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All about browbands – for horses and ponies

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All about browbands – for horses and ponies

Browbands are one of the first elements that we notice on a horse bridle. But what is the browband there for? Do we really need it? And why do equestrian enthusiasts love a blingy or detailed browband? Let’s find out! The browband on a horse's bridle is designed to stop the headpiece (that goes over the poll) from sliding backwards. However, the browband is also a design feature, and can influence how the horse’s head is perceived. Large horses like cobs and draught breeds usually suit plain browbands, as seen on a hunter bridle. Meanwhile, pony breeds, Arab horses and those with...

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Summer showing - for horses and ponies. (In-hand, M&M, ridden show horses & ponies, working hunter)

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Summer showing - for horses and ponies. (In-hand, M&M, ridden show horses & ponies, working hunter)

  There are some lovely horse shows running up and down the UK currently that are offering showing classes for horses and ponies. We know that many of our customers enjoy showing, so have detailed some of the main classes available... visit The British Show Horse Association and The British Show Pony Society for more info. Equine showing classes In-hand Whether it’s a fun show or an affiliated one, the majority of horse and county shows have 'in-hand' classes, which may include young-stock, broodmare and some stallion classes, veteran, coloureds, mountain and moorland, hunters, and those aimed at specific breeds....

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Hunting for the perfect hunter bridle? A Hunter bridle is designed to compliment the look of a hunter horse (or pony)

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Hunting for the perfect hunter bridle? A Hunter bridle is designed to compliment the look of a hunter horse (or pony)

Hunting for the perfect hunter bridle? Have you ever wondered about the origins of the Hunter bridle? Let’s look at its main use - the show ring. Many horse and pony riders enjoy showing classes, and the Show Hunter class is one of the most popular. As the name suggests, the equine hunter should possess qualities that are recognised in the hunting field. These include good manners, ground-covering movement and, if competing in working hunter classes, a bold jumping style. Show hunter horses are divided into three weight sections; lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight. A lightweight hunter typically measures in at...

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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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Girthing for horses and ponies - from Atherstones to ergonomic girths

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Girthing for horses and ponies - from Atherstones to ergonomic girths
Read on for girthing tips, for girthing your hosre or pony.. And if you’re looking for a great quality horse girth, why not try the Equi Craft Ltd Atherstone Leather Girth? It is a cushioned leather girth that’s ideal for everyday use, yet smart enough for equestrian competition. It works well with saddles suitable for showjumping, TREC and eventing, and even dressage, if a GP saddle is used. It is beautifully shaped to allow riders to properly position the saddle behind the horse or pony’s shoulder. As you’d expect from Equi Craft Ltd, this ergonomic girth is softly padded and shaped for comfort, with quality roller buckles for ease of use.

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