Molly Paladino Jumping Her Horse

Affordable European Fashion From Horze Equestrian

Horze Equestrian, a branch of the well-known harness racing equipment manufacturer Finn-Tack, has been around since 2003. The company launched after the horse enthusiast owners of Finn-Tack decided to broaden their company to meet the demands for English riders and horse owners alike. The clothing designers, made up a team of equestrians who also rode…

Summer Horse Camp Survival Guide

Is your child going to an equestrian summer camp? Keep your child safe and happy while at summer camp, without spending a fortune with our handy guide. Two of the most important items your child will need are an ASTM certified helmet and a pair of boots with a low heel. These items will help…

Girl Jumping Horse

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…

Deer Tick

Ask the Equine Vet: All About Lyme Disease in Horses

Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, is maintained in a complex life cycle of small wild mammals and immature stages of the black legged tick, Ixodes scapularis (formerly called Ixodes dammini) and Ixodes pacificus. Larval and nymphal stages of the tick acquire the organism when they feed on infected mice. Adult ticks feed…

Choosing Schooling Breeches

By blogequest | February 21, 2014

Schooling breeches are different because of the style or color, which cannot be worn in the show ring. Other than that, they often share many of the same features as the Competition breech. Schooling breeches now come in more styles, fabrics and colors than ever before – so how do you choose the best schooling…

Getting Started: Basic Equipment for Beginning Kids

By blogequest | February 20, 2014
Girl Leading a Horse

Today I taught two sisters, ages 5 and 7, their second riding lesson. At the end of the lesson their mother asked, “What equipment do my kids need to continue riding?” They had come to their first two lessons wearing jeans and sneakers, and I provided each child with a well fitting, approved helmet from…

Stay Warm this Winter: Tips for Winter Riding Apparel

By blogequest | February 12, 2014
Mountain Horse Rider Jacket - Unisex

Withstand the elements and keep comfortable the Mountain Horse Rider Jacket! It’s tough going outside and braving winter weather to take care of your horse and ride. It’s especially difficult knowing exactly what to wear to stay warm when you are grooming your horse, but won’t make you overheat once you start riding. The best way…

How Do I Choose a Riding Helmet?

By blogequest | February 9, 2014
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…

Boots, Boots, Boots – Which to Choose?!

By blogequest | February 9, 2014
Paddock Boots

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

By blogequest | February 24, 2011

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. …

Combat Common Winter Ailments with a Regular Grooming Routine

By blogequest | February 24, 2011

A regular grooming routine can help you combat common winter ailments that effect your horse’s hooves, skin, and coat.  Use these winter grooming tips to keep your horse healthy this winter.  Also, find out what our customers, Facebook Fans, and staff members told us are their favorite winter grooming products. Protect Your Horse’s Hooves: Daily…

Blanketing for Your Breed

By blogequest | February 24, 2011

No two horses are built alike, and some breeds just don’t fit the average horse mold!  We compiled information from our vendors, our personal experience, and the experiences of our customers to help you choose the best blanket for your horse’s breed/build. Warmbloods/Drafts/Shires: For our biggest horse breeds, just finding a the a big enough…