It’s officially fall! That means it’s time to grab your pumpkin spice latte and head to the barn. Whether you ride eventing, dressage, showjumping, hunters, or equitation, this time of year means preparing for finals and enjoying the brisk breeze during morning rides. To make your autumn rides as pleasant as they’re meant to be, Equivont has put together our favorite fall riding essentials for your and your horse.
Colder weather can make equine arthritis and joint stiffness worse. These joint supplements help your horse feel sound and able to enjoy cooler-weather rides as much as you do.
Equine joint supplements contain a combination of ingredients like glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, and hyaluronic acid to help keep your horse’s joints healthy and avoid future soundness issues.
Pro Tip: Start feeding these supplements before your horse starts to show signs of joint pain or discomfort to keep them feeling their best this season.
There’s nothing like showing up for competition day feeling a wave of confidence wearing new show breeches and your favorite hunt coat. Combine that with tall boots that look amazing and fit like a glove, and you’ll be ready to claim your blue ribbon.
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.
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.
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.
It's time to swap out fly sheets for cold weather blankets. Blanketing a horse is necessary for reducing the effects of cold and wet weather. Shop blankets for horses of all sizes in all types of weather this year!
Whether you are a professional rider who is out in the elements all day, or an amateur taking weekly lessons, you need functional riding apparel that will keep you secure and comfortable in the colder weather. These riding staples will help you stay warm, dry, and comfortable.
Stall Gates might not be the first product we think of when preparing for cold weather at the barn, but you’ll thank yourself for repairing your barn before the bad weather arrives.
Colder weather can mean the stable is boarded up more often. This inhibits airflow and can cause ventilation issues that affect your horses. Adding breathable stall gates to the interior of the barn can help combat these issues.
Pro tip: Finals are coming up! Because these stall gates are portable, some trainers bring them when they travel to shows that have solid doors. They can be temporarily put up and allow your horse much more ventilation and social interaction (the half-size gate allows them to stick their head out) while they are away from home.
Equestrian underwear, base layers, and a good pair of socks will wick away sweat to keep you dry and prevent the rubbing and chafing that all riders are familiar with. Bonus - Eques Pantes are slimming and make you look great in your breeches!
If you're looking for a special gift for your horse-loving friends, these equestrian gifts won’t disappoint!
There you have it! Now that you are fall-weather ready, it’s time to grab your helmet and head to the barn! Happy riding!