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Gifts for equestrian enthusiasts and horse owners

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Gifts for equestrian enthusiasts and horse owners

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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Cool horsey grooming products for autumn

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Cool horsey grooming products for autumn

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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Take a seat - choosing saddle pads and numnhas

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Take a seat - choosing saddle pads and numnhas

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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Children’s Showing Classes - what to wear in the show ring - your pony show guide!

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Children’s Showing Classes - what to wear in the show ring - your pony show guide!

Children’s Showing Classes Whether you’re a dab hand at showing, or you are new to the game, it is always worth considering how best to impress the judges, in order to get that winning place. There are a variety of children’s showing classes which incorporate lead-rein classes, first ridden, show hunter and mountain and moorland, intermediate show ponies and intermediate show hunters, and entering the correct class for your pony’s type and the child’s age is essential. What to wear varies according to the class. Tweed jackets are commonly used in showing and there is a wide variety of colours,...

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Why you should try in-hand showing with your horse or pony

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Why you should try in-hand showing with your horse or pony
Why not ty in-hand showing with your horse or pony? It is a great experience for them whatever their age, for example if they’re inexperienced under saddle; in-hand showing is useful to maintain showground exposure. Check out Equicraft Ltd's range of in-hand showing bridles and lead reins.

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