One, maybe two saddles needed to fit your entire barn!?! Easy as 1,2,3! To show you just how versatile our saddles are, the gorgeous Courtney Crane and Elia Mattke (friends of Natural Horseman Saddles) helped demonstrate with a quick video taken in Colorado. Watch to see how these 3 very different sized horses (with pads … Continue reading FITTING MULTIPLE HORSES
Have you ever noticed if your horse's head nods UP or DOWN while traveling at the walk? Or holds head and neck stiff and/or high at the trot? Find out what you SHOULD be aiming for with your horse.
Some western saddles have an 'offside' billet. Some have a 'double latigo'. Let's explore the differences and what it means for you and your horse.
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!