Frank Baines bridles are renown for their quality, each are hand crafted right here in the UK out of the finest grades of leather. This particular bridle has a raised crank soft padded noseband with raised and padded browband that comes complete with 1/2" and 5/8" plain reins.
A very special girth is the Velcro lined Frank Baines Atherstone girth. Not only does it have triple elastic at both ends to provide even tensioning, it comes with a natural sheepskin liner, with the aid of Velcro fixing, can be taken off and machine washed when needed.
Mark Todd 5 point breastplate, crafted from English leather. This breastplate has stainless steel buckles, adjustable running martingale attachment and sheepskin shoulder pads as well as elastic inserts. Top strap fastens with a trigger clip while the lower strap has a loop for the girth strap.
Superior quality French leather, neoprene lined boots with integral carbon fibre tendon insert and padded strike pads. The tendon boots have two wide elasticated straps and hook and loop style fastening and leather security over strap.
The Griffin NuuMed Original is, and I quote, “One of the very best numnahs on the market.” What makes this numnah so special is the unique combination of a perfectly designed fit along with superior woollen padding.
Superior quality French leather, neoprene lined boots. The open fronted tendon boots have one elasticated strap with hook and loop fastening and one leather strap with buckle fastening. The fetlock boots come with a single elasticated strap with hook and loop fastening.
The Stubben chafeless leather girth is crafted from a special girth hide that absorbs sweat and thus prevents chafing. It features stainless steel roller buckles, a split end and is available with or without elastic. Available in black, ebony, havana and honey.
Top quality Mark Todd deluxe breastplate with fully adjustable neck strap, wither straps, leather/webbing straps for attachement to girth straps and a running martingale attachment. Features fancy contrast stitching. Stainless steel fittings.
Great for those long hacks out to keep you from getting saddle sore, these seat savers from NuuMed are more comfortable than ever before. Made from British wool and now without a centre seam, they are easing to put on over the cantle and skirts of the saddle. Fits most saddles.
A traditional soft brushed cotton Stubben numnah suitable for both General Purpose and Jumping saddles. This numnah, as with all Stubben numnahs and saddle pads is crafted thick enough to protect the horses back but thin enough so as to not interfere with the communication between horse and rider.
A good stirrup iron needs to be heavy, wide and high enough so if your foot slips out you will easily be able to recover the irons. The Stubben Fillis stainless steel stirrup irons cover all theses necessities as well as being weighted for extra safety.
A very useful accompaniment to your existing horse tack, the NuuMed wool girth sleeve helps prevent rubbing and is especially useful for sensitive or newly clipped horses. Robust and a doddle to put on, this girth sleeve is crafted from 100% NuuMed wool.
A fantastic accessory for your horses bridle and breastplate, the NuuMed hunter breastplate set offers excellent absorption qualities and is ideal for sensitive skinned horses that are prone to being rubbed. Crafted from 100% NuuMed wool, the breastplate set is fastened by the use of Velcro.
Choosing the correct horse tack is quite possibly the most important thing when it comes to riding your horse and when preparing to go out hunting. Quality hunting equipment such as bridles, saddles and breastplates are a priority to keep you and your horse safe and protected, especially out on the hunting field where events can be unpredictable.
When preparing your tack to go hunting, choosing the correct bridle for your horse is of the highest importance. When out on the field the last thing you want is a broken bridle with a snapped piece of leather or any rough leather against your horses ears.
However, you also need to think about your horse’s behaviour and what he needs. Does he open his mouth to avoid the bit? If so, you may consider an English madeFrank Baines Crank Flash Bridle.
A hunt can be an extremely long day for both you and your horse. It’s likely, even if your horse is clipped that over a day’s hunting they will sweat so it’s important to remember to use the best products to keep your horse happy.
The hand made in England Frank Baines Atherstone Girth is a perfect example of the piece of equipment that should be used out on the hunting field. The natural sheepskin liner is idea for soaking up sweat over a long day while keeping irritation to the skin at a minimum. How would I wash it I hear you saying? Well, the sheepskin part is removable as it has a Velcro backing so you can just pop it into the washing machine after use and it’ll be as good as new for next time!
Perhaps if you are looking for something to make your current girths somewhat more ‘hunt friendly’. The problem of the freshly clipped horse with sensitive skin being out all day with a rubbing girth could cut your day short; however investing in a NuuMed Wool Girth Sleeve could solve your problem keeping your girth comfortable and rub-free all day long.
If your out on the hunt and your saddle slips back, you’re going to find yourself in trouble until there is sufficient time to stop, pop off and reposition the saddle. However, there is a simple solution; the Mark Todd 5 Point Breastplate. Made to keep your saddle in place with equal pressure around your horse’s chest, the 5 point breastplate is the answer to your horse’s prayers by keeping the saddle still and allowing a clear airway to carry on with his job all day, the 5 point breastplate is a must have on the hunting field.
Protecting your horse while out hunting is a must for horse owners. Riding through the country over all types of terrain and jumping fences can cause problems if your horse doesn’t have the right protection. The Mark Todd Leather Carbon Fibre Boots protect both front and hind legs while looking extremely smart, traditional and durable out on a days hunt.
At Dogwood, we have a huge range of products to suit both you and your horse as best as possible; from bridles, to NuuMed numnahs through to the stirrups and stirrup irons. For any information or a helping hand on choosing the right product for you, do not hesitate to call one of knowledgeable and friendly members of the Dogwood team on 0845 3010365.