Posts Tagged ‘Spring’

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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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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Comfortable and Functional: The Clothing of Horseware Ireland

Horseware Ireland’s blankets are well-known in the horse world, but have you tried any of their clothing? I recently spoke with Siobhan Molloy, Horseware Ireland’s Clothing Manager in Ireland, to find out more about Horseware’s line of apparel and accessories. The Horseware clothing line started in the year 2000 after an amazing response to their…

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Ask the Equine Vet: Equine Vaccinations Basics

Author: Sallie S. Hyman, VMD, DACVIM, CVA Time for seasonal vaccinations. As horse owners you diligently make an appointment with the vet to come out to vaccinate your horses as scheduled. Vaccination is an immensely important part of maintaining your horse’s health. The advent of vaccination has decreased the mortality and morbidity of many diseases…

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