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Fall Favorites from Dappled Grey

A wise equestrian once said, “A rider can never have too many boots.” Ok, so we’re the ones who said that but still… you know it’s true! In a season when every design house puts out their version of a

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Innovative Horse Boots and Wraps

Using unique materials and design, the new generation of boots and wraps can be good insurance against injury related vet bills and time off of work.

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“Natural” Fly Sprays?

As Spring slides into summer, the flies have arrived and so begins our annual foray into finding the best and safest fly spray. We've always been concerned about the toxicity of pyrethrins, the insecticidal ingredient in many fly sprays. But,

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FITS Silk Touch Show Shirt

Innovator and FITS founder/CEO Sheryl Rudolph may be best known for her revolutionary approach to full seat breeches. But hunter/jumper riders need to take note of the new FITS Silk Touch Show Shirt – quite possibly the most comfortable and

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EquiFit T-Foam Earplugs

Horses are less likely to shake out the new EquiFit T-Foam EarPlugs because they are more comfortable to their ears. "Sounds" good, right? These earplugs are made from the same spongy T-foam technology as EquiFit's other products, softening with body

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Louisville for Equestrians

By all accounts, it’s this year’s top equestrian travel destination, so we thought we’d follow up on our World Equestrian Games Travel Tips with an itinerary for an equestrian-themed day trip to historic Louisville, Kentucky. From Lexington’s Kentucky Horse Park,

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Charles Owen AYR8 Helmet

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In the helmet design “space race,” the new Charles Owen AYR8 has reached new heights in equestrian cool with its mesh covered ventilation apertures. Other technical features include the Grpx harness and an anti-microbial, silver ion-embedded headband. Riders with narrower,

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