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Equipment

Horse Illustrated articles cover horse and rider equipment. Learn what to buy, how to buy, and how to take care of it with our experts. Learn more about horse boots and wraps, ear bonnets, martingales, grooming equipment, buckets, long lines, stuff used for driving, etc. In addition, we also have articles covering rider equipment, such as riding helmets, boots, gloves, riding jackets, etc. In addition, see some of the latest products found at trade shows and equine events as Horse Illustrated staff and writers attend. Make the right buying decisions for you, your horse, and your barn so that caring for your horse and your riding can be done with practicality and style.

Therapeutic Gear

Preventing injuries and managing chronic conditions are top priorities when making care decisions for your equine partner. You may have…

4 months ago

Trail Riding Tack and Gear: Trail Essentials

Trail riding is a favorite among many riders. Don't go out unprepared. Have the right trail riding tack and gear…

6 months ago

How to Put on Polo Wraps

Polo wraps are an alternative to protective boots. They can provide light protection for horses with sensitive skin who might…

1 year ago

Online Tack and Horse Equipment Guide: Baby Pad

Baby pads aren’t for baby horses. They’re thin rectangles of cotton (about 32” x 28”) that fit between your horse’s…

7 years ago

Online Tack and Horse Equipment Guide: Belly Guard

As the sport of show jumping has grown, certain items of tack that once looked peculiar have become more familiar…

7 years ago

Online Tack and Horse Equipment Guide: Crocheted Ear Bonnets

Crocheted ear bonnets (also called “ear hoods”) first became popular in the world of show jumping. Grand prix riders, competing…

7 years ago

New equipment rules address welfare concerns at American Quarter Horse shows

It’s time to clean out the tack trunk. Beginning Nov. 1, 2012, new rules from the American Quarter Horse Association…

8 years ago

Online Tack and Horse Equipment Guide: Rhythm Beads

If you’ve ever seen a horse wearing what appears to be a jingling necklace, you’ve probably seen rhythm beads. These…

8 years ago

Online Tack and Horse Equipment Guide: Chicago Screws

Though tack designed with a working western flair is popular, complete with narrow leather ties securing bits and reins to…

9 years ago

Online Tack and Horse Equipment Guide: Pelham Reins

The Pelham is the most popular leverage bit used in hunters and hunt seat equitation competition. It is designed to…

9 years ago