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For anyone with equestrian interests, you probably have been told about the importance of using a good quality saddle pad when riding your horse.
It is possibly one of the most essential pieces of equipment that is more than just a pad. It acts more like a medium of connection between you and your horse.
Is horse riding banned in the winters?
No way! It is actually a delightful experience to tread the usual trails hidden under a blanket of snow. But most new riders avoid the journey because of the risks associated with winter travel.
Horses are not only majestic but they are also very smart, sensitive and loyal. This makes them a good pet and a loyal friend.
However, just like it takes time to develop a strong and lasting human friendship, you may also need some time to develop a special bond with your horse.
Do you wear a helmet while you ride your horse?
Probably not, right? It might be because you are under the impression that only newbies wear the helmet. Or you think the helmet is too tight and stuffy for your ‘free as the wind’ riding hours with the horse. In addition to that, there are many people who feel that they have trained their horses well.
What should you wear for your first riding lesson? What is the dress code for competitions? How do horse riders dress so elegantly?
If you are like us, these questions may have crossed your minds at least once in your lifetime. You can’t deny that equestrians are some of the most sophisticated dressers out there.
Most drivers claim that they ‘never saw the horse’ after a hit and run accident happens. This is why the British Horse Society has been adamantly trying to encourage horse riders to opt for hi-vis clothing. The safety gear is designed for better visibility on the road. In fact, riders who frequent the highway paths and are habitual of taking leisure rides at night should definitely opt for reflective gears.
Initially, the saddle pad was a mere saddle blanket. It was used to prevent the leather-bound saddles from getting dirty and sweaty. This is because saddles that were made of leathers were highly expensive. The material often got worn down due to the harmful environmental factors like dust and humidity.
Have you ever wondered why jodhpurs have an exotic name? When were they made? Where do they come from?
The story of its creation is buried deep within the sands of time just like the city it was named after.
From an equestrian’s point of view, horses are delicate cargo. The problem is that these beings move, fidget and are prone to flee when frightened. This is why it is suggested that horses should wear travel gear for protection.
Tired of explaining and educating others about your love for horse riding? Frustrated that everyone in your family thinks that riding a horse is as easy as riding a bike? Can’t make people understand that like other pets they need to be looked after? Irritated at how others mock you for wasting your efforts energy and money on your equine? All of this because they think it is a joke? You better tag them in this post as we are going to debunk some of the most common myths people have regarding horse riding and horses in general.