A simple but clever new idea from Equi-Sure is the Buckle Bag which is designed to fit over the buckles of all sizes of girths before they go into the washing machine.

Manufactured using neoprene and designed with an elasticated opening, the Buckle Bag simply slips over both girth buckles to prevent damage to the washing machine drum or buckles themselves.

Available in a choice of five colours – red, black, green, yellow and blue.

Cost at around £6.99.

Contact Equi-Sure (tel;01225 852552) or visit www.equisure.co.uk