Get Ready for the Cold – Winter Barn Supplies

winter barn suppliesWhile you are enjoying the perfect fall riding weather, it’s hard to think about winter’s fast approach. With the cold weather of winter comes frozen water buckets and hoses, blanket changes, difficulty getting water to the paddocks, hard ground and of course the likelihood of lots of snow removal. But fear not! With our selection of tricks for outfitting your stable with the right winter barn supplies, winter will be a breeze. Continue reading

Benefits of a Wool Dress Sheet

dress sheetEven on cool or cold days, your horse can become sweaty during a workout. Proper aftercare involves covering him to prevent him from catching a chill and ensuring that he dries completely before he’s returned to a stall or paddock. Many anti-sweat sheets and horse coolers are available to do the job effectively, but you might decide to treat your horse to a wool dress sheet. Here are a few of the benefits of wool dress sheets that make them a favorite horse clothing item of ours: Continue reading

5 Reasons to Love Riding Apparel Fabrics from Riding Sport

riding apparel fabricsThis season, Riding Sport™ has two collections of riding apparel that you’ll be rushing to add to your wardrobe. The Riding Sport Merino Wool Collection combines comfort and moisture-wicking performance, and the Riding Sport Tech Collection features the newest fabric technologies. Here are 5 reasons you’ll want these fabulous riding apparel fabrics: Continue reading

What Does it All Mean? Horse Blanket Vocab 101

horse blanket vocab 101

When it comes time to select a new horse blanket, there are many features to consider. If you’re new to blanketing, you may be wondering what some of the horse blanket terms mean. By understanding all the horse blanket vocab, you can make an educated choice for your horse this season. Here is the most common horse blanket terminology and what it should mean to you: Continue reading

Ride into Fall with Insulated Paddock Boots

insulated paddock bootsThe perfect paddock boot is a staple piece of riding apparel for many horseback riders. As temperatures drop, however, a regular paddock boot may not provide enough warmth. Insulated paddock boots can take the place of your regular pair during the late fall and winter months, keeping your feet warm while you ride and work around the barn. Here are a few of our favorite options for insulated paddock boots this year: Continue reading

Stable Sheets & Blankets Versus Turnout Sheets & Blankets

turnout sheetsCooler weather usually brings horse blanketing for many equestrians. While some horses do just fine without being blanketed, many horses benefit from wearing a sheet or blanket for a variety of reasons. (See our post on Why You Need a Turnout Sheet to understand the different benefits.) Many varieties of horse sheets and blankets are available, each with its own materials, design and features, but the two main categories of cool weather horse clothing are stable sheets and blankets and turnout sheets and blankets. Continue reading

Equestrian Belts – Stylish Accessory to Show Ring Essential

equestrian beltsThe right accessory can do a lot for your overall appearance. When competing at a show or schooling at home, attention to detail can mean the difference between looking polished and professional versus rushed and disheveled. Accessories such as stock ties, hair nets and equestrian belts can bring together an entire horse show outfit just the right way. A riding belt does more than just look good, it ensures your breeches and tucked-in shirt stay in place to allow you to ride to the best of your ability. From traditional, classic designs for the show ring to fun, colorful styles for schooling, these are our favorite equestrian belts: Continue reading