Monday, November 23, 2020

4 Types of Horse Boots To Consider!

As a current or aspiring horseback rider, you are likely familiar with the usual tack required to suit your horse up properly for a day's ride. You may not be as familiar with horse boots, which are the soft but protective boots that wrap around a horse's hooves and lower legs. Horse boots come in handy not only for hoof protection, as general riding will wear down horse's hooves, but also for padding a horse's lower legs, which have only a very thin layer of muscle that doesn't provide much padding to the bones, tendons, and ligaments. There are a number of different types of boots and this will help you get started on learning a few.

1. Splint Boots

Splint, also known as sport, boots are used on both the front and back legs and protect the horse's cannon bone, which is what we might think of as lower leg bones that lie above the hoof and fetlock and below the knee. These are particularly helpful for show jumping, eventing, and dressage and help guard against injuries should the horse hit a fence post or something similar. Companies that sell horse supplies will have a good selection of strong, supportive splint/sport boots. 

2. Bell Boots & Hoof Boots

Bell boots are ankle-high boots that protect a horse's coronary band, the area where the hair meets the hoof. Damage to the coronary band can cause permanent damage to the hoof so bell boots can be essential to preserving your horse's soundness and health. Hoof boots similarly protect the hoof area and prevent excessive wear on the hooves and help keep horseshoes secure.

3. Polo Wraps

Young horses or horses currently being trained may need extra protection as they may act out and unintentionally hurt themselves. Polo wraps go on both the front and back legs and help protect during spirited rides. 

4. Stable Boots

While polo wraps are most helpful for young or green horses, stable boots are more useful for middle-aged or older horses. Stable boots provide a different sort of protection. Horses need time cool-down and walk around after a workout, just as humans do, and a horse that is stabled immediately after a ride may have fluid buildup in the legs, causing swelling. These boots can be wrapped around a horse's legs to help reduce the swollen and mitigating the chances of injury.

Picking the right pair of boots for your horse will result in a more comfortable ride and both a happier horse and rider. 

Friday, November 20, 2020

Back To Work After Maternity Leave: Things You Can Consider

Having a baby is a great time of your life there is no denying that. But after a while, it may be time to start thinking about returning to work. It could be that you need to think about work for financial reasons, or perhaps you want a bit of your identity back and enjoy what you do. Either way it is a big decision to make, so you may be considering what your options are. With that in mind, here are some of the things to consider. 

Do you really want to step back into old shoes?

Many women ask themselves whether the job they had before leaving for maternity really was the right thing for them. Do you want to step back into old shoes? Do you want to do the same thing day in day out? Some people love their jobs and chosen careers and are blessed to find it early on in their working life. Some women are not as fortunate. Could maternity leave be the perfect opportunity to change careers? Perhaps even change jobs and working for someone else? Sometimes this is easier when you have a specific job role where you are trained within a certain career. But when else could you get the opportunity to do this?

Working from home instead

If working from home is something you want to consider, then you may want to think about the current skills you have and what your options may be. Maternity leave provides you with some thinking time and a chance to make the change and build something up, before having to make that important decision of whether you leave a stable employment. If working from home is an option, you may need to think about a desk, technology and other smaller things to make it easy such as looking at ergonomic mice or chairs specifically for Orthopaedics. Look online for articles to inspire you or provide you with the tips you need to make this a success. 

Comparison is the thief of joy

You may start thinking that you won't be as good as your work colleagues, or perhaps be doubting your skills to make something of your own. Try to focus on the good things and remain positive throughout the whole process, you may find that this is just the thing to help you stay on the right path for a better working future. The change in yourself becoming a mother may actually help you in the job. Perhaps you can understand the circumstances of others, be less selfish in your ways or even empathize in different situations. Remember to focus on your positive attributes. 

Let’s rock that workplace fashion

Finally, you may find that your body might have changed as you have entered motherhood, and this is nothing to feel shy or upset about. Your body has just done something incredible, so rock the look and embrace your new figure. Getting some workplace attire to suit your body shape can invigorate confidence within you. 

Let’s hope that this helps you to be more prepared with going back to work, whatever you decide to do. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Croods: A New Age Hits Theaters November 25th + Giveaway! #RWM #CroodsNewAge

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The world's first family is back with an adventure for the Stone Ages! The Croods: A New Age hits theaters on November 25, 2020. Now is the perfect time to get the entire family together and go see a family-friendly movie but due to COVID, most theaters are closed. I am hopeful that things will improve and we can go out again. 

About the new film: 

The Croods have survived their fair share of dangers and disasters, from fanged prehistoric beasts to surviving the end of the world, but now they will face their biggest challenge of all: another family. The Croods need a new place to live. So, the first prehistoric family sets off into the world in search of a safer place to call home. When they discover an idyllic walled-in paradise that meets all their needs, they think their problems are solved...except for one thing. Another family already lives there: the Bettermans. The Bettermans (emphasis on the “better”) - with their elaborate tree house, amazing inventions and irrigated acres of fresh produce - are a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. When they take the Croods in as the world’s first houseguests, it isn’t long before tensions escalate between the cave family and the modern family. Just when all seems lost, a new threat will propel both families on an epic adventure outside the safety of the wall, one that will force them to embrace their differences, draw strength from each other and forge a future together. 

Starring Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, Clark Duke, Leslie Mann, Peter Dinklage, Kelly Marie Tran
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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Win the Lumicharge-UD- Fast Qi Wireless Charger Stand in the Holiday HOHOHO Giveaway Hop!

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Monday, November 16, 2020

LumiCharge! The all-in-one smart lamp ⚡️

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Give the gift of desk space to your office this year, even if your offices are at home! LumiCharge premium smart lamps illuminate your space with LED, charge your phone, and have Bluetooth speakers, all in one device.

The LumiCharge - T2W-- LED Lamp, Bluetooth Speaker & Wireless Phone Charger has a beautiful metallic finish dimmable LED lamp with built-in smartphone charger, Bluetooth speaker, Alexa & Google voice-enabled, dimmable display backlight & more. The gift everyone will love!


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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Enter to win the LumiCharge T2W in the "In Everything Give Thanks" Giveaway Hop!

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Why Home Automation Is Taking Off Like A Rocket

Once you've experienced the joys of home automation, something strange happens to you. You start expecting your environment to respond to your every whim. It's quite a peculiar experience. 

For instance, suppose you take the plunge and buy a home assistant, like Alexa or Google Home. In the first couple of days, you have to remind yourself that you can issue commands to the ether, and a computer will respond. But after a week, it becomes second-nature, and you find yourself doing it all the time. 

At root, it's a strange experience. You're shouting at your surroundings and then getting the things you want. "Alexa, turn off the lights." "Alexa, add a meeting with Jodie at 10 am to my schedule." "Alexa, what's the weather today?" It's very futuristic. 

Before you try home assistants, you don't have a good sense of how much they change your life. But once you get one, it makes all the difference. 

Let's say you're having a heated conversation with your other half over dinner, and you're debating on a factual point. All it takes is a simple command, and your home assistant will read you the top answer for your query from the internet. This brain-extending technology isn't just making your life easier - it's fundamentally changing how you go about it. Dispute resolution is certainly an unintended consequence of the technology. 

So why is home automation technology taking off so much? 

It's Become A Way To Organize Relationships

Relationships are just about the most complicated thing that the average person does. Keeping them running smoothly is a challenge at the best of times. We live in a complex world, and people don't always agree on everything. 

Home assistants, however, are becoming arbitrators in disputes. You can ask your devices a question, and they'll spit back a factual answer based on the best available information. It lets you resolve arguments with real data without going round and round in circles. 

It Lets You Make The Most Of A Small Space

Many people want to live in smaller accommodation to downsize and keep their lives simple. Some look for an HDB room for rent. But when you live in a smaller space, it can be difficult to organize everything. 

Home automation can help in this regard. It lets you eliminate some of the physical clutter you might need to keep in your home - like records - and makes them immaterial. If you want to read a book, you don't need a physical hardback. You just ask your home assistant to dictate one to you. The same goes for music or even listening to the radio. Home assistants link to your streaming accounts and services and will deliver content with a simple verbal command. 

It Makes Your Life Easier

Organizing your life is never the easiest thing in the world. You have to scrabble around for your diary and a pen and start taking notes. 

But with a home assistant, you don't have to worry about this. You issue a verbal statement, and the software will take care of it for you. You don't even have to remember to look at your diary. The home assistant will warn you an hour before the event so you can start preparing. If you've forgotten, it'll remind you. 

It Improves Security

Home automation is also doing a great deal to improve security. The average system uses remote cameras that you can place anywhere on your property. You don't need to wire them up because they run on battery. And they can respond to movement automatically, so you don't wind up wasting money on cloud-based video storage. If there's an issue, the system will alert your phone app, allowing you to take action. 

It Reduces Your Energy Costs

There's another benefit to home automation that we rarely discuss, too: the ability to reduce energy costs. 

The most energy-intensive things in your home are your heating and appliances. Running these on timers is okay. But when you hook them up to a smart automation system, you get considerably more control. If you realize that you've left something on after you leave the house, you can turn it off via your phone. 

Similarly, if you're going to get back from work late, you can tell your heating system to delay the time it turns on. It doesn't make any sense to warm an empty home. 

These factors are driving the mass adoption of home automation. Within three to five years, it'll become the norm. People will expect it. 

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