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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...

An Essential Guide On What To Wear In The Show Ring

Want to catch the judges’ eye for all the right reasons this showing season? Transform your showing outfit into a winning look, fit for HOYS with these awesome top tips from our MD & Designer, Liz Hayman.  Win Best Turned Out Wearing the right clothing for the show ring will ensure you look professional. Giving the correct first impressions to the judges is crucial, but this doesn't mean that you have to rush out and buy a whole new outfit! At lower levels, show judges tend to be more lenient on correct dress codes so while a tweed show jacket is traditionally correct, a smart black or navy competition jacket will equally suffice. Colour Choices Choosing the right colour can make the d...

Shout out to all the horsey Dad's this Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the Wonderful Dad's out there this Father's Day! At Equetech we have a huge range of Equestrian wear for men and what better day of the year when Dad's up and down the country get the chance to be spoilt by their children than to count down our top 3 equestrian items just for men! First up are our  Mens Casual Breeches, these breeches offer a superb fit and are deal for competition and casual wear.   Our Mens Denim Breeches are another firm favourite, these breeches are designed to feel like your favourite jeans but with all the detail you would expect from a hard wearing pair of breeches.  Not to be forgotten is the Mens Claydon Tweed Riding Jacket with exclusiv...

Managing obesity in horses

Obesity in horses and ponies is a problem many horse owners find themselves dealing with.  Horses and ponies are becoming overweight to the point where they are susceptible to medical problems such as laminitis.   What can we do to help manage our horses weight more effectively?  We have pulled together a few things horse owners might find useful when managing their horses weight.   Weight and condition No two horses are exactly alike in shape, size and type. Breeding, history and recent general management all influence their body condition. The perfect weight is best gauged by considering the horse’s overall fitness and body condition.    Like humans horses and ponies sho...

Here come the girls .... show shirts for everyone!

Show season is well under way and comfort and style is high on the agenda for most showing connoisseurs.  Equetech have got you covered with a range of competition show shirts. The Equetech Flexion Show Shirt is one of our favourite items in the Equetech range, an elegant show shirt, styled with front darts for a flattering fit - giving you confidence to perform your best on show day.   The shirt is made with 5% Lycra® for added stretch and shape retention so you will still look your best even after a long day in the ring.  The Flexion Shirt comes in a range of four colours, Canary, Sky, Soft Yellow and White. For comfort and style you can get much better than the Waffle Capped Show Shirt made from technical...

Deluxe Tweeds that will have you picture perfect this show season!

Equetech understand the importance of quality, as equestrians ourselves we demand the very best when it comes to our wardrobes, and our range of Deluxe Tweeds are the definition of quality and more.  Our Deluxe Tweeds are comfortable, hard wearing and will help you look your best in the show ring. We have a range to suit all types of competitors and our  Curvy Rider Range suits riders sized 18 up to 24. Our Foxbury Deluxe Tweed is an Exclusive Equetech® tweed show jacket in an fabulous olive green with subtle brown and green over checks. Featuring flap pockets with concealed zip pockets, rich gold Equetech® jacquard lining, rich Navy collar and pocket jets and double back vents. Our Taunto...

SHAPE UP WITH OUR FABULOUS SHAPER BREECHES!

We have all been there, bought a new pair of breeches only to find out they are made from a thin material, don't hold you together and worst still give you a VPL, not exactly the confidence giving wardrobe you need when you pull your breeches on to head to the yard. Equetech understand that you want to feel confident in your breeches, as riders ourselves we know not all of us have the luxury of that perfect figure, some of us wobble, some of us have muffin tops, and others of us just want a bit of help to feel our 'best'- it is exactly these reasons that inspired us to design our Shaper Breeches. These breeches are designed specifically to give you a flattering outline and to compliment your figure. With careful seam positio...