For the Love of Fleeceworks

I’ve definitely never loved a pad more than I love my Fleeceworks half pad. The quality and durability has been outstanding. Their website sums up the company’s products quite simply: Fleeceworks products – where minimum bulk assures maximum performance through the combination of technology and natural fibers.

Did you know? Each material that is used in our (Fleeceworks) pads was selected because it is the best choice for each particular job. Our genuine Australian sheepskin comes from older, wool producing sheep. Unlike lambskin, whose wool is very thick and tends to be coarse, the sheepskins from older sheep are dense, strong and very soft. This type of wool allows us to shear the wool down to about 1” length, which is the optimum length to protect against pressure points, deliver an effective thermal balancing layer and yet retain the fit and contact of your saddle.

The two major benefits of real sheepskin are its ability to prevent pressure points and to deliver vital thermal balance. Genuine sheepskin has long been valued in the medical field. Bedridden and wheelchair bound patients depend on it for its ability to prevent pressure points. Even a well-fitted saddle can cause pressure due to the points of the tree and stirrup bars bearing weight over the shoulders. Fleeceworks pads are carefully constructed to provide extra protection in these vulnerable areas.

Come in to see (and feel!) our fabulous Fleeceworks pads. While we have a small variety of what the company has to offer, we are more than happy to discuss other options and special orders are always welcome.

Information about Fleeceworks pads are taken from the Fleeceworks website: Follow the link for this and more information. 


Winter is Coming!

It’s already September and unfortunately winter is just around the corner. Here in Southern Oregon we are scrolling through our weather apps and it looks like rain is finally in the forecast for early next week. Temperatures are dropping, the sun is setting earlier, and now rain? It seems like the smoke has barely just started to clear and the end of summer is finally here. This means blanket season for our horses and jacket season for us! While I personally love having a closet full of cute winter jacket options for both riding and going to town in, it’s time to start looking for a new rain sheet for my horse.

Horze Equestrian has some wonderful options for any horse and any weather! Our store is brimming with new blankets that have just arrived with our fall selections! One of my favorites, is the Horze Avalanche pro blanket. It comes in blue or black and with a sheer liner or a fleece liner in not just a rain sheet, but in a mid and heavy weight. It also comes in pony sizes! We can’t forget our little furry friends. Last winter we experienced at foot and a half of snow at my house, it was unbelievable. I took comfort in knowing my horse was tucked away at the barn in her Horze Avalance 1200D heavy weight combo blanket. All of the Horze Avalance blankets come with a 1200D. Makes for a tough outer shell, that is waterproof and best of all it’s made to move with the horse. No funny restrictive seams  making it uncomfortable for the horses to move around in.

Straight from Horze Equestrian Website is the cool features of the Avalanche blanket line:

  • 1200D polyester square rip stop outer shell to preserve waterproof/breathability/windproof benefits
  • Buckles made of high-quality, durable material
  • Taped seams for waterproof durability
  • Detachable elastic leg straps
  • Large tail flap attached deep on the back of the blanket for full coverage and wind protection
  • The fit allows extra comfort at the withers and prevents rubbing
  • Velcro front closure with T-buckles overlaid for quick and easy fastening
  • The extra high gusset is moved forward to allow maximum freedom
  • Cross surcingles with elastic for added flexibility
  • High neck with shaped shoulders
  • Reflective trim
  • U-cut fit in front allows more room for the horse’s legs

Come on by and see our selection of winter blankets. Not interested in Horze? We have a variety of other brands available to you.