HELP! ADOPT / FOSTER Desert Dog

Hi guys, I normally wouldn’t do this ¬†on the blog page, but if you follow me on Instagram¬†you would know that I found a desert dog that was shot at. He is currently at the vet and will undergo surgery/or has undergone surgery, depending on when you read this.

He is so very friendly, and very scared at the same time. He urgently needs a home so I urge you to kindly spread the word, or open your home up to this wonderful boy ‚̧

Donations are always welcome, to pay for his expenses (DONATE HERE). You can contact me at TofinoTack@gmail.com or message/call me at +971-50-2345629. 

  

GIVEAWAY! ft.Cavalos Equine Care & Supplies

Hi everyone!

Firstly, thank you so much for the amazing page hits that just keep growing <3. ¬†Secondly,¬†I am very excited to announce that I am officially sponsored by Cavalos Equine Care & Supplies, for Reverdy Feed. YAY! Cavalos is based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, but they do deliver within the UAE. They have a very knowledgeable and welcoming team that are¬†always a delight to work with ūüôā

Cavalos Equine Care & Supplies provides top quality exclusive products for horses and riders. We offer brands such as Reverdy horsefeed, Nobilevet and HPL supplements. Cavalleria Toscana fashion, Tucci boots and mini chaps. Setzi saddles and Pariani saddles. KEP, Jin Stirrup and LAS Helmets. Razza Pura Endurance Underwear. Handmade Show halters and Saluki collars.

In order to celebrate that, and that I officially have a domain name (tofinotack.com), Cavalos have been kind enough to offer a  brand new, beautiful, Black, Burioni Saddle Pad, for a competition giveaway!

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Rules:

1. Follow both instagram accounts: @TofinoTack and @CavalosUAE

2. Tag 3 people on @TofinoTack competition post. (For those who don’t have instagram, just comment tag or share this blog post to 3 people.)

3. Post a picture on Instagram with your favorite horse related picture (you, your horse, or a pic you took) and hashtag #tofinotack and tag me in the picture. (If you don’t have instagram or your account is private, you can simply email me: TofinoTack@gmail.com)

Competition ends in a week (Monday 24 ¬†August 2015) and is OPEN TO ALL (national & international)! ūüėÄ

21 Equestrian Gift Ideas

I thought it may be useful to put together a list of items that one can get for a horse lover/owner.

Note: Links and shops provided below are only examples of items shown. There are multiple suppliers of the following gifts.


1. Monograms

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2. Custom Saddle Pad

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3. Equestrian Books

(you can check out my equine book collection post here for ideas)

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4. Show Luggage Set

(boots, jacket, saddle, bridle, helmet)

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5. Grooming Brush Set

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 6. Mini Product Sets

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7. Head Collar/Halter

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8. Custom Name Plate / Stall Sign

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9. Riding Socks

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10. Engraved Jewelry

(necklace, bracelet, keychain, etc.)

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11. Drawing/Painting of Your Horse


12. Photo-shoot Session

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13. Custom Photo on Mug/Cup

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14. Custom Phone Case


15. Tack Store Gift Voucher

Online Tack shops/stores  +  UAE Tack shops/Stores

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16. Horsey Attire

(hoodies, shirts, dresses, etc.)
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17. Equestrian Attire

(breeches, polos, belts, etc.)

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18. Dressage Stock/Pin


19. Horse treats

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20. Custom Fly Veil

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21. Browband

eQuestri

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Happy shopping ūüėÄ

HORSES FOR SALE/LEASE

Bay Show Jumping Mare for SALE or LEASE:

Name: Bolero
Age: 10 (2005)
Sex: Mare
Colour: Bay
Breed: KWPN
Height:¬†16’2hh
Sire: Gressini
Dam: Carola

Current Location: United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Bolero is a great 125-130 show jumper. She does have dressage potential as she is forward with great paces.

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You can either contact me at TofinoTack@gmail.com or call/text at 050-2345629 / 050-8428888


SOLD

Beautiful Young Mare for SALE or LEASE:

Name: Hollywood
Age: 7 (2008)
Sex: Mare
Colour: Grey
Breed: Holsteiner
Height: 16’3hh
Sire: Hermes d’Authieux AA
Dam Sire: Corofino II

Current Location: United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Hollywood is not only a beautiful mare, but also has a soft mouth and great paces. She has good jumping scope, and would go on to be an abundant dressage horse.

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You can either contact me at TofinoTack@gmail.com or call/text at 050-2345629


Equine Osteopathy, Stretches & Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to my followers! Thank you so much for your support ‚̧ It goes without saying that I have gotten this far in my blog due to the number of hits I get on it, which keeps me motivated to continue and do more for you ūüôā Thanks again!!


For the first post this year, as promised on my instagram (@TofinoDuLys), I mentioned that I will upload a post on Equine Osteopathy, and here it finally is!

Osteopathy differs from physiotherapy (musculoskeletal) and a chiropracty (structural). Osteopathy uses both physical techniques and structural alterations to remove tension and restrictions to the whole body.

Just like regular athletes, horses also need to be looked after in terms of their muscles and structure.

  

A couple of months ago, the well known Equine Osteopath, Herve Baldassari, came to the UAE to work on some horses. Herve works as part of EquiCare, which is based in France. So we were very lucky to have him come to the UAE, and hopefully, with more visits to come in the future as any form of physical treatment, whether for human or horse, always needs a followup.

Tofino has had a number of osteopaths take a look at him but I never found it super beneficial, until Herve Baldassari came along. He dedicates a full 45 minutes to each horse and checks them head to toe which i was super pleased about! He is able to diagnose your horse of issues from tummy aches to stifle problems.

Benefits of Osteopathy:

  • Improves performance
  • Improves flexibility (increase range of motion)
  • Improves behavior (kicking, bucking etc.)
  • Improves horses wellbeing
  • Reduces pain
  • Relieves tension
  • Maintains mobility
  • Assists in rehabilitation
  • Diagnoses troubled areas

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Here is a quick video for an insight of an osteopathy session (watch in HD):

Generally, horses are very relaxed by the end of the session as they can feel the tension being relieved. They will most likely be sore after and require 2-3 days loose work before getting back to your usual activities. This however, varies between horses as some may be able to get back to work straight away, while others may need to be off for 2 weeks. Your osteopath will provide you with specific exercises that you will need to commit to in order to help your horse as much as possible after the session.

In my experience, the more frequently your horse sees an osteopath, the healthier and stronger they become as athletes. With that being said, make sure your osteopath is qualified and takes his time with your horse, as it can do irreversible damage if done incorrectly. If you cannot afford to pay for an Equine Osteopath, perhaps ask them beforehand and hopefully they can make a deal with you of some sort.

You can also take a look at some stretches you can do  in order to help your horse keep loose. I would suggest doing this whether your horse sees an osteopath or not:

Whether they are simply school horses or hardcore competition horses, I believe it is necessary to get them done/checked at least twice a year.