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.

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.

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.

Style Your Winter – Our Favorite Outerwear This Season (Part Four)

Style Your Winter BootsWatch Video

You now know our favorite tops, gloves and breeches. Lastly in our outerwear category, but in no way least, Schneiders has several insulated riding boots we know you’ll love!

Paddock Boots

Ariat Ladies Brossard Zip Paddock Boots

Ariat Ladies Brossard Zip Paddock Boots

Ariat Ladies Brossard Zip Paddock Boots
Once I bought a pair of Ariat’s waterproof, full grain leather insulated boots I never turned back. Not only are they sharp looking, but the 200 grams of Thinsulate insulation keep me warm through the entire winter. They’ve been through thick and thin over the span of several years, and still clean up well. These winter paddock boots feature a neoprene lined suede collar, gusseted tongue, rounded toe and Duratread outsole.

 

 

TuffRider Snow Rider Zip Paddock Boots

TuffRider Snow Rider Zip Paddock Boots

TuffRider Snow Rider Zip Paddock Boots
These paddock boots are comfortable and practical, featuring Dupont Comfortmax Classic insulation. They contain a footbed lined with PU waterproof membrane and have ultra grippy outsoles to prevent slipping on icy terrain. They are perfect for riding and for barn work!

 

 

 

 

Tall Boots

Ariat Ladies Brossard Tall Boots

Ariat Ladies Brossard Tall Boots

Ariat Ladies Brossard Tall Boots
A tall boot version of the Brossard Paddock, these tall boots feature waterproof full grain leather with suede and neoprene uppers. They contain the same 200 grams Thinsulate insulation, with moisture wicking lining. They also have a full-length back zipper for convenience!

 

 

 

TuffRider Snow Rider Tall Boots

TuffRider Snow Rider Tall Boots

TuffRider Snow Rider Tall Boots
Also an extension of the TuffRider Snow Rider Paddock,  they feature the same Dupont Comfortmax Classic insulation. They have a stretch-calf gusset and neoprene ankle flex and the upper lining is a durable mesh with PUFoam and tricot. Waterproof with a grippy sole.

 

This concludes Schneiders’ Style Your Winter series! We hope this information has been helpful, and we’d love to hear your reviews on the best winter wear you ride in! Leave a comment below, or catch us on Facebook / Twitter!

Style Your Winter – Our Favorite Outerwear This Season (Part Three)

Style Your Winter BreechesWatch Video

Regarding outerwear, we’ve discussed winter tops and gloves. Now we move on to the fleece-lined breeches that we love at Schneiders!

TuffRider Stretch Fleece Pull On Breeches

TuffRider Stretch Fleece Pull On Breeches

TuffRider Stretch Fleece Pull On Breeches
Perfect weight for fall and winter, these breeches feature fleece lining to keep you warm on cold days. The outside fabric is smooth to resist dirt. With elastic ankle cuffs and Ultra Grip imitation leather knee patches, they keep you warm and secure in the saddle. Ladies and childrens sizes available, in black and brown. Careful, once you wear these breeches out in the cold you’ll never wear traditional breeches in the winter again!

 

 

Stickey Seat Power Stretch Fleece Lined Tights

Stickey Seat Power Stretch Fleece Lined Tights

Sticky Seat Power Stretch Fleece Tights
Want more security in the saddle? Try these Sticky Seat breeches. They have a patented grip seat with authentic Ultra Suede knee patches, and are made of polar tec power 4-way stretch fleece poly/nylon/spandex fabric. The best part about these breeches? They’re made in the United States and the manufacturer donates 10% of their profits to help horses in need.

Shop our wide selection of breeches and other winter outerwear at sstack.com! Check back for our next blog post featuring our favorite winter riding boots!

Style Your Winter – Our Favorite Outerwear This Season (Part Two)

Style Your Winter GlovesWatch Video

Previously we shared our favorite winter tops for this season’s outerwear. Today we bring you Schneiders’ favorite winter gloves! (I don’t know about you, but I used to always complain about my hands being cold in the wintertime!)

Mountain Horse Avoriaz Gloves

Mountain Horse Avoriaz Gloves

Mountain Horse Avoriaz Gloves
These gloves are my favorite. They are durable, and the inside hand and between the fingers is reinforced. They feature a warm knitted cuff, with an adjustable wrist strap with snap to keep out the cold and snow. “Mountain Horse” is embroidered on the index fingers, and the top of the hand features a slim reflective strip. Whether you’re doing barn work or riding, these gloves will serve you well.

 

 

Ovation Micro-Fibre Gloves

Ovation Micro-Fibre Gloves

Ovation Micro-Fibre Gloves
If your looking for an economical glove similar in style to the Avoriaz gloves, check out Ovation’s Micro-Fibre Gloves. They feature a Micro-Fiber exterior with Thinsulate lining, suede palm and finger grips. Schneiders carries both Ladies and Childrens sizes.

 

 

 

Ovation Nordic Fleece Gloves

Ovation Nordic Fleece Gloves

Ovation Nordic Fleece Gloves
Want something a bit softer? Try Ovation’s Nordic Fleece Gloves! Thinsulate lining, knit cuff, suede palm and finger grips. Comfortable, warm and only $10.95 a pair!

 

Now you have your winter tops and gloves covered. Next we’ll discuss Schneiders’ great options for winter fleece-lined breeches! Check out sstack.com for our great selection of winter outerwear!

Style Your Winter – Our Favorite Outerwear This Season (Part One)

Style Your WinterWatch Video

This week Schneiders is going to help you dress for cold weather from head to toe! Proper outerwear makes the difference between a pleasant season and a miserable winter. Consider the following so you can enjoy the snow and your horses this year!

Today we’re featuring the best winter tops from several of our favorite retailers.

Ariat Taft Jacket

Ariat Taft Jacket

Ariat Taft Jacket
This jacket has a poly blend shell that is wind and water resistant, contains polyfill insulation and features diamond quilting and ribbed cuffs at the wrists. It features a front zipper closure with traditional pockets and chest pockets. It is offered in blue or gunmetal, in sizes small through xx-large. Style on while beating the cold!

 

 

Mountain Horse Regal Down Vest

Mountain Horse Regal Down Vest

Mountain Horse Regal Down Vest
This vest is one of my personal favorites. The quilted pattern with duck down fill is classy looking and effective when the temperature drops. It has a front zipper closure with an extra-tall collar to block out the wind. Mountain Horse spared no expense when it came to details – this vest features an intricately embroidered crest that traditionalists would die for, and “Mountain Horse” is embroidered across the back of the tall collar. Four color choices, Snow White, Royal Red, Sassy Orange and Carbon Black, ensure that you can coordinate with any wardrobe!

 

Goode Rider Ideal Shirt

Goode Rider Ideal Shirt

Goode Rider Ideal ¼ Zip Shirt
This close fitting cotton/lycra knit love sleeve shirt is a perfect layering piece for winter. It has an anti-pill finish with a zip-front mock neck. We love the streamlined silhouette, and I personally love the snaffle bit zipper detail. It is offered in White, Winter White (off-white), Olive, Chocolate and Black in sizes small through x-large. It is certainly the “ideal” shirt whether you are riding or out around town.

Check back tomorrow when we feature our favorite gloves! Shop sstack.com for all your winter riding apparel!

 

Our Favorite Cold Weather Outerwear

Check out Schneiders’ favorite cold weather outerwear for this season! You don’t have to sacrifice style for function. Our great selection of outerwear will keep you warm on the coldest days, whether you’re out at the barn or out on the town.

Horse Blanket Troubleshooting Solutions

Horse Blanket Troubleshooting

Schneiders wants to make blanketing your animals as hassle-free as possible. Horses will be horses, and as owners we sometimes have to do a bit of troubleshooting. Some common annoyances with blanketing horses include blanket tears, dirty Velcro closures that are no longer effective and blanket rubbing. Stress no longer – Schneiders has the following horse blanket solutions!

1.StormShield® Blanket Repair Tape
Even the strongest blankets can tear, either on the outer shell or on the lining. Having them repaired can be expensive and time consuming. The simplest solution is to use Schneiders’ StormShield® Blanket Repair Tape. It allows you to quickly and easily repair waterproof turnout blankets in minutes. It is offered in 18” strips in 10+ colors, and costs much less than a typical blanket repair ($2.95 a strip). Don’t let your horse go without a blanket just because it needs repaired! Fix it at home with StormShield® Blanket Repair Tape. Click here to view a video tutorial!

2.Velcro Restorer Brush
I am a fan of Velcro assist front closures on turnout blankets. They keep the front of the blanket closed so that it doesn’t bunch up behind the buckles after your horse has been moving around. The problem, though, is that the Velcro doesn’t stand a chance of staying clean in the barn and soon loses its effectiveness. This Velcro restorer brush brings it back to life in no time, and is cost effective to boot. It is one of those items you don’t think to shop for, but can’t live without once you own one.

3.UltraFlex® Shoulder Slicker
Even the best fitting blankets can leave rub marks on sensitive horses. If you are showing and want to prevent rubs and hair loss on the base of the mane and top of the withers, or if your horse is sensitive but needs to stay blanketed, try using a shoulder slicker. The lycra prevents friction from blanketing so hair loss is kept to a minimum. Schneiders’ UltraFlex® Shoulder Slicker is made of 8 oz durable lycra with a Velcro closure at the neck and an elastic girth strap to keep it securely in place. Our slickers are sized to fit weanlings up to large warmbloods (sizes 64 – 86).

We hope this information is helpful to you! We have plenty of blanket accessories (leg straps, bellyband extenders, blanket wash, blanket re-proofer and more) at sstack.com to make your life at the barn easier! Check out all of our cold weather solutions to make short work of your winter!