Posts Tagged ‘Product Guides’

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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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…

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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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Battle of the Bugs

Spring is here, which means that the bugs will be back too. Those pesky flies have bothered humans and their horses since the beginning of time. Luckily, there are measures that you can take to keep the bugs at bay. Fly Masks A great way to keep flies off of your horse’s face and out…

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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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English Saddle Pads: Choosing the Perfect Pad

Choosing a saddle pad is more than just choosing a decoration for your horse.  At their most basic level, saddle pads help to protect your expensive saddle from dirt and horse sweat. New designs can also protect your horse’s back, or help to correct the fit of a saddle, which can make a real difference…

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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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Getting Started: Basic Equipment for Beginning Kids

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…

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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…

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