High-End Horse Gifts for the Holidays

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With just a little over a week until the holidays arrive, you may still be looking for that perfect gift for the special equestrian in your life. Stocking stuffers and smaller horse gifts can be quick to think of and pick up, but that one, bigger, special gift can sometimes be tricky to get just right. Not to worry! We have compiled a list of some of our favorite, high-end items that are commonly on wish-lists and make great horse gifts for the equestrian in your life. Choose the one you think is perfect for your loved one and make the holiday something to remember this year! Continue reading

How to Keep Your Barn Dogs Warm – Dog Blankets & Other Tips

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For many equestrians, horses are not their only four-legged friend, and a barn dog is not usually very far away. With the weather turning colder, you may be leaving your dog home more often when you go to the barn or even shortening your walks for fear that your pup is cold. While it’s true that time spent outdoors may be limited in low temperatures, you can take some key steps to help your dog stay warm and happy so he can continue to enjoy time with you on walks and at the barn this winter. Continue reading

In the Saddle with Brigitte Schulte: Herm. Sprenger Bit Innovation

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The bit is one of the most direct methods of communication between the horse and rider, allowing the signals delivered by the rider’s hands to travel directly to the sensitive mouth of the horse. Selecting a bit with the right fit and features to allow the best, most effective communication is important. Herm. Sprenger has a long history of researching and developing lines of bits in the best shapes and materials to suit whatever you and your horse need. We were lucky to get to speak recently with Brigitte Schulte, Global Sales Manager at Herm. Sprenger, about the history of their brand and how their bits are designed.  Continue reading

Perfect Holiday Equestrian Gifts for Every Budget

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The holidays are upon us! Amid all the excitement of spending time with family and horses, eating great food and admiring the holiday decorations, make sure you set aside time to get your holiday shopping done. The holidays are all about giving, so we want to offer you a collection of gift ideas in various price ranges to help you pick the perfect equestrian gifts this season for the rider or horse in your life. Use this gift guide to help you select equestrian gifts for the other horse lovers in your life, or share it with your family and friends to help them pick something for you! Continue reading

How to Keep Your Hands & Feet Warm – Winter Gloves & Winter Riding Boots

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Freezing feet and fingers are a common struggle around the barn in the cold winter months. While layering up your core for the cold is easy with the many available options in thermal shirts, vests and fleeces, keeping hands and feet warm can be more challenging. Start layering gloves and it quickly becomes cumbersome and impossible to unhook a halter or latch a paddock gate. Too many socks and you’ve accidentally hindered circulation or caused your feet to sweat and then freeze. Layering doesn’t work so well for the extremities, so keep them warm with the right pairs of winter gloves, winter riding boots and winter socks. Continue reading

Perfect Winter Horse Blankets for Every Horse’s Personality

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Guest Post by Stacey Nedrow-Wigmore, Marketing Communications Manager, Weatherbeeta USA

We’ve all been there: standing in front of racks of winter horse blankets in a sea of colors and styles wondering which winter turnout is going to meet your horse’s needs as well as yours. WeatherBeeta has taken the pain out of blanket shopping by suggesting turnouts based on your horse’s personality.  Continue reading

Brand New Fall Apparel! – Joules Equestrian Fall Line

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A change of season is always a good opportunity for a change of wardrobe. Joules consistently offers clothing that is functional for wearing around the barn, yet so well styled that it begs to be worn daily for everything you do. This fall’s new clothing line is no exception. Take a look at some of the new fashionable Joules equestrian inspired items that are ready to make their way into your closet this fall. Continue reading

Trick or Treat! – Halloween Horse Treats

 

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While dressing up as a knight in shining armor and taking your horse trick-or-treating is a tempting idea, it’s rare to find a neighborhood house that has horse treats on-hand. So instead of ending up with a disappointed horse, bring the trick-or-treating to your barn and give him a treat tonight, or any night! The standard apples and carrots are always good, but for an extra special treat, there are a variety of horse treats that look good enough you’ll want to try them! Here are some of our top sellers and horse favorites: Continue reading

Brand Spotlight: Kerrits® Fall and Winter Wardrobe

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Getting dressed for the barn in the cold weather becomes a process of layering clothing to be comfortable working around the barn and on horseback. For the past 28 years, Kerrits has worked to create clothing that allows you to look your best and perform at top level, while being comfortable no matter what time of year it is. This fall and winter season is no exception. Here are a few of our favorite pieces from Kerrits this year. Continue reading

In the Saddle with William Micklem: Building a Better Bridle

 

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The Micklem bridle has seen large success since its introduction, appearing on horses more and more frequently. Designed to fit the shape of the horse’s skull, the Micklem bridle is intended to be the most comfortable bridle for the horse, making it very effective. We were thrilled to be able to talk with William Micklem recently about the development of his bridle, what makes it unique, and what’s to come. Continue reading