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Tried & Tested from Hannah

Le Chameau Ladies Vierzonord Wellingtons Boots £184.95  Who were these wellies for and what were they used for? These are for me for walking/being out and about in the countryside. Initial thoughts on the product – A Classic pair of wellies, understated and subtle which I really like. They feel sturdy and strong. I Had heard very good things about Le Chameau’s and was extremely excited to get my own pair. Likes – I really like how warm they keep my feet. In the past I have always had cold feet when wearing wellies, so to find a pair to beat this problem, is such a bonus! Dislikes – It took a bit of persistence to wear these wellies in, I experienced a bit of a pain in my heels. I found the best...

How to look after your pets this Firework Season

Everyone loves fireworks, but this is not always the case for our beloved pets; with the festivities and celebrations upon us extra precautions may need to be taken to ensure they remain safe. Below are some of Country & Stable’s top tips on how best to prepare and plan ahead for the firework season to help protect your horses, dogs, cats and other four-legged friends. Top 3 tips for your horse 1.    Keep your horse in their familiar environment as this will help make them feel more comfortable and secure. Keeping to a normal routine as much as possible and having any usual companions will also be a comfort. If stabled, check thoroughly for anything that could cause potential injury such as protruding nails/...

Horse Rug Buying Guide – How to select a rug for your horse:

Ask any horse owner out there and they’ll tell you that keeping your horse a comfortable temperature and protected from the elements is incredibly important. One of the best ways of doing this is by buying a quality horse rug for your equine companion. Believe it or not, there are actually quite a lot of considerations to take into account when it comes to investing in a new rug for your horse. If you have only recently started looking after horses, it can even become a little bit overwhelming. That’s why we’ve decided to put together our horse rug buying guide; to help you find the perfect rug for your horse, stress free. What is the difference between a turnout rug and a stable rug? You’ll notic...

Tried & Tested from Amy

WeatherBeeta Therapy-Tec Combo Neck Rug £99.99 Who was this rug used on? I used this on Lyric as he is an older horse and needs help with keeping supple – he is 21 so gets a little stiff when he is in at night. Initial thoughts on the product - Looks and feels soft and comfortable. Lyric liked it; it makes him go to sleep in his stable.  Resuable bag makes storage very easy to handle. Likes - Easy to use, well packaged and comes in a bag that you can use again and is good for storage. Dislikes - Need to put another rug on the top – we have shavings beds and these do stick to it, if left on in the stable.   Would you recommend the product? It did help Lyric out, we used it before turnout in the morni...

Clothing Essentials For Your Spring Wardrobe

Whilst it isn’t the official first day of spring for another month, it seems we’re finally coming out of the darkness of winter and welcoming the lighter evenings and mornings. With this in mind, it’s the perfect time to start assessing your wardrobe and building up a capsule collection of clothing for spring. The weather in spring can be unpredictable as the season’s transition from the baron winter into the bloom of summer. Here at Country & Stable, we stock a fantastic range of stylish and practical clothing which is perfect for spring. Discover our favourite pieces! A gilet is an ideal way to stay warm on cooler spring days, without the multiple layers and restrictiveness of jumpers and overcoats. Ou...

Guest Blog – Amanda Shirtcliffe, Para Dressage Rider

“No one said it would be easy, but I love a challenge!” Amanda Shirtcliffe first came into our sights via a local magazine and we instantly felt inspired. And after seeing her compete locally we knew she was someone we wanted to support and be a part of her growth as an aspirational sportswoman. We have been sponsoring Amanda for 2 years now and in that time we have seen her develop with a dedicated passion, winning many a competition and competing internationally in Holland and Belgium. Now with her sights on bigger things we talk to her about her disability, ambitions and laughing in the face of adversity! Tell us about your disability and how it affects you day-to-day I had been living with Dystonia for a numb...

Winter Care For Old Horses [Infographic]

When we begin to switch our central heating systems on and pull out our winter jumpers, many of us horse owners begin to worry about our equine friends outside. While horses are impressively tolerant of cold conditions, as they approach their senior years their natural defences can weaken during the winter months. Here at Country & Stable, we know it is important to get into a good winter care regime to ensure your horse stays warm and healthy. There are a number of things you need to keep an eye on in the cold weather, such as your horse’s body condition, body temperature, their weight and more. You need to consider things like horse rugs, diet and existing health issues that could potentially worsen at this time of...

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is almost upon us and we thought you may need a little helping hand with some ideas for the perfect gift. We have everything from bags to belts, jackets to jumpers. Here are just a few of the things you can expect to find in this season’s collections at Country & Stable. It’s important for a lady to keep all of her little bits ‘n’ bobs together in one place and this cotton canvas, heart make-up bag from Crew Clothing is too cute to resist – perfect for her everyday essentials! Keep your mother warm on chilly days with the gorgeous fitted Esher quilted gilet from Toggi. The flattering feminine fit will keep mother warm and super chic whilst out shopping or walking t...

What was the queen doing at your age?

Here at Country & Stable we’re never shy of celebrating the royals, and The Queen’s (official) birthday this year seemed like the perfect opportunity to appreciate her incredibly rich and varied life. What we decided to do was build a part of our website where you can enter your age (or any age you like) to find out what The Queen was doing at that age. You can take a look at it simply by clicking the link below: https://www.countryandstable.co.uk/celebrate-the-queen/ It’s full of fascinating facts that you’ll be unable to uncover as you browse through it. Did you know that Queen Elizabeth II first met her husband-to-be, Prince Philip, at the tender age of 8? At the age of 15 she appe...