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How to Wash Horse Saddle Pads – Cleaning English & Western Pads

  While washing English saddle pads is usually straightforward, cleaning western saddle pads is trickier. These thick, dense pads can be up to 1½ inches thick, often featuring difficult to clean materials like wool, leather, foam layers. In this article, we’ll discuss tips, tricks, and best practices for cleaning both English and western saddle pads …

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5 Simple Tips for Buying & Using Horse Lead Ropes

A no affiliate-link, no bullshit guide to buying, using, and repairing horse lead ropes A horse lead rope is one of the most basic pieces of equipment for horses. It’s so basic that sometimes it’s even included when you purchase a horse! A lead rope is a specific type of rope with a horse-safe clip …

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Halter Repair: How to Fix a Broken Horse Halter Crown – An Easy No-Sew DIY

Because my farm has frontage on a busy road in a suburban area, I have my horses wear leather halters 24/7. I once watched the comical-had-it-not-been-so-scary struggle of a highway patrol officer trying to secure an unhaltered horse running loose on a highway and that experience convinced me that having a fast, secure way to …

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Horseback Riding Saddle Sores: Healing & Preventing

When people use the word saddle sores they might mean two different things: either sores that develop on riders due to sensitive skin being irritated during riding or sores that develop on a horses body underneath the saddle.   What are saddle sores and how do riders get them? Minor saddle sores are part of …

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Tacking Up A Horse: What it Means & How to Do It

The equestrian world has a countless amount of its own specific language, one of the most common confusing statements is “tacking up” and “untacking”. This phrase, common jargon of horse people and used across essentially all disciplines of riding, can be especially confusing. People who spend a lot of time with horses often use a …

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Easy Hack to Restore Matted Fleece Saddle Pads

Nothing makes a horse and rider look smarter than a tidy, well-groomed turnout and a bright white fleece saddle pad under your saddle. Fleece saddle pads are popular, affordable, and in some competitive disciplines are considered the “correct” tack for showing. The Problem: Clumped and Matted Fleece The problem with fleece saddle pads- both genuine …

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8 Easy Tips to Prevent Trailer and Horse Tack Theft

Our article on What to do if Your Horse Trailer or Tack Are Stolen is the best resource for responding after your trailer or saddle is missing, but this article addresses some ways to prevent theft from ever happening. These tips include specific ways of storing, using, and protecting your horse tack and trailer. Combined, these …

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What to do if Your Horse Trailer or Tack Are Stolen

When you realize something has been stolen, it’s natural to panic. Brains flood with cortisol as we realize our property has been violated and it can be hard to think clearly. I remember this experience well from when my horse trailer was stolen while I was showing solo at the Kentucky Horse Park. In the …

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