New Standard in Leg Protection | The Flexion by Legacy!

Introducing the all new Flexion by Legacy!  Classic Equine is setting new standards in leg support with the ultimate in flexible protection.

The Flexion by Legacy begins with the iconic and trusted Legacy sport boot design, but new innovations to its design makes it the leader in its class! Added is a layer of FP 360™ protection that improves the comfort, fit, and support of Classic Equine’s patented cradle fetlock support system.  The Flexion’s FP 360™ cradle support features a hi-tech, thermo formed outer layer of connected cells that individually move to support and protect the lower limb.

As the horse moves, the Flexion automatically adjusts its support in real time to remain connected and supportive even in the most competitive runs and athletic maneuvers. During competitive runs, the lower limbs rotate and flex adjusting to varied speeds and changing ground conditions causing the fetlock to encounter torque and thrust. But even as the fetlock moves, the Flexion provides 360 degree , four-way stretch to ensure the highest level of connectivity, flexible protection, and support.

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FP 360™ protection absorbs energy and shock without adding unnecessary weight to the Flexion boot.

Not only does the Flexion’s fetlock support cradle provide lower limb support, its technology helps guard the fetlock from impact concussion injury as well.  FP 360™ dampens the vibration from ground impact helping to absorb energy and shock, but without adding unnecessary weight and bulk. FP 360™ is ultra-light, incredibly soft, and remarkably wear resistant.

The Flexion by Legacy is crafted with a perforated neoprene inner layer that lets heat escape and allows the horse’s leg to breathe. A soft jersey inner layer cleans easily and dries quickly. Bound edges help keep out dirt and debris. A suspensory rib ensures proper boot alignment, and the Flexion’s shock absorbing inner splint pad helps prevent scalping injuries.

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The Flexion by Legacy reinforces the horse’s natural motion while supporting and protecting the critical structures of the leg using nature’s design. For over 25 years, Classic Equine has been dedicated to product innovations that help keep equine athletes protected so they can stay in the game. Take the next step in equine leg protection and protect your equine athlete’s legs with the Flexion by Legacy.

Check your local Classic Equine dealer to find a pair that best fits your horse’s needs.

Making Waves with the New Shock Guard XPF™ Pad!

The Shock Guard Pad by Classic Equine is truly a revolutionary saddle pad boasting an unprecedented level of protection against concussion and impact. Its protection spans throughout the entire body of the pad.

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The Shock Guard Pad is made with innovative XPF™ Energy Absorbing Technology that is incredibly dense yet breathable and lightweight. With a self-adjusting profile, the Shock Guard Pad smartly conforms to the contours of a horse’s back filling in void spaces. This long-lasting pad will not compress even after extensive use, and it remains soft and pliable resisting sweat, dirt, and grime.

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It also has a unique moisture wicking property that significantly reduces heat buildup under the saddle. Even during hot summer workouts, sweat is drying as you ride helping cool your horse’s back.

Due to its dense, textured makeup and contoured design, the Shock Guard Pad stays securely in place to prevent unnecessary movement of the saddle. The Shock Guard is easy to clean and maintain while it lasts like no other pad on the market.

These pads are hot off the press coming soon to your favorite Classic Equine retailer.

Life’s Not Always a Cinch: Choosing a Cinch Should Be

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.

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Classic Equine provides multiple styles of cinches made in various high quality materials to fit every horse owner’s need. 

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:

Tip 1

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.

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This would be known as the “sweet spot”, an ideal placement for your cinch. 

Tip 2

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.

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Classic Equine cinches are best paired with a leather latigo for adjust-ability and security!

 

Tip 3

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.

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All Classic Equine cinches come made with high quality stainless steel hardware.

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.