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Samshield Shadowmatt Helmet** combines sophisticated design with superior ventilation. This elegant helmet stays looking like new with its scratch-resistant and durable paint. It has a removable and washable memory foam liner that conforms to your head and doesn’t compress so that you stay comfortable. **F1163-04a/SEI Certified.

Samshield Gloves is stylish enough for the discriminating rider, yet strong enough for everyday riding.

Does My Horse Need a Hoof Supplement?

In this post about horse care we examine situations in which you may want to use a horse hoof supplement.

You might consider adding a hoof supplement to your horse’s daily feed if your horse has issues with:

  • Poor hoof growth
  • Cracks and ridging of the hoof wall
  • Thin, brittle hoof wall
  • Losing his shoes constantly

Or if you deal with

  • Competition horses, horses in hard work, or those with low fiber diets, that have poor-quality hooves

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AMS Saddle Panel Technology Explained

Up until a few years ago, the idea of stuffed panels was virtually unheard of on a competition jumping saddle. Using the Pessoa brand as an example, 95% of the saddles sold in Europe had Bayflex Molded Memory Cell foam panels.

Five years or so ago, the maker of Pessoa saddles, Pedro Ruiz Diaz, worked with a German company to develop a stuffed panel that improved upon the traditional wool or synthetic wool flocked panels used in dressage saddles.

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10 Tips For Trailering Your Horse

Elly SchobelWe’ve been getting many questions about how to transport or travel with your horse, so we reached out to our good friend Elly Schoebel for some tips and here’s what she had to say:

As a breeder and competitor I often trailer horses…broodmares with foals, yearlings and two year- olds to their first breeding shows. My truck and trailer are used frequently, so oil changes, tire pressure, greased ball bearings/trailer hitches are a monthly routine. In addition, cleaning the inside of your trailer is a must to provide cleanliness and safety. Here are a few other tips I have gathered over the years:

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How to Prepare Your Horse for an Event


Guest Blogger Four Star Eventer Corinne Ashton shares her experience getting herself and her American Thoroughbred gelding Dobbin ready for a three-day event. Entry represents the personal opinion of the blogger and is not formally edited.

Firstly there is the obvious: your horse is sound and fit.  This is true for any level of eventing. Just how many hills you have gone up for your fitness regime depends on the level of competition and the individual horse. Smaller Thoroughbreds, like Dobbin, get fit easily and cause less pounding on their limbs, but work with your vet and trainer to ascertain a good regime.

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How To Find The Perfect Pair Of Tall Riding Boots

It is now easier than ever to find the perfect riding boots that look fabulous and fit well!

Tall boots should look elegant and be durable, practical and comfortable.  There are so many choices now in leather, design and technology – but a good fit remains the most important factor when shopping for that perfect pair of tall boots.

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