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Summer Riding Essentials

Enjoy every moment of summertime in the saddle with these helpful equestrian products.

The days are longer and the chilly breeze that makes your horse want to buck you off in the morning is gone.. It’s officially summertime at the barn! It’s the season of horse shows, trail rides, and early evening hacks. This is our favorite time of the year, but it can come with a few drawbacks. Sunburns, bugs, and dehydrated horses can really put a damper on your summer riding. To keep your heels down and spirits up, we’ve put together a list of the must-have summer barn supplies for equestrians and their horses.

Fly Relief

Unfortunately, horses and flies are synonymous in the summertime.

Use Fly Spray like it’s going out of style (you can spray the walls in your horse’s stall if the barn does not have an automatic fly spray system.)

Fly Predators are also useful for reducing the number of flies in your barn.

Fly Masks and Sheets are also necessities for your horse in the summer. Horses that are particularly sensitive can also benefit from wearing fly leg wraps.

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Sun Protection

Protecting your skin is a priority!

Whether a baseball hat or trendy sun visor is more your style, wearing something to keep the sun off of your face is essential all year, and most importantly in the summer.

Wear sunscreen like your life depends on it (because it does).

Helmet visors can also work to keep the sun off your face while you are riding.

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Hoof Care

The saying goes, “no hoof, no horse.” Protect your horse’s hooves from thrush and cracking with these hoof products and supplements.

Did you know - many hoof problems like slow growth, cracks, splits, and poor quality horn can often be attributed to nutritional deficiencies. By adding specialized supplements to your horse’s daily meals, you can combat these nutrition deficiencies and maintain healthy hooves all year.

Additionally, hoof oils, mud, and specialized products can prevent bacterial and fungal conditions in the hoof. The right combination of products and supplements help treat sole and stone bruises, hoof rot, scratches, and dew poisoning in addition to preventing calluses, split hooves, quarter cracks, and hard, dry, tender, or contracted feet.

Summer Breeches

To be fair, we will use any excuse to buy new breeches.

When you're out riding in the summertime heat, you will be thankful for good quality, breathable breeches. Whether you are a competitive professional or an amateur lesson goer, you need functional breeches that will keep you secure and comfortable in the warmer weather. These breeches feature fabric that is lightweight, breathable, and stretchy, allowing for maximum mobility and comfort while riding.

Summer Riding Tops

The right equestrian shirts will keep you cool , comfortable, and protected form the sun.

The right riding tops can mean the difference between a summer of uncomfortable sunburns and tan lines, or a summer of taking care of your skin. There are a ton of options for summer riding apparel, but it's not a bad idea to choose an option with sleeves to protect your skin from the sun during long days at the barn. Many brands also feature ventilation under the arms and lightweight fabric to keep you cool.

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Need a tack room refresh? We’re obsessed with these saddles, halters, bonnets, and saddle pads.

If you aren’t using good quality, functional tack, you are at a disadvantage. It doesn’t matter if you ride dressage, eventing, showjumping, hunters, equitation, or just enjoy trail riding, using proper tack helps keep you and your horse safe and comfortable. If your tack is cracked or worn, your safety could be at risk. Replace unsafe tack with these Equivont favorites.

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Therapy Products

Therapeutic boots, wraps, and braces relieve pain and stiffness to help you and your horse feel your best.

Therapeutic products like lasers and specialized boots and wraps help to prevent injuries and speed healing for you and your horse. These products are designed to increase circulation and reduce inflammation to speed healing and recovery. Use before a workout to help prepare muscle groups for exercise or after exercise to help aid recovery.

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Grooming Supplies

Keep your horse looking and feeling their best this summer with premium grooming supplies.

High-quality brushes and detangling sprays are essential to maintain a shiny, healthy coat. Regular grooming not only enhances your horse’s appearance but also helps prevent skin issues caused by sweat, dust, and pests. Make grooming a relaxing and enjoyable part of your horse's summertime routine, ensuring they stay comfortable and ready for any adventure. Equip yourself with the best grooming tools to keep your equine friend in top condition all season long.

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Calming Cookies

This is another product that we use all year. For good reason!

Farrier’s coming? Cookies. Long trailer ride? Cookies. The wind is blowing so hard that your roof might end up in Kansas? Cookies. The natural effects of these calming cookies and calming supplements do a great job of relieving anxiety without making horses dull or sluggish.

There is no harm in feeding them regularly so anytime you think your horse might be put into a stressful situation, calming supplements are an extremely helpful tool to make everyone’s day go more smoothly.

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There you have it! Now that you have your summer essentials, grab your helmet and head to the barn. We'll see you out there!