Barefoot, bitless and treeless.

While I’m not someone who stridently believes that shoes are evil, bits are torture and treed saddles will hurt your horse’s back, when I came back from a hack yesterday, I realized that Freedom certainly looked the part. He was wearing two Cavallo Simple boots, an LG bitless bridle and a Freeform Treeless saddle. How […]

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Equine Affaire Bustling in Massachusetts

I spent Thursday at the Equine Affaire exhibition in West Springfield, Mass. It’s the third year I’ve gone and the third year that I haven’t had the chance to see any of the demonstrations! I spent most of my time at the CANTER New England booth and was pleased by the amount of interest people […]

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Master Saddlers Find No Advantage to Treeless Saddles — but is the Study Worthwhile?

An article in the UK on-line magazine, Your Horse, has published an article about treeless saddles that has a lot of people talking, No Advantage to Treeless Saddles. The Society of Master Saddlers (SMS) in England has conducted pressure testing to see if treeless saddles have an advantage over traditional saddles with trees. There conclusion […]

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