Product Review: Noble Outfitters Shirt, Breeches, Belt & Gloves

I recently received a few Noble Outfitter products to try out and provide feedback on. My initial impression right out of the box was that they were super quality items. Instead of creating a few posts that you would have to bounce around to see all the reviews, I decided to lump them into one post. I can honestly say that any of these items would make a great gift for a horse lover in your life, or as a present to yourself! Ashley Performance Long Sleeve Shirt Noble Outfitter's Description: If you're looking for coverage and comfort, the Ashley...

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International Helmet Awareness Day & Helmet Sales

Did you know that September 17 is International Helmet Awareness Day? Many of us wear a helmet in our everyday riding, but we don't pay much attention to the helmet we are using. International Helmet Awareness Day is here to help with that! Did you know that helmet manufacturers recommend that you replace your helmet every four to five years? Well, they do. Everytime you ride (and sweat or get dirt in your helmet) you are effectively breaking down the Styrofoam inside the helmet that aids in shock absorption. Therefore it is not going to protect you as it should if...

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The differences between a snaffle bit and a curb bit

Snaffle Bit and a Curb Bit

One of the most commonly (mis)used pieces of tack is the bit! Almost everyone uses one when riding, and they don't know the effect the bit they are using, has on their horse, nor what it was designed for. There are a WIDE variety of bits with a wide variety of purposes, but today we are just going to cover the snaffle bit vs. curb bit. The snaffle bit works off of direct pressure, whereas the curb bit works off of leverage. The mouthpiece (inside the horse's mouth) has no bearing on this. The only piece that decides if you...

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