Versatile Trail Saddle
The versatile Side Kick Saddle fits a wide variety of equines, from gaited breeds and Arabians to Quarter Horses and mules. The saddle’s high-tech cushioning panels conform to your horse’s back as he moves, distributing your weight evenly for comfort. The cantle and gently cupped swells give you support and security.
Other features include a Western three-way adjustable rigging, a Blevis buckle adjustment, and rear billets for attaching a back cinch. Custom options available. Cost: $2,375. Contact: Timberline Saddle Company, LLC, (417) 549-6655; www.timberlinesaddlecompany.com.
Cut down on knee pain during long rides: The Ride Right stirrup wrap eases pressure on your knees by using an energy-absorbing wedge to adjust your ankle position.
This, in turn, helps straighten the inside of your knee joint, easing pressure on your kneecap and ligaments; the energy-absorbing material promotes circulation of joint fluid. Available for Western or English stirrups. Cost: $19.95. Contact: ThinLine LLC, (888) 401-9101; www.thinlineglobal.com.