Performing a Safety Check on Your Saddle. This is one thing that I see neglected often among riders.
This is not for lack of caring for their own safety or their horse’s. I have found that it is because they were never shown.
I was lucky as a growing equestrian at the tender age of 7, that my riding instructor was thorough as she was tough.
The first things I learned were all about safety. From how to behave around horses to how to check my tack for wear and straps for integrity.
I found this knowledge has served me well over the years. Like the old man in Mark Rashid’s books, my first riding instructor shaped me as a horsewoman for ever.
This short series of videos goes over what a safety check is and how it is performed on a saddle.
Cathy Tauer of Hill View Farms, shows us how to perform a safety check on your saddle and some additional things to look for.