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Month: November 2016

Jumping Lesson 3

It was my 3rd jumping lesson with Aqil in AS Equestrian Center. It was a fun session together with Suki. Having a buddy certainly certainly gave us a bit of competitiveness in the game!

In the video @2.02, Suki’s horse, Nix got excited and started cantering. I got really worried for her. Luckily Suki is a solid rider and managed to calm Nix down in just a few seconds. I have a chat with her afterward to find out she released the reins a little too early hence the little drama.

At @2.14, I was attempting the second jump and Marco decided to move to the right to avoid the poll. It caught me by surprised and I felt off from Marco. The good news is, I manage to hold on to Marco’s neck and land on my foot, phew!

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Horse Riding Leather Gloves from Decathlon

I have heard many good feedbacks from my riding buddies on Decathlon. Upon checking the website, Decathlon.my first I noticed the price of their products are almost half of what I normally find outside. Second, I noticed a lot of Facebook users are giving positive feedback on the great customer service. I browsed their online store Decathlon.my and saw a fairly good looking pair of horse riding leather gloves so I gave it a try.

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I did not visit the shop in 8trium @ Bandar Sri Damansara because it is slightly far from where I stay. I purchased the gloves online by talking to Malini. I transferred the amount to their company bank account and sent her the transaction statement in Facebook.

Few days later I was notified the gloves was out of stock and they have to ship it from another country. It didn’t bother me too much as I still have my old reliable glove. But long story short, I got my gloves after a few weeks!

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As the product page describe, it is 100% leather on the palm area.

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At the back, it is  89% Polyester and 11% Elastane which allow the skin to breathe and stretch a little.

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Obviously a good pair of horse riding glove will give you the extra padding between your ring finger and your little finger to hold the reign securely while riding.

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Also, extra padding between thumb and index finger to hold the reign.

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I tested it out on my yesterday ride in MAEPS. It was a really good pair of gloves!

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Overall review

It is fairly comfortable to wear. I did not feel any heat for wearing for almost 2 hours as the material is pretty breathable. It gave me reasonably good grip on the reign as I never felt my reign slipping away. The elegant and futuristic design make you a really proud owner. For the price of RM89, it is definitely value for money!

Like a lot of customers have mentioned, Decathlon customer service is top notch. Malini has definitely gone the extra miles to help me to secure my gloves. Good job Malini!

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