Thursday

Overalls: Outstanding or Over?



Overalls have been farm fashion staples for generations. But these bibbed garments have come and gone and come and gone many times for off-the-farm wear.

We’re not talking about winter bibs, such as Carhartt Quilted Insulated Winter Overalls. These are the denim bibs that come in solids and stripes.

From Oshkosh to Oakland, Ocala to Old El Paso, overalls are de rigueur for farm work.

Some folks even wear overall shorts, which are usually hemmed, rolled, or fringed. Technically, those might be called shortalls.

Gotta admit it: I've been known (over the years) to pull on a set of baggy overalls atop my white full-seat dressage breeches at a horse show or two.

Here are a few current choices for overalls, including options for men, women and kids:




Are overalls back in style? Or are they simply functional for farm wear?

Opine below on overalls!

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Wednesday

Nosebands: Are they necessary?




Does your horse wear a noseband on his or her bridle?

Nosebands are available for both English and Western bridles. 

Depending upon the equestrian discipline, trainers and riders may or may not recommend the use of this tack item. Plus, horse show rules and breed / discipline association guidelines may or may not require nosebands.

Nosebands may be made of leather, rope, rubber, or synthetics. They can be straight or figure eight.

Bridles may include nosebands, or nosebands may be sold separately.

Here are a few examples of nosebands for horse bridles:


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Tuesday

Muck boots march in mud




Oh, my. The Midwest is mired in mud. Muck boots to the rescue. Call ‘em galoshes, gumboots, or willies. This basic waterproof footwear is essential for barn folks in spring.




Manufacturers market multitudes of muck boots:

Are you rocking the muck boot look?

Watch your step in those muddy meadows!

Most horse lovers know the misery of stepping right out of a muck boot and plunging a sock right into knee-deep mud.

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