HOW TO DESIGN YOUR WESTERN SADDLE…

Designing your western saddle

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.

BUILDING CONFIDENCE AFTER A HORSE RIDING ACCIDENT

"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.

AVOID COMMON MISTAKES WHEN BUYING YOUR FIRST HORSE.

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!

HOW TO USE A BACK CINCH ON A WESTERN SADDLE.

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...

HOW TWO SADDLE SIZES CAN FIT ALL HORSES…

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?

STARTING HORSES WITH THE RIGHT SADDLE…

Making decisions for developing a young horse's riding career is never easy. Choices have consequences! Make the right ones...

3 FACTORS INFLUENCING YOUR HORSE’S PERFORMANCE

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.

SADDLE FIT EVALUATIONS

As a progressive global company, we have successfully fitted saddles with this method to many horses all over the world - together with their owners. Here is how we do it and what you need to know...

5 EASY WAYS TO BED IN YOUR NEW ENGLISH SADDLE

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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.

3 STEPS TO TEST RIDE SUCCESS

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!