Spring Essentials

Warmer weather brings its pros and cons for animals and humans.

In the home and around the yard, the change in climate brings flies and fresh grass.

We recommended that a fly control program be put in place to help avoid the problem, as flies are hidden for a portion of their lifecycle and may not be detectable until it’s too late!

Whilst flies are a pest the real enemy in spring is the higher risk of Laminitis in horses and ponies because of fresh grass.

Here are just a few of our products which we see as essential for this time of year.

Leovet Power Phaser Fly Repellent
The new power in insect defence! Works against: horseflies, ticks, and all biting and non-biting flies. 100% keep-away power and long-lasting adhesion of the active ingredients even when your horse perspires.
Available in 500ml Spray or 500ml Gel and 2.5ltr spray refill.

Leovet Power Phaser

Carr & Day & Martin Flygard Extra Strength Insect Repellent – 500 Ml
Proven, effective alternative to a natural-based repellent. This powerful formula gives maximum protection from midges and biting insects. Contains the proven, researched active ingredient DEET, at an optimum level of 20% for powerful, long-lasting protection.

Carr & Day & Martin Flygard Extra Strength Insect Repellent

NAF Off Citronella Wrist Band

This silicone NAF Off Citronella Wrist Band is made with citronella oil. The unique design enables the citronella oil to be contained in a special compartment of the wrist band making it highly durable, waterproof and convenient to use.

Perfect for both indoor and outdoor activities. The wrist band can be worn while riding or around the yard, wear it on the wrist or the ankle.

NAF Off Citronella Wrist Band

Z-itch

A ready to use, pour-on solution for horses and donkeys. This product may be used as an aid in the control of sweet itch especially for the control of the biting insect culicoides spp. Treatment should be started at the beginning of the sweet itch season and repeated as necessary. Once weekly should be sufficient for most animals. Contains permethrin 40mg/ml. Legal Category: AVM-GSL.

Z-itch

NAF Love the Skin D-Itch SUPPLEMENT 780g

Specifically formulated to help the horse fight unpleasant spring and summer skin conditions, Love the SKIN he’s in D-Itch Supplement provides a unique blend of scientifically verified, naturally sourced antioxidants to efficiently flush out the build up of free radicals associated with itchy irritated skin. D-Itch also includes herbs and nutrients to support strong healthy skin from within.

NAF Love the Skin D-Itch SUPPLEMENT

 

Global Herbs LamiPro – 1 Kg

Lamipro is an advanced formula which supports the feeding management of horses. Lamipro helps soothe and support horses at anytime or when there is a flush of spring grass. This premium herbal supplement aids digestion and feed utilisation while helping to comfort feet. Can be used long term or short term depending on individual requirements. Suitable for all horses and ponies.

Global Herbs LamiPro - 1 Kg

Freestep LamiAlert 125g

Formulated for horses and ponies that are prone to laminitis and EMS and can be fed to support maintaining normal blood glucose levels. Bringing everything a horse needs from the natural environment into their daily diet. Suitable for animals that gain weight on fresh air, have cresty necks and fat deposits around the tail and shoulders. The result of extensive research and contains botanical extracts.

Freestep LamiAlert 125g

Dodson & Horrell Lami-Free – 1.5 Kg

Nutritional maintenance of the laminae. Suitable for laminitics. Contains a blend of rosehips, seaweed, nettle and garlic granules. Nettle and rosehips – promote healthy circulation and immune function. Seaweed – provides minerals essential for healthy hoof growth

Dodson & Horrell Lami-Free - 1.5 Kg

Equilibrium Field Relief Max Fly Mask

A full face fly mask that combines the best of protection against sun and insects, with carefully designed features to provide exceptional comfort for the horse. Protects from sunburn by blocking up to 70% of the sun’s rays. Soft padding at brow and noseband to prevent rubbing. Several darts ensure that the mask sits well clear of the horse’s eyes, face and eyelashes maximising on comfort. Detachable nose piece. Long-lasting and well fitting. Perfect for sensitive horses or those in high midge and fly infested areas.

Equilibrium Field Relief Max Fly Mask Black/Orange

Anti-Fly Rug Zebra

Fly rug made of fine mesh material, featuring a tail and belly flap. The black/white zebra design deters insects and thus is more effective at protecting the horse than the usual rugs. With double front fasteners, gusset, fillet string and leg straps. To protect the neck we recommend combining with the matching neck.

Anti-Fly Rug Zebra

 

Affordable solar lighting solutions for equine arenas, stables, barns and more

Are you looking for affordable solar lighting solutions for your equestrian yard?

Many of us have dreams of coming home from work in the winter, tacking up our horse and working them in the cool crisp dark evening, under the glowing lights of the arena, with the moths fluttering and the frost twinkling.

The reality, of course, is very different for many people. Arena lights are not as common as we think. In fact, many smallholdings, and yards don’t even have electricity, never mind posh floodlights. Some people also cannot have lights in their arena because of planning permission issues. Continue reading

Equishine – New to Absolute Saddlery

Introducing our newest brand to the saddlery, Equishine.

Equishine - Get your shine on

Equishine – Get your shine on


Having been in the equestrian industry for several years, the founder of Equishine, Debra Graham has worked alongside some of the be
st show teams and grooms in the country.

“Over the years I have had the opportunity to watch the masters at work, this has allowed me to learn their top tips to help me create a range of quality products for the competitive equestrian” – Debra

The Equishine range includes the Plaiting Apron Pro which allows you to be organised and stylish all in one go. They have also released a range of beautiful wooden backed grooming brushes, that make even a grey shine!

“For the last few years I have been working with an American grooming company called Shapley’s who make (in my humble opinion) THE best products.  This has given me the opportunity to meet lots of lovely equestrians from all walks of life. Some are into dressage and showing, others eventing, and some are happy hackers”

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BSJA new whip rule January 2020

BSJA new whip rule January 2020

Have you been caught out purchasing a whip which wasn’t actually up the the BSJA new whip rule January 2020?

We are proud to share the exact sizing details on our BSJA whips, in a similar format to the BSJA new whip rule so you can easily compare. Also scroll to the bottom and you will see the rules as written on the BSJA website.
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Hundreds of thousands call for change of firework laws

Almost 750,00 people have called to a change as fireworks have caused chaos and distress for animal lovers across the UK. MP’s have said that the inconsiderate and irresponsible use of fireworks should be as socially unacceptable as drink-driving.

A ‘landmark’ report calling on the government to act on irresponsible firework use and improve regulation of the industry has been released by the petitions committee. Continue reading

10 tips to help your horse cope with firework season

Bonfire Night and the whole of the holiday season can be an extremely stressful time for pet owners. Fireworks are being let off earlier and earlier each year and seem to be getting bigger and louder. Even the most laid back horses can be unsettled by loud bangs and bright lights. Here are a few tips to help your horse cope with firework season.

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Clipperman Jewel Trimmer

Clipperman Jewel Trimmer

One of our best selling products for 2019 is the Clipperman Jewel Trimmer. Many people with horses that have fine coats have found that they can actually do a full clip with these trimmers. Powerful and durable, yet quiet, they are perfect for trimming heads, feathers and more.

Clipperman Jewel Trimmer

Clipperman Jewel Trimmer

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