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Our Blog

Welcome to our equestrian blog. Here you'll find lots of useful information about all aspects of equestrian life, including tips on how to take care of your horse, informative articles on equestrian news and more thoughtful articles about some of the issues we all face as horse riders. We very much hope these articles will help you get the most out of your passion and help you fulfil your potential as a rider. We'd love to hear your views, too, so if there's a topic you'd like to see us cover, then feel free to drop us a line by clicking here with your suggestion. If your idea is published, you'll win a mystery prize!

Why is yellow the best Hi Viz colour at this time of year?

Why is yellow the best Hi Viz colour at ...

Find out the answer to the most frequently asked question about Hi Viz at this time of the year: what colour should be worn during winter weather c...

New Weatherbeeta Green-Tec Rug Range

New Weatherbeeta Green-Tec Rug Range

Benefits of horse riding for children

Benefits of horse riding for children

Is your child passionate about horses and begging you for riding lessons? Are you clueless about how to start or, more importantly, do you know exa...

Night time turn out rugs for summer

Night time turn out rugs for summer

Night time turn out rugs for summer.

Summer Hi Viz for Horse and Rider

Summer Hi Viz for Horse and Rider

Don’t pack your Hi Viz away when the weather warms up. Find out what you and your horse need this Summer

Protect your horse from flies and midges with Zebra Stripes

Protect your horse from flies and midges...

Protect your horse from flies and midges with Zebra Stripes: Fly Masks, Sweet Itch,  Turn Out and Ride-On Fly Rugs.

5 Tips for keeping your horse hydrated in hot weather

5 Tips for keeping your horse hydrated i...

5 Tips for keeping your horse hydrated in hot weather

Layering tips for riders

Layering tips for riders

When the weather becomes icy cold, the secret to staying warm, dry and comfortable is the simple trick of layering. Combine base and mid layers wit...

Brand Spotlight: Cavallo Hoof Boots

Brand Spotlight: Cavallo Hoof Boots

Brandspotlight: Cavallo, maker of internationally well known Hoof Boots for horses and ponies.

5 Must Haves to beat Sweet Itch in 2020

5 Must Haves to beat Sweet Itch in 2020

5 Must Haves to beat Sweet Itch in 2020

Lockdown activities for equestrians

Lockdown activities for equestrians

Stuck with what to do during lockdown? Here are a few ideas we've come up with at EQUUS.

How to clean your horse’s turnout rug

How to clean your horse’s turnout rug

How to clean your horse's turnout rugs

Brand spotlight: Nettex

Brand spotlight: Nettex

Find out more about Nettex - a British company that researches and makes equine care products.

Want to be an Equestrian Brand Ambassador?

Want to be an Equestrian Brand Ambassador?

Want to be an equestrian Brand Ambassador?

Horseware Vamoose Fly Rugs

Horseware Vamoose Fly Rugs

Horseware Vamoose Fly Rugs

What's the best turnout rug for Spring?

What's the best turnout rug for Spring?

Want to know the best spring turn out rug when the temperature changes drastically throughout the course of the day? Read our blog to find out more...

Top tips to get rid of your horse's winter coat...quickly!

Top tips to get rid of your horse's wint...

As daylight hours become longer, our horse's are starting to shed their winter coats. A moulting horse can end up looking very patchy and leave hai...

Hoof Abscesses 101

Hoof Abscesses 101

This common problem can cause sudden, severe lameness, but it often can be resolved quickly with the proper treatment and care.

What is Natural Horsemanship?

What is Natural Horsemanship?

Read the key facts and principles about this slightly controversial approach to training horses.

How to keep a horse warm in winter

How to keep a horse warm in winter

What do horses really need to keep them warm and happy in the winter when the temperature drops? Read our blog to find out exactly what you need to...

How to lunge a horse

How to lunge a horse

Training Aids for your Horse

Training Aids for your Horse

The challenge with training your horse is always how to make it interesting and provide variety. In this blog we take a quick look at some of the t...

What makes you and your horse most visible when hacking out in poor light?

What makes you and your horse most visib...

What makes you and your horse most visible when hacking out in poor light? Read our blog to find out the fundamental difference between Hi-Vis and ...

All about Horseware Vari-Layer Rug Technology

All about Horseware Vari-Layer Rug Techn...

During the colder months of autumn and winter, piling rugs on our horses to keep them warm is what we all tend to do. However, wouldn’t it be bette...

Best waterproof horse riding jackets 2019

Best waterproof horse riding jackets 2019

When you're out in all weathers looking after your horse, a good quality waterproof jacket or coat you can rely on is essential. Here's our pick of...

Hi-Viz: Don't be left in the Dark

Hi-Viz: Don't be left in the Dark

The more hi-viz you wear, the more visible you will be. You will also give other road users a far better idea of the dimensions of you and your hor...

Spooky Sounds and How to Reduce Them

Spooky Sounds and How to Reduce Them

Often a horse's natural reaction to something that it doesn't understand is to spook or shy. A spook is usually a startled jump sideways, or a quic...

Best mediumweight turnout rugs 2020

Best mediumweight turnout rugs 2020

In order to get the best mediumweight rug for your horse, you need to know what sort horse you’re buying the rug for. This may sound strange but re...

Fun Turnout Rugs for 2019

Fun Turnout Rugs for 2019

Make your horse stand out in his field in one of this year's fun turnout rugs from the trusted brands of Masta, Shires and Weatherbeeta 

Brilliant Base Layers for autumn 2020

Brilliant Base Layers for autumn 2020

When you get nice warm days like you do often in late summer, you could be fooled into thinking that summer is sticking around. But with cooler mor...

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