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.
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.
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...
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.
New saddles are beautiful to the eye, but sometimes they can require a little 'bedding in' or 'breaking in' before they become like that old comfortable pair of socks. Be sure to follow our easy steps below to ensure you start your partnership off the right way.
After riding a saddle a few times, it should become clear if it is suitable for you and your horse, or not! Here are 3 tips for making sure you know what to look for!
Find out the difference between Equine Conformation vs Posture. Which one can be improved/changed? How do we improve the performance/comfort of the horse with certain challenges? Find out in the first of our Conformation vs Posture series...
Our Before and After footage is most often taken on the SAME DAY with the SAME HORSE and the SAME RIDER. Yes. The changes we show are practically INSTANTANEOUS - which is even more powerful.
Does Your Saddle Fit - Article by Natural Horseman Saddles, published in THINK HORSEMANSHIP MAGAZINE August 1st 2019.