Recent Articles

  • The Men’s Duster Coat: A Sturdy Wardrobe Staple

    If you’ve seen old Western movies, then you’ve probably admired the men’s duster coats that are such a ubiquitous part of the traditional wardrobe! More than just a style statement, these cool coats have an interesting place in history, and they remain very popular today. Working horsemen, casual riders, and people who simply enjoy the iconic look of western clothing styles enjoy wearing dusters.

    What is a Men’s Duster Coat?

  • Synthetic Western Saddles: Are They Right for You?

    Hit the trail or head to an event, and you’re likely to see more than a few synthetic western saddles. These awesome saddles are becoming more popular, and you might be considering picking one up for everyday use. There are quite a few reasons these saddles are gaining favor. Let’s take a look.

    Stylish

  • The Duster Coat and How to Wear It

    The duster coat! It’s a must around the barn, great for rain and snow, and ideal for riding in inclement weather. It also happens to be a super-stylish piece of outerwear that has been popularized on fashion runways. Here, we take a good look at this coat and talk about some practical and fashionable ways to make the most of it.

    Beat the Weather in Style

  • How to Introduce a Horse to a Training Saddle

    Saddling an untrained horse might sound like a real challenge; in fact for old-time bronc busters who didn’t understand how to gently school youngsters, it was dangerous and intimidating! If it’s your first time teaching a horse to accept a training saddle, you’ll find these tips helpful. If you have never saddled a horse and are hoping to learn how to do it correctly, it’s best to get assistance from someone who has plenty of experience with horses. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, it’s time to get started.

    It All Starts with Good Ground Manners

  • What Size Western Saddle Do I Need? A Quick Guide to Sizing

    It’s always exciting to get a new “ride,” but inevitably, the question of “What size western saddle do I need?” arises.

    You might already know that all western saddles come with a specific seat size, measured in inches. In general, the following western saddle size rules apply:

  • Kids Western Saddles: A Quick Buying Guide

    For many kids, western saddles are the first they’ll ever ride in. Buying a saddle – even a pint-sized one – is a major decision and a bit of an investment. Before making this important purchase, it is a good idea to do a little homework.

    Pick a Size

    Just like a full-size saddle for adults, a kids’ western saddle needs to fit the child and the horse he or she will be riding.

  • Keep Nylon Tack Looking New

    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

  • Is A Cheap Saddle Always Poorly Made?

    So, you’re looking for a cheap saddle. Almost invariably, someone is going to tell you that you’re wasting your money by looking at saddles that don’t eat up your entire paycheck! We’re here to reassure you, and put the naysayers to rest. While it is certainly true that there are lots of cheap saddles that are doomed to make their way into the waste stream within a short period of time, there are plenty of others that will provide you and your horse with a comfortable ride for years to come.

    How to Choose a Cheap Saddle

  • A Quick Guide to Choosing Pony Saddles

    Just like horse saddles, pony saddles come in a variety of configurations designed for different uses. Meant to fit horses up to about 14 hands high, pony saddles are usually made to fit children and small statured adults. With shorter stirrup leathers or fenders, smaller stirrups, and of course, smaller seats, they look like diminutive versions of their larger, horse-sized counterparts.

    Popular Styles in Pony Saddles

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