Horse Care - Tack

CHECK LIST - DOES YOUR SADDLE REALLY FIT YOUR HORSE?

Your check list to help prevent problems occurringA badly fitting saddle can cause discomfort to your horse by rubbing, pinching and impeding muscle development. A good fitting saddle is imperative for the comfort of both horse and rider. It improves…

SADDLE FITTING - Questions your saddle fitter should ask?

People will call the saddle fitter out for a number of reasons, new horse, new rider, a problem they are having or for routine checking (a saddle should be checked every 6 months)The most important aspect of all is ensuring…

DO YOU NEED A STUD GIRTH THIS SEASON?

Kate Negus Saddlery is encouraging event riders to consider using stud girths this season, to help prevent injury from metal shoes and studs when jumping. A move prompted by a shocking image showing how much damage a stud girth can…

'PUTTING UP' BRIDLES - How should you leave your bridle?

How should you leave your bridle once it has been cleaned? 'Putting up' your bridle will ensure it is always ready for use and will help to maximise the bridle's useful life.If possible, leave your reins hanging down for their…

Care of leather tack

Good leather tack is expensive so it makes sense to look after it - do so and it will last for years!Tack should be kept soft and supple so your horse is comfortable, both horse and rider are safe and…
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