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CarolineB
Equestrian PRO
07/04/24-23:53
Hi everyone! I was wondering if anyone has any saddle pads or other tack for sale? On the cheaper side preferably 😊😊
Tack?
RafaelaM
Rising Star
07/04/24-19:41
Cual es su forma de limpiar sus botas??? La mia es lavandolas en la lavadora
Erika
Equestrian Inspirer
07/04/24-19:31
What are your ways to remove horse hair from saddle pads? I usually vacuum it with a smaller, chargeable vacuum cleaner 🧼🧹
BerengereA
PS Squad
06/04/24-09:57
Some of us are meeting some problems while using their discount voucher for April , the given code discounts the price at 0% while proceeding to the checkout. Are you facing to the similar problem ?
Invalid discount voucher
Toni
PS Squad
04/04/24-21:30
I'm just curious to see how people prioritize their safety when working with their horses and riding. Myself, I would never get up on a horse without a helmet and if I'm handling young horses I always wear a helmet too. I already had my forehead cracked open once from ground work without the helmet on, which has left me not only with a scar but also a permanent jaw injury unfortunately. Where I live in Denmark it's mandatory to wear helmets when riding under 18, but after that it's voluntary. I have a private stable with boarding stalls, and I have included in their contract that helmet is always mandatory even over 18. Once I found a unconscious rider in the arena, luckily OK today, She was not alone, but the other girl went into shock seeing the accident and sat paralyzed on her horse. Not a fun situation to find yourself in. So I'm so curious to see how people in the collective think about safety? I see lots of pics and vids of riders without helmets and I basically feel scared on your behalf every time I see them. So I guess I really want to hear from you who ride without a helmet; How do you dare doing it, aren't you scared?
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Do you wear protection when riding?
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Yes, I always use a helmet!
No, I never use one.
Occasionally I ride without a helmet!
I'm a daredevil, only when showjumping 😎
I wear a helmet and a vest everytime!
Accidents never happen to me!
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Safety and riding - Do you wear helmets?
Izzy
Rising Star
04/04/24-01:17
What do you guys prefer. To ride with a bit or without? Do you believe you should be able to ride a horse without a bit before you use one?
Caitlin Allen
PS Squad
04/04/24-00:13
Spring is here and I know for high school seniors in the US, decision day is coming up (if you haven’t already committed to a school!). I’m now three years post-grad but wanted to reassure anybody who might only be able to ride on breaks, that its okay to not ride in college! I went to school six hours away from home, didn’t have a car freshman year, and was in a decently intense program. I only rode on breaks or when I visited home! I thought it was the end of the world, but I really did find some benefit in it. I was able to explore who I was outside horses. My entire identity revolved around horses prior to school starting. I found that I loved hiking, the outdoors, and loved hanging with my friend group I had formed (I felt a bit out of place in high school, so having that tight friend group was amazing). My first year grade wise was… not great due to some personal things and not focusing as much as I should. But if I had the pressure of riding on top of already being pretty close to getting on academic probation? I don’t know if I’d be able to enjoy riding and give it my all. I studied abroad, got involved in clubs, went to and presented at conferences, interned at TWO cybersecurity firms, worked as a barista, and became a near straight A student. I even survived online school while living in the tiniest apartment! I found a love for my current career that now supports this horse and PSoS habit of mine. Enjoy those years you have in school and know horses will always be there. Fall in love with your future career, find your people, and explore all the different hobbies and activities you can now experience! The four years go by faster than you think! I could have sworn yesterday I was crying over assignments and making plans with friends. Now that I don’t have these things taking up my time and mind, I can put more focus into riding. I’ve come back to it a better student, taking in everything I can when I get to be at the barn. Now my priorities are working harder to afford more riding and matchy outfits 😜 Horses will always be there!
Its okay to not ride in college
MariaM
Equestrian PRO
03/04/24-10:19
Hi EquiCollective members! This is the topic that I wanted to raise some time ago... Do we have here any dog lovers? Do you take your pet to stable? How they behave? Do they go off leash near horses? When horses are around I always keep my dog on leash, but I actually think he loves Being in the stable. Unfortunately lately I don't ride as much as I want, but I totally sank into dog sports (much cheaper haha) - nosework & hoopers. And how about you guys? Do you have any other pets?
Any dogs enthusiast here? 🐶