Horse saddle

Your horse saddle is more than just a comfortable seat for you to ride in: it’s also a major piece of safety equipment. While you probably know that accidents can happen no matter how careful you are, it definitely pays to protect yourself by keeping tabs on your equipment. An investment of just a few minutes is all it really takes to make sure that your horse’s saddle and tack are in good condition before each ride. Here are some important tips for staying safer on horseback. Watch for Problems Caused by Wear and Tear Check your equipment carefully on a regular basis, making it an important...
Western saddles have a number of different parts that make the saddle both functional and effective. It is important for riders to know the parts of the saddle in order to determine the correct saddle size they need and learn how to tell the different types of western saddles apart.     Horn: Western saddles are most easily identified by their horns. The horn is positioned on top of the pommel on the front of the saddle. The traditional purpose of the horn is to provide extra support for the rider as well as for use as place for lassos and other equipment. Pommel: Also known as the swell...
  Saddle Care and Maintenance   Purchasing a saddle is a major investment. Learning how to take proper care of your new saddle will help you make the most of your new purchase for years to come.   How to Care for a Leather Saddle   In order to care for your leather saddle properly, you will need to purchase cleaning products that are especially designed for use on leather, such as saddle soap and leather conditioner.   Clean your saddle by applying a small amount of saddle soap onto a damp rag or cloth and then rubbing it gently onto the leather to remove any dirt on the saddle. Allow the...