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Zilco and Sportack Top Breast Collars

Tory Leather Co.’s English Bridle Leather Contour Tapered Comfort Breast Strap (#517) is a top Western pick. A spot of fleece padding behind the center ring on the horse’s chest is one of the thoughtful gestures made toward the horse’s comfort, as is the curving shape of the shoulder straps. It’s a beautifully made product.Professional’s Choice has helped many Western riders appreciate the advantages to synthetic tack, especially with the Professional’s Choice SMx Neoprene Breast Collar. The neoprene pieces detach for easy washing and provide

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Barefoot vs. Shoes

Grant Miller, DVM

No matter what the reason(s), it appears that barefoot trimming is trending upwards. The increasing number of barefoot horses leaves one to wonder if a day could come when horse shoes are a rare sight. read more

Strength Is So Important In Horse Training

John Strassburger

Training horses for eventing or dressage is a lot like training human athletes for sports like gymnastics, track or figure skating. Actually, I’d say that training a horse to event is a lot like training a person to do all three of those sports. read more

Fly Sheets 2014 – Lots of Improvement

Beth Hyman

In this trial, we noticed the horse fly sheets really trended toward extreme protection. Many we tested included neck covers, belly coverage and very fine mesh to protect the horse from smaller insects and UV rays. And the equine Bucas Zebra print sheet has some validity to the “stripes confuse flies” research from a few years ago. read more

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