Monthly Must Haves for March
For many equestrians the official start of Spring on Tuesday 20th March is overshadowed by the prospect of March Winds followed by April Showers! So this month’s Must Haves include something for wind, rain and spring!
Stay dry in the saddle
Protect yourself from the rain with these unisex Toggi Usk Unisex Waterproof Overtrousers. Completely waterproof and breathable trousers designed to be worn over your breeches. It has a handy stretch panel at the ankle to make it easier to put on and take off and for when you're wearing boots. High back waist panel keeps out the chills. Available in navy and black, sizes XS - XXL
Keep your hands dry too!
When you’re out hacking and your riding gloves get wet and the damp gets through to your hands, it makes you cold to the core, doesn’t it? Equally when you're doing your yard jobs, there's nothing worse than your hands getting constantly wet. These Woofwear Waterproof Riding Gloves will keep your hands dry in the wettest of conditions. Specially designed for riding, they won't compromise the feel and comfort on the reins as they’re light, warm and not bulky to wear. and will keep your hands dry in the wettest conditions.
Plan for your annual spring clean
Despite the current weather, spring is just three weeks away. So plan what you're going to need to spring clean his stable. This powerful disinfectant, Dupont Virkon-S, kills numerous pathogens including 31 bacterial strains, 58 viruses and 6 fungi. Plus it shows no evidence of resistance over time. Used on farms and stable yards for over 25 years to great effect, it’s highly versatile and can clean all surface areas and equine equipment. So not only can you do his stable but his lorry or trailer too.
Your furry friend...
Your furry friend is about to shed his winter coat. This is always a challenge. The secret is to get help from a gadget which will make the task quicker and easier for you. There are two options: the old fashioned Lincoln Rubber Curry Comb With Web Handle or the modern Lincoln Ultimate Groomer which removes the hair very efficiently and can be used on dogs and cats!
Manage the mud
If you’re one of the many horse owners struggling with Mud Fever, visit our Mud Fever Help Centre. Here you’ll find an extensive selection of products to prevent or treat this demoralising condition along with helpful hints/tips and blog articles.
Finally, not only does Spring start this month but British Summer Time as well. This year the clocks go forward on Sunday 25th March. So we can all look forward to the lighter evenings and hacking out after work but don’t forget, you still need Hi Viz on you and your horse even in the summer time.