Alpaca wool in equestrian sports
Alpaca wool is one of the finest types of wool with the highest quality in the world. The scratchy feeling that is known from other types of wool does not appear due to the closely spaced scale structure ensures that. In terms of thermal properties, thanks to the hollow fibers, alpaca wool ensures that the body's heat is stored in the cold. At the same time, the fibers ensure temperature equalization in warm temperatures. In this way, moisture is also absorbed and released again. Odors are neutralized by certain protein molecules in the wool. Alpaca wool is three times more tear-resistant and hard-wearing than sheep's wool, and is lanolin-free and lighter.
What are the advantages of alpaca wool for your horse?
Woven as alpaca fleece, it is used for the distinguished L'Evoine alpaca fleece pad and offers an optimal alternative to the conventional lambskin pad. Since no leather skin has been processed, it is significantly thinner and dries in a few hours after a wash. It works great for horses with a sensitive saddle position or problems with sebum glands. It should be used directly on horseback under the saddle pad and, thanks to the high chamber, has an optimal fit for Icelandic horses up to large warmbloods.
After training, the alpaca wool plaid acts as a horse blanket to equalize the temperature of the sweaty horse and transports moisture away from the body. Due to its elegant appearance and fluently fall, it is a highlight when warming up before the tournament.
For riders the properties of alpaca wool come out best in winter time during the daily training session: Alpaca scarves held the rider worm while working in the stable and getting reading for training and during training the fine fibers absorb the rider’s sweat and keep warm at the same time.