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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...

Staying Warm and Dry in Winter with Equetech 

Fundamentally staying comfortable, warm and dry, whilst riding and doing yard duties in our British climate, is at the top of our list of priorities for most horse riders heading in Autumn and winter!  It is simple, but many of us get it wrong!  If you’re heading to the yard, waterproof gear is essential, especially in the UK. Whether you are training or competing, outdoor weather can be unpredictable! Waterproof and breathable fabrics will keep you dry and comfortable, which we can all agree is pretty important in horse riding. With this in mind, we have created a comprehensive guide on waterproof verus water-resistant, as well on tips to keep you warm in winter months…   So, here is everything you ne...

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...