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Latest Research on Assessing Pain in the Ridden Horse

January 2019

The latest work on pain-associated behaviour in ridden horses, from two illuminating studies, was presented by Dr Sue Dyson at the Saddle Research Trust Conference on 8 December 2018. While one paper showed how heavier riders and unsuitable saddles can cause back muscle tension and pain in the horse, another disclosed that the ability to spot initial signs of musculoskeletal pain is now within the grasp of both trained and untrained assessors. Together the studies give the equestrian world better knowledge and tools to enhance the welfare and performance of ridden horses.

Veterinarians Urged to Learn About Saddle Fit

November 2015

Veterinarians Urged to Learn About Saddle Fit: Horse owner education and detection of poor saddle fit a priority. As poor saddle fit is increasingly recognised as a welfare issue, a recent article published in the Equine Veterinary Education Journal highlights the need for veterinarians to learn more about the principles of saddle fit and how to recognise an ill-fitting saddle. Compromising a horse and rider’s short- and long-term health, an ill-fitting saddle can result in pain, muscle atrophy, poor back function and poor performance, which means early detection is crucial. 

Series: How to Choose a Western Saddle


Western Saddles

August 2015

Billy Royal SP Gold Star of Texas Saddle, $5,600.00, A hand-tooled show saddle of the quality Billy Royal saddles are reknowned for.

Horse Rugs

July 2015

Paddock Pro Rug, $79.00, This breathable, waterproof rug is made from heavy weight denier Ripstop material with 250gm fill and cotton lining, which makes it great for paddock use. Blanket Lined Tearstop Combo, $190.00, This shower proofed, versatile rug is ideal for the paddock, stable and during travel.


July 2015

Chain Browband with Large Diamantes, $49.00,This elegant browband features five large diamantes set within a double row of diamantes. Make an impression at your next show with this gorgeous design. ‘Summer Nights’ Browband, $60.00, Set on curved black leather, the ‘Summer Nights’ browband features a main row of stunning turquoise crystals surrounded by two smaller rows of jet black crystals.


May 2015

AWAN TEC Stirrups, $159.99, Fashionable and safe, these stirrups always correctly positioned with a secure and firm position.

Christmas Gift Guide

May 2015

Hoofball, $185.00, Let your horse enjoy time at play with the hoofball from Oz Horse Toys. Available in a variety of colours, the hoofball is fun for all horses and their owners. Armpocket Smart Phone Holder, $34.95, Available in a wide range of colours, this durable armpocket is ideal for storing your phone, money and valuables while out on trail or off your property.

Competition Jackets

May 2015

GiddyUp Girl Stretch Show Jacket, $200.00, Look stylish and be comfortable in this jacket made from lightweight stretch technical fabric. Now reduced from $350 to $200! Grab a bargain this show season! EQUI-THÈME Competition Jacket, $180.00, A supple, stretch and breathable fabric that moulds to your body, with its water beading and wind blocking properties, you can ride in confidence and move with ease. Kerrits Competitor Koat, $175.00, A must-have for this year’s competition season!

Summer Rugs

March 2015

N’hay Gear PVC Rug, From $225.00, Made to last, our all mesh composition or hybrid (pictured) rugs use ripstop along the back line for extra protection from biting insects. Custom and standard sizes. Demeulenkamp Itch Rug, From $250.00, Protecting horses from QLD Itch in Australia since 2009.


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