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9 Best Leg Boots for Horses and Why You Need Them

At a recent dressage competition, I noticed an unusually high number of horses wearing leg boots. The increased use of leg boots across equine disciplines made me wonder why they are gaining popularity and which ones are the best. The best protective leg boots are Kavallerie Dressage Boots, and Iconoclast Orthopedic Support Boots are the …

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Can You Ride a Horse Without a Bit? Plus Order of Harshness

When getting our horses ready to ride, I choose the bits to use for each horse and rider. This procedure piqued my young friends’ interest, and he asked how I decide which bits to use and if every horse has to have one. You can ride your horse without a bit. Some work well bitless, …

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The 3 Very Best Dressage Saddle Pads

Dressage saddles pads perform two purposes -they provide comfort and protection to your horse and give a well-polished look in competitions and dressage events. Typically a dressage saddle comes with a deep seat, long stirrups, and an extended flap. The best dressage saddle pads are the Engel Worldwide, the ECP Air Ride, and the Back …

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The 5 Very Best Western Saddle Pads for Your Horse

My friends and I often discuss horse tack, and each of us has our favorite styles and brands. However, when it comes to western saddle pads, we all agree these five are the best. These saddle pads provide the necessary support and comfort and prevent the saddle from slipping when your horses’ backs are sweaty. …

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3 Best Horse Riding Body Protectors for Children

Riding safety for children should always be at the forefront of every parents’ mind. Body protectors are designed to absorb the impact of a fall or a kick from a horse and reduce the risks of broken bones and other severe injuries. I found these three children’s horse riding body protectors to be the best …

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Why Use Hobbles and How to Put Them on Your Horse

We recently went on a group trail ride, and one of the men hobbled his horses for the night. It was their first exposure to hobbles for some riders, and they had a ton of questions, so I decided to answer their questions here. Hobbles are binds secured to horses’ legs that restrict their movement. …

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3 Best Horse Riding Helmets for Kids Sold on Amazon

There are countless styles and brands of horse riding helmets available for kids, but which are the best? My daughter wants to ensure her kids have proper protection when they ride their horses. So I did some research to help her find some quality helmets on Amazon. The best riding helmets for kids for sale …

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Are Saddles Bad for Horses? Are They Important?

It finally happened. It had been a dream for six long years, and now, she has her very own horse. But there is a lot for her to learn, so she decided to research saddles. Her first question was, are they bad for horses? Saddles aren’t bad for horses but actually benefit horses by dispersing …

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