** Sheepskin ** The benefits of natural fibre products during winter!

June 05, 2017

** Sheepskin ** The benefits of natural fibre products during winter!

June marks the start of the winter months which means we are in full swing with manufacturing and shipping our Australian sheepskin saddle pads, numnah's, and girth covers.

Many horses struggle to become supple over the back in the cooler months, particularly as there muscles tighten and shorten. Sheepskin saddle pads and girth covers are excellent products for maintaining a consistent body temperature and absorbing moisture but most of all they are super soft and gentle for even the biggest pansies!

The end of June will see the arrival of our largest shipment of girth covers to date, with hundreds arriving in our popular colours. Our girth covers and sets have been hugely popular, and as quick as we add them to our inventory they sell out. We are hoping to now keep a steady flow of this product over the next 12 months. 

Arriving with our girth covers will be another range of dressage saddle pads with some stunning quilting and fleece options. We have stacks of white dressage pads arriving for competitions, and for special lessons or clinics. As always, every sheepskin dressage pad purchase will receive a custom washing bag for easy cleaning. 


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While our products are made of high quality materials they are not indestructible! Proper care and attention will ensure that you and your horse get to enjoy them as long as possible.


Our brushing boot and bell boot range should be hand washed to ensure their longevity we recommend that you brush them off and give the fabric surface a wipe with soapy water and a soft  damp cloth when needed. Continual hosing of fabric brushing boots will compromise decrease the life of this product. Please note that we can't provide refunds for brushing boots that have scuff marks, purely because that's what they are designed to do. We select the most durable products available, however they aren't indestructible.  

HINT: A bra bag or pillow case liner (that has a zip) is a great way of ensuring your boots and bell boots avoid unnecessary scrapes in the washing machine.


Our bandages can be washed in the washing machine.  To avoid annoying tangles in your bandages (and the ten minutes it will take to untangle them) we recommend that you fold them in half and tie a loop knot in the centre. This will prevent from getting tangle. Don't forget to attach the Velcro to the opposite side (much like you would before rolling them up after use).

At Team Ippico we do love our bandages being white!!! Bright white!! You can use a small amount of bleach in your wash cycle, however nothing beats a good soak in nappy-san and hot water. We always have a two pairs on hand - one for lessons or clinics, and another pair for the warm up before competing.


Our beautiful saddle cloths, girth covers and numnah's are so fabulous that they nearly seem to good to use (don't we all have that saddle cloth that we want to keep in a bag and only get out for special occasions :-).

Our Argento, Saltare and Migilori (with sheepskin) can be washed in the washing machine. However our sheepskin saddle pads, girth covers and numnahs should be washed with care and therefore we recommend using the washing bag that was provided for saddle pads and numnah's at the time of purchase. Brush the sheepskin with a brush when dry to remove the excess dirt before use. Please note that washing after ever use will effect the enzymes of the wool, therefore prolonged life cannot be guaranteed. It is advisable that you wash your sheepskin saddle cloth in a front loading washing machine as the agitator of the top loading machine is far too harsh. Cool cycle with our Bense & Elike Velveton wool wash is recommended. 

Our Lucci numnah's are made from Australian merino and therefore should be washed in the washing bag provided at purchase. Again, excessive washing should be avoided as it will help prolong the life of this product. We recommend our Bense & Elike Velveton wool wash. 

Any other questions, please send us an email at ippicosales@gmail.com
Happy Riding!

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