Time Capsule Saddle

In the early spring/late winter before Freedom injured his check ligament, I bought what appeared to be an awesome saddle. I had never seen one before (and I love looking at saddles) and with it’s extra forward flaps, monoflap design and open seat, it was calling my name. Of course, readers of this blog know […]

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How many saddles do you need for each horse?

I’m probably the wrong person to ask because at last count I have 8 saddles and one horse. However,  I’ve always thought of saddles as an investment. A good saddle holds its value and if you buy used, you may well be able to resell it at a profit when you no longer need/want it. […]

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Here’s a way to keep track of your saddle – Microchip it!

One of the consequences of the tight economy has been an increased number of stolen saddles. Keeping track of the serial numbers on your saddle can help, but there’s another inexpensive way you can “brand” your saddle as your own: insert a microchip into the flocking. That way you can definitively confirm that the saddle […]

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Purses that look like saddles

Equestrian inspired accessories seem to be fashionable even among those who have probably only thought about riding a horse. Given the cost of many designer purses, I’d rather use the money for a real saddle. In fact, I find it amusing that people are willing to pay so much for “pretend” miniature saddles, even though […]

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What does an All Purpose saddle look like?

A lot of people knock the All Purpose saddle, calling it a “no purpose” saddle that makes too many trade offs to be suitable for either dressage or jumping. In some cases, that’s true. But you shouldn’t cross the A/P saddle off your list. Depending on your goals and the design of the saddle, it […]

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Saddles from around the world.

I enjoyed this recent post on the Equinest, Saddles from around the World. The basic concept of the saddle has been with us for centuries but the variations on the theme are remarkable. Make sure you click through to see some of the more beautiful (but less comfortable) versions. Some of them make me wince!

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