Complete stud kit containing everything you need for studs and their maintenance.

The Stromsholm Stud Starter Pack is an ideal starter pack containing spanner tap, stud hole brush, stoppers and a choice of studs.

Cost at around £32.

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Tester’s comments

Horseowner Natalie Jefferies tested this stud kit with her mare, 15.2hh Canada.

“This starter kit comes sealed on a piece of cardboard. Once opened you need to find a suitable storage container,” says Natalie.

“On the back of the card are diagrams of the studs and a description of their uses, something which is really useful. The wire brush is brilliant for cleaning out the holes, but the spanner part was quite tricky so I decided to use a normal spanner instead.”

The three types of studs supplied were useful and gave a good range whatever the ground conditions, hard, spongy or soft. The plugs were great and saved fiddling around with conventional cotton plugs.”

Overall I like this stud kit ¨ it had everything I needed and was much better value than buying all the bits separately.