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rider wearing Ariat breeches

5 Best Ariat Breeches and Tights for Women

by Michelle Drum October 22, 2021

Ariat's reputation for crafting quality breeches has made Ariat a popular choice for English riders in the US and internationally. In this post, we’ll showcase five pairs of Ariat’s most popular women’s breeches and tights. We’ll point out the unique features of each pair and discover what makes Ariat riding breeches and tights so popular with riders.
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Rider in Ariat Horse Riding Boots

9 Best Horse Riding Boots

by Michelle Drum October 20, 2021

A good pair of horse-riding boots will keep you confident on your horse and allow you to perform at your peak. But it can be challenging to know which boots to choose. This guide will overview the different types of riding boots and share what to look for to find the right pair for you.What [...]
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riding a horse in the winter

6 Best Winter Riding Breeches

by Michelle Drum October 15, 2021

Breeches play an important role in rider safety in the saddle as well as providing an additional mode of communication with the horse. And at no time are quality breeches more important than wintertime, due to inclement weather. In this article, we’ll share what you need to know about the best winter riding breeches.
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Top 20 Horse Halloween Costume Ideas!

Top 20 Horse Halloween Costume Ideas!

by Lizzie Lengling October 12, 2021

This year we took to Facebook and Instagram and asked our followers to send in their own costumes and boy were we completely blown away by the creativity!

So here is a list of our Top 20 Costume Ideas!

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Horse with English bridle

English Bridles — The Ultimate Rider’s Guide

by Michelle Drum October 07, 2021

The bridle is one of the most important pieces of riding gear since it’s the rider’s primary communication tool for providing instruction to her horse. This guide covers the basics of English bridles, including the different types to choose from, how to measure for a bridle, how to assemble it, and how to put it on your horse.
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All about half pads!

What Are Half Pads? Which One Is Right For My Horse?

by Lizzie Lengling October 03, 2021

When it comes to half pads, it can be a little overwhelming. There are so many different styles, types, and materials that it’s almost hard to find a place to start when you’re on the hunt for one (the days of only having to decide what color are gone). So I’ve put together an in depth look at half pads in the hope it makes your next shopping excursion a little easier!
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Equestrian wearing Ariat riding boots

6 Best Ariat Riding Boots

by Michelle Drum September 29, 2021

If you ride often, you know the value of a good pair of riding boots. In this guide we're looking closer at the six best Ariat riding boots, and what makes them a top choice for equestrians.
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How To Wash And Care For A Horse Blanket

How To Wash And Care For A Horse Blanket

by Lizzie Lengling September 28, 2021

This is your go-to guide to keeping your horse blankets clean and cared for so you can use them for as long as possible! 
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Colic Weather - Is Your Horse At Risk?

Colic Weather - Is Your Horse At Risk?

by Michelle Drum September 28, 2021

The hot weather of summer has been hanging on longer than most of us can remember. My senior horses have already grown in most of their Winter coats. Many of us are looking forward to sweaters & bonfires. Better late than never, a taste of Fall is arriving with drastic temperature change this weekend, which [...]
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