horse ears

ear bonnets


A dressage girth is designed to act as a robust saddle that can be used in a wide array of situations. It is also known as a "short girth" and is a common accessory used when horse riding. The purpose is to make sure the rider is comfortable when sitting on the horse and not sliding around. This includes having a short girth that will ensure a lot of pressure is not placed on the rider's leg as soon as they settle in. This also offers a closer feel that is ideal for added control.


Ear bonnets should have their place. They can protect the health of your animal - but as adornments, they should be sourced from a professional provider. And they rely on an experienced rider in order not to affect the horse's performance.

dressage girth




Ear bonnets are available in a number of forms. They can be made from polyester or cotton - and in some cases, riders (or their family members) can even craft their own using methods such as crocheting.

dressage girth

crescent girth



The reason it works comes down to how horses react to pressure. They will push away from it. This allows you to know how the horse will react when specific pressure is applied to a part of the mouth.

sheepskin half pad








A saddle is a type of seat designed to be placed on the back of your horse. Saddles are often made out of leather or other materials, and they have a pommel, stirrups, and girth. The purpose of a saddle is to provide you support and comfort while riding. Like the bridle, the saddle also distributes your weight evenly, which can prevent the horse from becoming overloaded and collapsing. When properly fitted, a saddle can improve your posture and balance and prevent injuries to both the rider and the horse.

sheepskin half pad
horse browbands

horse browbands



However, those considering adorning their horse with ear bonnets need to be aware that they can cause confusion. They reduce the animal's sense of hearing. A key sense when it comes to evaluating the environment. In these cases, the horse will be reliant on the rider to provide input.

horse ear covers


Bits are important in horse riding for many reasons. First of all, they help you control the horse. By applying pressure to the bit, you can cue the horse to turn, stop, or go faster. Bits also allow you to communicate with the horse. By using different types of bits, you can signal to the horse when you want it to speed up, slow down, or turn. In the event that the horse bolts or becomes unmanageable, you can use the bit to stop the horse or slow it down.