Horse & Hound brings you the latest products on the equestrian market. This round-up features Back On Track, Dr Martens, Mark Todd and Carrots
New shoulder guard for horses
Back On Track has added a new shoulder guard to its range of horsewear products.
Designed for performance horses and those recovering from shoulder injury, the new guard protects the horse’s withers and shoulders with three placed pads.
The pads are made from high functional three dimension padding to ensure the best airflow.
The shoulder guard puts Welltex fabric around the shoulders, the pectoral muscles in the chest, trapezius around the withers and the deltoid muscle.
Ceramic particles are fused into the fibres of the fabric causing heat to radiate back towards the body.
“This reflected long-wave heat increases blood circulation, which helps relieves joint tension and helps avoid injury,” said a company spokesman.
The shoulder guard is available in sizes 125cm-165cm, priced £67.
For more information visit: www.backontrack.com
Dr Martens launched for women working outdoors
The new Rosa ST Boot has been created by Dr Martens to give women a comfortable, warm outdoor safety boot.
The boot comes with faux-fur lining for warmth, has a fully air-cushioned sole, a safety toecap, is anti-static and slip resistant.
In trials, young rider Kate Bleloch, who represented Britain at last year’s European junior eventing championships, said the boots didn’t need wearing in and fitted “perfectly with no rubbing or blisters.”
“They gripped well in icy conditions, were fully waterproof and my feet felt really well supported. The fur lining added to the overall look of the boots and helped keep my feet warm throughout the day,” she added.
The Rosa ST boots cost £90
For more information visit: www.drmartens.com/industrial
New Mark Todd breeches
New Coolmax grip breeches have been added to the Mark Todd range.
The Coolmax technical fabric wicks moisture away from the skin to keep the wearer cool and comfortable.
Other features include silicone grip knee patches, belt loops, and a slimline sock angle design.
The ladies breeches have zipped front pockets, the men’s a back zip pocket with stud fastening.
They are available in white, navy, beige or grey in ladies sizes 24” to 34” and men’s 28” to 38” priced £89.99 for ladies and £99.99 for mens.
For more information visit: www.wefi.co.uk
Carrots launches new cross-country sets
Carrots Equestrian is launching two new vibrant cross-country sets for the 2015 spring season.
The coordinated top, hat cover, gloves and socks all feature a bold starry theme and come in both hot pink and black or royal blue and black.
“The lightweight long-sleeved Carrots cross-country top provides a close, stretchy fit for unrestricted movement in the saddle while the fabric wicks moisture away from the body and offers the perfect base layer for cross country riding,” said a company spokesman.
The statement silver stars along the sleeves can be on show under a body protector.
The stretchy hat cover fits over any size skull cap and star-spangled knee high socks have a padded sole for extra comfort and durability.
The matching riding gloves have leader reinforcements at the fingers and thumb for grip and come in two sizes, kids and adult.
The stargazing top fits ages 7-8 yrs, 9-10 yrs, 11-12 yrs and 13-14 yrs and costs £20.
For more information visit: www.carrotsequestrian.co.uk