Riders Blogs

Tuesday October 17 2017 9.00am

Sharing our thoughts, news and insights into all things equestrian

  • **WIN** Woof Wear LIME Club boots

    **WIN** Woof Wear LIME Club boots

    Friday 12th May 2017

    *Competition now closed*

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  • Johnathan Bowman wins the 1.25m at the Welsh Masters

    Johnathan Bowman wins the 1.25m at the Welsh Masters

    Tuesday 18th April 2017

    We had a good weekend at the Welsh Masters, Marcel des Rosier won the 1.25m final. After being 10th in Thursday's round, I decided to save him for Sunday. 

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  • Johnathan Bowman Qualifies for the Royal International Horse Show Winter Novice Championship with Freule TN at Hartpury

    Johnathan Bowman Qualifies for the Royal International Horse Show Winter Novice Championship with Freule TN at Hartpury

    Tuesday 21st March 2017

    I was originally scheduled to go to Jersey this weekend, but I opted to go to the Winter Novice Championship qualifier at Hartpury College instead as I thought I had a real chance with one of my rides, Freule TN.

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  • What is a Poll Guard and what does it do?

    What is a Poll Guard and what does it do?

    Friday 12th April 2013

    A Poll Guard, quite simply, protects the horses poll area. Located between the horse’s ears, the poll is the bony point where the spinal cord attaches to the skull.

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  • Therapy Boots - the Hot and the Cold of it!

    Therapy Boots - the Hot and the Cold of it!

    Friday 8th March 2013

    Woof Wear have launched a new Ice Therapy Boot that, combined with our hot and cold packs can be used as therapy to warm or cool the horses lower leg - but we appreciate it can be confusing as to which is the correct temperature to use.

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  • The A to Z of Overreach Boots

    The A to Z of Overreach Boots

    Tuesday 15th November 2011

    What is Overreaching?
    Overreaching is when the toe of the hind hoof strikes the back of the front foot. This can cause severe bruises, cuts and abrasions around your horse’s delicate heel and pastern area. It can also result in shoes being pulled off. Overreaching occurs especially during fast exercise and jumping but horses can overreach even in walk depending on different factors like their confirmation, length of stride and degree of fitness.

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  • Road Safety

    Road Safety

    Wednesday 5th October 2011

    With days getting shorter and increasingly darker it is a good idea to remember a few basics when it comes to hacking on the road to ensure safety for us and our horses.

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  • Top 10 Tips for Riding in the Summer

    Top 10 Tips for Riding in the Summer

    Tuesday 26th July 2011

    1) Make sure there is always fresh clean water available for your horse (and yourself) – drinking is important to avoid dehydration.

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  • Open vs Closed Front Tendon Boots

    Open vs Closed Front Tendon Boots

    Wednesday 25th May 2011

    Tendon Boots are one of the most commonly used types of horse boots all over the world. Riders from various disciplines value the benefit of tendon boots for protecting their horses' front legs from injury. More precisely it is the tendon running down the back of the front leg (Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon) that needs protection, especially during high energy activities, when the hind foot can extend far forward and strike that front tendon.

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  • Is your tail guard long enough?

    Is your tail guard long enough?

    Monday 24th January 2011

    As you probably know tail guards are designed to protect our horses' tailbone as well as the tail hair from any damage during transport (or in the stable). Especially if your horse tends to lean back against the crossbar or side wall in the lorry it needs extra protection to avoid injuries of the tail or damage of the hair.

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  • How to fit the Double Lock Brushing Boot

    How to fit the Double Lock Brushing Boot

    Monday 25th October 2010

    There seem to be many debates going on at yards around the country about how to correctly fit the Double Lock Brushing Boot. We have received a number of emails recently asking to resolve ongoing disagreements; hence this blog post is dedicated to the lovely Double Lock Boot and its correct usage. Hopefully it will put an end to all that tearing your hair and prevent any more possible fist fights with your mates at the yard...

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