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How to keep your saddle pads in great condition - best tips!
It is every equestrian's responsibility to take care of their tack. Saddles, bridles, wraps, and saddle pads need to be washed and cleaned on a regular basis. Also, you need to make sure that all the tack is in good...
How to care for your brand new saddle pad?
Saddle pads are an important part of every rider's tack. They protect the horse's back from rubbing and scratches, and they simply make the saddle feel better against the horse's back. In fact, most riders own a bunch of saddle...
How to choose a saddle pad for your horse?
Using a saddle pad is a must for all equestrians. The purpose of the saddle pad is to protect the horse's skin from unnecessary pressure, rash, scratches, and discomfort. Even if you have a saddle that has been custom-made for...
Ophena saddle pad - now available!
Ophena magnetic safety stirrups have become extremely popular within Europe and the United States. In fact, many showjumpers, eventers, and dressage riders have fallen in love with our magnetic stirrups, as they provide absolute safety with innovative features. And they...
Should I get Ophena S or Ophena T magnetic safety stirrups?
If you have already had a chance to browse our magnetic safety stirrups, you may have notices that we carry two different ones. At this point, you may be wondering which ones you should get. We have our most sold...
Get Ophena S or Ophena T magnetic safety stirrups for the summer
Every now and then, we have to update our tack. Sometimes, we have to throw out the old tack and buy new ones. After all, all tack should be checked regularly for wear and tear. In our sport, worn-out tack...
New stirrups for the show season - buy stirrups online
When the show season takes over, many riders sign up for shows to test their skills and to bring more variety to their training. Going to horse shows is fun, and it gives a chance for riders to challenge themselves...
Best stirrups for trail riding
Trail riding is a wonderful way to relax, no matter what your main discipline is. It gives both a rider and their horse a chance to take it easy, enjoy nature, and to get away from normal training. However, riding...
What to do with old stirrups?
Every now and then, we all need to update our tack. Sometimes, we need to get a new saddle, a new bridle, fresh brushes, or even new stirrups. When it is time for some new tack, you will need to...
Should I buy equestrian tack from a store or online?
Although shopping online has become increasingly popular in the past years, some people still prefer to go to physical stores. Some simply prefer interaction, browsing, and being able to get the purchase with them immediately. So, as an equestrian, we...
Western stirrups vs. English stirrups - what's the difference?
One of the best things about horseback riding is that there is always something new to learn. There are many disciplines from dressage to endurance riding and from Western to showjumping. Vaulting is a very interesting sport that requires balance...
Why you should read safety stirrup reviews
Nowadays, it is easy to find any information online. Before purchasing a new car, a tv, or even a phone, most people read reviews. It is no different among equestrians, and we research our purchases in advance, too. By reading...
What kind of safety stirrups should eventers have?
Eventing is a very exciting sport. It requires skill, stamina, and focus from both the horse and the rider. An eventing show consists of three parts: dressage, showjumping, and cross country. Cross country is the riskiest part of the test,...
What kind of safety stirrups are recommended at showjumping shows?
Showjumping is an adrenaline-packed sport that is loved by many. Horses love jumping, and so do riders. It is fun and requires a ton of skill from riders and scope from horses. Attending a showjumping show is a wonderful way...
What kind of safety stirrups are allowed at dressage shows?
When we go to horse shows, we have to take multiple things into account. There are many moving factors and preparation just for that few minutes at the show takes weeks, months, or even years. For instance, at dressage shows,...
How much money should you spend on equestrian safety gear?
Riding horses can be pricey - especially if you own a horse. Equestrian tack is not cheap and we need many things: breeches, boots, gloves, helmets, and of course the tack for your horse. But how much should you spend...
What are the safety risks to take into account when riding horses?
Horseback riding is very popular and both kids and adults love it. It has so many benefits physically and mentally, and the time spent at a farm is never wasted. However, as anyone involved with horses knows, there are safety...
When should I get magnetic safety stirrups?
Every rider should own at least the most basic safety gear that they use when they ride. For instance, you should have a helmet, boots, gloves, and possibly a safety vest. But have you ever thought about getting safety stirrups?...
What kind of shoes should you ride in?
If you have ever ridden a horse, at least once, you have probably heard that you should ride in shoes that have a heel. This does not mean, however, that any shoes with heels are good for riding. When riding...
Slippery safety stirrups? You might need new stirrup pads
Have you ever ridden with stirrups that were slippery? Maybe your foot kept slipping constantly during your riding lesson. This means that the grip of the stirrups is not good, or maybe the treading has worn out over time. No...
Technology advances - and so do safety stirrups
You might remember that back in the day, a couple of decades ago, we didn't have magnetic safety stirrups. In fact, stirrups were pretty plain. Especially, if you go a little further back in time. There was even a time...