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Horse and Rider 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.

Polo Wraps: As the name suggests, polo wraps originated on the polo field, where they were used as protective covering for the horses’ legs with the bonus of being available in the teams’ colors. Polo wraps stand up to...
Peacock Stirrups: Young English riders are encouraged to use peacock stirrups. Because of their design, a little rider is less likely to get a foot stuck in a stirrup in case of a fall or accident. A large, thick...
Running Martingale: The English running martingale is similar in form and function to the training fork popular with western riding. The running martingale attaches to the girth and then runs up between the horse’s front legs, where it splits...
Getting Started with Horses: Tack and GearOnce you've made the decision to buy a horse, dust off your checkbook because you're going to need it! Read more >> Proper Tack FitDetermine whether your horse’s tack fits well or makes...
Pleasure driving horse in a show harness with overcheck.The type of equipment you will need will vary depending on what type of horse you have and what type of driving you intend to do. Pleasure driving classes are popular...
In today’s economy, everyone’s looking for a way to save a few dollars. Horse lovers aren’t any different, and one of the ways to bolster a budget is to consider buying pre-owned tack found in consignment stores. Just to...
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