Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by Sasha Melia
Back on Track are delighted to announce their new partnership with Emma Blundell, founder of Mount St John, a breeding yard based in North Yorkshire who specialise in producing top dressage and sport horses of the highest standard.
Currently breeding around thirty quality dressage mares per season, Mount St John’s breeding programme also includes a high number of embryo transfers from sport mares who are currently competing. Horses that Emma has bred include Top Secret, the 2016 British Dressage 5-year-old National reserve champion and Best of All, the British National Dressage Champion in the Novice title of 2015. Emma also owns Freestyle, ridden by Charlotte Dujardin, who together most recently, won bronze at the Tyron FEI World Equestrian Games in 2018.
“It’s fantastic to be working with Emma and a wonderful opportunity for Back On Track to support a British breeding programme and the training and development of young dressage mares. What makes this partnership so exciting is the opportunity to watch the next generation of up and coming horses progress and flourish, alongside those already competing at top level” said Georgia Keegan, Sales Manager for Back on Track UK.
Emma has known about the benefits of Back On Track for several years. “I first saw the products whilst travelling, particularly in Denmark where they were extremely popular” says Emma. “I then saw the launch of the products here in the UK with Anders Dahl and Fiona Bigwood, which prompted me to try some of the products for myself and then consequently, the horses.”
The symbiotic relationship between horse and rider that Back On Track promotes, particularly appeals to Emma and Mount St John. With both equine, human (and canine) products in their range, there are numerous options to try which can benefit both two legs and four. Back on Track have developed their infra-red mineral-infused fabric, Welltex™ into a range of market leading garments and accessories to support circulation, suppleness and aid muscle recovery before, during and after exercise.
Emma continues to use the Back On Track products for herself and has “loved everything that the yard team and I have tried so far!” Key items in Emma’s wardrobe include the polo neck, gloves and socks.
“For the horses, the mesh rugs have to be a favourite due to their amazing warmth to weight ratio, combined with the technology they contain. The rugs’ warming properties really help to aid their muscle suppleness, plus the soft, high quality yet durable fabrics used in the composition make them both comfortable for the horses to wear, whilst also looking really smart, especially when they are out competing” says Emma.
The technical properties of the fabrics are key when it comes to supporting the horses’ wellbeing. “Supporting circulation pre, during and post training of the dressage horses, I believe, adds to their welfare and can help minimise training injuries due to muscles and joints being more supple and ready to perform. Try the Back On Track products for yourself, then you’ll want to treat your horse!”
The Back on Track range offers clothing and accessories for horses, humans and dogs to support suppleness throughout muscles and joints. For more information, to download a copy of our brochure or find a local stockist, visit www.backontrack.com/uk.