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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.

Products for Equine Ergonomics

Equine ergonomics takes the applied science of ergonomics and applies it to horse tack and other products to design and…

4 months ago

Have a Very Horsey Holiday with These Equestrian Gift Ideas

These great equestrian gift ideas should definitely go on your list this season. Horsescents Organic Lavender Aromatherapy Deliver calming organic…

7 months ago

Gear: Winter Warmth With Winter Equestrian Barn Apparel

Bundle up and fight the cold with these seasonal barn staples to add some warmth to your winter equestrian apparel.…

7 months ago

Therapeutic Gear

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

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

2 years 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…

8 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…

8 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…

8 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…

9 years ago