Why Do You Ride?

Through our business we have talked to thousands of people over the years. Firefighters and teachers, doctors and lawyers, students, chemical engineers, truck drivers, people in the military serving our country. We’ve also talked to people all over the world. From Europe to the Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. People from all walks […]

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Trailer Inspection

Summer Time is Trailer Time If your trailer has been sitting around most of the winter like ours then it’s time to do a thorough inspection before you hit the road. If you are not comfortable doing an inspection yourself most trailer dealers offers this service. Exterior Do a walk around of the entire trailer. […]

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Spring Horseback Riding Tips

Spring is in the air! Yippee! In the northern part of the United States and Canada as we transition from winter into spring we start thinking about riding again. Here are some spring riding tips to safely get back out on the trail especially if you haven’t been riding much during the winter months. Springtime is vaccination […]

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Equine Pressure Sensor Pads

Different pressure sensor pads for evaluating saddle fit have been on the market now for over ten years. Some are simply a pad filled with a dough that will leave an impression after riding your horse for a specified amount of time. The dough will squirt away from high pressure areas and be thick where […]

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My First Pony

I grew up on a ranch in ND and enjoyed riding my Shetland pony. I babysat for a family who had went to a horse sale bringing back 5 ponies. I had spent the night due to the parents coming home late. The next morning we went out to the barn and I picked a […]

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My Saddle Fitting Story

I’m so grateful for my new Synergist Saddle! I’ve been pleased from the time I opened the box delivered from UPS. The saddle is absolutely beautiful. I’ve bought four new saddles in my lifetime and none compare to the Synergist. I have the saddle on display in my family room and just love looking at […]

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Love of Horse and Trail

My story is one of love of horse and trail, no matter how old or how ill.  I have been a member of California State Horseman’s Association since August 2007 and enrolled in their Trail Riding Awards Program (TRAP) the entire time.  The purpose of the TRAP program is to document use of trails so […]

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Tails from the Trails: Onward, in my Synergist Saddle

Tails from the Trails: Onward, in my Synergist Saddle   As I write this, its -2 F here in Palmer, Alaska. In two hours or so it will be 10 F. I will then head on outside, saddle up my mare Raudi, and go for a three-four hour trail ride, on the state owned trails […]

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Evaluating A Horse’s Back For Saddle Fit ~ Part 2

Last month we talked about what we can learn about a horse or mule when looking from the side. This month we’ll look at what information can be gained by looking straight down the back just over the rump. One of the first things we look at is just the overall width of the body […]

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Evaluating A Horse’s Back For Saddle Fit

When evaluating a horse or mule for saddle fit the first thing we like to look at is the side view of the animal with the rider in the picture. If we have the rider’s measurements it gives us an idea of the overall size of the horse or mule. The other thing we are […]

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