Youth and Pony Products Put to the Test

1. SmartPak Soft Padded Leather Pony/Mini Halter

A buttery halter perfectly designed for a pony (or mini)? Yes please! Our tester was immediately impressed by how supple this double-stitched halter was right out of the box—no additional oiling needed. The super soft padding kept our tester’s sensitive mare comfortable and rub-free, and with a variety of color options from teal to pink to neutral, you’re sure to find one that matches the rest of your pony’s gear. The halter also features an adjustable nose and crown, making the perfect fit an easy one. The price point puts this halter a bit on the higher end, but its classic style and sturdy construction made the splurge worth it for our tester.
BUY IT: smartpakequine.com; $89.95

2. Piper Breeches by SmartPak – Girls Knee Patch

These piper breeches feature all the important things that the adult version has: a 2″ waistband, euroseat stitching, back pockets, and a sock bottom (our tester’s favorite feature). She was a fan of these fun breeches that added a little flair to her riding outfit; the contrast stitching and knee patches brought some style to the pants along with the pretty, colorful blue. Our tester did find these to run a hair large in the waist—adding a belt did the trick—but they fit her long legs perfectly and had plenty of stretch, making them very comfortable. Overall, our tester loved the breeches, noting that if the waist was a bit more adjustable or fitted, they would be perfect.
BUY IT: smartpakequine.com; $69.95

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