How to clean synthetic saddles

One of the beauties of going synthetic is that care is minimal and easy. They have all been extremely durable and showed little to no wear. Synthetic saddles are pretty impervious to sweat or rain and they don’t really show dirt. I love having a synthetic saddle for riding in the rain. I’ve soaked my […]

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How often do you clean your tack?

For many years I cleaned my tack every time I rode. As a working student in my teens, I also cleaned tack for other people. My own saddle was always immaculate as it was my most prized possession. In my 20s I rode at an event barn where our trainer fully expected your tack to […]

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Restoring Old Tack: How to Fix Years of Neglect

Earlier this month I was looking for my lunging surcingle. That search took me inside a box in my tack room that I probably haven’t opened for at least five years. What a surprise! I had no idea that I had so many bits and pieces of bridles stashed in there and was horrified by […]

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When Your Chaps are Green and Fuzzy: How to Get Rid of Mold

When I was about 15 my parents bought me custom chaps for my birthday. I loved them, even though they stretched out. I never had them altered and, over the years, I came to find that they no longer seemed too large. In fact they are rather snug these days. I never wear them in […]

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