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9 ways to keep your horse cool this Bank Holiday Weekend!

Every bank holiday the nations crosses it's fingers for a hot bank holday weekend - this August bank holiday is a scorcher!  For many of our four legged friends the increase in temperature can be an unwelcome addtion to their day as they struggle to keep cool. Here are our top tips for keeping your horse cool as the temperature rise. 1. Choose cooler turnout times. If your horse is normally stabled at night and out during the day, consider reversing their turnout times to avoid the hottest temperatures and the worst of the flies. 2. Provide shade.  Try and provide relief from the sun, a field shelter or trees are a great source of shade.  3. Give your horse a shower. A wash o...

Stay dry on the rainy summers day!

Most of us have been experiencing frequent downpours of rain over the last week or so, and no doubt have been caught short whilst at the yard, or walking the dogs and ended up soaked to the skin.  We have the answer! Brand new for 2019 the Equetech Rushmere Waterproof Coat can help keep you warm and dry whilst looking super stylish at the same time.   The Rushmere is a long, practical waterproof country coat with subtle herringbone finish. Lightweight, super warm with technical ethical insulation. This coat is suited to country pursuits, making it perfect for walking the dogs or taking the kids to the park, and is a practical choice for riding when the rain hits; as the coat is designed with a soft opening at ...

The Only Way is Equine!

Equetech have a brand new range of fun tee's.   Our t-shirt range are all machine washable, made here in the UK and are perfect for the summer holidays. Our Only Way is Equine tee comes in a gorgeous grey with diamante pink 'Only Way is Equine' slogan across the front. The Dandelion Horse tee is available in both Grey and a subtle Light Pink colour and feautures a dandelion with running horses. Who you gonna call?  Check out our fun Fencebuster tee.  A slim fit tee that would make a fun gift for that horsey friend or family member. Everyone needs a sidekick and our Batman and Dobbin tee will give super heroe fans what they want this summer. You can check out the full Equetech range at www.eq...

Negotiating the Legwear Minefield

Legwear can be a minefield, with literally thousands of options to choose from.  There are a couple of questions that you need to ask yourself when choosing your next pair. Breeches, Riding Tights, Jodhpurs, what’s the difference? There are three options with regards to legwear for horse riders.  These are Jodhpurs, Breeches and Riding Tights. Jodhpurs were created around 1890, in Jodhpur, India. They were based on a traditional style worn across southern Asia, with a snug cuff to the ankle and protective padding to the knee.  People who don’t wear long riding boots most of the time, wear jodhpurs, as they are longer in the leg than breeches.  Furthermore, they tend to h...

Airtex to the max this summer!

The summer has arrived, and most of us are continuously looking for ways to stay cool in the saddle, we want comfort, but hard wearing, practical but fashionable rider wear, we know you demand products that stand up to the test of the wear and tear from all of your horsey antics. Gloves can be a hard thing to get right, to thick and it can feel that you don't have a good feeling of the rein, to thin and the gloves might not last more than a few rides with holes popping up in the fingers.   The Equetech Airtex Sport Glove is a synthetic glove, made from lightweight breathable material, with grip palm and reinforced finger panels making them durable and long lasting.  Being light weight they are the perfect choice for...

Schools out for summer how to keep the kids entertained!

For most children across the country the summer holidays are here and for the next six weeks parents will have their patience and ingenuity tested finding ways to keep the kids entertained and amused.   Dont worry Equetech is here to help and we have five great ideas to keep those pony mad kids entertained this summer! Pony Club Camp - are you members of a local Pony Club?  If not this could be worth looking in to, local pony clubs have camps and clinics throughout the year, and a chance to meet other pony mad kids and make life long friends in the process. Fun Rides - what fun rides have you got happening in your area?  These often range in distances, some will have jumps and others just well sign posted routes...

Avoiding Colic this Winter

If you've owned horses for any length of time the chances are you've had to deal with a horse with colic or you know someone who has. Colic can affect horses at any time of year but it does seem to be more likely to occur during the winter months. This is mainly due to three things; reduced water intake, reduced movement and increased feeding of concentrates. Colic is the term used to describe abdominal pain - it can indicate a problem with the gut itself or other organs within the abdomen. There are many causes, ranging from simple indigestion to a twisted gut. Prevention is essential and, by following simple management techniques, the risk of a horse getting it can be reduced. Here are a few tips to help reduce your horse'...

Why the Equetech riding tights are your summer essential!

Long hot summer days are here and the Equetech Inspire Riding Tights should be at the top of your essentials list this Summer.   Riding tights have become very popular in the last couple of year with more and more riders choosing them.  Why? They tend to be thinner than jodhpurs and breeches meaning you get a much closer contact with the horse. Riding tights are also ‘pull-on’ in style and made from technical fabrics, so they are generally breathable, comfortable and offer good grip. The Equetech Inspire Riding Tights are made from technical stretch, a stretch pull-on riding tight with 4-way stretch and have excellent shape retention. Perfect for endurance, le trec, training and leisure activities. Th...

Stay cool this Summer!

The summer has definitely arrived this weekend and whilst many of us, opted for early morning rides, or giving the horses a day off, many of you were out competing.  Equetech has got you covered this summer and can help keep you cool when you head up that centre line. The Quantum Dressage Waistcoat is a new additon to our competition wear, both competititon legal and designed with comfort in mind the waistcoat is a must if you dont want to get hot under the collar this summer.  A classical lightweight waistcoat in a woven jacquard fabric, with fancy crystal buttons.  The waistcoat is completely adjustable and comes with concealed elasticated panels.  The waistcoat comes in three colours, Navy, Grey and Black. Keep...

The History of Equestrian Underwear

Most horse riders don't really think about their foundation wear in detail. It's still a fairly taboo subject to talk about equestrian underwear for riders, and in most cases we just suffer in silence! This latest blog talks about how underwear has developed across the centuries and what horse riders can expect from equestrian underwear today!  The first simplest form of underwear was probably the loincloth, although Ameila Bloomer first created the ladies bloomers, in 1849. The body of Ötzi the Iceman, who died in the Tyrolean Alps more than 5,000 years ago, sported a loincloth, made from goat skin, under his furry leggings! The underwear served many purposes as well as used as additional layer t...