Alpaca wool in equestrian sport
Alpaca wool is one of the highest quality and finest types of wool in the world . The closely spaced scale structure ensures that the scratchy feeling that is known from other types of wool does not appear. With regard to the thermal properties , alpaca wool ensures that the body's heat is stored in the cold thanks to its hollow fibers. 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?
After training, the alpaca plaid acts as a horse blanket to equalize the temperature of the sweaty horse and transport moisture away from the body. With its elegant appearance, the Lynn model in particular is a real highlight when warming up before the tournament and also falls particularly fluently.
Woven as alpaca fleece, it is used in the well-known L'Evoine alpaca fleece pad and offers a real alternative to the conventional lambskin pad. Since no leather skin has to be worked in, it is significantly thinner and dries in a few hours after a wash. It behaves optimally for horses with a sensitive saddle position or problems with sebum glands . It should be used directly on the horse's back under the saddle pad and, thanks to the high chamber, has an optimal fit for Icelandic horses up to large warmbloods.