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Affordable Riding: 7 Riding Essentials that won't break the bank

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Affordable Riding: 7 Riding Essentials that won't break the bank

Owning, maintaining or riding a horse (or doing all 3!?) can be expensive. It's one of the big hurdles that all new horse owners/riders face at some point in their journey. From the day to day costs you don't realise are mounting up, to the accompanied purchases that seem never ending - This isn't for the feint of heart!But, buying your riding essentials doesn't have to be costly! In the build up to the Christmas season and bargain-heavy Black Friday, we've compiled a short list of 7 great, affordable pieces of riding equipment that won't put strain on your pocket!1....

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How to Keep Your Horse Happy | The Equestrian Store

How to Keep Your Horse Happy | The Equestrian Store

Like most crazed horse owners, you probably spend a lot of your time wondering what your 4-legged friend is thinking or how they're feeling - Like some of us you might even resort to asking!Owning and looking after horses is a hectic lifestyle, one that many people may not understand. With the constant list of 'to-do's it's easy to lose track and in turn lose touch with yourself and your animals. Below we've listed some things to look out for, and some proven methods of helping your horses well-being! 1. The Human TouchHorses are social animals, who thrive on stimulation...

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Support Equestrianism to secure it's Olympic future | The Equestrian Store, UK

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Support Equestrianism to secure it's Olympic future | The Equestrian Store, UK

This Friday (5th of August) marks the beginning of the Olympic Games 2016, hosted this year in Rio, Brazil.As ever, athletes from countries across the globe will travel to compete at the highest level in their chosen field, and this years games is expected to garner huge attention across all disciplines.However, there has been a call for support from the Equestrian world, with fans being urged to remain vocal and involved throughout the Olympic competition to show just how important the Equestrian events are to them, as the popularity of the sport will reportedly be assessed this year to see if...

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Road Safety for Horse Riders | The Equestrian Store, UK

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Road Safety for Horse Riders | The Equestrian Store, UK

The longer summer evenings bring with them an increased number of horse riders on our country roads, and with this also an increased need for awareness and diligence.With that said, the fantastic Share the Road to Zero campaign here in Northern Ireland have released some advice for motorists and riders alike, so we can all help keep each other safe on the road.They have published a comprehensive, 16 page guide for riders and drivers on how to be safe. We highly recommend all of our followers have a read, you can download it in PDF format here:Download ‘Horse sense for...

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Top 5 Benefits of Horse Riding! | The Equestrian Store, UK

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Top 5 Benefits of Horse Riding! | The Equestrian Store, UK

Horse riding is one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling activities you can get involved in! Unlike a hobby, horse riding is a lifestyle and something that many people dedicate all of their spare time to.So, apart from ever lasting happiness and an overwhelming feeling of completion, what are the benefits!? We've created an infographic with our top 5!Can you think of any more? Let us know in the comments!

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