Insulated Riding Boots Keep you Warm and Dry

In our last post, we shared advice on buying winter breeches . If you have ever had cold or wet feet, we don’t need to tell you how uncomfortable this feeling is. New and improved technologies provide us with better winter riding boot choices on the market than ever! At Dover Saddlery, we have been trying and testing some of the best winter riding boots and here is what you need to know.

The materials used on both the inside and the outside of the boot will make the biggest difference for warming your feet on cold days. The group of inner materials uses various methods to trap air and utilize your own body heat to insulate your boot, providing exceptional warmth without as much bulk or weight. Included in this category are Primaloft®, 3M™ Thermolite®, and Thinsulate™. These are ultimate inside material choices for moisture prevention and heavy duty cold performance on the market today.

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Raleigh Discussions: English Saddle Fitting

Discussions at Dover: English Saddle Fitting
Friday 4/11/14, 6:30-7:30 pm
at our Raleigh, NC Store!

Presented by: Kevin Chavis, Certified Saddle Fitter

• Basic points of saddle fitting
• How to determine whether a saddle is correctly balanced
• How to identify the subtleties of discipline specific fit

Free admission and refreshments, door prizes, $5 gift certificate for every attendee.

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North Kingstown Discussions: Saddle Features as they apply to Saddle Fit

Discussions at Dover: Saddle Features as they apply to Saddle Fit
Thursday 3/13/14, 6:30-7:30 pm at our North Kingstown, RI Store!

Presented by:
Geoff Spicer, Bates/Wintec
David Zimermann, Stübben certified master fitter
“Oreo” the horse simulator from “Angels on Horseback”

• Learn about the Stubben spring loaded tree
• See how the shims/CAIR panels effect balance
• When and how adjustments are made
• Have a seat on “Oreo” the mechanical horse to feel the difference

Free admission and refreshments, door prizes, $5 gift certificate for every attendee.

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Winter Breeches for 2014: Make Cold Weather Riding Comfortable

Riding your horse in the winter can be an enjoyable experience – with the right riding apparel. Fortunately, there is a tremendous selection of winter breeches at varying price points with a grand array of styling options available.

So how do you choose the right winter breeches for you? At Dover Saddlery, we put our riding experience to work selecting the best winter breeches available to the Equestrian market.

Cold weather riders need winter riding pants that are grippy instead of slippery, provide comfort, aren’t too bulky, are available in the right sizes, and most importantly- WARM. The fabrics and options available from manufacturers vary.

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DATE CHANGE DUE TO WINTER STORM – Discussions at Dover: English Saddle FittingNorth Kingstown Discussions: Springtime Show Prep from a Horse Health Perspective

Presented by: Ashleigh Crowell, DVM
NEW DATE: Thursday 2/20/14, 6:30-7:30 pm
at our North Kingstown Store

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Get Dr. Crowell’s opinion on timely details as show season approaches:
• Timing of “Coggins” test
• When to obtain a health certificate to cross state lines
• Best time to float teeth
• Timing of vaccinations

Free admission and refreshments, door prizes, $5 gift certificate for every attendee.

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