The best winter yard boots will keep your feet warm, dry and comfortable, regardless of what the British weather throws at you.
And it''s certainly been throwing a lot of chilly weather at us horse and pony owners lately! Country boots have taken over from wellies in recent times for every day wear, and in the winter, your Country Boots need to be able to cope with a lot! So whether you are wadin[...]
Now we''re into January, it''s trickier to coordinate our winter riding – not least because of the reduced daylight and slippery conditions. However, it is possible to maintain equine fitness by adapting our schooling programmes to include careful hacking, lungeing and slow manege work. Here are my top five tips for riding in the winter!
If your problem is simply one of time, consider lunging to [...]
We''ve only had little snippets of early morning winter wonderlands outside so far, but the sharp, crisper mornings are surely just around the corner. The winter season runs from the first of December to the 28th of February the winter solstice on 21 December was the shortest day, when the sun rose latest, and set earliest. At least spring is now counting down!
Anyway, as our friends and customer[...]
I can’t stay out - Mum, it''s cold outside.
I need more rugs! Mum, it’s cold outside.
A thick Weatherbeeta please would be...
So very nice - just feel my ears! They''re just like ice.
Without my Roma Satin Shoulder Guard, I’ll worry.
A Horseware Amigo Hero 6 plus Turnout Rug - I’m in a hurry!
I warn you, I will pace the floor - Listen to my horsey-roar!
I need a Saxon 600 Standard Neck Lite[...]
Husband baby, some Gripfast cotton gloves under the tree please, for me
Been an awful good girl, Husband baby,
Dublin River Boots wrapped up tonight!
Husband baby, Shires Wessex Ladies Jodhpurs in blue.
I''ll wait up for you dear, Husband baby.
Or wrap a Saddlery Shop voucher tonight!
Husband baby, some Dublin riding socks, that''s not a lot?
Bought no horses all year! Husband baby,
Festive gifts for the female equestrian enthusiast
Christmas gifting can give the person buying the gift as much pleasure as the person receiving the item! And if you’re loved one enjoys horse riding or has her own horse, there’s a multitude of presents that you can choose that will be just perfect for your female horsey friend, wife, daughter or family member.
Here, we look at some of the most [...]
We are all too familiar with the old proverb “no foot, no horse” and it still couldn’t be truer today. Hoof health is indisputably important, as neglected hooves can lead to discomfort, pain, disfigurement and even lameness. But what effect did the dry summer have on our equines’ hooves?
Firstly, it is worth noting that a dry hoof is better than a wet hoof excess moisture causes the bonds within [...]
Do you give much thought to your stirrups and stirrup irons? Maybe they came with your saddle... or you have simply changed your old irons onto a new saddle, with little thought for whether they suit the style and design of the saddle. And do you regularly check that your stirrup leathers and irons are safe and functional? For most of us, they are a well-used part of our tack and equipment arsenal[...]
As we head into October - where has the time gone?! - we can thank our lucky stars for a beautiful summer that has allowed most of us to really enjoy our riding, with lots of balmy hacking and events. But just weeks away now is the start of Autumn, and of course the impending clipping and rugging plans for many working horses. The end of September heralds around three months of the Autumn season -[...]
The standard A,K,E,H,C,M,B,F markers are commonly used in a dressage arena but do you know their history? While dressage is thought to have been practised for hundreds and
thousands of years, arena markers were not introduced formally into dressage competitions until the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, using a 60m x 20m arena.
Although there are several theories regarding [...]