Friday, 17 May 2013

Horse Riding with Johnny Depp

The importance of a properly fitted saddle was highlighted by Johnny Depp's riding accident during the filming of The Lone Ranger. Horse Riding has its risks but properly fitted saddles and the correctly fitted protective headwear and body protection can contribute towards a rider's safety and well-being.

(The saddle incident is described about 8 minutes into the interview)

Sherwood Equestrian supplies a range of products for riders, specialising in equestrain underwear for comfort during long hours in the saddle. Try our shop for your equestrian supplies.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Options for Horse Riding with Long Hair

If you have long hair, there are strict rules for competitions, particularly for dressage hair solutions, and we have some inexpensive options in our shop. We also have an abundance of colourful scrunchies to keep your hair in place when leisure riding. Shown below is a small selection of hair accessories.

The essential equestrian hairnet is available in a choice of colours to blend with your own hair colour.
You can add four hairnets to your shopping cart for only £1.75.

Elasticated bun nets are available in black (or navy, when in stock), are easy to use and keep long hair off the collar.

Choose from a pearl bun net or a crystal bun net. At only £3.25, buy one of each to have a spare.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Currently On Sale: Curry Combs for Grooming your Horse

Great value - TWO curry combs for £2.25

horse grooming: curry combsThe plastic curry comb can be used to remove mud from winter coats (do not be use on clipped or fine coats).

These and other inexpensive horse grooming equipment are amongst our equestrian products in our online shop at

Friday, 29 March 2013

You Can Visit Our New Shop Now!

Sherwood Equestrian's re-vamped shop is now open for business!!! We are so excited!

We've added about 100 or so products for the launch and will be continuing to add more on a daily basis.

Not only do we sell equestrian clothing and underwear, for which we are noted, but we have added more accessories, some items for dogs plus a gifts section.

We will also be adding gift vouchers and we have started a loyalty points programme towards future purchases you may make. Finally, we have added a "wish list" where you can keep a note of items that you might wish to buy - or have bought for you!

Please visit our shop and let us know what you think:

Thursday, 28 February 2013

New Website Almost Ready to Launch

We are very excited to announce that our long awaited re-designed Sherwood Equestrian supplies website is scheduled to begin Beta-testing on Monday and we hope to go 'live' in the next two weeks!!

Thank you so much for your patience. We look forward to your feedback.

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Friday, 1 February 2013

Pony Care Gift for Girls

Take one Elico canvas bag - blue, purple or pink - for just £7.75. Add some inexpensive items in coordinated colours, such as:
The perfect gift for horse riding enthusiasts!

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Monday, 21 January 2013

Sherwood Equestrian Bargains via Social Media

At Sherwood Equestrian, we aim to bring quality equestrian supplies at reasonable prices. Our eBay shop and our blog are very popular but we have fewer visitors to our website (see our current equestrian supplies "price drop specials") and we have not yet made a big splash on social media.

We are quite new to FaceBook and have some Likes but would appreciate more! If you are interested in receiving occasional posts from our blog and news about our products on your FaceBook timeline, please visit and Like our page - thank you! Feel free to add some posts and comments, too.

If you are more of a Twitter fan, we can be found on - follow us for news, sale announcements and updates. We look forward to tweeting with you!

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

The Magnificent Shire Horse

Shire Horses are generally calm and placid so, when one came thundering towards me as I crossed a field on a public footpath with my bouncy dog, I stood rooted to the spot and crossed my fingers - well, there was no way I could out-run it!

Centuries ago, the only British horses were small ponies, like the ones that roam the New Forest. Therefore, larger, stronger horses had to be imported to cope when knights began wearing heavy metal armour.

As times changed, the horses were utilised for pulling heavy equipment - on farms, for deliveries and, going full circle from carrying knights in medieval wars, pulling heavy artillery in later wars.

These gentle and intelligent animals played a major role in daily life prior to the invention and widespread utilisation of engines - towing canal barges, pulling passenger vehicles and beer drays.

Shire horse numbers fell dramatically during the first half of the 20th Century but small numbers continued to be bred and the magnificent Shire horse has its place in today's world.

Apparently, they are very comfortable to ride. (It's a long way down - you'll need a good quality riding hat!)

Oh, and the horse in the field stopped inches from me, stood quietly for a moment then ambled off.