The Budget Equestrian Weekly Video Recap
My weekly video recap this week has me feeling very happy. I was finally able to do it this week, I was able to get 4 videos uploaded for the week! Yes! I feel like I accomplished something for the week. It may seem easy to do one extra video, but I assure you, it’s not. I already had most of the footage filmed, but everything had to be edited together. And then playing with the thumbnails, or video images takes a little bit of time as well. But just like everything we do, the hard work pays off, and I accomplished a goal I had set for myself, even if it took a little extra time.
And to be completely honest, I felt a little guilty because one of the videos was not my typical style, or geared toward the people who normally watch my videos. And I felt guilty. I wanted to make sure I still had 3 videos for those who are wanting to watch my more equestrian style videos. So without any further rambling from me, here is a list of the videos I uploaded for the week ending November 17, 2017.
DIY Equestrian Key Chains
It’s the time of year when we need ideas for fun gift ideas to give to friends and family. So I thought I would start with a fun and easy project that is also very affordable to make. And these key chains can be whatever you want them to be. If you want them to be equestrian, or dog related they can! You can make them whatever you want them to be!
What I like about this project most is how quickly you can make some fun key chains. I made 8 in about an hour, and that included me playing with the camera, and finding everything I needed for the key chains. This is a simple project that you can customize in any way you like. And you can use these for personalizing your tack, or horse’s blanket as well as adding to your keys. So many possibilities! All of the things you will need to make these key chains are easily found at craft stores, or even Walmart.
Kiss My Horse XOXO Detangler and Shine Review
I had already made a blog post about this product, and I thought it would be fun to do a video review of it as well. This is by far the best detangler I have found for my horses tails. Yes, it is an illuminating shine spray, but it works best as a detangler, in my opinion.
The cost is not bad, around $21.00 for a 24 oz. bottle. And it lasts a long time. I bought a bottle of this in early May, and it lasted the entire summer for me. And I used it a lot! After one application I noticed my horses tails stayed tangle free for at least 3 days. Not too bad for a detangler right? When I brush through my horses tails, the brush would just glide through easily, even 3 days later. So to me, this is a win product, and one I will be buying again.
BoxyCharm Unboxing November 2017
This is the video that was kind of an extra for the week. It isn’t really an equestrian video, but I just love BoxyCharm, and I wanted to share it with you. And makeup can be really expensive. BoxyCharm is an alternative to spending a lot of money on makeup. And the products you get are incredible! I had been waiting for this box because of the setting spray. There were a lot of beauty YouTuber’s that had been hinting that eventually this setting spray would be in a box, and it finally was! Perfect timing too, because I had just used the last of the spray I had, so I didn’t have to run out and buy some more. And the product is fantastic.
So even though it isn’t really an equestrian style video, equestrians like to wear make up too, so I thought I would share this. BoxyCharm is a great subscription box, and very affordable at only $21.00 a month. So far the retail value of each box has been well over $100.00, and I do use all of the products. And even if it isn’t totally equestrian, I will be continuing to get the box which means I will be continuing to make an unboxing video each month.
I Got A Day Off From Work – Horse Time
And the last video of the week was probably my favorite, because I got the day off from my real job! The farrier came out for a visit, and I thought it would be fun to share with you what I do to get my horses ready for their spa day. It seems like a spa day, because I try to make sure they are clean, and ready to stand for the farrier. I take extra time and clean their hooves, as well as braiding up their tails, to keep them out of the way for the farrier. When I am getting them ready, I try to think about my farrier, and what will make his job easier. I want to make his job as easy as possible, so he can focus on my horses feet, and make sure they get a good trim job.
I want him to be able to see what their hooves look like, and I don’t want there to be any distractions. Think about it, if your farrier can’t see your horses hooves, how can he (or she) do a good job trimming them? So I spend a little extra time getting the caked on manure and mud off of their hooves. This is no easy task when it has been muddy! But my extra effort is worth it when he is able to do his job.
It is also has the added benefit of getting Ethan to learn patience, and that standing around isn’t such a bad thing. I think this is shown in the video, because when I am getting him ready, in the beginning he is a lot more antsy, and moving around. By the time I was done with him, he was standing still and behaving. I will do whatever I can to help the farrier, because he does a great job with my horses. And I don’t want him to remember my horses as being the naughty ones!
Weekly Video Recap
I was so happy I was able to get 4 videos up for last week! I feel accomplished now, and also motivated to repeat the process. And it shouldn’t be hard. As I am writing this and looking out my window, there is about 4 inches of snow on the ground. This means I will be having an inside day today, which is perfect for making videos.
And Thanksgiving is coming up, so I have a lot of other non horse related things to do while we get ready for our family to come home for the holiday. The house needs to be cleaned, as well as the barn. And I have to get some shopping done for the upcoming feast. Maybe I will make a video of sharing a Thanksgiving feast with my horses? I don’t know. But I do know, I need to get to work.
If you haven’t seen the videos yet, please go check out my YouTube channel, The Budget Equestrian. I would love to have you subscribe, and watch my videos! And if I haven’t made one on something you have been wanting to see, leave a comment below, and let me know what you would like to see in the future!