Horse & Hound brings you the latest products on the equestrian market. This round-up features Wolseley, Ariat and Bizzy Bites
Wolseley launches new clipper
Wolseley has launched a heavy duty machine for tougher clipping jobs.
The new lightweight Wolseley Kite is an ergonomically designed clipper with a powerful permanent magnet motor.
The Kite has reduced noise and low vibration and “is designed to meet the most challenging equine clipping requirements” said the company’s product development manager, Jane Trowbridge.
The clipper’s weigh 1.03kg, have a blade speed of 2500 double strokes and a slim handle to make clipping easier especially around difficult places.
The air-cooled motor and ventilated head help keep them cool during use. The washable filters are easily removed and there is an easy to use tensioning system.
The clippers can also be used to clip coarse coated or dirty cattle.
They come with a two-year warranty and will be available in early March.
For more information visit www.stockshop.co.uk
New boots from Ariat
The stylish new Monaco Tall Stretch Zip boots from Ariat have a high Spanish cut to flatter the leg.
The boots are made from French baby calf leather to give a soft luxurious feel and have an inner panel made from oiled leather for grip.
The technology used in the boots means riders do not have to spend hours “breaking them in,” said a spokesman from Ariat. The air cell mesh lining on the boot’s shaft allows moisture to evaporate easily.
The boots are designed with an ultra contoured ankle to ensure a closer contact to the horse.
Other features include a simple square toe, black patent leather cuff detail, swagger tab and sterling silver log plaque at the top of the boot.
The boots use patented ATS technology for comfort and have a leather outsole with a Duratread foot overlay for stability.
They are available in ladies sizes 3-8.5 in black only, priced £589.99.
For more information visit www.ariat.com
New teething toy for young horses from Bizzy Bites
A new equine toy is being launched to stop young horses from getting bored.
Bizzy Bites has been created by horse owner and mother Nicola Ramirez.
She saw the parallels between young animals and children of teething age realising they all needed to bite on something to alleviate the symptoms of teething.
The “patent pending” product will be available in March.
The stable teething toy comes in pink or aqua colours and has wings to give equines a mouthing and biting surface.
The Bizzy Bite can be wall mounted on a bracket (bought separately) that enables the toy to spin round.
It can also be hung on a lead rope from an attachment on its top or just placed on the stable floor.
A molasses based edible lick devised by nutrionists is inserted into the middle of the toy.
The licks last for weeks and can also be bought separately.
The Bizzy Bites stable toy costs £35.
For more information visit www.bizzybites.co.uk