You might be thinking, “Wait a second: Merino wool, the same material that keeps me warm and comfortable in the dead of winter, will help keep me cool in the popsicle-melting heat of summer? Wool summer socks?” That’s correct, and Smartwool tells us why: Continue reading →
Finding a way to tackle tick control is a priority for every horse owner, so we met up with Dr. Chad McGee to learn when to watch out for ticks, where to spot them on your horse and how to help prevent diseases they may carry. Continue reading →
Equine vital signs include temperature, pulse and respiration. Knowing how to get these metrics can be very helpful knowledge for an equestrian, so we met up with Dr. Chad McGee to learn how to find these on your horse. Continue reading →
Occasionally mice, moths or other insects make their way into a tack trunk to set up house. To help deter these crawling pests from entering your storage space, stick a couple cedar wood blocks, cedar balls or cedar-filled sachets into your tack trunk alongside your horse blankets or other gear. Natural cedar oil in the wood helps repel pests as long as the cedar scent remains strong. Cedar pest deterrents are available at hardware and home stores and should be replaced regularly.
You’ve consulted your coach, read the USEF rules for your discipline—even asked for advice from a Dover associate—to create a list of items for proper show attire. From hairnets to socks, you’ve dutifully gathered your ensemble. But have you put together a show outfit that will help or harm your score? Here’s some information about show coats and show breeches that can help you create a polished presentation that can support earning a great score. Remember, for any article of show clothing, fit matters and brand does not. Continue reading →
We got to sit down with Tredstep Ireland™ founder, Aidan Keogh recently to hear about his experience of finishing the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event™. Read on to hear how he prepared, what he was most excited about, how he feels about his rides and more. Continue reading →