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:
- Shampoo – Mane ‘n Tail shampoo has a micro-enriched protein, pH balanced formula, which makes it successful at cleaning your horse’s coat without stripping away natural oils. This high lather shampoo is gentle and non-irritating. As a bonus, it can be used on your dogs and even yourself as well! It’s a popular shampoo choice found in many bathing kits and showers. If your horse struggles with any skin problems, the Mane ‘n Tail Pro-Tect shampoo is antimicrobial and medicated. It is successful fighting against skin problems related to bacteria, yeast, mold, fungi and viruses.
- Detangler – Working through the knots in your horse’s mane and tail can be frustrating. Make the task easy and help keep hairs from being pulled out by using the Mane ‘n Tail Detangler spray. This detangler is also a conditioner, helping to make your horse’s hair stronger while you brush through it. It can be used on wet or dry hair.
- Whitening Spray – If your horse is light colored or has white areas, you know how hard it can be to get truly clean. Mane n’ Tail Spray ‘n White is a color-enhancing shampoo and conditioner that will deep clean your horse’s coat easily. Since it is a spray on, it is perfect for spot cleaning grass, manure, urine and dirt stains from socks and targeted stained areas without the need for a full bath. Just spray it on where you need it and wash it off to leave white, grey or gold hair glowing. Bleach and peroxide free for gentle cleaning.
- Hoof Dressing – Once your horse’s coat, mane and tail are spotless and shiny, don’t forget to give the hooves a little TLC. Mane ‘n Tail Hoofmaker dressing will help moisturize hooves, preventing brittleness. This hoof dressing can be used on the entire hoof, including walls, coronary band, frog and sole. It’s not sticky or greasy, so is easy to just pump out and massage onto the hoof with your hands.
Let us know in the comments what your favorite product to use when trying to look your best is!
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
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
Many riders have proudly worn a Charles Owen helmet during their riding careers. With over 100 years of producing top-of-the-line helmets, it’s no surprise that Charles Owen has become one of the most popular helmet brands on the market. Starting with the development of better military helmets, then moving to motorcycle helmet production, and finally to jockey racing helmets and horseback riding helmets, Charles Owen is clearly a master of helmet development. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
A good show ensemble is an absolute must for every rider, particularly those who plan to compete often. While some styles of show attire go in and out of show ring fashion, Tailored Sportsman produces a line that is timeless- both in design and durability. While Tailored Sportsman is most well known for their breeches, the brand also produces elegant show shirts and competition coats to complete your horse show look.
Here are some of the stylish staples from Tailored Sportsman you need to fill your horse show closet with: