Ariat Terrain Spotlight

Horsemen deserve the best.  Horse ownership is a 24/7 job in every type of weather.  As we begin the transition into spring, our boots become more important than ever.  We want to stay warm and dry as we do barn chores, lunge horses or stand at the rail and cheer on our friends.  Schneiders’ stylish collections of waterproof and comfortable rain, work and barn boots withstand the rigors of daily work.

Ariat Terrain Lacer

Ariat Terrain Lacer

Ariat Terrain Lacers have long been a customer favorite.  These great everyday boots are stirrup and spur friendly and are also available in the Terrain H2O waterproof style. Featuring full grain leather and moisture wicking lining, they are as comfortable as they are durable. We offer these boots in ladies and mens sizes.

 

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Does Your Helmet Fit Correctly?

Helmet Fit by Schneiders

A helmet is only as safe as it fits. A good helmet fit is essential when riding. Follow these simple steps to ensure that your new helmet is effective in the event of a fall.

Step-By-Step to a Great Fit

1. To properly size your helmet, measure the circumference of your head by placing a measuring tape around your head and roughly one inch above the eyebrow. Different helmet manufacturers have different sizing, so consult the size chart for the particular helmet that you are purchasing. Also consider how you will wear your hair in your helmet. If you are planning on wearing your hair up inside the helmet, allow room for this when choosing a size.

2. When you receive the helmet, place it on your head without fastening the harness. If applicable, adjust the dial on the back of the helmet.

3. Make sure the brim is resting no more than one inch above your eyebrows. Gently try to move the brim up and down. If your eyebrows move, your helmet fits correctly from front to back.

4. Next, shake your head side to side, to the left and to the right. The helmet should remain in place.

If either of these tests result in movement, you will want to drop down a size. If the helmet seems to be “perched” on top of your head, you will want to consider moving up a size.

Replacing Your Damaged Helmet

If you fall and your helmet takes an impact, contact the manufacturer to have it inspected. The material inside is designed to absorb impact – once this has happened, the effectiveness of the helmet is compromised. Many helmet manufacturers will replace a helmet that has suffered an impact for less than retail if within several years from the original purchase date.

Helmet Safety Certifications (ASTM and SEI)

On most equestrian helmets, excluding hunt caps that are designed as traditional apparel rather than for safety, you will see ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials) and SEI (Safety Equipment Institute) certifications. Most equestrian competitions require that helmets be approved by these associations to be show legal. Many equestrian helmet vendors, like Troxel or GPA, only manufacture helmets that meet these criteria. Always confirm these certifications, both to ensure that the helmet has undergone testing for safety and that the helmet is show legal.

Finding the Right Helmet for You

Equestrian helmets come in many different styles to suit many different applications. A helmet you will be trail riding in will look much different than one you would show in. Most people can use one helmet for both. Helmets suitable for show, however, tend to be more expensive. English hunt seat riders prefer “skunk” style helmets, such as GPA’s like this one, or velvet covered helmets like this one from IRH. Many trail riders prefer helmets like this one from Troxel because of increased ventilation for summer rides. Asking your trainer is a great first step when deciding which helmet style is right for you. Your local tack shop may also be able to help.

We hope this information has been helpful to you! Be sure to check out sstack.com for our wide selection of riding helmets, tack and apparel.

Show Ring Trends of the 80′s

While searching for inspiration for our upcoming Summer catalog, I stumbled across these fashions from our 1980 spring catalog. Enjoy!

Western Apparel

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English Apparel

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If you need an updated show wardrobe, shop sstack.com for what’s current in show ring attire!

Foaling in February – Prevent Hypothermia

Foaling early in the year is common, and it is essential to keep a new foal warm and dry after birth. Schneiders has several great options for your foal!

UltraFlex Foal Saver

UltraFlex® Foal Saver®

UltraFlex® Foal Saver®
Our Foal Saver® has Tekno-Dri® lining to help finish drying the newborn foal’s coat after birth and prevent hypothermia. It has additional layers of polarfleece and fiberfill insulation for warmth and moisture transport. The outer cover is high count cotton so that you can wash it repeatedly. The expandable Velcro front and Velcro bellyband fastening allows you to expand the fit as the foal grows. It also features a comfortable stretch shoulder. It is available in four sizes to fit any breed of foal, from Miniature to Warmblood!

From a customer in Doylestown, PA -
“I have 5 of these for my foaling facility. Wash in cold water, line dry, no bleach but oxiclean is OK for manure stains. Great for weak or preemie foals, keeps their body temperature up. Take care to adjust belly velcro strap away from foal’s umbilical stump, and watch that colts do not pee inside that strap. My foal blanket wardrobe numbers in the dozens, and the UltraFlex Foal Savers are my go-to choice, with Schneider’s Tekno-Fleece Foal Warmer my 2nd choice because of its stay-put, snugly adjustable nature.”

Tekno-Fleece Foal Warmer

Tekno-Fleece Foal Warmer

Tekno-Fleece® Foal Warmer
This Foal Warmer is made of non-pilling polarfleece for warmth and wickability. It slips over the head and has a jersey knit insert around the neck. It features a Velcro bellyband closure and has excellent moisture transfer capability to keep your foal warm and dry! May be used independently or as a liner.

 

 

Dura-Nylon Expandable Foal Blanket

Dura-Nylon Expandable Foal Blanket

Dura-Nylon® Expandable Foal Blanket
Our Foal Blanket is made of 420 denier nylon with 6 oz of fiberfill insulation. It has a maintenance-free nylon lining and an overlap Velcro front that can adjust as the foal grows! It also features a bellyband closure to keep your baby extra warm.

 

 

 

StormShield Expandable Foal Turnout

StormShield Expandable Foal Turnout

StormShield® Expandable Foal Turnout
600 denier polyester outer with 220 grams of insulation (midweight) make this a great choice for your foal’s first turnout blanket. It is waterproof, windproof and breathable, with nylon lining and double lock Velcro front closure. It also features a bellyband for a snug and cozy fit.

 

Schneider Saddlery has everything you need to keep your new foal warm during the chilly spring months. Shop sstack.com for all your equestrian needs!

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Stable Supplies from Schneider Saddlery

Be ready for anything that arises in your barn. These stable supplies will help you organize everything from tack to chores to feeding schedules! Shop sstack.com for all your horse care needs!

Tack Room Design on a Dime

Could your tack room use a makeover? Organize your space while saving big with these economical solutions from Schneiders!

Brass Plated Metal Bridle Rack

Brass Plated Metal Bridle Rack

Brass Plated Metal Bridle Racks
Keep bridles and girths neatly arranged with these brass plated bridle racks. Lightweight and economical, they are a simple and inexpensive way to dress up and organize your tack room.

 

 

 

 

Easy-Up Saddle N' Pad Rack

Easy-Up Saddle N' Pad Rack

Easy-Up® Saddle N’ Pad Rack
This saddle and pack rack is great for both English and Western saddles, and includes a bar to separately hang your saddle pad to dry. Made of vinyl coated tubular steel, it will hold even the heaviest saddles and is guaranteed for 5 years.

 

 

 

 

Easy-Up Aluminum Collapsible Horse Apparel Bar

Easy-Up Aluminum Collapsible Horse Apparel Bar

Easy-Up® Aluminum Collapsible Horse Apparel Bar
Horse apparel is bulky and difficult to store neatly. This Aluminum Collapsible Horse Apparel Bar makes storing blankets, sheets, coolers, saddle pads and other items hassle free. Pulls out and locks in place and then collapses when not in use.

 

We’re confident these simple solutions will make organizing your tack room a breeze!

The prices reflected in this post are valid through May 2012.

February’s Unbelievable Deals from Schneiders

February Unbelievable Deals from Schneiders

Want to organize your barn and keep activities running smoothly? Check out these unbelievable deals from Schneiders!

1. Easy-Up® Fold Up Manure Dolly – 42% off! (Through February 29, 2012)

2. Dura-Tech® Horseshoe Salt Block Holder  – 64% off (Through February 29, 2012)

3. Dura-Tech® SafeGuards™ – 49% off! (Through February 14, 2012)

4. Plastic Feeding Chart – 42% off! (Through February 29, 2012)

Interesting Foaling Facts

Foaling Facts

For further questions or advice on foaling please contact your veterinarian.

February is here and foaling season has begun. If you have never bred horses, we’ve compiled some basic information to educate you on the foaling process! Here are some interesting facts:

1. Normal gestation for mares is 305 to 395 days, with an average of 340 days. The factors that can influence the length of gestation include the age of the mare, the time of year, genetics of the foal, stress, infection and nutrition. Light breeds tend to have longer gestation periods than draft breeds.

2. A mare in early labor resembles a colicky horse as she may get up and down, sweat and paw. The difference is that she will grab bites to eat, whereas a colicky horse is generally not interested in food.

3. A mare in active labor should take a maximum of 30 minutes to deliver a foal after her water breaks.

4. After birth, the mare may lay on the ground for 10 to 20 minutes. This is nature’s way of making sure the foal gets its full blood supply. As much as 25 to 35 percent of the foal’s blood is in the placenta at birth.

5. The mare’s first milk (colostrum) contains ingredients crucial to the foal’s health and survival. A foal that nurses soon after birth is more lively and strong than one that delays nursing.

Schneiders has what you need to get ready for foaling season!

These facts were sourced from the following publication -
Thomas, Heather. Storey’s Guide to Raising Horses. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing, 2000. Print.

Valentine’s Day Horse Jewelry Sale

Kelly Herd Jewelry Sale

Now through Valentine’s Day 2012, all Kelly Herd jewelry is 25% off! We’ve added over 100 new styles to choose from, so you’re bound to find the perfect gift – for your loved one or yourself! Click here to shop!

Order by 2/9 for ground delivery by 2/14. Order by 2/10 for 2nd day air delivery by 2/14.