Recent Articles

  • How to Care for Saddle Pads

    A great saddle pad can be quite an investment, and taking care of it properly is the best way to keep it looking and performing like new. Please note that if your saddle pad came with specific care instructions from the manufacturer, you should follow them instead of the tips we’re providing. Ready? Grab your dirty saddle pad and let’s get started.

    Removing Loose Dirt and Horse Hair

  • Saddles for Sale: Should you Choose Leather or Synthetic?

    Start shopping for saddles for sale, and in the blink of an eye you’ll find lots of attractive options to choose from. We’ll save discussions about types and styles of saddles for a different day; for now, let’s talk about the pros and cons of leather vs. synthetic saddles.

    Price

  • Horse Stables: Choosing the Best Boarding Stable for Your Horse

    Unless you’re lucky enough to live in the country on property that’s suitable for equines, you’ll need to look into local horse stables that offer boarding. Here are some top tips for selecting the best place for your horse to live in comfort and safety. If you’re still in the process of choosing a horse, it can be very helpful to visit stables beforehand so you have a place already setup for him to stay.

    Determine Your Needs

  • Six Signs Your Saddle Doesn’t Fit Your Horse

    Proper saddle fit leads to a balanced, safe ride for you, and it lets your horse work comfortably. If your horse pins his ears, flings his head, and wrings his tail while you’re on his back, or if he tries to bite you or the saddle while you’re tacking up, it’s extremely likely that the saddle you’re using fits poorly and causes pain. This is dangerous – and probably uncomfortable – for you, and it can permanently damage your horse’s back. Lastly, there’s no way a horse wearing an ill-fitting saddle is able to do his best on the trail or in the show ring.

  • Winter is Coming: Do I Need a Horse Blanket?

    “Does my horse need to wear a blanket?” This is one of the most common questions our experts hear. By nature, horses are fairly well equipped to handle chilly weather, and it could be that your equine friend only needs to wear a horse blanket during the coldest days and nights of the year. Read on to learn more about winter blanketing.

    The Old Argument Against Blankets for Horses

  • How to Care for Horse Equipment

    Good horse equipment – halters, bridles, saddles, and even grooming supplies – can be a major investment, and with the right kind of care, it will last for many years.

    Some items are made of fabric or plastic and are very easy to wash, either outside in a bucket with a bit of mild soap and some cool water, or inside, in the washing machine. Leather items, especially those with lots of fancy stitching, conchos, or other decorative components, take more time and effort to maintain. With this in mind, here are some tips for keeping your horse equipment in tip-top shape.

  • Tips for Shopping Equestrian Clearance Sales

    When you hear the words “equestrian clearance” do you picture some dismal, dusty leftovers sitting in a forgotten corner of your local feed store or tack shop? While this type of clearance sale can certainly yield some good finds, be sure to spend some time shopping with SaddleOnline before spending your time and gas money hunting for the things you need. Here are some pointers to help you save money by strategically shopping equestrian clearance sales.

    Buy Before the Need Arises

  • Horse Bridles for Beginners

    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?

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