Back on Track Ceramic Equine Therapy

Back on Track

Back on Track ceramic heat therapy products are endorsed by leading riders worldwide. For extended information on how this technology works and testimonials about its effectiveness, check out our selection of products at sstack.com!

 

Back on Track Mesh Sheet

Back on Track Mesh Sheet

Back on Track No Bow Wraps

Back on Track No Bow Wraps

Back on Track Bell Boots

Back on Track Bell Boots

 

Braideez Braiding Wire Makes It Simple

Braideez Braiding Wire

If you’ve ever experienced frustration with braiding, you need to check out this new product called Braideez. It’s braiding wire that makes braiding manes and tails easy! It is offered in white, brown and black to match your horse’s color so that it is nearly invisible. Never struggle with uncooperative yarn or thread again!

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To shop Braideez braiding wire, click here! Be sure to check out SSTACK.COM for the latest grooming innovations and supplies!

Fly Armor in Action

If you’re tired of your fly spray routine, Fly Armor is your solution. Shop sstack.com for your insect repellant needs!

How to Dress Your Child for a Horse Show

Schneiders has everything you need for your child’s horse show. Shop sstack.com or speak to a customer service representative at 800-365-1311. We’re always happy to answer your questions and help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

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!

Cheri’s First Aid Wound Care Picks!

Want to know what first aid products Schneider Saddlery representatives use on their horses? Customer service representative Cheri Kosteinshek has shown Appaloosas for 25 years, owned and worked with Thoroughbred racehorses for 15 years and now enjoys spending time with her miniature Schnauzer, Grace. Here are some of her favorite products…

Healing Tree TZon Equine Dermal Care Cream

Healing Tree TZon Equine Dermal Care Cream

1. Healing Tree® TZon Equine Dermal Care Cream
“This is an all natural anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory that contains hydrocortisone so that any associated itch is alleviated. It’s safe to use on cats, dogs horses and even yourself. Pain and itch are instantly relieved. It really speeds up healing. It’s great for any type of fungal problem or infection. A little goes a long way.”

 

 

 

EquiSilver

EquiSilver products

2. EquiSilver products
“EquiSilver is another all natural product that kills bacteria and fungus on contact. The silver instantly alleviates pain. Results are very quick and healing time is sped up considerably. I also use it on my little Schnauzer because it clears up hot spots on dogs as well. I actually used it on myself a couple weeks ago when I put a nail through my finger and it didn’t even hurt the next day, so I know first-hand that it works.”

 

Vetericyn Hydrogel

Vetericyn Hydrogel

3. Vetericyn™ Hydrogel
“Vetericyn is a great all around product that is safe to use around the eyes, nose and mouth. It kills bacteria including antibiotic-resistant MRSA. The thicker gel formula stays in contact with the wound.”

 

Schneider Saddlery carries first aid necessities that everyone should keep around the barn.

In the event of an injury, please contact your veterinarian.

Care and First Aid Solutions

Check out our video demo on our care and first aid essentials from Schneiders! Click here to view these products and more!

5 Essentials In Case of Equine Emergency

Equine Emergency Essentials

When dealing with horses, accidents happen. Your horse’s wellbeing is your highest priority. Don’t be caught without these 5 essentials in case of an equine emergency.

1. Thermometer

One of the earliest signs of illness can be fever. Make sure you have a thermometer on hand in your barn. A basic vet thermometer like this one will get the job done. Make sure to tie a string or yarn to the end – this thermometer has a ring for it at the top but the string itself is not included.

2. Towels

You can never have enough towels at the barn. For wound situations, these MicroFiber towels work great because they are lint free. Use them to clean small wounds or to apply pressure to stop bleeding. Hand wash and air dry (or toss after use as there are 2 in a pack).

3. Wound Spray

There are many different wound sprays available, but one of the most commonly used is Betadine. Betadine is a microbicidal antiseptic sudsing cleanser containing Providone Iodine (7%) that promptly kills bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa and yeasts. A new product line to hit the market, EquiSilver, uses chelated silver as an active ingredient. It is 100% natural, non-toxic and testing has shown it to kill over 600 disease causing organisms. Their wound spray is quickly gaining popularity. Make sure to keep at least one of these products on hand to ward off infections under the supervision of your veterinarian.

4. Gauze / Cotton

Your vet may instruct you on how to dress a wound. A great option for dressing wounds is our Dura-Tech® Absorbent Cotton Wool & Gauze Roll which will not stick to wounds and can be cut to any size. Highly absorbent hospital grade cotton with non woven outer cover, it is great for protecting injuries while allowing them to heal.

5. Dressing Bandage

Keep a wound dressing in place with a self-adhering bandage such as Guard Tex Leg / Tail Wrap. The wrap is made of surgical gauze impregnated with natural latex and it adheres only to itself. It makes a “soft cast” when used over quilts and is very resilient. Another option is to use Dura-Tech® Vet Flex which hand tears and adheres to itself.

Need something for travel? This veterinarian approved Horse Aid™ First Aid Kit contains all the essentials you need. Keep one in your barn and trailer at all times!

When injuries occur, always contact your veterinarian.

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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