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Buying a horsebox represents not only a substantial financial investment, but also has many implications for your future ongoing costs and the practical aspects of transporting your horse. It’s worth then taking some time to consider the matter thoroughly and to shop around before you make the purchase. There are of course many different things to consider, and if you’re buying a ho...

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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 then, with solid tree saddles that support the horse’s back and provide a more comfortable ride for the equestrian now the norm for most modern tack. The basic saddle tree structure is used throu...

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 to keep the scary tradition with costumes for Halloween, but we have thrown in a couple of fun ones as it is a great oppotunity for this as well.  1. Lord of the Rings Horsemen This is a cl...

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 clothing you purchase (apart from those killer heels you couldn’t resist but never wear), a horse rug needs to be comfortable. It needs to be a good fit, and must not rub. A good supplier will le...

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 equestrian sports as horse friendly as possible, the horse’s back and fit of the saddle has become of utmost importance. Following this, HORSESHAPE’s aim is to provide professionals with the best...

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 want value for money and a saddle that stands the test of time, but have you ever wondered why some saddles cost £1,000 while some can be twice as much? 10 reasons why your saddle is a sound investment ...

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 invented. Luckily there are many types of bitless bridle available, to suit all budgets and horses. The bosal hackamore is the most basic type of bitless bridle. It uses varying degrees of pressure...

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 as wrapping the horses up warm, the yard needs to be prepared too. Prepare your wardrobe Well in advance of the winter months descending upon us, its best to ensure that your horse’s wardrobe ...

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 transit. Many horses and ponies don’t like having travel boots on them for the first time.   So if you are planning to use them, make sure you put them on your horse or pony a few days b...

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