As summer came around, I was so excited to get my Cavali Club box. The weather has been terrible, we hit a record for getting the most rain the city has seen within 50 years, so I needed some sunshine in my life. The box has a really fun, bright design, and its contents did not disappoint!
First Impressions & Fit and Feel
Heated Horse Cooling Towel
I am a huge fan of Heated Horse. Run by a wonderful woman, with so much passion for her products. I had originally purchased this product from Two Dark Bays Shoppe, but when I saw I got an extra in my box I was thrilled. This product is amazing for hot days. You soak it in some cold water, give it a shake and apply to those particularly sun-kissed spots. After a hot ride I love to hang this towel around my neck and against my face. It is easy to prep before I ride, just put some cold water in a Ziplock bag and let it sit while I soak up the sun!
If you want to see the step by step use of this towel, click here!
Best Brush Forward
This was probably my favorite item in this box, honestly. I decided to Best Brush Forward on dedicated cleaning day. The packaging says to soak for 20-60 mins, but I decided to go for the whole hour. The results were amazing! I had the scent, Lavender & Eucalyptus and it was really clean and fresh. A bonus, this little bomb came with a peppermint candy for my pony! I thought this was a GREAT idea to add for the summer box, as it is just as important to keep your brushes clean as it is your tack and your pony!
To see the before and after of my brushes and the process of cleaning them, click here!
Foot Huggies Boot Socks
It was really exciting for me to try a new brand of boot socks. Now I am dedicated Dreamers & Schemers fan, but these Foot Huggies socks had me really impressed. They were so comfortable and very moisture wicking. When I pulled off my sock after a hard days ride, the sock did not cling to my toes nor did my feet feel damp. They are really nicely padded in the toe, and there is little holes for aeration along the calf and top of the foot.
These are a really great boot sock, especially if you have narrow feet like myself. I have some serious plans of using these over and over again.
Strong is the New Pretty TKEQ Shirt
When I found out I was getting this shirt, honestly, I was thrilled. Not only did I get this shirt in a small and it fit perfectly, but the message meant so much to me. It has become my new favourite riding shirt. They say if you look good you feel good, and if you feel good you look good, well I think this definitely applies when I wear this shirt. I really appreciate Cavali Club CEO Carly encouraging women empowerment. By featuring this motivational product in her box, makes me love what she is doing even more and encourages me to support her and her product.
This truly is a great shirt. It is high quality fabric, it breathes well, looks great and washes well. I am going to look into other clothing by TKEQ because I really appreciate brands that make clothing with a great message.
Unadorned Equine Apothecary Braid Aid
Braid Aid is a equine grooming product to help with mane and tail braiding. Made of all natural ingredients, the combination of botanical ingredients such as aloe vera, lavender essential oil and coconut. The objective of this spray is to take fly aways and frizz to make for a cleaner braid.
This spray smells absolutely wonderful, very clean. When I sprayed it in my mares mane and worked it through, it really did soften, smoothe and detangle. I was expecting the product to have a bit of a tacky feeling to it, ensuring the hairs stick together to keep the integrity of the braid. I did not find this, it was very clean feeling and easy to work my fingers through.
I was able to make lovely uniform braids and have still stayed together several days later. I think I might start using this regularly on her mane to keep it soft and in check!
My only complaint about this product is I would have appreciated a label indicating some instructions or clarification on what the product does specifically. It was only until I looked into the Cavali Club phamplet did I get this information. It would be great to have it on the bottle!
I thought adding a braid oriented grooming product was a great idea for a summer themed box. Seemed very appropriate for show season!
Sport Horse Essential Fly Spray
A summer essential, I finally had the chance to use this product prior to a trail ride. Sport Horse Essential is a business that creates chemical free, all natural equine grooming products. Fly spray isn’t the only concoction this company has created; hoof conditioner and water-less shampoo are couple of their other unique blends in their shop.
First off, this bottle has an amazing spray nozzle. I was so impressed by the coverage one spray was able to achieve.
With a lemony scent (and a hint of vinegar) this spray went on her coat with fast absorption. She was not greasy or damp and it even left a lovely shine. This product is also safe for your tack as well to ward off flies.
On my trail ride, I found this to be effective. I never noticed any bugs. It wasnt until I had a friend who also went out on the trail shortly after me, claim that the bugs were terrible. If that isnt a test to a product I don’t know what is!
Kicking On – A Novel by Laurie Berglie
I thought adding a novel to the box was a really great idea. There is nothing better than sitting out in the sun with a good book.
I haven’t had the chance to read the entire novel but I have read the first few chapters. This book is an upbeat and charming read. It has nice short chapters, which I think is perfect for getting some quick chapters in while drinking your morning coffee. It is definitely a stress free book to dig into when you want an escape. It is always great to read books with elements you can relate to. Horse books written by real horse people is hard to come by.
I hope I have the chance to finish this book someday, ideally in the warm and relaxing environment of beach or grassy pasture. Isnt that what summer is all about?
Well this was the summer box in a nutshell, but a nutshell does not do it justice. This big box had so many great, meaningful things. I loved how everything was supporting small businesses, made with natural, chemical free ingredients and had a real #bossbabe feel. This box truly has everything you need for a great summer.
Honestly, what more could you need? You have everything to keep your horse looking and feeling it’s best. Summer is about enjoying yourself. This box makes sure to include a few things for yourself as a reminder that it isn’t just about the horse; it is also about you. You are worth it and therefore worth luxury. That is why I love Cavali Club, they know exactly what you need and the quality you deserve.
Don’t be apprehensive guys, sign up for yourself! I promise you it is worth it. Click Here to check out the other boxes of 2019.
Always get back on,
*The opinions shared in this blog are of my own, and not a reflection of the company or its current and future products