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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!

    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 when show jumping. Horses do have a tendency (no pun intended!) to knock their front tendon with the hind hoof when jumping. The tendon boot can prevent injury and encourage him to clear the jump. ...

    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, causing abrasions and pressure sores (capping).  The sausage boot of the stuffed leather ring variety is made to fit around the heel of the horse’s hooves, and is used to protect the horse fr...

    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. The moisture evaporates within the rug, thus the horse is able to cool down steadily.    The cooler rug is versatile in that it can be used for added warmth in colder months, and a...

    There are three main types of martingales and each serves a specific purpose when it comes to the control of a horse or pony.    The standing martingale can be used in a variety of disciplines and it is an extremely good aid for riders whose mounts have a tendency to raise their heads too high. This is achieved through pressure on the nose.    A s...

    No one wants to invest heavily in a delightful pair of boots just for them to become worn and tatty after a few months. There are a number of ways in which you will want to keep your boots clean and well maintained so that they last you a long period of time and you get your money’s worth.  Abbey are experts when it comes to leather care; they have been supplying quality leather ...

    HOW TO RUG IN WINTER FROM BUCAS     When it comes to rugs, Bucas is a name that horse owners’ world wide trust to ensure that their horses and ponies are suitably dressed whatever the weather or time of year, here are their top tips for winter rugging…   ·        An ill-fitting rug will cost you more in the long run, throug...

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