Four Reasons to Purchase Pikeur Horse Riding Wear

Four Reasons to Purchase Pikeur Horse Riding Wear

Quality-One factor to consider when buying horse riding clothing and accessories for an upcoming show or event is quality. This is essential to keep your clothes looking smart wash after wash. Horse riding can be tough on your clothes and quality is essential in order for them to stand the test of time. Cheap riding…

Common Pasture Weed Causing Liver Failure in Horses & Cattle

Common Pasture Weed Causing Liver Failure in Horses & Cattle

Amsinkia intermerdia – Common Name: Tarweed & Fiddleneck A common weed in the desert southwest is showing up in large volumes this year and causing liver disease in horses & livestock. What is it? A substance in the plant that is converted to a toxin called pyrroles in the body. This toxin can bind to…

Natural Mohair vs Synthetic Mecates

Natural Mohair vs Synthetic Mecates

100 percent mohair breast collars, mecates and cinchs – Vaquero style! A new Mecate is pretty, but an old Mecate is beautiful. All of the hair prickles are worn off so the pattern is very crisp and distinct. The colors are still as bright as the day it was made. There is some dander and…

History of Dressage and Dressage Saddles

History of Dressage and Dressage Saddles

The word “dressage” is derived from the French word meaning “training.” Its origins can be traced back over 2000 years, when the Greeks used dressage as a means of training for war. During that time, fighting on horseback is advantageous and so it was very important for the horse to be in sync with its…

Riding Without Stirrups: Training or Torture?

Riding Without Stirrups: Training or Torture?

Vital to a rider’s balance, the stirrups are small but important items of horse tack. We use the stirrups more than most would realise, from the moment we first get on a horse, to help us mount up, stay central, and occasionally to stop us from falling off! So if stirrups are so important, why…

The Art of Dressage

The Art of Dressage

The art of dressage means “training” in French, and dates back to the Xenophon in Greece and includes the military, as well as the famous riding schools developed during the Baroque era. During the Renaissance, dressage was an appreciated art form, and the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, which today is still famous for its…

Four Reasons to Purchase Pikeur Horse Riding Wear

How Much Weight Can a Horse Carry?

When asking the question, “how much weight can a horse carry?” you often hear a response similar to “it depends on the breed of the horse, its conditioning and conformation, how far and how long you will be traveling, the horse’s bone structure, the type of weight the horse will carry (for example live [rider]…

Introducing the Horse’s to Tack

Introducing the Horse’s to Tack

Now that your horse is gentle and more trusting of you, the trainer, we may proceed to the real object of training, getting the horse and rider together as a comfortable partnership. Objective: At the end of Phase 3, the horse will readily accept the saddle, cinch, stirrups and bit. Use the same techniques for…

Equestrian Gifts Galore

Equestrian Gifts Galore

Shopping for that perfect present for someone who just adores horses can be a challenge. Finding the right child’s gift may include something as simple as the gift of riding lessons. Search your community tack store for local listings, call and ask for references. Meet the trainer at his or her training facility and watch…

Horse Tack Explained

Horse Tack Explained

[ad_1] Horse tack is the equipment of various kinds worn by horses whenever people use them for riding and shows. Horse tack is made up of saddles, stirrups, bridles, halters, bits, harness, and martingales. A horse also uses a horse blanket. Saddle – the seat placed on the back of the horse. The saddle is…