppermint essential oil, lavender essential oil, lemon essential oil
6). EPONA GOLD HORSE PICK: OK, so who doesn’t always need another hoof pick? I have several stashed all over. This one is metal (horse shoe) so it should last a lot longer than the plastic kind. I haven’t used it yet, but I imagine it is very strong! The Epona people know hooves.
7). A RED BANDANA! (21 x 21 square cotton) I think Scoutypants will be the recipient of this lovely, all cotton, bandana. But, I could see it as a napkin or basket liner or as a… bandana!
I found more reviews on the Saddlebox.net website:
AND FOR A GOOD CAUSE…
When Saddle Box is profitable, they are planning on giving back. Nice.
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Click this link to go the the saddlebox.net website!
On the website it says that each subscriber receives fresh cookies. I was a one-time person, so that is probably why I didn’t receive any cookies. However, they do offer the recipe on their website linked here.