I used to have a pony waaayy back in the long ago days of my teenaged years, I sold her over 20 years ago and in 2009 I finally was able to buy another horse. I'm just stunned at the array of equipment available these days! My old pony had a green canvas NZ rug, and a quilted stable rug that I made myself from an old sleeping bag - otherwise I'd have had to buy a jute stable rug. In colder weather I'd put a blanket under the quilt. She had a simple eggbutt snaffle and cavesson noseband and initially a really old flat, half panelled saddle (I did buy a nice new GP saddle a few weeks later). She was fed oats, barley, bran and sugar beet twice a day, and a scoop of pony nuts when she was doing extra work, or it was wintertime. How different things are now in the 21st century! NZ canvas rugs have been replaced with turnout rugs, that come in different weights, and even with a neck cover! I was ahead of my time making that quilted stable rug, they seem to be all the rage, as are fleeces. Again in varying weights and with neck covers. The old roller strap to hold the rug in place has long gone and rugs now have these cross over belly straps (I think I prefer the roller TBH!) Girths were string, linen or if you were rich, leather, Now there's a multitude of fabrics and styles... You can get saddles that don't have trees now! Synthetic saddles (which had only just come on the market way back when) are no longer a laughable novelty, but good quality tack, and not bright blue either! I was bewildered when I was buying new gear for my new horse (he has about a dozen different rugs, and I'm building a collection of saddles and bridles) Body protectors, air jackets for riders?! Who'd have thought they'd be so commonplace. Goodness knows what's happened to feed, it looks like museli these days! And bran is a complete no no (?). The only thing that doesn't seem to have changed is shoeing!