Horseriding Rucksack Hero: Cuticura Hand Wipes

Sure, anybody can be a handbag hero! It takes something extra special to make it into my horseriding rucksack.

I am never averse to cross-polinating my blogs, and whilst my horsey musings are not updated as often as are my cosmetic cogitations, they are always on my mind. And the evidence of the activity is always all over me.

I am currently volunteering for the Riding for the Disabled Ireland organisation, Leopardstown Group. As I was saying goodbye to Soprano, a massive 18hh bay gelding who is as gentle as a lamb, he rested his enormous jaw on my shoulder and rubbed. Having been ridden well on the bit, there was a lot of spit on his mouth; much of it transferred to my sleeve.

That is cool with me, but it’s the stuff that gets on my hands that is: not so very. I generally drop into the shops after a session, or a lesson, and it’s important that my hands are clean. Sometimes, well… sometimes soap for humans is not a priority at a yard. So, talk about handy: Cuticura Anti Bacterial Hand Wipes {€1.49} are a new big hit with me.

I feel far less unfit for human consumption after using these, and feel like they are doing a more comprehensive job that would a liquid disinfectant. Although, the brand’s Anti Bacterial Hand Serum {€1.99/50ml} works a treat too! In this case, however, I need to feel like I am totally removing the scurf from my mitts.

I’ll be using three of these a week, so this is five weeks worth, and for less than €2? Works for me, and for the grateful general public. I can’t help the eau de equine I exude, but I won’t be spreading the germs around.


Available at all good chemists. Stay away from the bad chemists!

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