SAM ODROWSKI The Standard
The Ridge’s Tack Shop in Port Perry offers a variety of products to meet every horse lover’s needs. The store carries an assortment of rider apparel, equine accessories, horse-riding equipment, and horse health products. As well, they offer tack repair, custom engraving, bridle rental, and horse blanket cleaning services.
Jody Urquhart, owner of Ridge’s Tack Shop Port Perry prides her store on the variety and quality of items it has.
“A lot of our products are a higher end brand that all equestrian people would know, like V.R and Tipperary Horse Wear,” Jody said. “We try to carry the good quality stuff while keeping the prices pretty reasonable.”
She also tries to carry local products and source things from Canadian companies whenever possible.
“As far as the products go, I try to carry a lot of Canadian and local brands. We have a lot of Canadian entrepreneurs that are producing great products,” Jody said.
They currently carry bridal charms, artwork, leather cleaning products, and horse treats that are sourced from locals and Canadian companies.
The store carries everything a horse owner would need, but isn’t only for horse-back riders, according to Jody. Ridges Tack Shop also carries non-equestrian related products that people can enjoy.
“You don’t have to necessarily ride to be able to use a lot of the things we carry in here. A lot of the clothing here is just outdoor wear,” Jody said.
One of the non-equestrian products that are in high demand, at Ridge’s Tack Shop, is the Back on Track wraps, which offer pain relief and can prevent injuries before they happen.
“It is a pain free alternative to using a drug or medication,” said Nanci Job, equine rep. “The products are for anybody that suffers from pain or anybody that is actually active.”
Back on Track comes in shirts, blankets, arm or leg wraps, gloves, scarfs, socks, shorts, and leggings. The products increase the flow of blood and oxygen to whatever part of the body it’s on which helps reduce inflammation and speed up recovery rates when injured.
It works through the products fabric which is infused with ceramic particles that cause infrared wave forms to radiate in the area it is on. The infrared wave forms cause people’s veins to get dilated which increases the flow of blood and oxygen throughout the body.
The Back on Track products aren’t only for humans though; they were originally designed for horses and are now available for dogs as well. Horses and dogs who are athletic, or have recently suffered an injury, can benefit the most from Back on Track.
The Ridge’s Tack Shop is open, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Wednesday, and 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. On Saturdays, the store is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Sundays the store is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Anyone looking to contact the Ridge’s Tack Shop can call 905-985-3780 or email
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