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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...
When it comes to choosing horse gifts, the options are limitless. Where to begin? In this quick guide, we’ll provide you with a whole barn full of ideas that are sure to put a smile on any horse lover’s face. Horse Gifts for Kids When it comes to horse gifts for girls, you’ll find that just about anything pink satisfies. A matching halter and lead rope fits in a box and is an easy way to hint that there’s a new pony or horse waiting outside, and for those girls who already have an equine companion, a new western or English saddle pad makes a thoughtful gift. Want to go all out? Consider a...
          Generally, when a rider purchases a saddle for barrel racing, he or she is looking to use it for several years. Naturally a rider purchasing a saddle for barrel racing, wants to get one that is suitable for fast-paced riding. Here are a few significant features to consider when looking at barrel saddles for sale.   The Size of the Saddle:           One of the most important features to look at when shopping for a barrel racing saddle is its size. The size of a western saddle is determined by the length of its seat. So, if a saddle seat measures 15 inches in length, then it is...
       As their name implies, show saddles for sale are saddles that are specially designed for horse shows and looking fancy. Essentially, they are fashioned with custom embroidery and other beautiful features that are made for showing off. Quite different from typical work saddles, show saddles are designed to be aesthetically-pleasing to the eye rather than simply durable enough for work purposes.        When you're looking for show saddles for sale, there are a few tips you can keep in mind to help you pick the best saddle to fit your needs. For instance, most show saddles are designed...
How Saddles Fit It can be challenging to determine what type of saddle for a Missouri Fox Trotter will best suit its unique gaits. It is important to understand the basics of saddle fitting before going shopping. The basic saddle is constructed using a specially sized tree to provide the base structure of the saddle. Traditional trees tend to be constructed of relatively rigid materials, such as fiberglass, wood, rawhide, and even steel. The two most common sizes are semi-quarter horse bars and full quarter horse bars. Essentially, these fit medium-to-wide backed horses with normal or...
Black Gaited Saddle
Traditional horse saddles were made exclusively out of leather because it was durable, attractive and readily available. As saddle and textile manufacturing has advanced in technology, traditional leather saddles have been joined on the market by saddles that are made from synthetic materials. Before you purchase a saddle, it is important to carefully consider both the benefits and the downsides of each type of saddle and figure out whether a synthetic or leather saddle is the right choice for you.   Leather Saddles   Leather saddles are very traditional in appearance. The most commonly...
  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...
Tacking up your horse for the first time can be a little bit intimidating for new riders. We have broken the process down into a simple step by step process to make things a little easier. Step 1: Make sure you groom your horse completely to remove all dirt and debris that may be stuck to his coat. When dirt and grime gets trapped under your saddle pad or girth, it can rub and create painful sores on your horse's skin. Step 2:  Place the western saddle pad on the horse's back, just covering the front of the withers. Make sure the saddle pad is even on both sides of the horse. Step 3:  Lift...
The Parts of an English Saddle       Learning how to correctly name and identify the parts of an English saddle is a basic part of learning to ride. All of the parts of the saddle serve a function that helps make the saddle comfortable and effective.   Pommel: The pommel of the saddle is the area at the front of the saddle where the bars and the gullet of the tree come together. Cantle: The cantle forms the back of your English saddle. It is also the back of the seat. It is turned up slightly on most models in order to help support the rider. Seat: The seat of an English saddles is...

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