Discount Equestrian Blog | Advice and Interesting Topics

Fly Sprays for Horse and Pony, the Top Rated

Never fear, Discount Equestrian are here! As cheesy as that line is, we are genuinely here to help. We deal with the fly-offensive with our own horses too. Using our collective experiences and expertise, we’re going to help you make the right choice of weapon against the flies this summer season.

So, first thing’s first, you need to know what types of products are available, along with their pros and cons…

3 months ago

Hunting, What is the Latest and the Must Have Kit

In UK law, it is illegal to hunt foxes with a pack of dogs. However, drag hunting is proving to be a popular alternative, free from the controversy surrounding fox hunting. For those of you unfamiliar with drag hunting, here is some information about it…

7 months ago

What are the types of Equestrian Competitions in the UK

Many of us at Discount Equestrian compete regularly in various disciplines at different levels. However, we’ve been chatting about levels in equestrian sporting events and that led to some great discussions about the accessibility of this information. For instance, if you’re interested in finding out the levels of competition involved in a new discipline with your horse, would you know where to find that information? Sometimes, internet searches are fruitless and discourage us from further research. If you’re like some of us and wish to have a go at something new with your noble steed, we hope this will help!

8 months ago

Horse Feed - Hay verses Haylage

As with many aspects of horse ownership, the decision to feed hay or haylage has long been a subject of contention. We at Discount Equestrian are sharing the pros and cons of each type of forage, in the hope of helping you make the best decision for your horse. If you’re aware of any pros or cons of hay or haylage that aren’t included here, please let us know!

9 months ago

Advice on Breeding from your Horse

Producing our very own horse-of-a-lifetime is something many of us dream of doing someday. From the moment foal-season kicks off, we’re surrounded by lovely stories and super-cute images of beautiful foals frolicking with their mothers in luscious, knee-high, summer pasture. To be able to nurture a horse through every phase of their life’s journey is a wonderful notion.

9 months ago

A Guide to Competition, Show and Tweed Jackets | Discount Equestrian Blog

The mere sight of a competition jacket can inspire feelings of excitement and pride. Unless, of course, you don’t have the perfect competition jacket, in which case, it is difficult to visualise what you and your horse can achieve when all you can think about is feeling uncomfortable. Our team at Discount Equestrian understands how daunting it can be to decide which competition jackets to try, let alone invest in. So, we hope you’ll find this guide to competition jackets helpful.

9 months ago

Tips to Prevent Horses and Ponies Overheating!

As horse owners, we love the arrival of summer. Drier fields mean less mud, we can ride in sunshine instead of rain, and competition season is in full swing.

However, when temperatures soar, it isn’t fun for our horses. So, here at Discount Equestrian, we have compiled our top tips for beating the heat, so you and your horse can enjoy the summer safely…

10 months ago

Essentials products for the Horse Show

Whether you are competing in dressage, show jumping, eventing, endurance, carriage driving, or showing, we have compiled a list of essentials for your horse to ease competition day stressors (available for you to copy, paste and print at the end of this blog post).

11 months ago

Horse Rugs - Important Features to look out for

We’ve all been bamboozled by rug descriptions filled with fancy terminology, when all we want to do is find the best quality rug for our horse at a reasonable price. That is the reason we are writing this blog post. As a team of horse owners, we at Discount Equestrian want to ensure you find the perfect rug for your noble steed – without having to resort to hours of searching.

Whether you’re an experienced horse owner or searching for rugs for your first horse, this guide is for you.

11 months ago

Horse Boots verses Horse Bandages

At Discount Equestrian, we are divided as to whether boots or bandages are best. So, we decided to create a blog post that celebrates the positives and highlights the limitations of each type of leg protection. We’d love to find out your views on boots vs. bandages - please let us know what you think!

1 year ago