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4 Red Flags 🚩 of Buying a Used Saddle Online

Saddles can be expensive investments, particularly good-quality saddles. However, a brand new saddle is a luxury few riders really need to splurge on. At any given time, there are tons of high-quality used horse saddles for sale in excellent condition. Used saddles can be purchased for a much lower price than new saddles – plus, …

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Baby Pads For Horses: Basic Guide to Tack

Baby pads for horses are squares of quilted cotton muslin fabric that are very thin, with either a thin layer of padding or no padding at all. Horseback riders use baby pads as a sweat-absorbing liner that helps keep expensive saddle pads cleaner. You may have heard horseback riders refer to baby pads and thought …

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10 Easy Tips to Prevent Trailer Theft

Trailer theft – whether it’s a horse trailer, cargo trailer, stock trailer, or live-in camper- is one of the most common types of theft. These high-value items are usually easier to steal than trucks with alarms or well-guarded personal property. Luckily, a few simple steps go a long way toward preventing trailer theft. By taking …

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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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How to Wash Horse Blankets the Easy Way

At the end of a long winter, horse blankets can be so dirty that they look unsalvagable. In this Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Horse Blankets, I’ll show you how to wash horse blankets thoroughly- so you can totally clean and restore even the most soiled and weathered horse blankets- with less work and better results! …

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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 horse’s body underneath the saddle.   What are saddle sores and how do riders get them? Minor saddle sores are part of …

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