Learn why you need a saddle that fits the shape of your horse’s back, plus 6 parts of the saddle to check for good fit.
Learning the differences between English and Western saddle design and function can help you understand why types of saddles look and ride the way they do.
We demonstrate where to place the saddle and its pad and how to attach the girth and keepers so your horse is comfortable and you stay safe.
In this video, we’ll demonstrate how to tack a horse up using a Western saddle, from placing the blanket correctly to attaching all the straps.
Review these saddle-cleaning steps—which are the same for both English and Western saddles—to prevent your leather from breaking down.
Learn about basic types of equine tack, leg protection, accessories, and more so you can determine which pieces of equipment your horse might need.
Learn how to saddle a horse English style, so you and your mount can enjoy a comfortable, safe, and secure ride.
From placing the saddle on your horse’s back to securing all the straps, learn to master the saddling process with our in-depth guide.
From proper cleaning techniques to identifying signs of wear, we’ll help you make sure your horse’s tack stays safe and in good shape for all your rides.