When it comes to Nylon Latigos on a Western Saddle, you should not only know what makes them different to leather and neoprene, but also the safest way to cinch up. Of course it goes without saying, you also want to have upmost consideration for your horse's comfort. Nylon is strong, lightweight and easy to care for, but there are a few things to know. Check out our blog post and guided video on cinching best practise when using nylon Latigos.
When it comes to western saddles, you need to know a little something about FENDERS. In this article we cover things like; how to measure your fenders, what size fenders you might need, how to exchange your fenders (handy video tutorial) and other interesting facts.
We know you're GREAT at making sure your horse has access to water. But making sure YOU are hydrated in the saddle and beyond can be critical to both of you!... We hope these suggestions help!
When you have made the decision on WHICH saddle, next is all the decisions on how it should look. Here are some TOP TIPS on how to design your western saddle from color to tooling and all things in between.
"When I was recovering from my horse riding accident in 2006, I was reluctant to tell people how I was feeling for fear of judgement and embarrassment, yet, when I opened up about my situation to the people I trusted, I made rapid progress." Helen O'Hanlon - Guest Blogger.
If you're looking to buy your first horse, congratulations! It's an exciting time. What color do you love? What breed? Gelding, Mare...? As fun as it is, there are lots of things to think about before taking the plunge and handing over your money. Here is a quick checklist!
We recommend using a Back Cinch on all our western saddles for some very good reasons. One is Safety. The other is stability. But, how you use your back cinch on your western saddle can affect both of these things in a good or bad way...
It is expensive to have a saddle for every horse! What if you could have just one, possibly 2 saddles to fit each and every horse you will ever own?
Making decisions for developing a young horse's riding career is never easy. Choices have consequences! Make the right ones...
No matter where you are on your riding journey, beginner through expert, there are 3 key factors influencing your horse’s performance. 1. The Horse. 2. Saddle & Pad. 3. The Rider. These 3 things have a critical relationship. While each one is extremely important independently, when combined, they are essential to your horse’s soundness, happiness, and progress.