Category Archives: Equipment

Helmet Safety: What does ASTM/SEI mean?

There are may excuses for not wearing a helmet when you ride, but are any of them good reasons?  The quietest, most well trained horse can cause injury and wearing a helmet will help protect the one part of your body which cannot be repaired – your brain.  So, when you...

Choosing the RIGHT equestrian equipment.

Let's face it,  you love horses or someone in your family does!  Whether riding is just a once-in-awhile pastime or whether it will be a serious competitive venture , it is one of the ways that can de-stress, relax and keep you fit.  Horses can be enjoyed by the young and the old alike, but...

WINTER TACK CARE

As winter sets in, turning your riding arena and paddocks into a sea of snowdrifts, you may not feel like riding and your tack can be at the barn for weeks at a time...untouched.  But the winter weather isn't just difficult on your unprotected skin, your expensive leather equipment is going to need some extra...

A BIT OF ADVICE

Tack shops and equestrian catalogues are filled with all sorts of bits of differing shapes and sizes.  Unfortunately, bits are the most misunderstood piece of the horse’s equipment ever invented.  Too often, we humans are of the opinion that as our horses are big animals, therefore the pressures needed to control them must be big...

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