Horse & Hound brings you the latest products on the equestrian market. This round-up features Bucas, Shadow Horse and Ariat
Spring rugs from Bucas
Bucas had added two new colours to its freedom turnout rugs for spring/summer.
The rugs now come in cherry pink and hedge green.
Made out of a lightweight, rip-stop fabric the freedom turnout rugs are “ideal as a summer rain sheet or lightweight turnout rug.”
They are waterproof and breathable and have a rip-stop outer, one front fastening strap, secure cross surcingles and attachment points for leg straps.
The rugs come in two styles: freedom turnout (from £67) or freedom turnout full neck (from £87) and are available in horse sizes 125-165cm and pony 85cm-120cm.
More information: www.bucas.com
Safe-T-Tie from Shadow Horse
An Australian invention to tie horse up safely has been bought to the UK by retailers Shadow Horse.
The ‘Safe-T-Tie’ is a clip that will release easily if a horse pulls back.
Created in conjunction with equine specialists it has five loop settings to allow the handler to lock into the level required for each individual horse.
The lower the setting the lower the resistance level.
The ‘Safe-T-Tie’ can be attached to lorries, trailers around the yard instead of baler twine.
It is available in seven different colours and costs £8 for a pack of two.
More information: www.shadowhorse.co.uk
Ariat has launched a new Solan range for the spring.
The women’s Solan softshell jacket is designed to cope with all weathers.
The twill softshell outer is wind and water resistant while the bonded mesh lining allows moisture to evaporate to keep the rider cool.
The jacket has contrast picstitch details, a mock collar, two-way zipper and zippered hand pockets.
Both jacket and vest are available in sizes xs-xl in charcoal or navy eclipse.
The Solan jacket costs £79.99 and the vest £64.99.
More informationt: www.ariat.com