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In this section, find some great tips on how to ride a horse, how to care for your horse and many other horse how to advice guides!
How to - Tack and Equipment Monday 11 February 2013
Saddle equipment has been in use since around 700BC, when the Assyrian cavalry used animal hide or pieces of cloth to provide support for their riders. We’ve certainly come a long way since ...
5 Dress up Ideas for You and Your Horse this Halloween
How to - Tack and Equipment Monday 15 October 2012
Dressing up at Halloween is always fun, but finding a good costume can be tricky, especially when your horse is involved. We have chosen our 5 favourite dress-up ideas to share with you. We love t...
How to find the right horse rug
How to - Tack and Equipment Monday 03 September 2012
Shopping for a rug for your equine friend requires as much time and attention to detail, as you would take if you were shopping for clothes for yourself. As you would expect from any item of cloth...
Introducing HORSESHAPE: the first mobile 3D scanner for horse backs
How to - Tack and Equipment Monday 18 June 2012
Horsemart reader and blogger Erin Ronan tells us about HORSESHAPE, the first mobile 3D scanner for horse backs. Based on the trend of a growing technological world and the shift of making equest...
Why choosing the right saddle is important
How to - Tack and Equipment Wednesday 13 June 2012
In the last few years more and more horse owners around the world have started to realise the true importance of a correctly fitting saddle for both horse and rider.
Yes, we all...
A guide to bitless bridles
How to - Tack and Equipment Thursday 09 February 2012
Some people disagree with the idea of using a bit in a horse’s mouth and some horses are intolerant to having a bit. Horses were probably ridden without bits for many years before they were ...
How to prepare your yard for winter
How to - Tack and Equipment Thursday 15 December 2011
There’s no denying it – winter has arrived. With all the snow we’ve had over the last few years, it’s vital that we get ready for more of the same and that means that, as well...
How to put on travel boots
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 25 November 2011
When you are planning to travel horses or ponies in trailers or horse boxes it means you have to think about putting some sort of protection on their legs to avoid them injuring themselves in trans...
How to put on tendon boots
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 25 November 2011
There are many different horse boots to choose from and each is designed to do a specific job. Tendon Boots are commonly used for protecting and supporting your horse’s tendons and ligaments...
How to put on fetlock boots
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 25 November 2011
Made for high impact resistant, the Fetlock boot is primarily used by show-jumpers to protect the hind fetlock joints of the horse from brushing. Many of these boots offer additional features to enha...
How to put on sausage boots
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 25 November 2011
The Sausage Boot is a protective leather ring that is filled with straw. When a horse lies down or gets up, the shoes on the horse’s hoofs may come in contact with the horse’s elbow, c...
Body protectors - where can I buy one?
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 11 November 2011
Body protectors look very much like bullet-proof vests and are designed to protect the bones and vital organs from trauma associated with falls or kicks. Some are designed to inflate with air prior t...
A guide to hunting bridles
How to - Tack and Equipment Monday 31 October 2011
The main criteria for hunting bridles are quality, durability and the correct look. A hunting bridle is traditionally made out of good quality English leather. Before the days when it becam...
How to put on overreach boots
How to - Tack and Equipment Thursday 22 September 2011
Putting on overreach boots can seem like a bit of a daunting task, but select the right boot and clean any mud off your horses hoof and the task should be a little easier. There are two types of boot ...
Different types of horse boots
How to - Tack and Equipment Thursday 22 September 2011
Horse boots were traditionally made with leather and secured using small buckles and straps. Leather boots can still be purchased, however they now incorporate Velcro fastenings instead of the old sty...
The complete guide to horse rugs
How to - Tack and Equipment Wednesday 21 September 2011
A Cooler Rug is a breathable rug which impedes the onset of chills on a sweating horse after exercise. The unique design soaks and holds the excess moisture away from the horse’s coat. Th...
A Guide to Western Bridles
How to - Tack and Equipment Wednesday 21 September 2011
Western Riding claims to be the fastest growing equestrian sport in the world, with participants all over the world. It is believed that it has derived from the Spanish Conquistadors who arrived in t...
A guide to endurance saddles
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 02 September 2011
Endurance riders usually use a specialized saddle that is designed to be lightweight yet comfortable to horse and rider for long hours of riding.  At the highest levels it is usually a variation ...
A Guide to Jodhpurs
How to - Tack and Equipment Thursday 01 September 2011
Fashion designers and equestrian clothiers alike appreciate the sheer versatility of this brilliantly stylish garment which is available in a huge range of styles, sizes, materials and colours.  ...
How to take off a rug
How to - Tack and Equipment Thursday 01 September 2011
It is very important to have a horse or pony tied up or head collared when they are having their horse rugs taken off. You never know what might scare your horse as you are in the process of taking of...
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