What are ear bonnets and does my horse need them?

Great Question! 

For those who are new to the equestrian world, there are many things to consider when looking after the wellbeing and comfort of your horse.

You may notice in dressage shows that horses are often wearing bonnets over their ears, they not only look great, but they serve an important role and can alleviate stress and discomfort.

What are ear bonnets? 

Ear bonnets are often made from a soft fabric like satin that covers the ears, complete with a crotchet, knitted or mesh top that sits on the forehead of the horse.

What are ear bonnets used for?

  1. To prevent bugs, flies and dirt from entering your horses' ears
  2. To minimize stress and anxiety that comes from loud and excessive noises
  3. Overall to reduce any potential distractions whilst in the arena.

Where can I purchase ear bonnets in Australia?

Here at The Dressage Diva we offer a collection of Ear Bonnets in different designs, colours and sizes.   We post anywhere Australia wide and offer local pickup for anyone living around Meadowie in country NSW

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