Essential Fabric Secrets for Staying Cool

summer fabricsDo you know how to choose a shirt that keeps you cool rather than one that makes you feel like a wet sponge? A wardrobe of summer shirts is a must for any rider, but not all tops are equal. Choosing one with the right fabric properties can make a difference in your comfort level. Let us uncover the secrets to fabric terms that can help you make good choices. Continue reading

All About the New Ariat Vortex Tall Boot

ariat vortexTake a look at what Ariat has to say about their new Vortex tall boots.

Introducing Ariat Vortex

Ariat International is best known for their ability to blend performance and comfort into both conventional….and unconventional….English footwear. Ariat believes in riders as athletes and strives to create high performance products that keep up. Continue reading

In the Saddle with Bob Cacchione – IHSA Founder

Bob Cacchione opened up a whole new world of horse showing to college students when he created the ISHA in 1967. We sat down with him during a break at the College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show in Wellington to hear about why he loves the IHSA, how he thinks the CPI can help, what advice he has for young riders and more.

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Eddie Federwisch (Director of Equestrian Programs at SCAD), Mary Drueding (St. Lawrence University Head Coach) & Bob Cachione (Executive Director of the IHSA)

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In the Saddle with Starfighter – Our Holiday Catalog Model

starfighterLove our new holiday catalog this year? Curious about the gorgeous grey horse posing in many of the shots? You are not alone. Many of our loyal fans have reached out to us wanting to know more about him. That grey beauty is Starfighter, a four-year old Hanoverian by Stolzenberg out of Caliku. We sat down with his owner, Gail Dady, and got the full scoop on our latest Dover model. Continue reading

How Entire Diet Builds Better Hooves

hoof growthKentucky Equine Research discusses what factors into hoof growth and how you can aid your horse’s hooves in growing strong and healthy.

Hoof growth in horses is determined by several factors, including genetics, age, breed, exercise, metabolic rate, illness, temperature, environmental moisture, shoeing and trimming. Building strong hooves can take anywhere from six to twelve months. If a horse has dull and brittle hooves, a reliable way to improve the quality of its hooves would be through balanced nutrition. To achieve this, a total diet reconfiguration may be in order. Continue reading