Mud Fever is a common term used to describe an infection of the skin found mainly in the lower legs of our horses. As the name suggests, this infection caused by bacteria or fungal organisms, also known as pastern dermatitis, is more likely to occur during wet and muddy conditions. The recent wet weather has created muddy fields and most horse owners will start to worry that the dreaded mud fever might make an appearance. However, mud isn't the only cause of mud fever.
Common Causes of Mud Fever:
Washing your horses legs too often and not drying them
Standing for long periods in deep mud or water.
Soggy wet bedding
Sharing grooming equipment or tack
Hairy legs that aren't dried properly can also be a bree...
The temperatures are dropping and feeling cold from your head to your toes can make your trips to the yard just that little bit less enjoyable - thankfully you don't need to suffer the cold thanks to the Winter collection from Equetech.
The Equetech Artic Thermal Underbreeches are the perfect base layer on a cold Winter's day, with a plush cosy lining throughout they are not only super warm, but are comfortable too. No cold ankles round here thank you very much, the breeches come with a stirrup foot ensuring the garment does not ride up as you get on with your yard chores. The Artic Thermal Underbreeches come in both Black and Beige.
Suffer from cold ears when you ride? Then the Equetech Riding Hat Thermal...
Today is the last day to get your orders in for Custom XC colours in order to have them delivered to you in time for Christmas.
And if you are stuck for ideas on designs and colours you can design your own custom XC gear in the Equetech Design Lab. The lab makes it easy to pick your preferred colours and patterns and as you pick your options you will get to see what your finished colours will look like.
Made from performance airflow sports fabric with quick drying properties, the Equetech XC range will be guaranteed to have you standing out on the XC course next season and makes a perfect Christmas Gift for the XC mad person in your life. You can also match Custom XC Shirt's, with an Equetech XC Hat Silk for that perfect matchy matc...
Christmas is fast approaching, if you are stuck for ideas, check out some of our favourites bit of glamour from the Equetech ranges.
The Crystal Garland Stock Pin is a stunning crystal encrusted stock pin sure to put a smile on someones face this Christmas. A Crystal Bun Ring Scrunchie is a gorgeous addition to any equestrians wardrobe and the perfect stocking filler idea!
For that extra special person in your life, how about a beautiful poncho this Christmas? The tweed poncho is available in Navy and Coffee. Made from top quality English wool with subtle overchecks. The poncho is a very versatile piece, which can be worn over a shirt in warmer weather, or over a jacket/jumper in these colder months. Perfect for a Boxing Day walk, or...
With Christmas just a month away, here are some great Christmas gift ideas and what's more that are all under £15 each.
You can never go wrong with a pair of socks, us horse riders might have loads of socks already but pairs with holes in and mis match socks filler the drawer. A 2 pack of Snaffle Riding Socks make the perfect stocking filler. With a cushioned towelling sole, and added Lycra® for stretch and shape retention. Keep those toes toasty this winter.
A Childs Unicorn Knit Headband will keep the little ones warm this Christmas, and will be guaranteed cute factor.
How about a Santa Knitted Riding Hat Cover, perfect for their Christmas Day ride to add a touch of fun.
The Love My Horse Necklace is a gorgeous c...
The question us ladies often ask ourselves when pulling on our breeches to ride. We might just have the product to make sure that the answer to this question is always NO!
The Equetech Shaper breeches are designed to give you a flattering outline and to compliment your figure. They feature careful seam positioning, with a contoured higher waistband and hidden support, will help to help lift, slim and shape your body! We are positive these will become your favourite legwear and hide those few extra pounds that invariably are gained over the festive period. The shapers breeches have jean style pockets, matt silicone and a grip seat, which will help keep you safe and secure in the saddle. The breeches come in a colour for all tastes, this win...
We have launched a stunning new jewellery collection - the snaffles collection - made from stainless steels these pieces make the perfect present for a friend or loved one this Christmas, or just treat yourself!
Inspired by our snaffles design which you will find throughout our clothing ranges, the snaffles jewellery collection comprises of a stunning bracelet, ring and necklace.
The Snaffles Bit Bracelet our eggbut Snaffles horse bit bangle style bracelet is a beautifully designed piece. Made from quality stainless steel, in a chunky weight with a beautiful clasp to fasten.
Pair your bracelet with a Snaffles Bit Ring. Again designed in stainless, and adjustable to fit all sizes, meaning you don't need to...
It's official! All the big national brands have started their Christmas advertising campaigns on TV, and the shops are already full of gift ideas, here at Equetech we want to give you some ideas for a personalised gift this Christmas for the Equestrian in your life.
Starting with an Equetech Personalised Christmas Santa Sack. The personalised sack is the perfect gift for your child this Christmas! A great bag to store to their socking fillers and Christmas gifts. What's more your childs name personalised on the bag is included in the price! Choose from our traditional Christmas or Unicorn design.
Want to add a bit of fun to your rides this Christmas? Then check out the Santa Riding Hat Cover. Our knitted Santa Hat is designed to...
Horses are flight animals and anything unexpected can startle them. Each horse will vary on how they respond to fireworks (just like us humans), but reactions can be pretty severe and potentially dangerous for both you and your horse.
Equetech have come up with some tips to help you and your horse survive the firework season over the next couple of weeks, as we know fireworks night might officially only be one day, but fireworks are likely to be going on for a few weeks, here's our guide to a stress free firework season.
1. What events are going on nearby where you keep your horse? Check out local newspapers, shop notice boards or a local radio station to find out where the displays will be in your area.
2. Where possible, tell...
For those of you that brave the winter months competing, keeping both you and your horse or pony warm is probably at the top of the list of priorities. Equetech has worked with some of the latest technology to create some top winter warmers for your wardrobe.
Keep warm with base layers and thermals, these will keep you warm but without the bulk and making you look several sizes bigger than you are!
Equetech's Arctic Thermal Underbreeches will keep you warm this winter. Featuring a plush cosy micro fleece lining throughout with a soft seam free seat, non- chaff leg trim, wide comfort waistband and stirrup foot, these unisex underbreeches come in both black and beige. The unisex Thermal Stirrup Under breeches, just like the Arctic,...