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Equestrian Fashion Trends for Spring

When cold Winter winds give way to warm Spring breezes, it’s time to put away that dark Winter wardrobe and delight in the vibrant, fresh color of Spring styles. Fashion trends in the equestrian world take their cues from the regular style markets, with some unique style features taken from the historical traditions of the…

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Winter Riding Gear Checklist

Cold weather doesn’t have to halt your enjoyment of riding. While riding during the Winter may require more preparation than riding during warmer temperatures, it also has its own special rewards. The first step to enjoying your Winter riding is to ensure that you and your horse are dressed for the weather. Fortunately, there have…

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Get On The Trail

Trail riding can be a great and rewarding experience for both horse and rider. Getting out of the ring helps horse and rider gain confidence as well as build trust in one another. If you are looking to hit the trails but aren’t sure where to go, there are several ways to find some great…

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Ask The Equine Vet: Saddle Fitting

It has been said that a correctly fitting saddle is as important to an equine athlete as correctly fitting shoes are to a human athlete.  In fact, proper saddle fitting is important for both horse and rider.   The saddle on our horse’s back is our connection to him when we are riding.  Anatomically, that…

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Outfitting Your New Horse

Finding the right horse for you can be a long, time-consuming process, sometimes taking months or even years depending on your needs. Now that you’ve found your perfect horse, you’ll need to gear up for horse ownership. There are a number of new things that your horse and you will need. The Trip Home One…

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Four Steps to a Choosing a Perfect Show Coat

Choosing a show coat can be a lengthy process, with a variety of styles, colors and fabrics available. There are four basic steps to choosing a show coat for riding. Style of Coat: Disciplines Rule All The first step that you’ll want to consider is your riding discipline, most disciplines have a specific style or…

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UV Protection for Riders

It’s that time of year again, when the weather is warm and the sun is in full force. Instead of wasting valuable time re-applying sunscreen or worrying about the sun’s harmful rays hurting your delicate skin, you can wear clothing that has Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) in the fabric. While sunscreen provides Sun Protection Factor…

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Interview with Ariat Brand Director, Jenni Smith

The Equestrian Collections team had the privilege of speaking with Ariat Brand Director Jenni Smith for insight into Ariat as a company, their values and goals for the future. Having just introduced the “Know Where You Stand” campaign, Ariat is very much aware of its place in the market and where it wants to go…

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Getting Ready for Your First Horse Show

Getting ready for your first show is an exciting experience, but it can also be overwhelming. For your first show, your trainer is your best resource for choosing what to wear as some shows are more formal than others. In this guide we offer a general overview for standard show apparel for the hunter and…

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Spring Cleaning

Spring is here, so now it is time to air out the barn, clean and fix all of the horses’ blankets, clean tack, and organize. Here is a handy guide to help you get rid of winter and embrace the warmer weather. Blankets If your blankets don’t have rips and tears where the stuffing is…

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