Purchasing riding equipment for the very first time in any horse riding enthusiast’s life is likely going to be quite an exciting time. But it also needs to be seen as an exciting time for the horse that you may riding. This may be your horse to keep. You may have already entered into a relationship with the animal during your training rides. And you must have remembered something quite important about those early lessons. It would have been the duty of your training instructor to keep both horse and rider healthy and safe.
Perhaps you understand and appreciate the safety angle, but what of the health? Both health and safety need to be prioritized focus areas when purchasing your horse riding equipment for the very first time. The sales clerk down at your specialist equestrian store should be able to address these areas for you and your horse. Yes, your horse too. And would it not be swell if that store could allow your sales clerk to go the extra mile with you. Like, how about visiting your horse’s stables one fine afternoon.
Or morning over the weekend, whichever is convenient for both you and the sales clerk. Because surely, what better way to assess diligently the kind of apparel that both you and your horse will be needing. You could be measured up at the store any day of the week. But you can hardly bring your horse into town now can you. Of course, most riders will have done the measurements correctly by now, well trained that they are. Because while you will be needing a comfortable horse riding helmet to begin with, your horse still needs to be saddled up correctly, and comfortably too.