8.31.2009

Etsy-tastic

Wonderful PILLOWS, from a wonderful website

Horse on a grey flannel pillow cover



Organic Pillow Cover - Wild Horses



Horse Silhouette Pillow



English Horse Rider Pillowcase Pair Standard



Organic Printed Pillow Cover - Horse

8.26.2009

Polo Chic

Polo wraps are turning heads with fresh designs and colors!

Léttia Peace Sign Polo Bandages



Equine Couture Fleur De Lis Pro-Lastic Fashion Polo Bandages



Equine Textiles Keeneland Polo Wraps



Perri's Plaid Polo Wraps



Equine Couture Breeds Fleece Legwraps

8.24.2009

Horse T's

Some fashion forward t-shirts featuring our favorite animal.

Kerrits® 'Canter On' Tee Shirt



DOE Wild Horses Tank



Heartbreaker Buckyhorse Drapey Tee



The Black Horse Burnout Tee



Arabian shirt



Hunter Jumper Horse & Rider T-shirt

8.23.2009

The Young Equestrian

For those of you who follow this blog who do not ride horses, and are thinking about getting your child into horses, here are my tips for how to shop for your young equestrian.

1. Helmet

"The hunt caps of old don't meet certification standards, and bicycle helmets rated differently, are not adequate substitutes for approved equestrian headgear" ~EquiShopper

I also believe personally that shared helmets 1. aren't one size fits all, and 2. are a good way to bring home lice. When trying on a helmet your child should be able to shake their head without the helmet falling over their eyes. The helmet should cover the temples and sit just above the nape of the neck. I always ask "Is it comfortable enough to wear for an hour?"

I recommend a Troxel Legacy $49.95



2. Boots

"No sneakers because they have no heel to keep your foot from slipping through the stirrup; and the soft toe doesn't protect your toes from being stepped on. No loafers because they can fall off your foot. No work boots because the lug soles can get caught in the stirrup and keep your foot from slipping out." ~ Horse Mail.

Sometimes children can be thrown off by how a riding boot covers the ankle, and how stiff the leather is. Have them walk around to get used to their new style of footwear. For english riding your child should start with a paddock boot. No tall boot needed till your child becomes more serious, and no western boots as, I feel, they don't support the ankle.

I recommend either:

Saxon Equileather Lace-Up Childs Paddock Boots (Synthetic leather) $31.95



or


Ariat® Heritage II Zip Paddock Boots $79.95



3. Pants

"Make sure the pants you wear have smooth inside seams. Most jeans have the heavy seam against the saddle and the smoother seam on the outside." ~ Horse Mail

Riding pants also have a knee patch, which helps with grip, and are comfortable for kids to wear all day. Tan or beige is the best option.

I recommend:

Devon Aire Concour Children's Pull-On Breeches



OPTIONAL Equipment

Ariat® Kids All-Around III Chaps $79.95



Heritage Cotton Grip Riding Gloves for Kids $4.95



**Important Note: Most trainers won't start children until they are 6. Some will make an exception if your child demonstrates a certain level of alertness that is required for trainers to be able to effectively communicate their lessons, and the importance of your child's safety around the horses.

8.20.2009

Flashy Pads

Some more saddle pads that will demand attention.

Equine Couture London saddle pad



Equine Couture Oxford saddle and sticks motif



Stripe Graphic All purpose Saddle Pad



High Line Outfitters Flower Pad



Equine Textiles Plaid All Purpose Saddle Pad

8.19.2009

Equestrian-chic

Riding boots are old news! The fashion world is exploding with equestrian inspired PANTS.

LnA Riding Pants



LnA Riding Leggings with Patch



Vince Ponté Riding Pants in Black



Derek Lam Riding Pants



Prada Riding Pants



Blumarine Riding Pants

Etsy-tastic

Wonderful things, from a wonderful website!

Horse Clock



Colts in teal - cushion cover



Equestrian Zippered Pouch



Horse Note Cards



Red Horse Moleskine

8.16.2009

It was on SALE!

Some great finds that are on SALE right NOW!

TANGO! PAD



Weaver Elite Breakaway Halter $21.99



Pro Equine Sport Boots $39.99



Leather CPR Neutral Boot Polish $4.99



Tailored Sportsman Royal Hunter $119.99

8.15.2009

Need a ride?

From HorseChannel.com

ClubEquestrian Introduces Ride Share Program

Are you eager to compete with your horse this season, but have no way to transport him to shows? Do you have an extra space on your trailer? Or do you just want to save money this season by splitting the cost of gas? The United States Equestrian Federation's ClubEquestrian has a new program that can help.

In an effort to help equestrian enthusiasts and competitors to save money in a tight economy and to promote eco-friendly horse transportation, the USEF now presents the Ride Share Program on ClubEquestrian.com.

Often the logistics of long-distance travel is an unforeseen roadblock in the path to equine events. This new tool allows equine enthusiasts and competitors to post information about open trailer spots as well as inquire about rides. Information such as where a trailer is leaving from, open trailer space and potential layovers will be readily available.

Click Here to find your ride!

8.13.2009

If you give a horse a cookie....

..he'll probably want one that's made with natural, organic, and human-grade ingredients!

Withers & Withers Sweet Horse Treats

Highest quality organic, fair trade and food-grade ingredients infused with trigger doses of healing herbs.



Joker's Treats Horse Cookies

These hand-baked, all natural healthy horse cookies are lovingly made with human-grade ingredients for the special horse in your life. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these cookies goes to the NARHA to promote equine-assisted therapeutic activities for people with physical, mental or emotional disabilities.



Comet's Crunchers Horse Treats

Certified organic by the USDA, all human-grade, all-natural ingredients, no preservatives, sugars, or by-products, delicious oatmeal-molasses flavor, and all-natural.



Living Well Gourmet Parsley Horse Cookies


Unlock a tasty magical world for your horse with "Living Well Gourmet Pet Eatery" homemade Parsley horse cookies. Human grade organic and natural Ingredients.



Nicker Bait Gourmet Treats (as suggested by Copy Cat Chic!)

Made from highest quality natural & organic ingredients including Molasses, Oats, Flax & more.

All Carrot No Stick




Make Your Own

The Original Book of Horse Treats: Recipes You Can Make at Home for Your Horse!

A cookbook with recipes for sumptuous treats you can make at home for your horse, with recipes that include Carrot and Apple Pâté with Faux Caviar, Birthday Cones, Carrot Rumaki, cookies, and more.