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Now with VenTECH technology, the Elite Sports Medicine Boot is lightweight and multi-layered with a ventilated, limestone-based neoprene exterior and UltraShock lining. Ventilated neoprene conforms to your horse, allows heat and moisture to escape, and keeps your horse cool, comfortable and performing at its best. The boot provides 360 degrees of protection, safeguarding the cannon bone, tendons and soft tissue, and is proven to absorb over 26% of energy from hoof impact. The uniquely designed suspensory strap stretches with each stride, allowing full ankle movement and helping to eliminate hyperextension of the fetlock. The distinctive angle of this strap guarantees proper application, ensuring the boot provides maximum protection.
Special deal: Buy a pair of Sports Medicine Boots between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 and receive a free pair of Ballistic Bell Boots.
More info: $94.95; www.profchoice.com
Every feature of the CSI Saddle Pad system is designed with your horse's comfort and performance in mind. The system works with all types of saddles, including traditional tree saddles, flex panel and treeless saddles. At the heart of the system is the revolutionary CSI Flex-Plate. First and foremost, this in-pad plate increases the contact area of the bars in your saddle. This spreads the pressure of the saddle and the rider's weight out over a larger area that in turn reduces or eliminates pinch and pressure points. The CSI Saddle Pad can help resolve problems related to saddle fit and promote better performance, no matter what type of riding you do.
More info: $350 (standard); csipads.com
The X Series Ultimate Performance pad by Reinsman is constructed with a top layer of 100% wool, hand-woven Navajo blanket. A 3/4" orthopedic memory felt, combined with a Tacky Too bottom, go against the horse. The pad is designed to keep pressure off the spine and allow additional airflow along the horse's back. The Tacky Too is breathable, non-slip, and non-sweat absorbing. Horses' hair will not adhere to the pad, making it a low-maintenance, long-lasting choice. 34"x36".
More info: $173; reinsman.com
Straight Time Stirrups (STS) offers 8 sizes of made in the USA stirrups so that everyone in the family can have a set of their own. Straight Time Stirrups are available in the following sizes: youth, barrel, jr. roper, cow horse, roper/trail, deep roper, packer/over-size and narrow top. They range in size from youth stirrups at 4" wide and 4.25" tall to the packer/over-size at 6 3/8" wide and 6 3/4" tall. Stirrups are available in burnished, polished, satin nickel, satin copper, powder coated, leather covered and custom-hand engraved.
More info: Prices start at $69.99; straighttimestirrups.com
These Heavy Duty SMx Air Ride pads from Professional's Choice have a ¾-inch breathable core and hand woven 100% wool Navajo blanket top. Heavy-Duty SMx Air Ride core protects the horse's back from pressure. 100% merino wool lining helps wick away moisture and conforms to the horse for maximum comfort. Heavy-Duty Air Ride absorbs shock that could affect the performance of the horse. SMx Air Ride Saddle Pads are available in a variety of special sizes, shapes and color combinations.
Special deal: Buy between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 and receive $25 off the retail price.
More info: $179.95-$249.95; www.profchoice.com
Wrap N Ride boots by Bar-F are a great option for everyday use since they are an easy-on, easy-off design, lightweight and conform snugly to the horse's leg, keeping dirt and debris out. Because of their flexible design, they also allow complete freedom of movement for the horse fetlock area and won't interfere with the leg's natural action. They come in a universal size that will fit 90% of horses because of its wide range of adjustability. Bar-F carries them in Black, White, Red, Blue, Orange, Yellow, Neon Pink, Neon Green, Sky Blue and Purple.
More info: $69; horseboots.com