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Monthly Must Haves for March

Posted on 09 March 2017 by Kim

Equestrian monthly must haves for March

For many equestrians the official start of Spring on Monday 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!

Protect yourself from the wind in this HKM Cavallino Marino Copper Kiss Riding Vest. It’s perfect for this time of the year when you can all the seasons in the space of day! You blast yourself with heat when you get in the car in the morning to go the yard but by lunch time you’re sweltering as +20C. A gilet’s an essential item of clothing in your equestrian wardrobe and it’ll get lots of use throughout the year, e.g. when it’s on the cool side in the changeable seasons of autumn or spring or as an extra layer of defence in winter. You never know, we still might have some snow yet!

 

HKM Cavallino Marino Copper Kiss Vest

 

If you’re worried about your riding hat getting drenched in the April Showers, why don’t you try this waterproof riding hat cover from Charles Owen. You may think it looks a bit odd when you look at it at first but what a great idea and such good value.

 

Charles Owen Waterproof Hat Cover

 

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? 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. 

 

Woof Wear Waterproof Gloves

 

Spring clean his stable with this powerful disinfectant, Dupont Virkon-S which 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.

 

Dupont Virkon-S

 

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.

 

Mud Fever Help Centre

 

Finally, not only does Spring start this month but British Summer Time as well. This year the clocks go forward on Sunday 26th 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. 

 

Author

Kim Horton

Co-Founder of EQUUS and a keen equestrian, when Kim's not at her desk she's with her horse, Waldo.

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