EquineProductsReview.com goes live (again)!

Several years ago I had the idea to build a product review web site for equestrian products. I noticed that equine bulletin boards were full of requests for comments on saddles, different feeds, bit choices and more. I thought it would be helpful to have all that information on one site, organized in a way […]

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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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What’s wrong with this picture? Where should your saddle sit?

I frequently see horses with their saddles placed too far forward. This photo represents a most extreme case, and to be fair, was used in an ad to sell a saddle so we can only hope that no one ever rode the horse with the saddle placed like this! You can easily imagine how uncomfortable […]

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Tips for Buying a Used Saddle

Buying a used saddle is an excellent strategy for getting better quality for less money. It used to be that you were limited in your choice to local ads or local tack shops, but with tack shops now posting saddles on line and many people selling through eBay, your choices are many! However, if you […]

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The Importance of Saddle Fit

  I’m continually amazed by how much money people spend on saddles that don’t fit. I frequently see saddles that sit right on a horse’s spine or that are so narrow that they look perched above a horse’s back. Sometimes there are several pads under the saddle. I’m sure the rider’s intention was to make […]

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Avoiding EBay Saddle Scams

I frequent the saddle listings on eBay, looking for those great deals on saddles that I’ve always wanted to try. Sometimes the deals are too good to be true — for a reason: they are scams. Mostly, these are people who don’t have an item to sell but have pirated the photo from another auction. […]

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