Tack Choices Can Affect Your Horse's Performance and Attitude

When it comes to matching the right tack to different horses, says Jim Wofford, there is no one-type-suits-all.

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Product Review: SoulShine Horse Ware

Colorful line adds spice while giving back to a good cause.

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Tack safety check

Prevent a riding accident by keeping an eye out for these three signs of wear, while giving your tack a good cleaning.

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Another reason to check saddle fit

A study from England finds that poor saddle fit might affect riders as well as their horses.

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Saddles for the Hard to Fit Horse

Here’s how to choose the right saddle for three equine body types that are especially difficult to fit.

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Draw Reins: A Good Teaching Tool Only IF ...

Are draw reins for horses a destructive gadget or useful training aid? Jim Wofford walks the razor's edge.

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Become a Horse Noseband Know-It-All

Like virtually every aspect of horsemanship, there is no set formula for determining what kind of noseband is best for your horse. "The most important thing is that you pay attention to what your horse

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Horse Blankets 101

Find the right fit, size and weight for your horse's blanketing needs this winter.

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Rescue and Restore Rain-Damaged Tack

Water, particularly rain water and its pollutants, is no friend to leather. Here's how to take care of your tack after you've been caught out in the storm.

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Video: Different Options for Your Horse's Bridle

With all the straps and buckles on a horse bridle, it can be complicated to understand how all the different parts of a bridle affect your horse. In this video, Debbie Witty of Trilogy Saddlery explains

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Fit a Hunter Bridle

Follow this easy five-step guide to make sure your hunter horse's bridle fits perfectly.

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How to Figure 8 a Bridle

Learn this simple technique to keep your bridle tidy and your tack room looking polished.

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Saddle design for spinal health

There is no “one size fits all” where the gullet channel of your horse’s saddle is concerned.  The width of each horse’s spine will determine...

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - “Bad Horse!” Unwanted Behaviors? Check your Saddle Fit.

Enjoy the latest video excerpt of Jochen Schleese talking about reflex points and how ill-fitting saddles can have a negative behavioral impact if triggered.

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip: Treed vs. Treeless? Just the Facts.

It is much easier (less time and expense) from a craftsman’s point of view as a saddler to build a treeless saddle than to build a treed saddle.  However as a...

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip 8 - Saddle Tree Angle

Saddle Tree/Shoulder Angle: The panel tree points should be parallel to the shoulder angle to position saddle properly.

PDS Carl Hester Grande Saddle

Designed to maximize horse and rider performance, the PDS line offers a unique dressage saddle and tack collection developed in conjunction with dressage Olympian Carl...

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Why we need Saddles with Trees

The ongoing controversy - Treed or Treeless?

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Traumatizing Your Horse?

The physical signs of saddle fit trauma are more easily apparent than the psychological signs. Signs that your horse is in pain include head tossing, bucking, stumbling,...

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Female Riders in ‘male’ saddles. That’s a challenge.

These are the facts. The majority of riders today are women, and the majority of saddles on the market are designed for men by men.

How to Fit a Helmet with the President of Charles Owen by SmartPak

Don't play head-games with your protection! Learn how to properly fit a Charles Owen helmet with SmartPak

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Saddle Fitting and Red Shoes

Watch this hilarious video, starring Jochen Schleese, explaining the importance of purchasing the correct size saddle for You and Your horse. Jochen compares saddle...

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Why Does My Saddle Shift Forward?

Beware - the saddle may be putting excess pressure on your horse’s lumbar area

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