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Riding Comfortably – For Rider and Horse

Riding in Comfort After years of riding, most riders start to dream of riding in comfort and without pain. I get calls every day from various people wanting to know various things about the saddles.  Starting with questions of how it will fit their horse then many times, looking for something that fits them better…
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Another Saddle’s Parts – English Saddle Parts

Another Saddle's Parts Last week I presented the Western saddle and its parts.  This week English saddle parts are the topic. While many of the parts are the same, there are some that are different or completely missing from the English saddle in comparison to the Western saddle. Looking at the image below, you can…
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In Search of a Saddle – A Trainer’s Perspective

Background Since about 1955, I've been searching for a better way to gain my horse's cooperation, a better way to help him reach his potential, a better way to help him perform with enthusiasm and willingness.  I know that if something hurts me, I don't want to do it and neither does my horse. Effectively…
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The Western Saddle Parts

The Western Saddle comes with different parts, configurations and styles.  Below I have pictured only two and you can see the differences in them.  Some things are the same and some are quite different. One thing I have noticed is many do not know the parts of their saddle, they know how to use their…
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