Prepurchase Exam

Eco-Friendly Products

1. EcoLicious Equestrian De-Stress Skip the silicon in most detanglers—you want your horse’s tail to be healthy, not covered in a coat of “super silky” plastic. Our tester (whose tactic for a full tail is to not brush it) was impressed with how easily her horse’s tail went from tangled to tame after using De-Stress. The product cut her detangling…

Equestrian Undergarments

March PrePurchase Exam

1. Women’s AIP Sport Underwear by Pony Tail Sportswear Sore seat bones? The Pony Tail Sportswear underwear is for deep-seated equestrians (we are looking at you, dressage, eventing, and western riders) who need a little cushion. As any avid rider knows, yesterday’s stunning ride can leave your seat bones feeling like you have to stand for the next few days….

Accessorize Your Ride

February PrePurchase Exam

1. Ploughman’s Saddlery EZ Spur Straps These spur straps were perfect for our too-lazy-to-take-her-spurs-off tester who would do just that and end up with stretched out straps. The EZ Spur Straps have Velcro that makes it so you can simply unhook and slide your spur off without having to undo any buckles. Our tester was worried the Velcro might not be strong enough, but the straps stayed…

Stay Cozy in Winter Breeches

January PrePurchase Exam

1. Riding Sport Dakota Thermo Riding Pant Whether you are in the saddle or just around the barn, the Riding Sport Dakota Thermo Riding Pant is sure to keep you warm on the bottom—without making you feel like a marshmallow! While they are slightly bulkier than traditional breeches, these snow pant-breech hybrids keep warmth a priority with a waterproof fabric that keeps water (and snow) out and a full…

PPE: Riding Jeans

This month, we tested riding jeans in our Prepurchase Exam. After all, it’s a cowgirl’s jeans (err…genes), that make her who she is! CJ Jeans Company While these riding jeans don’t have all the bells and whistles of other riding jeans on the market the tester was seriously surprised when she put them on. The fit was far superior to some…