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Why Gloves are Essential Horse Riding Gear

It is crucial while horse riding that the rider wears protective gear, with the most important item being the riding cap which acts as a helmet. You may think that in warm weather riding gloves are not required as part of your horse riding clothes, but you’d be wrong. They are essential to the quality of your ride and keeping you safe while on the horse through all seasons.

The Evolution of Equestrian Equipment: The History of Horse Saddles

Before saddles, early horseman would ride bareback, whether it was for travel or even riding into battle. Horses were a crucial part of life, so although people rode bareback for centuries the invention of the saddle can be traced back as far as 365 AD.

The Right Dog Collar for Your Four Legged Friend

There are some questions up in the air when it comes to dog accessories, such as: “do I have to use dog leads on our walks?”, “should my dog wear a collar?” or “do I need a lead to potty train my puppy?” Whatever your questions may be, this article aims to put some of them to rest. Ask yourself a few of the following questions to be sure you choose the right collar for your particular pup.

If You Are Cold, So Are They: How to Keep Your Dogs Snug This Winter

The general rule of thumb when it is cold outside is that if you can feel it (taking into account that you can add layers of clothing) so can your dog. If your dogs are inside they can still feel the chill, especially in South Africa where indoor heating is less common than it is in colder countries. Here are some tips to help make sure you keep your dogs warm whether they spend the majority of the day inside or outside.

3 Fun Facts About Horses Explained

Horses have been part of people’s lives as domestic animals for around 5000 years. They have been domesticated for riding and as work animals, but our love for them is still undeniable. Here are some fun facts you may not have known about our equestrian friends.