Category archives for: Equipment

New Take on Shoes

Underside of the EponaShoe reveals a cushy tread.

It used to be simple. Back in the day, kids went barefoot in the summer and if times were good, Dad bought everyone a new pair of shoes in the fall for school.  It was simple for the horses, too.  Old Dobbin went barefoot and if he seemed tender, an attractive, burly man appeared and […]

Hermes Dressage Saddle


USEF’s New Helmet Rule for Dressage and Eventing

L'Hiver Dressage Helmet

On March 3, a new USEF rule went into effect requiring dressage riders under the age of 18 and anyone competing at Training through Fourth Level to wear safety helmets at all times while mounted at shows licensed by the U.S. Equestrian Federation and the U.S. Dressage Federation. All eventers must also don protective headgear […]

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