Feeling is believing! Introducing the Aura cinch by Classic Equine. The Aura is like no other cinch on the market. It’s unique design is incredibly lightweight and breathable, but it provides soft, durable and long lasting protection for your horse.
The Aura features a revolutionary three-ply, 100% breathable design using technical materials that provide long lasting comfort and performance. A soft jersey next to the horse’s skin helps to prevent chafing and rubbing. The breathable, odor resistant foam center cushions and absorbs impact and pressure while resisting compression even with extended use. Last but most certainly not least, the Aura cinch has a revolutionary exterior shell made of a tear and abrasion resistant nylon mesh that stands up to the toughest treatment, even spurs! The combination of the Aura’s breathable materials allows you to literally feel the air pass through the cinch providing maximum coolness and comfort for your horse in competition or practice. As air freely passes through, there is a lesser risk of bacteria transfer, girth itch, and galling.
The Aura cinch is easy to clean, dries quickly, and remains soft and supple even with extended use. Available in both roper and straight styles, find the Aura at your favorite Classic Equine retailer.
“What a Muddy Mess.” – rodeo contestants everywhere.
Over the summer of 2019, many rodeo contestants were confronted with deep, boggy, wet, MUDDY conditions. If you left your house at all this summer, there is a good chance you have ran into some rain along the way. It seems every few years we are blessed with a muddy year of rodeos and equine events, so we decided to write down a few of our tips when competing in less than ideal situations.
First things first, Safety.
One of the best pieces of advice we can give is to learn how to read ground conditions. This tip applies regardless of whether the ground is wet, dry, deep or hard; know what is not safe and know what is best for your horse. If you are not sure how to read the ground or unsure about your decision, do not be afraid to ask a seasoned professional for their opinion. Also note, every person has their own idea of safety so it is ideal to know how your horse stands up in different conditions and to make your decision based on your horse’s abilities.
If you’ve ever competed in muddy conditions, you understand hassle of cleaning your tack in the aftermath of the event. We have some recommendations for you to keep in mind and make this process easier!
When it comes to cinches, try using our Featherflex cinch. The Featherflex has a soft feel for your horse and is very easy to clean after use. Along with that, the Featherflex is antimicrobial and antifungal, reducing chance of girth itch or agitation in damp weather.
The FeatherFlex Cinch series is easy to clean and antimicrobial.
The FeatherFlex Cinch series is easy to clean and antimicrobial.
Many people struggle with leg protection for their horses in the mud. In most situations, we recommend the Legacy2 or ClassicFit protective boots for optimal protection at jackpots and rodeos. However, another great option in less than desirable conditions is the AirwaveProTech line. It features breathable, lightweight boots with the ProTech outer shell for impact protection with an added bonus of AirWave Technology (this makes the boot perforated with a exterior mesh). By using the ProTech system in the mud, you provide your horse with excellent protection without any additional weight. As a bonus, the ProTech line is extremely easy to clean with a small spray of water. Some mud experts also prefer to use leather splint andskid boots as a great option as well.
Last but not least, be sure to pick up your favorite rain sheet with a neck piece for this rainy rodeo season! Sometimes pens or stalls undercover aren’t an option on the rodeo road so rain sheets keep your favorite pony warm and dry as the rain falls. We recommend the Classic Windbreaker Turn-Out with hood to keep your horse dry. This blanket also fits excellent over your saddle and the neck piece ensures no rain seeps onto your saddle.
Cleaning Your Boots
Not only can running in the mud be a hassle, but then you have the aftermath of cleaning them up! Keeping your boots clean and debris-free not only are more comfortable for your horse, but extend the life of your boots! We recommend cleaning our boots by spraying them with water, removing all dirt and debris from the hook and loop straps, and letting them air drying. We DO NOT recommend washing them with detergents. The chemicals can accelerate the breakdown of the boot material and could also have a reaction to your horse with skin to skin contact. If you really want to improve your boot-cleaning situation, check out our Hanging Wash Rack – a small investment to make your life so much easier!
At Classic Equine, we put your horse’s safety first in all conditions. We constantly strive to provide you with the best protective gear and supplies to keep your horses healthy and happy. Feel free to send us a message on Facebook at any time if you need help choosing the proper gear for your event and lifestyle.
New Sundance Pattern Now Available in Classic Equine Designer Line Accessories
New for 2019, the Sundance pattern is now available in Classic Equine Designer Line accessories! With hues of teal, coral, and natural tones in a bohemian inspired pattern, Sundance will add style and flair to any barn or trailer and is available in all the accessories you need.
The Sundance pattern is available in the Top Load Hay Bag, the Boot Accessory Tote, Fan Bag, Large Tote, Messenger Bag, Weekender Duffel, and Cooler Tote. Buy one to stand alone or buy the collection for a complete set. The Sundance pattern can be found wherever Classic Equine products are sold. For more information please visit www.classicequine.com.
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Have you ever only had a few minutes of time to spare so you rush out to the barn hoping to jump on your horse and ride, only to not be able to find the things you need? Let Classic Equine organize your life, your barn, and solve all of your storage needs. We at Classic Equine know how busy life can be and we would like to help simplify your life with some of our great organization products.
The Groom Tote, which is crafted out of tough poly to insure durability, is a great tote to hold all of your brushes, bottles of spray-fly spray, coat conditioner, etc., while having several mesh pockets to hold your water bottle, phone, or other items you might need as you saddle. This useful tote comes with a padded shoulder strap, making it super easy to grab as you load the trailer to head to an event or trail ride.
Whether your horse is stalled at an event or in your barn at home, the Fan Bag is one of the most useful organizational pieces in our line. These stylish bags will hold a standard 20 X 20 box fan and are so easy to use. The Fan Bag saves on storage in your trailer or barn verses traditional metal fan holders. Not only is it a storage saver, it also is equip with nylon webbing for a long-lasting product. The straps of the Fan Bag are adjustable so that you can adjust it for correct airflow to reach any horse in your herd.
Simplicity is the key when it comes to having all of the things you need in one place. The Meds Bag is just that, it’s simple. It is rigid enough to withstand the demands, horse people place on it, while having the features needed to keep your medicine safe and secure. The bag is fully insulated while being equipped with elastic loops to hold your medicine bottles secure, preventing breakage. Not only does this bag have all of the interior needs, it unfolds to hang on the fence so that all of your products are handy and at your fingertips. You can also place ice packs in it to maintain a specific temperature. There are zipper pockets that can hold syringes, needles, or any other of your needs for easy access. This bag is a must-have for all equestrians whether you are on the road or at home.
No matter if you are riding, doing chores in the barn, or exercising the Phone Pack is the perfect addition to your storage needs. It is the perfect place for your phone and other items you might need. It is touchscreen compatible, complete with an adjustable waist strap and padded back with netting for breathability. Don’t leave home without this convenient pack.
Be sure to check out www.equibrand.com to view entire line of organizational products available by Classic Equine. Remember, an organized barn is a happy one!
For Contact:Hannah HaugenPublic Relations Coordinatorhhaugen@equibrand.com
Life seems to pass by so quickly at times and our lives are always busy. One thing though, that takes away life’s busyness and stress is riding horses. No matter if you are riding on the trail, practicing at home, or competing, one thing that is constant is the 1,000 pound animal underneath us makes dreams come true for us all. When life isn’t a cinch, tighten your cinch and ride your cares away.
Your cinch is a lifeline that holds your saddle in position so that you stay in a stable position ensuring your safety as well as your horse’s safety as you ride. Whether you are trail riding or if you are competing in the arena, proper cinch fit is crucial to your safety and success. Here are some tips to help you choose a proper fitting cinch for your equine companion:
When choosing the size of cinch you will need for your horse, you should measure from one heart girth/sweet spot (shown in the picture) under your horse’s belly to the opposing side. The way to know if you have the chosen the correct size cinch is when the cinch is tight, the D’s should lay flat against the horse’s “sweet spot” on both sides. If the cinch rides above or below this spot, it can cause discomfort and even soreness for your horse.
Your horse needs some flexibility in the cinch when moving. To achieve that flexibility or “give” as your horse moves, you should use a cinch and latigo combination that is conducive to this. Leather is a natural fiber that has “give”, so leather latigos slightly expand and move with the horse as you ride. This allows for a stable, secure fit, while still being comfortable for your horse.
Your cinch is one of the most important pieces of equipment you use each time you saddle up, so it is vital to use a cinch with a stainless steel hardware. Stainless steel hardware is long-lasting, will not rust, corrode, or bind up which are all critical in the integrity and life of your cinch. Classic Equine prides themselves in producing cinches that are made with stainless steel hardware to ensure you are getting the highest quality product possible.
Following these tips will help ensure your horse is comfortable and safe as you ride. Classic Equine is an industry leader in quality and reliability. Be sure to check out the complete line of cinches at www.equibrand.com.
January is one of our favorite times of the year, it’s a time for new beginnings, new goals and resolutions, and for Classic Equine…..new products!
Our mission has always been to provide you and your horse the most innovative and technologically advanced products to best aid in training and competing. The Legacy System has been our best supportive and protective boot on the market, and we have revamped it to make it better than ever.
The new color-match binding offers a sleek look on your horse’s leg. We also made revisions to the patented cradle fetlock system by extending the Kevlar material to the base of the boot for increased durability and long-lasting protection. The Legacy2 closures are its most impressive feature, now flexible and offers a close improved fit, feel and application.
The Legacy2 uses Legacy’s original splint guard and rib for perfect alignment and aids in the prevention of crossfire and other injuries. The body is made of 100% virgin neoprene with maximum flexibility and is perforated to allow the leg to breathe and heat to escape. The bound edges help keep the boot close to your horse’s leg and keep the dirt and debris out.
Last but not least, we have new styles! The classy, neutral tone Caribou is a new addition to the line and the ever so popular Cheetah has made its way as a permanent color. No more limited edition!
The coming new year means new adventures! Adventures you will need to pack for. If you’re anything like we are, your equine counterparts and maybe a dog, travel the majority of those miles with you. Our Classic Equine Designer Line Travel Accessories and Totes are designed with your lifestyle and style in mind!
The newest Designer Line Patterns are Boot Stitch, Metallic Arrows, and Patchwork!
The Necessity Tote is the perfect size bag to carry everything you need to the jackpot or the barn. Made of tough nylon with adjustable strap and hook for convenience. MSRP $41.99
The Boot Accessory Tote makes hauling leg protection easier than ever. The PVC mesh allows dirt to escape and has extra pockets of various sizes for cell phones, water bottles, and anything else you might need. MSRP $41.99
The Hanging Groom Case is designed with straps and buckles to go in the barn, your trailer, or wherever you need it to go! Ideal for grooming tools, sprays, boots, and more. MSRP $41.99.
One of our newest products, the Fan Bag, became a hit right away instantly solving the problem of how you are going to hang the fan in the stall in the heat! We are excited to announce we have expanded the selection of Fan Bags to Designer Line patterns! MSRP $19.99
The 2017 Top Load Hay Bags not only come in the three new Designer Line patterns but there are 3 entirely new colors: Check/Red, Check/Teal, and Hashtag/Chocolate. The new sheen look is sleek and is easier to keep clean! MSRP $41.99
Last but definitely not least, the Travel Accessories! All three totes come in Boot Stitch and Metallic Arrows.
The Weekender Duffel is designed with the equine competitor in mind! The large undercarriage department has mesh allowing dirt to escape making it perfect for boots and tennis shoes that have been worn at the arena! Also comes with complimentary full size folding makeup case! MSRP $59.99
The Large Tote and iPad Pack are perfect for all those things you need on the road but can’t seem to find room for! Plenty of room and organization, these are essential for the avid traveler! MSRP Large Tote $36.99, iPad Pack $41.99.
To find a dealer near you or more information on Classic Equine products, please visit our website!
It’s a new year, and that means the new and latest Classic Equine Designer Line Leg Protection has been released and is on its way to your favorite Classic Equine dealer! Let us help you give your horse the best protection and classic style. As always, Classic Equine products can be purchased from your local dealer. To find one near you please visit our Dealer Locator online!
Grey Chevron is the newest Legacy Designer Line pattern. The Legacy System®‘s Fetlock Cradle System provides the maximum protection to the fetlock, while reinforcing the ligament structures.
NEW Grey Chevron, Pink Fusion, and Purple Feather No Turn DL™ Bell Boots. The No Turn Bell stands the test of durability as it’s constructed of 2520 denier DynoHyde™ material with a dense shock absorbing center and soft jersey lining all while being waterproof and stain resistant.
The newest Polo Wrap patterns Lime Twist, Turquoise Triangle, and Fuchsia Waves are sure to catch everyone’s eye! Made of 380 gram fleece, the Classic Equine Polo wraps are wider than any polo on the market as well as heavier and longer lasting. Packaged with 4 with laundry bag included!
Fall is among us, and with that we want to release our new Fall Designer Line! We have fresh designs for horses and riders alike releasing new patterns in Legacies and No Turn DL™ protection boots as well as new styles in our Travel Collection, Top Load Hay Bags, and Totes.
The Moroccan Designer Line brings a fresh palette of rich, vibrant hues of magenta, blues, and grays with eclectic patterns all together bringing a worldly feel perfect for travel gear for you or your horse!
We are obsessed with the feather pattern that has rich fall colors with an earthy theme! Both new Designer Line Patterns come in the Travel Collection complete with the Large Tote, Weekender Duffel, and iPad Bag for riders. For our equine friends you can get the Top Load Hay Bag, Boot/Accessory Tote, and Necessity tote in the Feathers and Moroccan as well. They coordinate great with the Chocolate Teal Twist Legacy and No-Turn Designer Bell Boots. And do not forget our newest solid color – Mint!
Last but not least, we have the new Grey Arrows and Pink Sweep No-Turn Designer Line bell boots. They are the perfect combination of fun and flashy and will catch eyes where ever you go! Check with your local dealer to get your hands on the hottest trends for fall at http://www.classicequine.com
Legacy by one, specific definition is a gift of property. After the passing of French Flash Hawk aka “Bozo”, it is uncontested that he has his own estate in barrel racing history. This week’s episode on Racer’s Edge sparked the memory of how he was also a testament to what eventually became our Legacy System.
In 1996 the first Legacy splint boot was developed by us as a startup company, Classic Equine. Robby Wilson who worked on the first Legacy prototype and still does product research and development for Classic Equine today, wanted to develop a boot unlike anything on the market. Kristie Peterson and Bozo were an obvious choice to help test the first samples along with team ropers and several professionals from the cutting pen. Prior to Bozo wearing Legacy boots, ropers had been competing in the boot, and all loved it. None of the rope horses or cutting horses tested the boot’s limits like Bozo did. Kristie liked the boots, but sent the boots back in less than a month already torn up! Bozo had burnt holes in the hind boots because he got in the ground so hard. Robby and the development team knew that the boot needed to be revamped if it couldn’t withstand the rigors of the current World Champion. So it was back to the drawing board for the Classic Equine Legacy.
The next phases of research and development challenged what could be added to the back of the hind boots in order to make them tougher and durable enough to withstand the rodeo road. A contact was made to Dupont™ about their Kevlar® used in bullet proof vests for research on how it could be applied to the design. Positive feedback came from this relationship and Robby’s theory was applied to the exterior of the Legacy’s patented fetlock cradle system. It worked and from then on, the Legacy was deemed “tough enough for Bozo.”
Robby stated that, “Bozo was just cool- he was a great horse to test products and Kristie always had great feedback, and was very receptive. It is through our professionals and their great horses that we are able to make our products meet the highest of expectations.”
The Classic Equine Legacy System was made to work with the horse’s own natural support structures. The goal was to make a boot that supported the horse’s natural ability to stop, turn, and accelerate. The Legacy System reinforces these motions and provides protection to the critical structures of the leg by cradling the fetlock and providing suspensory support without inhibiting movement. Today, we appreciate the beginning of the Legacy’s legacy and how far it has come. Classic Equine is privileged by the amazing horses that have worn it for their careers, and to the current and future super stars competing in it today.