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Merlin Unwin Offers All the Summer Reading Titles You Need

Now is the time to acquire select books from Merlin Unwin Books to keep you company through spring and summer! Consider Alastair Jackson's and Michael Clayton's "A Short History of Foxhunting," an entertaining and fast-paced account of our sport from 1066 to the present. Other titles are available in areas of natural history, shooting, fishing and fly-tying, cookery, humor, and countryside memoirs.

USA Equestrians Thrilled by Advanced German Saddles, a Single Saddle Can Now Properly Fit Many Horses – Pegasus Butterfly Saddles Now Released for Sale in the USA

Westport, CT (PRWEB) November 10, 2016

Pegasus Saddles (http://www.PegasusSaddles.com) has changed the way a horse can move with its new Pegasus Butterfly and Pegasus Unicorn technologies. With a unique, hinged, self-adjusting tree, technology has entered the staid and traditional saddle making industry.

I've been designing saddles for over 30 years - the Pegasus Butterfly saddle provides benefits unlike any other on the market, and can fit multiple horses properly as well. Ron Friedson, Master Saddle Designer

Its unique hinged tree allows a Pegasus Butterfly Saddle to automatically adjust to fit every horse in the barn – no matter if it is a wide draft horse or a slender race horse, simultaneously increasing the horse’s comfort therefore dramatically improving performance.

Shop Early at our Online Holiday Gift Guide

Formal season is underway and that means the holidays are just around the corner! Begin your gift-giving season with these fantastic products. There's something for everyone, from your favorite four-legged house elf to your hardworking huntsman — then continue shopping with the Gift Guide in our Winter print issue, out later this month.

Hunt Through the Seasons with Outback Trading Company

You get up at the break of dawn to do what you love — spend precious hours in the saddle — no matter what the weather is. We at Outback Trading Company share your love of the sport and understand your passion for the outdoors. Many Outback employees live the same lifestyle; our products are designed by equestrians thriving to create better products to be able to enjoy hunting in any weather.

Why you need to ditch your old liniment… immediately

by Miriam Altman, M.S.

Those of us who compete in equine sports understand that a good, competitive horse is a top level athlete; they are subjected to the same strains, sprains, tight muscles, sore backs and overall discomfort as their human counterparts.  To keep our horses feeling their best, we often incorporate (or at least try) all remedies available—from joint injections to liniments and poultices.  But, when it comes to topicals, do you know what they are really doing?

Liniments have been around for a long time and are well-accepted within the equine world. They have cooling properties which help to relieve inflammation, aches, pains and stiffness. Traditionally, they have been formulated with alcohol which provides rapid, evaporative cooling on the surface of the skin. Counterirritant oils are added to provide vasodilatation (dilation of the blood vessels) which increases the amount of blood available to be cooled.

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