It all started from an Insta message from Ruy saying "I like your materials!" Wow! Another Olympian reaches out to us to compliment us on our kit! After discussion we arranged to visit Ruy. Our colleague Bryony and her partner Perry embarked on the journey, car boot filled with HUSK kit, and the rest was history! Photo by @petitedressage
When I started the brand I had always wanted to produce the products in the UK. I remember driving all over the North and Midlands with my husband one weekend calling in on factories to ask if they would stitch my fabrics for horse boots. No one took me up on the idea as they said that the fabric would damage their machines, they all wanted to make upholstery for camper vans, not horse boots. I then found someone in the South East who was willing to give it a try, he made interiors for cars. He tried, the outcome...
HUSK pride themselves in producing leg protection that is researched and specific to addressing the dangers of covering horses legs. Our research is ongoing, and as a result our products constantly evolving. However when you buy a HUSK boot you know that tireless research has been piled into their production.
We used a 2.7kg Rough Neck Axe dropped from a height of 70cm each time onto firstly just a bare sleeper of wood, followed by a series of horse boots, including HUSK La Irenita II and I boots, on the surface of the wood to see how they protected the wood from the Axe.