We all know riders and horses need to be in sync when it comes to attaining peak performance. Towards this end, several techniques are employed. We will cover one very important technique for ensuring the horse’s focus is centered and consistent.
The Soundless Ear Net
Earlier last year, Equiline introduced its game-changing Equiline Soundless Ear Net. Three different layers are used in the ear hood area of the soundless ear net. The middle layer is made from sound-proof fabric. This ensures that the noise is reduced dramatically. This is crucial to the horse’s performance. As big and magnificent as horses are, they are sometime easily disturbed by the most innocent sounds.
The Soundless Ear Net is designed for minimizing noise perceived by the horse, having a direct impact on the horse’s performance. It is quite a simple idea, made possible by the advancements in fabric technology. Fabrics are the new frontier of product innovation. Since Equiline was the first to introduce this concept, the product itself was a bit on the pricey side. Add to that, the fact that it is Made in Italy.
Schockemohle Silent Ears Fly Veil
This product is brand new on the market. Deriving from the core idea of soundproofing, the Schockemohle Silent Ears Fly Veil is an attractive ear hood. It provides the same sound proofing capability as the Equiline Soundless Ear Net. The trim on it makes it a little more attractive. While the Equiline ear net is available in Black, Brown and Navy colors, the Schockemohle Ears Hood is available in Black, Brown, Navy and Grey colors. There is not too much difference between the construction and finish of the two ear nets. They both offer the same level of protection. However, the Schockemohle Fly Veil is offered at $62.95 ( a saving of over $30 compared to the Equiline ear net).
The following measurements are approximate. Please use this as a guide.
Equiline Soundless Bonnet in Full Size: 7 inches (18 cm) from the tip of the ears to the base
Equiline Soundless Bonnet in Pony Size: 6 1/4 inches (15.5 cm) from the tip of the ears to the base
Schockemohle Silent Ears (one size only): 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm) from the tip of the ears to the base
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