3 things to keep you warm when riding

Staying warm while caring for your horse through the winter months is a challenge.

No matter how well you layer up, there’s that point on your hack, or when you’re in the yard, where the cold sets in.

By the time you get home, you can no longer feel your feet and hands, and it can take the rest of the day to thaw out.

Investing in some heated clothing could be the remedy all horse owners are looking for.

Already widely used by motorbike riders, there are now a growing number of accessories that, at the flick of a switch, help to keep you warm.


1. Warmawear Wireless waterproof heated insoles

Price £59.99

These rechargeable insoles are shaped for comfort and can be trimmed to get the perfect fit.

They are thin enough to work with virtually any shoe or boot, yet thick enough to provide cushioning to help keep your feet warm even when not switched on.

The wireless battery system and far-infrared heating element distributes heat gently and evenly and can remain warm for up to two and a half hours.

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2. Warmawear glove liners

Price £39.99

Transform any gloves into heated ones with these lightweight liners.

They have heating elements that run around the edge of fingers, right to the tips, helping to keep your extremities warm.

The battery compartments have easy to use on/off switches on the back of each liner.

Also, Dual Fuel Technology allows you to have back up heat by combining their disposable heat packs with battery heating.

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3. HotHands Hand Warmers

Price £1 for a pair

These small rectangular shaped heat packs provide instant heat that lasts for up to 10 hours, simply open the packet to activate them. They fit comfortably in your hands, pockets or gloves and come in pairs so there’s one for each hand.