How to keep your extremities warm
For some riders, cold or freezing temperatures means less time with their horses because they struggle to keep warm — but it doesn't have to be that way.
Keeping your feet and toes warm can be difficult during long hours outside while you take care of the dreaded chores and spend time with your horse. If you have a hard time keeping your extremities warm, wearing good socks, gloves and headwear can help you get through the winter more comfortably.
H E A D
Believe it or not, there is now technically designed head gear to keep your head and bits of it, ie your ears, warm without sacrificing safety.
Best for complete warmth
Equetech Riding Hat Thermal Liner
Snug fit; covers ears, neck, back and chest.
Best for ear protection
Equetech Riding Hat Ear Warmers
Faux sheepskin lining; fits under any riding hat or helmet.
Best choice of colours
Mark Todd headband
Fits comfortably under a riding hat or helmet; breathable; selection of colours.
H A N D S
As the air gets even colder, it can become difficult to keep your hands and fingers warm while riding and doing your chores. Select the best pair of gloves you can afford, and they’ll prove a good investment of your time and money, and will help ensure your hands stay warm. Good quality gloves should last as well providing you don’t lose them!
Fine synthetic leather; warm lining; touchscreen compatible.
Best for warmth
Mark Todd Winter Gloves With Thinsulate
Soft thinsulate lining; long cuffadjustable wrist tab with press stud fastener.
Made of warm fleece; highly breathable; quick drying.
Best for doing jobs on the yard and in the field
Busse All Round Winter Glove
Waterproof; extremely hard wearing; warm fleece lining.
F E E T
Woof Wear Winter Riding Socks
Thermal; specially designed for wear with riding boots; hard wearing.
Best for warmth
Noble Equestrian Alpine Merino Wool Socks
32% merino wool; superior moisture wicking properties; heel-to-toe padding.