Category Archives: Horse Equipment

Choosing A Noseband For Your Horse



Where to start? The aim of a noseband is to help keep the horse’s mouth softly closed to allow for good communication by way of the bit. It can be confusing as there are quite a few different types of noseband available, so to keep things simple we take a brief look at the four most common here.

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Prepare your horse and stable equipment ready for Spring 2015

It may only seem like two minutes ago that winter arrived and you were throwing thick coats on your horse, and indeed, it may feel like there’s a long way to go! However, the nights are getting lighter and the days (ever so slightly) warmer – spring will be here before you know it.


20th March marks the first day of spring and way you will have to look after your horse will gradually alter as the season creeps in. There’s no harm in advanced planning, February is a short month after all, so here at Old Dairy Saddlery we’ll give you some hints and tips on how to care for your horse in the upcoming months.


We’ll tell you all you need to know so you can spring into action and the transition from winter runs nice and smoothly.
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How to Look Your Best During the Equestrian Eventing Season 2015 + Calendar!

Equestrian Eventing Season 2015

The 2015 Equestrian eventing season is fast approaching so now is the time to kick-start the preparations and get ready to perform at your best.


Once you reach competition level, the turnout of both you and your horse is deemed important.


Your presentation doesn’t prove how skilled you are at getting dressed each morning; instead it gives a good insight in to how thorough your daily care routine is.

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Top Five Christmas Gifts for the Horse Riding Man

For part two of our christmas gifts for horse lovers special, we have featured our top five presents that any man if your life would love under the christmas tree over this festive period.

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Top Five Gifts for Horse Loving Women This Christmas


Are you clueless about horse equipment? Are you tired of pondering over what to buy your horse-riding loved ones this Christmas? Well look no further because here at Old Dairy Saddlery we have you covered!

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Horse Rugs for Winter

28371099_sWhich rugs your horse needs for winter will depend on whether they are stabled or out, what kind of horse they are (for example a thoroughbred will need more than a hardy native), their age and how cold it gets. Getting the right balance is key, as an uncomfortable horse might try to remove their rug which could injure your horse or damage the rug. It’s also essential to get the fit right. See our guide to measuring your horse for a rug here:


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Essential Stable Equipment

old_dairyAre you new to owning your own horse? There’s so much to consider at first and it can be quite overwhelming to try and get a handle on exactly what you need to care for your horse when you’re starting out. Here we take a look at the essential stable equipment that will ensure you can keep them clean, safe and fed.

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Brand in Focus – Mark Todd Horse Rugs

blog_image2.jpgOffering a huge range of rugs, sheets, coolers and neck covers for foals, ponies and horses, the Mark Todd rug collection has just about everything covered.


A household name, Mark Todd was awarded a Knighthood in 2013 and voted ‘Event Rider of the 20th Century’, so when it comes to knowledge of horses, it doesn’t get any better. All of the rugs in his collection are tested and endorsed by Mark and his team, ensuring that every product line offers the best in quality, style, performance and value.

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Weatherbeeta Rugs – What Rug Type is Your Horse?

rugDoes your horse always manage to get their rug off, despite all your best efforts? Or does their rug get rips and tears, where other horse’s rugs last years? Weatherbeeta have put together a tool to help you choose the best rug for your horse.


Weatherbeeta are one of the main players in horse rug retailers. They have a strong progressive focus, always looking to use new technology to develop their rugs to ensure quality, comfort and safety. Extensive research has been undertaken to make sure your horse is protected in all weathers with breathable fabrics and moisture repellent outer layers. So in October 2013 Weatherbeeta took a new step forward and developed an innovative tool to help horse owners select the ideal rug from their range, based on the personality of their horse.

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Caring For Your Horses Hooves in Winter

horses hoof in the snow

When the winter’s icy fingers reach across, it’s time for owners and riders to make some adjustments in their horse care routines. And it’s not just a matter of chipping ice out of the equines water buckets and currying globs of dried mud out of their furry coats. Winter has an impact on hooves as well, so find out what you need to know when caring for your horses hooves in the winter.


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