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Practical Horseman - - Special Dressage Issue -

Sig­na­ture Style

Rid­ers look­ing for a tra­di­tion­ally cut breech with high­tech fea­tures might want to check out the Full Seat Sig­na­ture Breech by No­ble Out­fit­ters™. This gar­ment is crafted from four-way stretch ma­te­rial with built-in Op­tiDry tech­nol­ogy to wick away mois­ture. The con­toured stretch hem re­duces bulk in the boot while wash­able suede full-seat patches max­i­mize grip and a com­fort­able, clas­sic rise works well with a shad­belly. Other fea­tures in­clude UPF 50+ for sun pro­tec­tion, a zip-se­cure front pocket and an ex­tra belt loop at the left hip to keep your belt tucked smoothly in place. Avail­able in tan or white; sizes 22R–34R; $169.95; www.no­ble­out­fit­ters.com.

Booted Ele­gance

For a re­fined look, Moun­tain Horse of­fers the Ser­e­nade Dres­sage Boot in full-grain leather with a full-length, for­wardly placed zip­per, a snap zip­per keeper and a Span­ish top. Other fea­tures in­clude a soft leather lin­ing, an er­gonom­i­cally de­signed, re­mov­able ShockX™ Ad­vanced in­sole and a high-den­sity out­sole with grip-re­spon­sive rip­ple zones. An in­te­grated tem­pered-steel shank pro­vides im­proved sta­bil­ity. In black; sizes 36 reg­u­lar or slim, 37–41 reg­u­lar, slim or wide, or 42 reg­u­lar; $449.95; www.moun­tain­horseusa.com.

Vive la France

Billed as “a sub­tle mix­ture of aes­thet­ics and tech­nique for the most de­mand­ing rid­ers,” the new DPL dres­sage sad­dle from French sad­dle maker Luc Childeric is de­signed to en­hance the equestrian ex­pe­ri­ence. Its wood and car­bon tree makes it light­weight, while the high-qual­ity sup­ple leather adapts read­ily to the horse’s shape. The min­i­miza­tion of the small flap is in­tended to of­fer closer, finer con­tact, and an in­no­va­tive seat af­fords the rider both com­fort and an op­ti­mized con­nec­tion. Avail­able in three shades of brown as well as black; sizes 16½ to 19 inches; $5,500; www. childer­ic­sad­dle­susa.com.

Op­ti­cal Ef­fects

Bril­liant show-ring shine in an ad­vanced yet gen­tle for­mula: That’s what Ex­hibitor’s Quic Sham­poo prom­ises. Con­tin­u­ing the legacy of an es­tab­lished brand, this new equine sham­poo rep­re­sents a break­through tech­nol­ogy de­signed to in­ten­sify shine by op­ti­cally al­ter­ing the way light in­ter­acts with each hair shaft. Its low-suds­ing for­mula is ef­fec­tive at re­mov­ing stains and rinses out quickly. Used reg­u­larly and in con­junc­tion with the new re­hy­drat­ing Quic Con­di­tioner, the sham­poo of­fers op­ti­cal ef­fects to high­light and en­hance coat shine with ev­ery use. Thir­tytwo ounces; $17.99; www.straightar­row­inc.com.

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