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9 Cowboy Hat Styles: Their Shapes, Purposes, and History

I came back from vacation wearing a gambler-style cowboy hat. My grandson asked me what kind of hat I was wearing; when I told him it was a cowboy hat, he disagreed. Showing me his straw Stetson, he said this is the only real cowboy hat there is. This prompted me to educate him on …

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Horse Riding Helmets: Types, Features, Safest Styles

Many people don’t wear helmets when horse riding, which is a mistake. Whether you’re a casual rider or a competitive equestrian, a helmet can help protect you from some severe head injuries in the event of a fall. But there are different horseriding helmets, so how do you know which one is right for you? …

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Horse Riding Gear: What a Beginner Needs to Get Started

My neighbor just moved into his new place, and he’s talking about buying a horse for his daughter. But before making such an important decision, and since he’s not familiar with horses, he came to our place to find out what they’ll need to get her started riding. Essential horse riding gear includes clothes that …

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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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