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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Do Saddle Pads Improve Saddle Fit?

Many riders believe if they use an extra thick saddle pad this will help the horse’s back when they notice pressure points or sensitivity along the horse’s spine. This...

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip 5 - Billet Alignment

The saddle's billets should hang perpendicular to the ground so that the girth is not angled (forwardwards or backwards) and is allowed to be positioned properly. The...

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - How is a Saddle Custom Made for the Rider?

True ‘custom’ saddles are customized in the tree (structural chassis) of the saddle.  Consider these criteria for achieving optimal fit to the rider....

Fitting a Rope Halter on a Horse by the Certified Horsemanship Association

This video will explain how to correctly put on and fit a rope halter on a horse.

Mane 'n Tail Mineral Ice

How to use: Mane 'n Tail Mineral Ice from Straight Arrow

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip 7 - Saddle Straightness

A saddle should not fall off to one side when viewed from the front or back. Tree points should be positioned behind both scapuale (shoulder blades).

Grooming For Competition With ShowSheen - Bathing

Make your horse squeaky clean: Grooming for competition with ShowSheen - Bathing from Absorbine

Solving Pull Back Problems with Charles Wilhelm

Using a clip with drag gives the horse relief, but not release, when he tries to pull back.

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.

SMx Air Ride Saddle Pad

In this video from Professional's Choice, learn about the benefits of SMx Air Ride Pads and how to correctly fit them under your saddle.

How to Buy a Turnout Blanket

Dress your horse smart! Know how to buy a turnout blanket from SmartPak

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