Spring Fashion for You and Your Horse

by Sarah Macey

Spring Fashion for You and Your Horse

Here at Prime Stables we know how important it can be to feel confident on your horse. Although there are plenty of factors that will help you to feel confident on your horse, one is ensuring that you look good as well. Dressing to impress can cause a huge influx in your personal confidence. Don’t believe us? Give it a try! Below we have listed our top spring fashion items for you and your horse. There are so many fashion accessories out there and with spring on its way, it’s the perfect time to get creative and have some fun with it!

Horse Rugs

Horse rugs are primarily used to shield horses from varying weather conditions and climates. Horse rugs are an excellent way to provide comfort to your animal as well as offering protection from the elements. Providing your horse with the right fit will help regulated your horse’s body temperature and maintain a healthy condition. Furthermore, as well as the practical benefits, horse rugs can be fashionable as well as functional. You can purchase horse rugs in various colours, patterns and sizes.

Today’s horse blankets are often items of style and luxury as well as items of necessity. You can even go the extra mile by getting your name embroidered onto the sides of the blanket, as well as choosing colours that compliment your horse. Celebrities such as Katie Price have really taken off with this idea by commissioning their own unique range of horse rugs that reflect how fashion for horses has become almost as important as fashion for people.

Massage Pad

Do you want to pamper your horse with a massage? Rather than damaging your own hands by trying to apply enough pressure for a massage, why not purchase a massage pad? Horse massage blankets can be used to reduce muscle tension and to increase the circulation in your horse’s body. Simply apply the massage blanket to your horse, before and after it’s workouts. Your horse will truly reap the benefits of this wonderful accessory. The massage pad helps to keep your horse limber, fit and ready to perform at his best. This is a great accessory for anyone wanting to give their horse some extra, attentive care.

Head Collar

Head collars for your horse are a great way to add a touch of colour and sparkle. A head collar is used to lead your horse and it can also be used to tie up your horse. The head collar fits behind the ears and around the muzzle and can be easily adjusted for the perfect fit. Head collars are commonly made from webbing, making them strong and light. If they get wet, they dry very quickly and do not mould.

Head collars are available in multiple colours and the owner can decide on the colour and the type of webbing that they want their head collar in. You can also get extra stylish by purchasing matching lead ropes. If you want to go the extra mile, head collars can also be purchased in black or brown leather for that extra level of class. Not just practical, the leather head collars are often used for travelling as it is considered much safer than webbing, as it will break in an emergency. There are also special head collars available for shows and you can even purchase some with a nameplate for that extra personal touch.

Reflective wear

Do you and your horse want to be the ultimate team? Then why not be safe and fashionable with matching reflective gear? Reflective gear is perfect for those late-night rides, or for those dark winter mornings and evenings when it can be difficult for pedestrians, dog walkers, drivers and others to spot you and your horse coming. Wearing reflective gear can make you far more visible. However, you don’t have to stick out like a sore thumb in a bad way. You can always switch the colours up or choose to match with your horse to add extra character and ‘oneness’ to your relationship. By purchasing reflective wear, you will not only be seen but you will be seen but you will be seen being fashionable.

Clothes

It is important to ponder what you are going to wear prior to working with or riding a horse. This is not only for comfort reasons, but also for safety. Many people assume that equestrian clothing is expensive but it doesn’t have to be. It is not difficult to find appropriate garments. Below, we have listed a few fashion items for horse riders.

Helmet

There are many types of headgear available for equestrians. However, the most important consideration should always be safety, it doesn’t matter how fashionable you look, if your helmet is not safety approved then it is not worth risking your life for. Approved head gear is a must and provides the most protection for your head. If you were to fall from your horse, a good helmet is such a priority that it could save your life. However, they are some stunning helmets that you can purchase that come in a variety of colours and styles. Both practical and safe.

Trousers

For everyday riding, a pair of two-way stretch tights could be the most comfortable for you. However, it is generally personal preference. Riding trousers come in a variety of styles and colours so you are bound to find something that you like. When it comes to riding trousers, you want to avoid any trousers that don’t fit properly. Your trousers should not be too large as they may catch on something, leading to injury of yourself or your horse. We think riding trousers look especially striking when paired with a pair of shiny boots.

Boots

Besides your helmet, your footwear is probably the most important piece of attire that will help keep you and your horse safe. Although there are no official testing or standards for boots, you will want boots with a heal as this will stop your foot from slipping through the stirrup when riding. There are many different boots to choose from so purchase whatever is comfortable, affordable and suitable for you and your riding style. When working with or riding a horse, you should never wear casual shoes such as flip-flops or sandals in case you are stepped on by your horse. Besides, boots are far more fashionable and will really complete the look of your whole outfit as well as providing safety and security when you are riding your horse.

Conclusion 

There are numerous other clothing and accessory items that are available for horse riders. There are some especially lovely clothing items that you can personalise and purchase in certain colours. A few other clothing items that we haven’t had time to mention are gloves, show ties, spurs, blazers and saddlery belts. However, looking fashionable and impressive while riding a horse is only a small aspect of this marvellous sport. There is no denying it, it is certainly enjoyable to match the colour of your outfit to the colour of your horse’s rug or blanket. But the most important aspect of dressing yourself and your horse is safety above all else. It is fun playing around with different accessories and fashion items but you must ensure that they are all safety certified and approved. Otherwise, you will be putting the safety of yourself and your horse at risk.

Do you own any of the items we mentioned above? We would love to hear from you in the comments below.

 

 

 

 

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