•  November 03, 2011

    When Can My Child Ride A Horse

    One of the most frequent questions we receive are inquiries from customers wondering the appropriate age for children to start riding. This question does not come with a precise answer, but instead, a series of guidelines for parents to consider. Physical and emotional development coupled with the ability to follow directions are key attributes to examine when considering riding lessons...

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  •  October 01, 2011

    Buzzkill Response to Helmet Non-Believers!

    Reposted with the kind permission of the Equestrian Medical Safety Association (EMSA) By SuSan S. Quinn, ESQ. former R.N., P.A.-C, President of the South Carolina Dressage and Combined Training Association As you should know by now, the USDF and the USEF have passed new safety helmet rules for eventing and dressage riders. (See the USDF and USEF websites for full...

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  •  September 07, 2011

    British Dressage to introduce mandatory safety hat rules

    Reposted from Horse&Hound Amy Mathieson, H&H news writer 5 September, 2011 Safety helmets are to be mandatory for all British Dressage (BD) riders except for advanced and above. Earlier this year riders were asked to give their opinion on possible BD rule changes — which included safety helmets, allowing horses to be downgraded when they have reached the upper points...

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  •  September 01, 2011


    It's like Christmas in September! Troxel and SmartPak are giving away a free helmet a $50 SmartPak gift certificate every week for the month of September! Weekly Prizes Week 1 9/7 Sierra and a $50 SmartPak gift certificate *Winner: Lisa Schapira Week 2 9/14 Spirit and a $50 SmartPak gift certificate *Winner: Meagan Minutolo Week 3 9/21 Dakota and a...

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  •  August 22, 2011

    Quick Guide to Safely Remove Lice From Equestrian Helmets

    Head lice are highly contagious, especially among children who come in close contact with other youngsters at school, childcare centers, sports activities, and camps. Even when a child's hair is treated for head lice, the infestation can persist if the adult lice and eggs remain on clothing, bedding, and objects such as helmets and hairbrushes. Washing clothing in hot water...

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