If you’re new to horse riding, you might have realised that the amount of equipment you need to keep your horse and yourself safe, healthy, and happy can feel overwhelming. From riding gear to stable supplies, there’s a lot to consider. Luckily, this horse equipment guide has got all the basics covered.
Essential Horse Riding Gear For Horses
In order for you to ride your horse safely and comfortably, they need the right equestrian gear. This includes the following:
Horse Care Essentials
Caring for your horse requires more than just riding. You’ll need to have the right supplies for grooming and feeding. Here are some must-have items:
- Fly spray
- Horse blanket
- A soft brush
- A hoof pick
- A sponge
- Coat oil
- A water bucket
- A feeding bin
- Salt and mineral block
Horse Riding Essentials For You
As well as the right equipment for your horse, you’ll also need to make sure you have the right riding gear. This will be the following:
- A riding helmet
- Riding boots – with at least a 1.5-inch heel
- Jodhpurs or breeches
- Leather riding gloves
- A crop or dressage whip
Safety Should Always Come First!
Remember, while you and your horse are tackling learning new skills, you should always put safety first. That’s why investing in the right equipment for both of you is so important. In addition to the right equipment, here are some ways you can stay safe while riding:
- Warm up your horse before each ride. Ask your instructor or trainer for help if you don’t know how.
- Make sure you can control your horse before trying anything new.
- Wear a riding helmet and protective clothing, including boots with a heel, to protect you in the event of an accident.
- If you’re on your own, tell someone where you’re going and when you expect to be back.
- Avoid riding in unfamiliar terrain or on roads.
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After reading this horse equipment guide you can feel confident when buying all the basic horse equipment. At Trident Saddlery, we stock a variety of genuine leather and other material horse riding essentials. Please browse our online store or call us today and get the best quality horse tack available in South Africa.