Bridles

The Ins and Outs of Bridles and Bridling.

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...
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.
You may have a little familiarity with horse tack, or perhaps your are brand new to the world of riding altogether. Either way, it’s likely that you may be wondering what kind of English horse tack you’ll need to begin participating in dressage, eventing, polo, show jumping, or one of the many other disciplines that call for its use. English Saddles and Accessories To begin, you’ll need an English saddle. There are many different types, all designed for specific tasks. If you’re interested in a variety of disciplines, you’ll probably find that an all-purpose English saddle works best. Later,...
English horse tack: It all starts with the saddle
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...
Did you know that bridle fit is every bit as important as saddle fit? If your horse’s bridle fits poorly, he’ll be uncomfortable, distracted, and unable to do his best. As an added bonus to properly fitting your bridle, your horse will also look his best while wearing it! Follow these simple rules for fitting an English horse bridle, and you’ll have a happier, better looking mount as a result. Nosebands As improperly adjusted pieces of English tack go, nosebands are among the most frequent problems. Too tight, and your horse will be feeling pressure on his face for the duration of your ride,...
Start shopping for horse bridles, and you’ll soon discover that there’s a baffling array to choose from. While all bridles help you to direct your horse while riding, there are many different configurations. This quick guide will help you learn more about the parts of a bridle and the functions that they perform. What’s in a Bridle? The basic bridle is made up of three parts: a headstall, a bit, and at least one set of reins. If you’re brand new to riding, your instructor will choose the bridle that’s best for you – probably the same one the lesson horse wears most of the time. Whether you’re...
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.
Shop for a western bridle, and you’ll be faced with an incredible array of choices. So, which one is best? Much depends on what type of activities you and your horse will be participating in, along with your personal preference. Selecting the Right Size The first step in choosing a western bridle is to decide which size to shop for. Luckily, most western bridles are adjustable and will fit nearly any horse. If you’re looking for a pony or draft horse bridle, be sure to make that distinction, since these equines require special sizes. Finally, if you’re riding a small-statured horse, you might...
          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...
          When you get your own horse, it is one of the most exciting times in your life. However, owning a horse brings with it a lot of responsibility. As well as taking good care of your horse, you also have to outfit it with the best horse tack. Most horse owners these days choose to use the standard Western tack. If you are looking to outfit your horse with tack, here is a beginner’s guide to selecting the right gear from the tack shop.   Start with a Blanket:             The first piece of horse tack that is part of a Western setup is the saddle pad or blanket. Do not skimp at the...

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