The Combination Back

Our typical customer comes to us totally frustrated after trying three to five tack shop saddles that just don’t fit. A saddle that bridges the horse or mule’s back with little or no contact in the middle is the most common problem we see. Most riders with only a couple of years’ experience have heard of bridging. The second most …

Sweat Patterns and Saddle Fit

It’s just about impossible to walk through a big boarding facility or barn without the topic of sweat patterns and saddle fit coming up. If all you are looking at when assessing how well your saddle fits is the sweat marks after a ride, you are only getting a small piece of the overall picture. Typical sweat pattern Typical sweat …

Custom Saddle or Semi-Custom ~ Pros and Cons?

When faced with a decision between A and B, I love to look at it from the point of view of Pros and Cons. Choosing between a semi-custom or custom saddle is no different. What would be a great decision for one person may create a nightmare for another. Sometime around 2012 we started offering semi-custom saddles. Our initial intension …

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 there is little or no …

Saddle Break In and Care

Your new saddle has arrived and so you hurry out to your horse to get your first ride in. As you swing your leg over the saddle and settle in, that heavenly comfort you expected doesn’t seem to be all there. As your horse takes his first few steps they are accompanied by all sorts of squeaks and creaks. So …