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Why Do Cowboys Wear Chaps? A Comprehensive Guide

I was at a local rodeo to see my sister compete in the barrel racing event and I couldn’t help but notice the chaps that all the bull riders were wearing. It made me think about the origins of the chaps and why they were introduced. I decided to share what I learned.  Cowboys wear …

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Fetlock Boots: Why You Should Use Them on Your Horses

Horses have more boots than me and most of their owners. There are bell boots to protect heels from overreaching back legs. There are boots for traveling and others for hanging out in their stall. There are turnout boots for horses that play exuberant games in the paddock, or some just wear brushing boots. Then …

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Horseback Riding: Sunglasses or No Sunglasses? Best Models

There is a big debate in the horseback riding community about whether or not you should wear sunglasses while riding. Some people swear by them, while others say they are dangerous and can cause accidents. So, what is the truth? Can you wear sunglasses while horseback riding? Wearing sunglasses while horseback riding is a great …

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What Are the Different Types of Western Saddles?

My grandson asked me how I decide which saddle to use? Being that I have several western saddles, it makes sense why he would ask. My answer was simple: it depends on what you’re going to be doing with your horse. There are many types of western saddles; some are designed for trail riding, while …

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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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