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To wear full seat breeches vs knee patch breeches for a ride, that is the question many equestrians face when deciding what to wear. From a technical standpoint, full seat breeches are customarily worn for dressage while knee patch breeches are donned for all types of jumping. In reality, most riders wear what works best for them, their riding style, and need for comfort as well as helping the rider stick to their seat. At Equoware, we have a full lineup of breeches with full seats and knee patches featuring the latest in fabric technology for comfort and durability. Here's what you...

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Horses need their time outdoors in all weather, but that weather can create conditions that make your horse's coat bleach from the sun, soak a coat during a rainstorm, then muddy after the rain from a roll. These issues and others that affect your horse's cleanliness and comfort are the answer to the question of "what are turnout sheets?" A turnout sheet keeps your horse clean, and saves you time when grooming for a ride. Check out Equoware's selection of quality turnout sheets, and read on to learn more about why you need one in your barn trunk.  What are Turnout Sheets? A basic turnout...

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The equestrian safety vest was invented a little less than 40 years ago and almost instantly improved rider safety. Equestrian competitors could ride to the jumps and feel secure with the knowledge they had something between them and the ground in the event of a fall. Early versions of the equestrian safety vest consisted of sectional foam padding stitched into sections that allow the rider's upper body to flex and twist without restriction. Eventers were quick to adapt to the use of the safety vest, but other disciplines took their time. Once riders from other disciplines started seeing the benefits of...

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Have you ever asked "how far can a horse travel in a day?" Maybe you've heard about endurance horses that can cover anywhere from 50 to 100 miles in a day, or wondered if a race horse can run for miles on end. The short answer to the question is a walking horse can travel anywhere from 25 to 40 miles a day depending on terrain, weather, breaks, and access to water. When you're looking to get your horse into condition for long trail rides, or want to prepare them for a beginner's endurance ride, get your gear from Equoware for the best...

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Learning how to size an English riding jacket can sometimes feel like you need advanced fitting skills and an encyclopedic knowledge of American and European sizing. Technical fabrics add in another layer of difficulty with sizing due to their ability to stretch in all directions. You may need a smaller size to achieve a proper fit with a fabric that has a lot of stretch. Ultimately, you want to look good in the show ring, and Equoware has English riding jackets from European and American makers that are sure to fit and look good. Here's a look at what you...

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