I have been looking into getting an organized notebook or journal to track my progress with my personal horses as well as client horses for quite a while now. After trying and failing to maintain an organized planner with a traditional lined-paper notebook, I came across the View Halloo competition journal. As someone who has extremely messy printing and cannot draw straight lines to save my life, the competition journal has been a saving grace for organization. I had high hopes when I chose to order this particular journal and those hopes were met and exceeded. The competition journal includes every possible thing you could think of tracking with regards to horse related information, it has more than I could have possibly imagined and more.
The most useful pages for myself, personally, are the ones for tracking farrier information, vet visits and the general pages for training related information. These have come in handy throughout my horses’ rehab program and will be useful even as we work out of it and into a more regular riding schedule. There are also pages for supplementation tracking, medication and emergency contacts, making this journal a useful piece of equipment for leaving with people in the event you go away and have someone else taking care of your animals.
Aside from the content behind the cover, the journal is also very physically attractive on the outside. As someone who is very passionate about reading and writing, there is just something about leatherbound books that can’t be matched. With the gold embossed print on the cover, the journal is very classy and aesthetically pleasing. They even personalized it with my name on the cover, it is a truly beautiful way to plan and track the progress and important health records of our equine companions. The inside pages are stunning as well, with beautiful watercolour prints on some of the pages. They are well organized which makes it extremely easy to try to be neat, even if you’re like me and have the scrawl of a 5 year old.
This book is extremely well made and very organized, including everything you could think of tracking and more. It has more content than I may ever use, but it’s there if I ever need it and each individual second has numerous pages for writing on, making it so that the journal should last for quite a long time. I have to say that this unique Equestrian info journal is a must have if you’re looking for an easy way to keep track of all things horsey and want something that will look stunning on your book shelf.