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Women’s Equestrian Shirts for Western and English Riding

Every horseback rider knows the importance of a good, comfortable shirt. Horseback riding can be a strenuous activity, and you’ll want to make sure you’re wearing appropriate clothing that will keep you cool and comfortable. Women’s equestrian shirts are an essential piece of gear for both Western and English riders. There are many different styles …

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What Did Old West Cowboys Wear: Fashion of the Wild West

This year’s annual trail ride had a vintage feel to it, with riders dressed up in old west clothes such as wide-brim hats and chaps. My grandson was excited by all the fashionable cowboys but wondered if real cowboys back in the day actually dressed like this? Old West Cowboys were known for their flamboyant …

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Why Do Cowboys Wear Snap Shirts? 7 Best Western Riding Shirts

Cowboys are an iconic symbol of the American West, and their clothing has come to be synonymous with rugged individualism. One of the most distinguishing features of a cowboy’s wardrobe is the snap shirt. But why do cowboys wear snap shirts? First, snap shirts are very practical. They allow a cowboy to easily grab an …

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Best Winter Horse Riding Tights and Breeches – 2022 Top 7 Picks

As the temperature drops and winter sets in, many horse riders begin to think about cold-weather riding tights to keep them warm. While various options are available, finding the best winter horse riding tights and breeches can be difficult. I found this out when I began looking for the perfect pair of winter riding tights …

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Is a Felt or Fleece Saddle Pad Better for Your Horse?

In our tack room, we have a wide variety of saddle pads. Some are made with neoprene, or traditional felt to absorb impact. However, my favorite is still the old-fashioned standard: fleece, but which is the best? If you typically ride your horse for hours at a stretch, natural wool felt saddle pads are likely …

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Felt Cowboy Hats: When Should You Wear Them? 2022 Top Picks

My grandfather was a man who never walked outside without wearing his cowboy hat. He wore two types, straw and felt; looking back on those days; I often wonder how he chose which one to wear. Of course, there were rules for this sort of thing – and I wonder if they are still followed …

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Should You Oil Your Saddle? The 4 Best Oils and Conditioners

My neighbor walked into my barn carrying a saddle and said, “My daughter’s saddle is in desperate need of care. Can you help me?” I offered him some advice about maintaining it to last longer and discussed using oil on saddles. Leather saddles lose moisture over time. This is what causes them to crack and …

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What Is the Difference Between a Jumping Saddle and a Dressage Saddle?

When it comes to saddles, form and function are intertwined. Different saddles are designed to help equestrians meet the goals of various disciplines. But what about English saddles? They all look alike. Is there a difference between Jumping and dressage saddles? A jumping saddle is designed with a shallow seat, short stirrups, and forward-pointing flaps …

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7 Best Paddock Boots of 2022: Plus a Buyers Guide

While watching dressage training, my grandson asked me about the riders’ short paddock boots. He’s used to seeing equestrians in long English or cowboy boots and wanted to know why paddock boots were so popular at training facilities. Paddock boots are the perfect footwear for horse riders. They have sturdy toes that protect you from …

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