GIVEAWAY ft @alya_meshar_almheiri + @equestriansolutions

Hi guys!

So decided to do a giveaway in honour of Tofino’s happy retirement, featuring @alya_meshar_almheiri and @equestriansolutions

RULES❗

1️⃣ follows all 3 accounts: @TofinoTack + @alya_meshar_almheiri + @equestriansolutions

2️⃣ Tag 3 people

3️⃣ Repost this photo on your account

4️⃣ Use #TAEgiveaway

🔒 ends 16 March 2018.

🔓 open only to UAE residents sorry 🙈

❗big thanks again to the giveaway sponsor @equestriansolutions

Good luck 😄

Retiring Tofino

I keep getting a lot of questions on why I am retiring Tofino even though he looks a lot younger than his age and is still fit.

  

Making the choice to retire Tofino has got to be one of the hardest decisions I had to take.

Thankfully, Tofino is rather healthy and fit for his age (18). The only reason I have to retire him is due to the fact that I got the honor of being chosen to participate in an amazing 10 month program by Godolphin, set up by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Keeping Tofino here in Dubai, while I would have to leave the country would be somewhat selfish of me. I do not have an individual I can rely on to take care of him for the 10 months. Thus, choosing to retire him in the Netherlands would be  what is best for him. Being out in the fields and enjoying the nature.

Tofino and I have had our ups and downs, but never once did I ever regret having him in my life, or chose to seek another horse instead of working through our troubles. We have come a long way together and he has been the most patient and best horse I can imagine.

I am not selling him, he is still fully mine, and I will visit him as often as I can. Since he would be 19 by the time I am back , it would be very difficult to rebuild his muscles again and get back into work, so a full retirement is the selfless way to go.

It is a very bittersweet separation and I will miss him every single day, but putting Tofino and his happiness before mine has always been my priority. I am sure he will be happy and safe ❤

I will be jumping again, that is for sure! And hopefully purchase another horse to keep here in Dubai. I just have to wait and see what the future holds, but Tofino will always be my #1.

HUGE GIVEAWAY! ft. Eddiesgun91 + Cavalos + eQuestri

Hi guys!
So Lauren (@eddiesgun91) and I are doing a huge giveaway all thanks to eQestri and Cavalos UAE !
More than one winner will be chosen and get to pick their prize from what our generous sponsors are offering 😉

Rules:

1. Follow ALL 4 instagram accounts: @TofinoTack + @Eddiesgun91+ @CavalosUAE + @myeQuestri

2. Repost this photo and hashtag #eddiesgun91tofinotack

3. Write the most difficult thing you faced in riding

Competition ends in a week and is OPEN TO ALL (national & International)

Prizes:

   

Good luck! and thanks again to our amazing sponsors @myEquestri + @CavalosUAE 😀

 

[GIVEAWAY] Oster Grooming Kit

Giveaway of the Oster Grooming Kit that I previously reviewed.
Open for international followers 😀

Rules❗️
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🔴 Follow @TofinoTack
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🔴 Tag 3 people below 👇🏼
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🔴 Comment your favourite or least favourite thing about my blog or instagram
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💢 Competition ends in a week (Monday 26 December 2016. Good luck❗️

 

Q & A replies

Hello lovely people!
So a few of you managed to send through some questions which I greatly appreciate  As promised here are my answers:

How old is Tofino? 16. Born 2000

How long have you had your horse? Since 2011

Did you have experience with horses before getting Tofino? Yes and no. I had a few lessons at riding schools but it is completely different owning a horse, than just going for lessons. I would suggest leasing first or making sure you have someone with you who knows what they’re doing. I was lucky to have @popthepony by my side .

What got you into horses? I’m not so sure, once I hopped on, I couldn’t see it any other way. And I love the fact  that there is no age limit, there is no gender separation when it comes to competing too. It is more than just a sport, it is a relationship with your horse ❤

Why did you chose to continue after your accident? It’s a passion, and if you’re passionate about something, you don’t allow any obstacles to get in your way.

Would you buy another horse? Not yet. I still have a lot to learn, and a lot to overcome with regards to my injury. Perhaps in the future, but I would rather ride for someone to be honest.

Why did you start your website? I wanted to share the information and knowledge I have within the equestrian world, and include reviews on different products to be able to help riders out there to invest on items that are worth it as everything is so expensive when it comes to horses >_<

Do you do any other form of exercise outside or riding? Yes, I try to workout at least 3x a week, be it power walking, or strengthening exercises such as push ups, pull ups, lunges, squats etc. This helps keep myself balanced.

Do you consider riding cruel? Yes, and no. I am against many many things in the equestrian world that’s for sure, but it all depends on the rider, how they treat their horses and listen to them.

What are your goals for this season? Honestly, just to try our best at shows every now and then and have fun doing so. Although I cam very competitive with myself, I don’t want to push Tofino unless I completely feel like he’s up for it, especially with him losing his vision we have to take it slow.

Favourite brand? This is a tough one!
Clothing: I love Cavalleria Toscana and Kingsland Equestrian as they have classic designs. I also like Equine couture as they are cheaper, and mimic other brands and are innovative with their breeches.
Tack: Prestige Italia
Horse items: Veredus

Favourite equipment? I’m a little obsessed with Saddles 😛

Favourite discipline? I personally love jumping and dressage, but I also love watching western riding.

Favourite Show jumper/idol? Also tough! I love how Michel Robert really tries to educate and teach, I love Marcus Ehning’s riding, he’s so gentle; and  I love Luca Moneta’s relationship with his horses.

Favourite riding breeches? Kingsland Equestrian.

What boot would you recommend for barn chores? Ariat Barnyard belle h2o boots. I wrote a review on them and I love how durable and tough they are.

Would you ever sell Tofino? NO! He’s my baby boy worth more than a million dollars.

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If you have any more questions I would be happy to add them to the post 🙂

 

Q & A

Hey guys 

I just thought of writing a post to keep it open for anyone who wants to ask any questions with regards to Tofino, me, riding, a product anything at all. 


You can simply comment below as yourself or as anonymous or through Instagram @TofinoTack

I will later make a post of the questions and answer them one by one hopefully. 

Cheers✌🏼️