Category Archives for "Tips & Tricks"

What Saddles are Recommended for Jumping?

The discipline of horse jumping is thrilling, yet risky. One wrong move from horse or rider and both could come tumbling down, resulting in serious injuries. The right saddle for jumping is just as important for the horse as it is for the rider. Knowing how to choose a saddle for jumping will help new […]

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What Size Dressage Saddle Do I Need?

Dressage saddles differ from Western saddles in multiple ways. They are smaller and lighter, allowing the rider to maintain the perfect level of contact with their horse at all times. This type of saddle allows a rider to remain centered in their seat, so they can perform the steps involved in Dressage Testing. When it […]

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How to Clean a Wool Saddle Pad? Tips & Tricks

Wool is one of the best natural materials for a horse pad because it does not irritate a horse’s skin. Unfortunately, wool is also difficult to clean. Thankfully, there are some tips and tricks that allow horse owners to better understand how to clean a wool saddle pad after it has become dirty. Keeping the […]

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What Size Saddle Pad Do I Need?

People have a lot of questions when they first ride horses. One of the most common questions is what size saddle pad do I need. The saddle pad helps to shield the horse from pain caused by the saddle. It can also help to improve the fit of an ill-fitting saddle. Knowing how to purchase […]

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Keeping Traditions Alive: How to Ride Side Saddle

Traditionally, riding side-saddle was reserved for ladies of the highest social standings. Women were taught to ride side-saddle to remain ladylike and avoid showing their underclothes. Although some believe this style of riding has mostly died out, there is an uprising that is working to keep this tradition alive. If you have ever wondered how […]

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How to Size a Western Saddle for Your Horse

A correctly fitting saddle is crucial for the safety and comfort of both horse and rider. If your Western saddle does not fit you or your horse properly, injuries could occur. How can you know if your saddle fits right, and how do you measure to make the right purchase? Several factors come into play […]

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