Saddleseat rider Buffy Bourbon was kind enough to comment on a show post [Third]. Stalking her digitally (waves hi) led me to the Hobby Horse Clothing Company. I don’t ride Western (yet?) but I’m not against bling, so I perused, which lead me to the page for the Froglight Illuminated Hoofpick. Our barn is a retrofit, so the lighting is not ideal. I ordered one through my local, Carousel Tack Shoppe.
Cons: As with some reading lights, it is disorienting to have the light move instead of staying put. On more than one occasion, I have zapped myself in the eye with the light when I flipped the hoofpick over to use the brush.
Pro: A handy flashlight to see if I’ve gotten all the dirt out.
Time will tell if it is something without which I cannot live, such as heated car seats*, or just a cute idea.
(*Seriously, have you tried these? Awesome. Keeps you warm in the winter without stifling heated air and is portable heat therapy for the overly ambitious weekend warrior. A luxury yes, but one that I will defend with tooth and claw.)
Thank you, Ms. Bourbon.