Prepurchase Exam

Protective Gear

1. SmartPak Polo Wraps Coming in multiple colors, as a pack of four, and at a very wallet-friendly price, we think these polo wraps from SmartPak are a great addition to anyone’s tack trunk. Our tester loved the super soft,…

Horse Show Grooming Gear

1. Absorbine ShowSheen At every horse show, you are bound to see a bottle of ShowSheen in just about every trailer, and for good reason. As the final touch in grooming, this polish and detangler has become a staple in…

Half Pads Tested

1. Invictus Necesse Pad Our tester was a big fan of this Invictus half pad—the thin, flexible, and lightweight design protected her horse’s back without adding bulk! She also loved how supportive the pad was while still allowing her to…

Winter Riding Wear

1. Roeckl Roeck-Grip Winter Gloves These gloves are the perfect middle ground for those who want to keep their hands warm without sacrificing feel! Made with Roeckl’s classic Roeck-Grip material that keeps your reins from slipping through your fingers, these…

Footwear for the Farm

1.Ovation Moorland Boot Having the perfect fit while still being versatile and stylish is hard to come by in boots, but our tester found that Ovation’s Moorland Boot meets all of these needs. They are perfect for barn chores to…

Mind Your Melon

Troxel ES While Troxel has many helmet styles to choose from, the ES is a modern choice due to its attractive and show-appropriate micro-suede material. With vents subtly placed under a mesh centerline, our tester had airflow consistent from visor…

Four Bug Busters

  1. Equifit Ear Bonnet Our tester’s ear-sensitive horse seemed to love this bonnet from Equifit! While her horse often gets distracted by the fabric of most bonnets on his ears, the fine, lightweight, and stretchy spandex mesh that makes…

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…

Equestrian Undergarments

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…

Accessorize Your Ride

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…

In This Issue

- Discussing the Blood Rule
- A Look at Off-The-Track Thoroughbreds in Eventing
- Canter Pirouette Training Tips
- Solve Three Common Sport Horse Problems

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