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 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...
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?
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!
Though we build each signature saddle on our proven Smartflx foundation, every other aspect of the saddle can be custom created for you and your horse. David Ellis had his 'Signature' Saddle created by Natural Horseman Saddles with a traditional Visalia appearance yet all the room and freedom Natural Horseman Saddles are renowned for.
Our very own MacGyver love child, Gretchen Furlong, has found a simple and inexpensive way for you to get handy at changing out your conchos on your western saddle.
Learn about the history of the Guadalajara Saddle Horn. Why it's shaped the way it is and how that makes life on the ranch a little easier.
There may come a time when you need to work out what length western fenders are on your saddle. You may need to replace worn fenders or need to purchase a different size. Watch our HOW TO video on where to place your yardstick or measuring tape and work out which you have.
Saddle position on your horse's body effects performance and comfort (for both of you) significantly. Here are some simple tips to give you confidence you're setting up your equipment in the right place and offering the maximum positive results possible.