Get Ready for Rolex with “Four Star” Eventing Tack and Equipment

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The Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event is just around the corner! The eventing tack and equipment used by the professional riders at Rolex is always a point of interest, especially to those aspiring to compete in the event one day.  As you follow the competition this year, keep an eye on the products competitors are using so you can work to create your own “Rolex Ready” setup of eventing tack and equipment to help get you to the top. Continue reading

Stable Flies Are No Surprise – 6 Tips to Prepare for Fly Season

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With the arrival of spring comes the arrival of biting stable flies, nuisance house flies and other insects around the barn. Nice weather doesn’t necessarily mean you and your horse have to suffer the presence of flies. With just a few simple, preventative steps, you can drastically limit the fly population around your horses and their environment before they start to become a problem. Continue reading

Brands We Love: GPA

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A helmet is arguably the most important piece of equipment you will purchase for horseback riding, so having a brand you can trust manufacturing this item makes buying one with confidence much easier. GPA® helmets are a rider favorite across many disciplines, with their up to date technology, ability to meet certification standards and physical design drawing the eye of many. Continue reading

Introducing the New Veredus Carbon Gel Vento Boots

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Protecting your horse’s legs can be an important factor in keeping your horse working and living effectively and happily. Appropriate support material in horse boots is important, but is not the only factor to consider when purchasing new horse boots- the weight of the boots and their ability to not trap heat and keep your horse’s legs cool are also critical. Continue reading

How to Utilize Horse Jumps

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Once you are at the point where you and your horse have developed your foundation of flat work and are ready to start successfully jumping, you and your trainer may want to explore putting different jump patterns together to create a full course.  Setting a jump course is a great opportunity to allow yourself to be creative and come up with new ways to challenge your horse that are rewarding for both of you. Continue reading

William Micklem: The Surprises and Delights of Life

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We are pleased to have recently added two new bridles from William Micklem to our collection- the Micklem Deluxe Competition Bridle for jumping and eventing and the Micklem Diamante Competition Bridle for dressage. Learn more about William Micklem as he speaks about his recent Lifetime Achievement Award, Irish jumping greats, what is to come and the value of a small horse in this guest post straight from his pen: Continue reading

Make Your Horse Look Rolex Ready with Mane ‘n Tail

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With Rolex coming up, your plans for competition and success with your horse may be ignited. Along with practice, skill and determination, a winning appearance can go a long way in making you feel like you’re performing at your peak. Some of our favorite products from Mane ‘n Tail® will do the perfect job of cleaning up your horse this spring. Whether you want to look your best for a big show or just a day in the pasture, here is what you’ll need: Continue reading

Types of Common Horse Vaccines

Spring is right around the corner, and in between dreaming about riding outside in beautiful weather most riders are also thinking about taking care of their horse’s spring vaccines. There are a range of common horse vaccines available that owners can select from to help protect their horses. Here is a list of the most common horse vaccines that you may be considering for your horse this spring. As always, be sure to consult with your veterinarian on what is appropriate for your specific horse, especially in cases where a mare may be pregnant and with young horses. Continue reading

Winter Blues? Stock up for Spring with CoolBlast!

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If you are in the cold parts of the country right now, it may be hard to imagine the weather warming up and spring arriving. Do not fret- spring is on the way! As the weather warms up, the time to hang up your winter barn jacket and warm layers will arrive, and you’ll need to make sure you have the right clothes for the warmer weather. Take a break from the frigid temperatures for a moment, pretend it is spring and stock up on one of our most popular brands. Continue reading

Brands We Love: Back on Track®

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Both you and your horse are athletes and should take care of your bodies as such. Products from Back on Track can help support joints and muscles and keep you and your horse active and comfortable. These products generate infrared heat radiation, which increases blood flow, helping to relieve sore muscles while decreasing chances of injury.  Back on Track makes their products with textiles that have ceramic particles fused into the fibers. When these fabrics are worn, the body heats up the fabric and the ceramic particles radiate that heat back onto the person or animal wearing it. Because the ceramic particles are part of the fabric, they never wash out and the product never becomes less effective, even with daily use. Continue reading