Wednesday

Zippers on equestrian apparel should run both ways.

Zippers are super, especially on workout wear. But what about horseback riding gear?

This is a real pet peeve of mine.

Isn’t it frustrating to climb aboard a horse and have a jacket or vest zipper bunch all up in front? 

Sure, if the weather is warm enough, you can unzip the outer layer a bit for breathing room. But for a colder ride, this can be a real issue.

Here’s the fix, and it’s easy. It’s almost a no-brainer, but too many equestrian apparel manufacturers don’t seem to get it.

OK, many do. But lots don't.

Why can’t the zippers on clothing for horseback riders always be two-way zippers? How handy it would be, if every coat, hoodie, jacket, or vest could zip open at the bottom?

Half-zip tops don’t have this problem. But full-zip garments? C’mon, now.

Seriously? It’s that simple.

Related products:

The Mane Point: A Haven for Horse Lovers is participating in the April A to Z Blogging Challenge again this year. Stop on back, so you don’t miss a single post!

Image/s:
EOS Geneva Jacket
Product promo photo – fair use
Blog series graphics created by this user

Feel free to follow on GooglePlus and Twitter. You are also invited to join this writer's fan page, as well as the Chicago Etiquette Examiner, Madison Holidays Examiner, Equestrian Examiner and Madison Equestrian Examiner on Facebook.

Tuesday

Yearlings should yield to halters and leads.




As spring clips along, foaling seems to pick up speed. Newborn horses arrive at many farms, keeping equine breeders busy.

At the same time, the season may spell a new stage in development for last year’s crop of foals.

Is your yearling willingly wearing a halter and gaining compliance with leading?

If not, it’s probably time to start practicing. That lanky and leggy lad (or lass) is likely ready for some serious ground training.

Maybe it’s time to clean and stow that foal halter for the next youngster to wear. 

Yearling halters are designed especially for those spirited and ever-growing one year olds.

Take a look at these yearling halter options:



The Mane Point: A Haven for Horse Lovers is participating in the April A to Z Blogging Challenge again this year. Stop on back, so you don’t miss a single post!

Image/s:
Yearling in Halter
by Turkmen Stud Farm
Creative Commons Licensing
Blog series graphics created by this user

Feel free to follow on GooglePlus and Twitter. You are also invited to join this writer's fan page, as well as the Chicago Etiquette Examiner, Madison Holidays Examiner, Equestrian Examiner and Madison Equestrian Examiner on Facebook.

Monday

eXperts criss-cross leg straps on horse wear.




Ever see a horse get tangled in a blanket, show sheet or fly sheet? It’s not a pretty sight.

Leg straps can help prevent this. Sure, horses can still find ways to twist up their apparel, but it’s not quite as likely with properly fitting leg straps.

Plenty of savvy horse owners criss-cross these stretchy straps under their horses’ tails for added security.

Most leg straps are made of elastic webbing with snap clips attached. Usually, they are easily adjustable, and some even come in a variety of sizes (such as small, medium, and large).

It’s important to make sure these straps fit the horse well, so they do not hang down and potentially become tripping or catching loops for the horse’s legs.

Horse blanket leg straps are pretty simple to make, if you know anything about sewing. But they are also readily available.

Now that spring is well underway, many horse owners are laundering winter horse blankets and storing them for several months.

Why not replace those missing or broken leg straps, so your horse blankets are ready to wear when cold weather returns?

Here are a few examples of leg straps for horse apparel:


The Mane Point: A Haven for Horse Lovers is participating in the April A to Z Blogging Challenge again this year. Stop on back, so you don’t miss a single post!

Image/s:
Blanketed Horses at Play
 by Oliver Dixon
Creative Commons Licensing
Blog series graphics created by this user

Feel free to follow on GooglePlus and Twitter. You are also invited to join this writer's fan page, as well as the Chicago Etiquette Examiner, Madison Holidays Examiner, Equestrian Examiner and Madison Equestrian Examiner on Facebook.

Sunday

Wild horse wall sticker adds whimsy.




Whee. This is neat. Who's wishing to add this huge wall sticker to a special spot in the barn, the dorm room, or at home?


Made in the USA, this delightful decal comes in a couple of sizes (and suggested retail prices):

$49.99 – for 40” x 40”
$24.99 – for 20” x 20”

What fun. 

Who wants one? And wouldn't this be a cool gift for a favorite horse lover?

The Mane Point: A Haven for Horse Lovers is participating in the April A to Z Blogging Challenge again this year. 

Stop on back, so you don’t miss a single post!

Image/s:
Product promo photo -
 fair use
Blog series graphics 
created by this user

Feel free to follow on GooglePlus and Twitter

You are also invited to join this writer's fan page, as well as the Chicago Etiquette Examiner, Madison Holidays Examiner, Equestrian Examiner and Madison Equestrian Examiner on Facebook.

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin