What Do You Need for Horse Camp?

Posted on June 12, 2018 by Customer Service | 0 comments

Summer is here, and pony camps are starting! Is your horse-crazy child prepared for everything this fun week might bring? 

Horse camp is so much more than riding! They may be taking part in horse care activities including bathing, feeding and stall cleaning. It is important that they are dressed appropriately and safely for their daily activities. Use our horse camp checklist to make sure your child is geared up and ready to go!

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Horse Camp Checklist

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Customer Service | 0 comments

Is your horse-crazy child looking forward to the end of school and the start of horse camp? Their days will be filled with good rides, best friends and memorable experiences. Keep in mind, these days at camp are way more involved than your weekly lesson. Your child may be riding a few times each day. They may be taking part in horse care activities including bathing, feeding and stall cleaning. And you want to be sure they are safe and properly dressed for the days ahead. Use our horse camp checklist to make sure your child is geared up and ready to go!

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To fly sheet or not to fly sheet… that is the question.

Posted on May 14, 2015 by 47060068 | 0 comments

Green grass, warmer temps and longer days. This is my favorite time of the year. In fact, our horses love it too! But give it a few more weeks when those pesky flies and mosquitoes take over, and your ponies will be at the gate begging to come in by mid-day. So I ask you – do you use a fly sheet? If not, it is certainly something to think about…
  • Make summer turnout more pleasant – Not all farms offer night turnout for the summer, which means your horse may have to take in the heat of the day out in a field. The extra head shaking, body twitching, foot stomping and tail swishing can cause a lot of unnecessary stress and less grazing. A fly sheet helps create a barrier to bugs and lessens bug bites.
  • Sunblock – Today, many fly sheets come with UV protection. This can be important in lighter-colored and pink-skinned horses who are prone to sunburn. Additionally, if you have a darker show horse, UV fly sheets can keep their coats from fading.
  • Cut down on allergens – There is always that one horse in the barn who seems to have an allergic reaction to bug bites, developing itchy welts, and in turn spends the day biting and scratching themselves, again, resulting in less grazing. Using a fly sheet can help prevent bugs from getting to the skin and lessen allergic reactions.
  • Cleanliness – Grass stains and excess dust and dirt are a common part of summer turnout, but a fly sheet can help you keep your horse much cleaner! Fly sheets are even a great option for summer horse shows.
  • Keeping cool – Fly sheets come in different fabrics, but are primarily made of mesh that lets air circulate freely. This helps keep your horse cool even on the hottest days!
  • Less fly spray – Let’s be honest, you spray your horse in the morning before he goes out, but within the hour, he is stomping and swishing. He is sweating, he has rolled, and now your fly spray is no longer effective. A fly sheet is a great alternative! And, you don’t have to continue to spay all day
My advice to you… before summer kicks into high gear, consider investing in a fly sheet. There is practically one for every budget, and your horse will thank you! Check out all these great fly sheet options from The Carousel Horse.

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Comfort and Performance

Posted on March 23, 2015 by 47060068 | 0 comments

0200564__64654_zoom Comfort and performance. Two words that have attached themselves to almost every riding apparel product out there. But what exactly does all this “technology” do for us as riders? Are my breeches today really better than the breeches I rode in as a teen? Yes, yes, they are. So, let’s talk technology – apparel technology!
  • Show Coats – I still have my very first show coat from when I was about 7. It’s heavy, it’s boxy, it’s wool. Thank goodness that in the last 20+ years, designers have taken the hint from other athletic apparel companies and have transformed the show coat industry! Today, fabrics are light and cool (hello summer sun and heat), stretchy (won’t be busting out of those seams when you get left behind at that fence), machine washable (SAY-WHAT?!) and figure flattering (nope, that’s not a Lego riding that horse). Each brand has their own special blend of “comfort and performance,” check out what’s new here:
    • RJ Classics – Their XTREME show coat collection includes softshell materials that contain washable ingredients, and are stain resistant and water repellant.
    • Romfh - Made with a lightweight breathable microfiber softshell fabric, their coats are easy care and machine washable.
  • Schooling Breeches – Growing up, I typically lessoned in jeans and half chaps. My schooling breeches were cotton, hot in the summer, easily stained, and always ripped when out on a trail riding adventure. Today, I still wear jeans a majority of the time, but I have a handful of schooling breeches that have certainly withstood the tests of time.
    • Kerrits – are one of the best schooling brands out there, and their technology has come a LONG way. Ice Fil® fabric lowers your skin’s temperature up to 5 degrees and contains UPF 50+ sun protection. Easy wash and dry!
  • Show Breeches - Show breeches have improved vastly. No more heavy, scratchy dry-clean only options. You can get the classic style with all the tech bells and whistles.
    • Tredstep - lightweight yet flattering TS Evolution fabric provides 4-way stretch and NanoSphere technology naturally repels water, dirt, and oil to keep your breeches looking great and reduce the need for frequent washing.
  • Show Shirts – Advanced fabrics now block UV rays, are moisture-wicking and cooling. MUCH different from the typical boxy cotton button-downs from a few years back.
    • RJ Classics - breathable, stretch fabric and underarm mesh panels will keep you cool and comfortable even during the toughest of competition.
Take advantage of these new technologies, whether for schooling or show. You can be comfortable and cool, protected from the elements and withstand the wear and tear of being at the barn. What do you look for in riding attire?

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