Accessories (Pads, Boots, Blanket, Etc)

Additional Accessories:  Tutorials, Care, and Descriptions. 

Many kids dream of getting a pony for Christmas. If you’re thinking of fulfilling your child’s dream, be sure to pick up a few essentials and accessories to make the transition a fun, comfortable, and safe one! Add these Horse Tack Items to Your List If your family already owns horses, you may have everything  you need! Use this guide as a checklist to be certain that you’ve got everything necessary. First choose a pony saddle, a cinch or girth to go with it, and a blanket to go under the saddle. You’ll also need a bridle and bit that will fit the pony. Some sellers will include horse tack...
Cowboy tack is all the same, isn’t it? This sentiment may have held mostly true in the past, but things have changed in the world of equestrian tack. Visit any of the western tack shops in your area, and you are likely to see quite a few specialty items designed to enhance performance during specific sports / riding styles. From barrel racing tack with lightweight, streamlined designs to trail saddles meant to offer support during long adventures, there are many innovations to choose from. Saddle pads were once very simple – and of course, you can still have a simple design if you want to....
Take a look at almost any rider on nearly any horse, and you’ll notice that there is quite a bit of equipment involved. Saddles, bridles, harnesses, halters, and other accessories are all part of the broader category known as horse tack. All of this may appear complicated to someone who is completely new to the world of riding, but the opposite is true: horse tack is fairly simple and straightforward once you learn a few basics and know what each piece is used for. A Head to Tail Look at Basic Horse Tack It’s true that some riders use specialized accessories, which we won’t be addressing here...
Basic horse tack offers safety and comfort while allowing horse and rider to communicate.
Well-made nylon tack is great stuff! It’s strong and sturdy, and it comes in an incredible array of colors to suit your taste and keep your horse looking his best. Despite its strength and reliability, this kind of tack does need to be looked after. Taking good care of your nylon tack will help keep you safe, and it will help make your favorite bridle, breast collar, and other items last longer, too. Check Your Tack Each Time You Ride Just like leather tack, nylon items need to be checked before every ride. Look for areas of unusual rubbing or wear, including around adjustment holes. Take a...
High quality horse rugs can be costly, but caring for them properly will ensure that they last for many years. Here are some tips for washing, weatherproofing, and storing horse rugs. One Rug or Two? In extreme weather conditions, it pays to get two horse rugs rather than one, so that you can keep your equine friend feeling comfortable while you allow the second rug to dry and air out after exposure to mud, manure, and smelly urine. Every morning, check the rug your horse has been wearing. If it is dirty or damp, hang it up and allow it to dry, and swap it for a clean rug. Once the dirty rug...
Horse tack for Western riding offers a distinct look. It’s often beautifully detailed, with showy conchos, interesting inlaid hair on hide embellishments, or even hand-painted designs. If you’re new to the world of Western riding, you might wonder exactly what to purchase. With the right horse tack, your Western riding ensemble will have a complete look, plus you’ll be safer in the saddle. Basic Horse Tack for Western Riding Basic horse tack for Western riding shares some similarities with English tack, however you’ll find some differences between the two when you take a close look. In this...
Western horse tack often has a pleasing, decorative appearance.
If you’ve spent much time at all around horses, you’ve probably noticed that there are quite a few different types of halters. Some are plain, some are elaborate, and others have special functions. Here, we’ll take a peek at different types of horse halters and spend a little time talking about how they are used. Cheap Polypropylene (Poly) Halters Poly halters are inexpensive, but they are weak, particularly when they’re made with cheap hardware. If you need a halter for your calm, well-trained horse to wear during grooming, bathing, and tacking up, a poly halter will save you some money...
It's important to choose horse halters based on function as well as looks
          For many people, there is simply no better way to spend their time than riding a horse.  Whether it's enjoying a slow ride through open fields or a more spirited ride through the woods, there is always a special bond between a horse and its owner. However, to make the ride as comfortable as possible for both horse and rider, a great saddle is a must. If you've been looking around and just can't seem to find the saddle you want, let us here at SaddleOnline.com help you find exactly what you need. Discount Western Saddles           Here at SaddleOnline.com, we specialize in discount...
          There's nothing like riding on horseback, head and shoulders above the rest of the world, with a graceful animal beneath you. When you want to make most of that ride, western saddles can take you there in comfort. Featuring a deep seat, stirrups that are broad, and a high pommel, you can rest assured that you will be settled in as you hit the trails. Whether you are galloping across a field or ambling by the side of the road, you'll want to see all of your options and review a host of western saddles for sale to find the right fit for you! A Saddle for Every Occasion:          ...
If you've spent any time at all shopping for a new saddle pad, then you know that there are a mind-boggling array of choices available. Some of the most innovative saddle pads absorb shock and pressure, helping your horse stay comfortable while delivering his best performance, while others help keep his back cool. Others offer the look of a traditional saddle pad while providing some additional benefits that your horse - and you - will appreciate. Saddle Pads That Absorb Shock and Pressure With the exception of a few types, nearly all saddle pads absorb shock and pressure to a certain degree...
The right saddle pad is one that fits your horse well, absorbs shock and pressure, and helps distribute weight evenly.

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