Favorite Half Pads

Favorite Half Pads

1. EquiFit T-Foam Non-Slip Contour Pad – equifit.net
2. Ultra ThinLine Contour Pad – thinlineglobal.com
3. Jump Original Ogilvy Memory Foam HalfPad – ogilvyequestrian.com

The EquiFit theraputic pad uses the T-Foam memory foam that is always so comfortable for horses. This pad maximizes support, disperses pressure points, absorbs shock, and helps prevent back soreness. I have always loved the EquiFit brand and though I have never used this pad, I have always wanted to try it.

The ThinLine pad has always been a favorite for many. It is great for horses that don’t need a lot of padding underneath the saddle. It flexes and moves with your horse, has great shock absorption, and offers closer contact between horse and rider

The Ogilvy pad is somewhat similar to the EquiFit one although there are a few different features. This pad uses anti-slip, moisture-wicking materials. It has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. It also uses a memory foam that gives great shock absorption. This is another product that I have been dying to try on my horse.

link EQUIFIT, THINLINE, OGILVY

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Half Moon Equestrian Centre – Montego Bay, Jamaica

It is getting COLD and I do not like it one bit! Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica would be the perfect escape for a warm and relaxing time. Half Moon was built on a perfectly shaped crescent beach in the 1950’s by a group of wealthy individuals as an exclusive vacation resort for their families. They offer many activities including amazing ocean swimming  on horseback – check out the video, it looks like it would be so much fun!

Half Moon

 

Half Moon

 

Half Moon

 

Half Moon

Check out the video HERE

links: Half Moon at RockResortHalf Moon Equestrian Centre

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Washington International Horse Show

It’s that time of the year! Some of the world’s top riders travel to Washington, D.C.’s Verizon Center to compete in one of the most prestigious indoor horse shows in the country. And it starts today! If you can’t make it to D.C. this week, then do like me and tune in to the USEF Network on Saturday October 27 for the WIHS Equitation Finals and President’s Cup Grand Prix!

WIHS 2012 Poster

Washington International Horse Show October 23-28, 2012

Laura Kraut at WIHSLaura Kraut will be at WIHS this year!

Temporary stalls in the streets for WIHS 2012Temporary stalls in the streets of Washington, D.C.

1980 Tim Grubb at WIHSTim Grubb at the 1980 Washington International Horse Show

via WIHS

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Fav Five: Boots

These are some of my favorite horse boots, for schooling and the show ring.

Favorite Five Horse Boots

1. CWD Buckle Tendon Boots – cwdsellier.com
2. Doda Hind Horse Boots – doversaddlery.com
3. Eskadron Flexisoft Air Easy Boots – doversaddlery.com
4. EquiFit T-Boot Hind Xcel Horse Boots – doversaddlery.com
5. Veredus Nero Carbon Gel Open Front Horse Boots – doversaddlery.com

The CWD leather boots are great for the show ring. I’ve tried so many different brands of leather boots and all are way too stiff and leave sores on my horses legs. But these CWD boots are amazing because the leather is so soft and they look great!

The Doda boots are also pretty great. The pressure points on the inside help your horse really lift their legs over the jump. I’ve used these in the jumpers and have seen many people use them in the schooling ring for hunters. But they don’t work on every horse.

Eskadron boots are very popular and great for schooling. The new ones have vents which help keep your horse cool. However the buckles don’t seem very durable. I know the velcro was a problem because it would wear out quickly, but at least velcro is easy to replace.

EquiFit is by far my favorite brand of boots. The memory foam offers the best support and comfort for your horse. I use the front and hind T-Boots for my horse in the jumpers. These hind Xcel boots are great for horses that need the extra help lifting their hind legs because you can add weights. They are a good alternative for horses that don’t respond to the pressure points on the Doda boots.

Veredus is another popular brand. I’ve never tried them but have always been curious. The gel seems to offer good support but what I really like is the extra protection from the carbon fiber shell. These would be great for schooling or showing.

via DOVER and CWD

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Capital Challenge

The top horses in the country will make their way to the Capital Challenge Horse Show this week. The show runs from September 29 – October 7. If you can’t make it to the show, make sure to check out the live streaming to stay updated on the results.

Capital Challenge Horse Show logo

make sure to “like” the Capital Challenge Horse Show on Facebook

Capital Challenge Horse Show 2012 official poster

Official 2012 Capital Challenge Horse Show poster

Capital Challenge 2012 prize list cover page

download the 2012 Capital Challenge Horse Show prize list

vía CAPITAL CHALLENGE HORSE SHOW

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