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Desensitizing to Cinch Pressure

In this first segment of a new series, you'll learn to desensitize your colt's barrel using a lead rope.

Fitting the Micklem Competition Bridle

Emily from SmartPak talks about how to fit the Micklem Competition Bridle and why she thinks it is so smart.

Mane 'n Tail Shine-On

A true shine: How to use Mane 'n Tail Shine-On from Straight Arrow

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.

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....

Charles Wilhelm Demonstrates the Benefits of Lunging Over Poles

Don't have time to ride? You can still use this effective groundwork exercise to engage your horse mentally and physically.

Mane 'n Tail Spray 'n Braid

Don't let braiding take all day: Watch how to use Mane 'n Tail Spray 'n Braid from Straight Arrow for tighter braids, neater banding and easier mane training.

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Are you a Woman Riding in a Saddle Made for a Man?

Many challenges are faced by female riders sitting in saddles that are essentially 'gender inappropriate'. Why are you experiencing those bouts of discomfort -- back...

How to begin round penning a young horse

Charles Wilhelm shows how to start a young horse in the round pen, the equipment to use and some basic exercises.

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip 6 - Saddle Length

A horse's shoulder and loin area should never carry any weight of a rider. Rider weight should be carried on the saddle support area only and never extending past the...

Saddle Fitting Tip: Thank You to Our Amazing Clients and their Horses

93 yr. old Elsa Mikkelson's riding video testimonial of her experience with Schleese.

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