BY JESS CLAWSON
Pride month might be behind us, but if you’re anything like me you want to express your pride all year round. Who doesn’t love rainbows? I took to the internet to track down the cutest rainbow equestrian gear I could find.
Boy O Boy Bridleworks has a brand new Proud belt. I have it, I love it, I don’t know how I lived without it. It’s my go-to belt for schooling, clinics, and showing. Their belts are completely customizable, so you can have it made however you’d like.
C4 makes two rainbow belts–the classic and the pastel. I prefer the classic myself, as it actually looks like a pride flag. I’ve had the classic one for a few years now. It’s held up well, and I get compliments on it. I pull this belt out if I’m going to be riding in the rain, or am likely to get splashed a bunch in the cross country water complex. Plus, does your dog need a matching collar? Duh, of course, and C4 has you covered.
If bling is more your style, check out the Bling Browband in Rainbow from Etsy seller HorseShirts. My dressage people will especially love this one.
If you want people to be able to spot your pride from across the show grounds, this rainbow saddle pad from Padded Ponies is a must have. The quality is great too.
Not only will your horse be safe from bugs and hunters, you’ll be safe from anyone wondering whether you’re feeling the spirit of pride with this incredible rainbow fly sheet.
And if you live in the southern hemisphere or need pride in the winter, you’re all set with this rain sheet.
If you’re a jumper rider or love to hit the trails, you might need to have this rainbow ear net, available in a variety of colors.
Want to have a Pride party at the barn? Don’t leave the horses out! These rainbow heart shaped horse cookies from MavsMunchiesCo are the perfect snack for our equine buddies.
EquineUnitedStates also has these incredible rainbow stirrups, available in a variety of styles, including peacock, swivel top, and flex.
So there you go–Pride gear for every occasion. Do you have pics of you and your horses kitted out for Pride? Tag us on Instagram! We’re @theplaidhorsemag.
About the Author: Jess is a professional historian and educator who lives in northwestern Virginia. They completed their undergraduate degree in English at William & Mary, and did their masters and doctoral work at the University of Florida. Jess is an event rider with a passion for thoroughbreds, and has extensive experience in community organizing around queer identities, racial marginalization, and labor.
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