Leovet: Bio-Skin Oil SkinCare [REVIEW]

Every summer, Tofino tends to get these rubs on his face where he loses his hair. I have tried coconut oil and it did seem to help but not fast enough. So I looked into commercial products and found the Leovet Bio-Skin Oil from Equestrian Solutions. It retails for 110AED/29.95USD, however I got it in their summer sale for 60AED/16.3USD.

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Effective help for summer eczema Natural ingredients like marigold, carrot and St. John´s wort regenerate and restore damaged skin areas and stimulate hair growth on bald spots. A luxurious, long-lasting lotion that soothes bothersome itching and deters rubbing. Regenerates the skin.

There are no other ingredients listed either on the label or online unfortunately which I am not too fond of.


Day 1: Still pretty pink and looks raw. Again, I am not sure whether this is due to scratching or from the heat.

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Day 2: It is less pink and looks lighter which means there is minimal hair growth again.

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Day 3: Improvement in the surface area affected and again, less pink and looks lighter, which means more hair growth.

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Day 4: His hair already grown out and only slight pink flesh left. Great improvement!

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Day 5: It is basically nearly completely healed by the 5th day!

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This is a great product for horses suffering with certain skin conditions as it soothes and encourages skin/cell growth. The bottle is very generous and would last a very long time as a little goes a long way.

Do be careful though and do a sample test on your horse before applying generously. I myself had a reaction to my hand which i presume is from St. John´s wort.

Pros: Cons:
   Works very fast

•  Generous bottle

•  Spreads easily

•  Eliminates scratching

•  Grows hair fast

•   Pricey (but you can get it on sales)

•  No ingredients listed

•  May cause an allergy (always test first)

Verdict: I would definitely recommend this for anyone who’s horse has skin issues. It works surprisingly well and fast. As mentioned above, i had a skin reaction to the product and need to use with with gloves, but Tofino has no issue whatsoever.

eQuest Pro-Fit Overreach Boots [REVIEW]

I got the eQuest Pro-fit Overreach boots (in Medium) from Equestrian Solutions as I was looking for a very protective bell boot that can be used for when I hack and gallop in the desert. Therefore, I needed something that is sturdy, protective, durable, and lightweight.

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Overreach boots with best fitting and anti-twist knob; protect the hoof and heel from injuries; heavy duty TPU outer material.

Note: You can read about the importance of bell boots/overreach boots here.


The material is super tough which I absolutely love! It has a honeycomb looking exterior and suede like material on the back heel side.

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It is lightweight and has a strong double velcro closure. The fit was nice and snug on Tofino, and it covers his full heel.

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During our first ride using these boots, which consisted of only walk and trot, the overreach boots made a good impression,  however, they did attract dust/debris, and for a boot that is advertised as “anti-twist”, they did twist slightly and rise up.

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As it twisted slightly in our first ride, I made sure to tighten the velcro to avoid further twisting in our second hack. As we went out, Tofino kept lifting his legs strangely. I looked down and the “no turn” bell boots had turned already. I decided to continue and try it at a canter and see how it goes. Big fail! Once we got back the boots had gone completely out of place, angle wise and height wise! They twisted and went up.

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Once I removed the boots Tofino had very slight cuts. The boots attracted these spiky plant parts which stuck to them and scratched his leg.

  


I am not sure whether they keep turning on Tofino because he is not shod or not. That could be a reason. If you have tried these please do let me know your personal experience with them. They are nice boots but not suitable for us.

Pros:
Cons:
   Tough

•   Lightweight

•   Double velcro closure

•   Attractive look

•   Turns/Twists

•   Rises up (hence no heel protection)

•   Attracts debris/dust

•   Attracts spiky plant parts

•   Only comes in black

Verdict: I personally would not recommend these overreach boots. I wasn’t too happy with the results and ended up calling Equestrian Solutions to tell them about my experience. They were kind enough to return the boots for me, thankfully. These boots may be good for arena work, despite the fact that they still turn, but definitely not for hacking/trail rides.