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Gifts for equestrian enthusiasts and horse owners

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We know it's early! But we're looking ahead to the festive season. Christmas is a lovely time of year, for many reasons – not least because it is a time for spending time with family and friends (and our beloved horses and ponies!) but also as it allows us to give gifts, like the lovely belts pictured below, to show that we care. But why do we celebrate Christmas? We do have the Victorians to thank for our modern Christmas celebrations, as they gave us traditions such as crackers, decorations, Christmas carols, trees, cards and gifts. Meanwhile, December 25this said...

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Rugging horses and ponies in autumn

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The most popular weight of turnout rug at this time of year is the medium weight rug – around 200-250g filling. In general, if the temperature is between 5-25 degrees celcius, but dry, the horse or pony can comfortably maintain its body temperature without feeling excessively hot or cold.

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Cool horsey grooming products for autumn

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Autumn horsey coat care - from dietary ingredients to lovely, natural horsey shampoos, coat trimmers, fleece horse rugs and conditioning products - check out Equicraft Ltd's latest horsey blog....

This time of year is definitely transitionary – many equines’ coats are now moulting – and we know the cooler weather is coming, along with the regulatory clipping and rugging! But we don’t have to designate autumn as a season for scurfy horse coats, or dull, lacklustre skin. With a little care, we can still ensure our horses and ponies are looking good as winter approaches.

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Pampeano polo perfection - polo-stitch horse bridles, dog-collars, headcollars and belts

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You may or may not have noticed that the polo season is drawing to a close - but that doesn’t mean that you can’t rock some beautiful, polo-stitch embellished pieces of horse tack for your horse or pony; or polo-stitch accessories for yourself and your trusty canine friend! Before delving into the latest trend that is colourful polo-stitch tack and accessories, let’s look at the history of this very British sport.  Although as we say, polo is often thought of as a British institution, the game actually originated in Persia, as the Iranian King’s cavalry training. As mounted armies began...

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Take a seat - choosing saddle pads and numnhas

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Why do we use saddle pads and numnahs beneath our equines’ saddles? Today’s saddles are more well-fitting than they have ever been; but not every horse is the perfect shape, and saddle pads allow us to enhance the benefits that a saddle gives. A good saddle pad protects the saddle from wear and dirt, and can soak up some of the equine’s sweat, helping to avoid irritation. Saddle pads also help reduce rider pressure, and may spread the ‘shock’ or impact caused by riding. Studies have found that the front part of the saddle rotates in the opposite direction to...

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