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Upperville Colt and Horse Show Wrap Up

The Upperville Colt and Horse show, located in the quaint town of Upperville, Virginia, has a rich history that dates back to 1853, making it the oldest horse show in the United States of America. Upperville is also considered to be one of the most prestigious shows in the country. The show originally started by Colonel…

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Beyond the Hunter Braid: Braiding for Long Manes

Author: Debby Stansell, Alaria Moss Gypsy Horses There is  nothing like a long  flowing mane and tail, all clean, sparkling and  blowing in the wind, to make a horse lover’s heart smile, but sometimes, that long mane is not appropriate or comfortable. If you are showing in some types of horse show classes, you will want a more “controlled” look, or on summer trail rides, you…

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Ask the Equine Vet: Rain Rot

Every horse owner has experienced or knows someone whose horse has experienced Rain Rot. Those painful, oozing, crusty scabs that can seemingly appear overnight and seem to spread at the speed of light. What is Rain Rot? Dermatophilosis, more commonly referred to as “Rain Rot” is an infection of the epidermis of the skin by…

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All About Breeches

Confused about breeches? Even if you’re a seasoned horseman, finding the right breeches can be a difficult task. Not only are there a variety of different styles and fabrics, there are also different patches that can all change the fit and feel of the pants when you’re in the saddle. And then, to make it even…

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How Do I Choose a Riding Helmet?

Riding helmets and safety gear are important parts of the equestrian’s wardrobe. Riding hats come in a wide variety of styles from lightweight, schooling helmets to traditional show helmets. When you are purchasing a riding hat, there are several things you need to consider. Fit is an important factor in choosing your ideal hat. You…

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Boots, Boots, Boots – Which to Choose?!

As equestrians, riding boots are one of our most key pieces of equipment.  They have both a functional and style component.  Functionally, boots keep us safe and comfortable both on in the saddle and on the ground.  Heels keep our feet from slipping through stirrups; shanks give us foot stability when we only have a…

Winter Riding Boots

Winter Riding Boots Some of our Facebook Fans have asked for recommendations on Winter Riding Boots.  Here is a selection of our top-selling Winter Riding Boots in a range of styles and price points. Short Winter Riding Boots Laced Paddock Boots Style: Economic: TuffRider Ladies Snow Rider Laced Paddock Boots. Tuffrider™ Ladies Snow Rider Lace Paddock Boots. …