The Equestrian’s Car – What’s in Yours?

Equestrian's Car

Let’s face it an equestrian’s car is an extension of our barn and our tackroom. In the backseat of my car today is a saddle (no surprise there) and a Saddleright pad. On most days there’s usually a pair of breeches, a spare set of paddock boots and various incarnations of gloves — usually left […]

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Thinking of selling your saddle on eBay? Read this first.

I’ve bought and sold at least 10 saddles on eBay over the past 7 or 8 years. It’s highly entertaining to sit in front of your computer and saddle shop and often you can get a good deal. Heck, I’ve bought some very expensive saddles for pennies on the dollar. In most cases, the saddle […]

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Another saddle for my tackroom

I was sitting in the parking lot of the CVS in Waltham with $275 in cash waiting for a woman named Linda who told me she was driving a gray van;  I felt a bit foolish. It’s not the first time that I’ve bought a saddle this way but it does feel slightly illicit. This […]

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That’s a heck of a way to flock a saddle

Forget stuffing your saddle with wool — Federal agents just found five kilos of cocaine (street value of $500,000) stuffed inside a saddle. The saddle had been mailed to Dekalb County, Georgia from Mexico where it was collected by a couple from a shipping center. While it appears to be a Western saddle, judging by […]

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My early Christmas present

My most important Christmas present this year was coming home from the hospital in time to spend the holiday with my family instead of the hospital staff . I was delighted to get sent home yesterday after my colic episode, having recovered without the dreaded surgery. Okay, so my holiday dinner will most likely be […]

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Does this Saddle Fit?

Almost every week I see horse owners asking in on-line forums whether or not their saddle fits their horse or, knowing that the saddle doesn’t fit, asking what type of padding can be used to make it fit. Saddle fit is both an art and a science. By working with a saddle fitter regularly, you […]

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