Handy Bathing Aid
Make bathing more comfortable: On the Cuff wrist wraps keep soapy water from running down your arms, keeping you more comfortable and easing cleanup. The thick, stretchy cuffs fit snugly around your wrists or lower arms, creating a physical barrier to stop drips. Comes with a reusable mesh bag for drying and storage (shown). Cost: $7.99 (one pair); $22.99 (four-pair pack). Contact: On the Cuff, (512) 300-0113; www.onthe cuff.net.
Natural Fly Spray
Zephyr’s Garden’s Pure & Simple Fly Spray uses wormwood herb, apple cider vinegar, essential oils (including citronella, eucalyptus, and pennyroyal) and tinctures of chamomile and lavender to discourage winged pests. A bonus: The pleasant-smelling formula helps condition your horse’s coat, as well. The repellent also comes in a gel formulation for easy application around your horse’s ears and face; the gel’s 2.5-ounce squeeze bottle packs easily for the trail. Also available as a concentrate in 16-ounce and one-gallon sizes for spray-bottle refills. Cost: $19 (32-ounce spray bottle). Contact: Zephyr’s Garden, (805) 448-0390; www.zephyrsgarden.com.
Soothing Leg Gel
Foran Equine Products’ Arnica Leg Gel is designed to help your hardworking trail horse’s stressed legs, tendons, and connective tissues. The gel contains arnica extract, which stimulates blood circulation around the area of application, and acts as an antiseptic. The gel’s aloe vera extract helps cleanse, tighten, and protect the skin. Simply rub onto affected areas and allow to soak in, or dilute the gel with warm water for soaking. Cost: $12.50 (500 grams); $50 (2.5 kilograms). Contact: Kimmins International, LLC; (239) 216-0074; www.kimminsinternational.com.