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At Equipet we strive to deliver only the best in equestrian tack, so your horse is prepared to perform their best too. Our horse tack covers everything from bits to breastplates, so whether you're getting ready for competitions or just riding for fun you'll be fully equipped to do so.

Saddles are arguably the most important part of horse tack, being a seat for the rider. Though saddles vary regarding their purpose, such as racing saddles and side saddles, they all have one thing in common; they must be comfortable for the horse and the rider. An uncomfortable saddle can, in the best case, give you quite a sore lower half, and in the worst case can cause pain via the horse's back and potentially cause injuries for both members. Stirrups are another important item, creating stability for the rider while on the horse. Currently they have releases and safety measures in place so that even if a horse bucks, they will open if a rider gets thrown backwards. Stirrups have never been safer!

Headgear, not to be confused with human headgear, is used mainly to help convey what you want to your horse. These include bridles and halters. Another piece of horse tack used to communicate with the horse are reins, which are usually attached to the bridles. The main difference between bridles and halters is that halters are used to lead a horse, while bridles are used for riding or driving. The reins are the most recognisable piece of tack after saddles, and get used by riders to direct or stop the horse. Just pulling the reins to change the horses direction would be painful without the bit attached at the mouth.

The bit is a piece, usually made of metal, that is set within the horse's mouth. Placed just behind the incisors and before the molars, it rests on a tooth free space as to not hurt the horse or damage its teeth. While an important piece of horse tack, this should be placed very carefully as it can cause a lot of pain if done incorrectly. There are many different styles of bits, varying on the end goal of the rider (dressage, hunting etc)

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