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She's Not a Baby Anymore!

Early spring saw some immediate changes in how Ellie carried herself and our dressage work started to truly improve.  There had been times last year where flat work felt like a fight and I wondered to myself if she was ever going to just relax and listen to me haha.

Thankfully, as the title suggests, Ellie has suddenly grown up in front of my eyes.  We have had some really stellar lessons lately, where I feel like I am suddenly able to make things click.  We also had an incredibly frustrating dressage lesson a few weeks ago where Ellie was in rip-roaring peeing heat (not normal for her) and we worked through 45 minutes of her refusing to bend right.  So, ya know, as much as she is improving, she is still an opinionated redheaded mare!  ;-)

But, I have to give her credit because she is really working her little butt off for me!  Sadly, I had not been able to schedule in a jump lesson before our first three-phase, which led to me riding her ridiculously backward at a slow trot the entire …

Product Review: KJ Creations Tack Cleaner

The latest giveaway I was lucky to win was from KJ Creations!  Kristina has a super fun Instagram presence and her shop is full of cool items.  I entered her contest by telling what are my favorite tack items to clean (saddles) and my least favorite (bridles and breastcollars)!  I also had to tag a friend who also follows her page, so I chose Leah from Confessions of a Dressage Barbie.


We both won an 4oz. jar of tack cleaner!  I will be honest, I am a total saddle soap snob and generally only use Stubben's leather soap, Lederseife.  So KJ Creations's tack cleaner had to stand up to that.  And I am happy to say that it did and I love it!  I might not be giving up my Lederseife, but this tack cleaner definitely earned its spot in my tack cleaning bin.


Kristina gifted me the "After Hours" scent, which is comprised of bergamot and lavender.  It smelled heavenly.  It lathered up well and didn't leave any residue, which I love.  It cleaned off a winter's worth of gunk from my saddle and bridle.  I also used it on my tall boots and they look great!


If you are looking for an excellent tack cleaner AND to support a fabulous small business, I highly recommend KJ Creations!  She offers 23 scents and the price is reasonable.  And you can get lost browsing all her other items in her shop.  I am totally eyeing a few of the monograms and horse snacks!

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  1. I used mine last week to clean up my sale bridles and it did a bang up job! Thanks for the tag 😁

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    1. You are welcome! Not many of my Instagram friends were followers, so you lucked out hahaha! ;-)

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  2. I’m in the market for a good tack cleaner and will definitely check her out. Thanks!

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  3. Interesting- I'm always looking for a good cleaner.

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