Most every horse person knows that a poor fitting saddle can cause pressure points, but a less commonly known fact is that your saddle pad, if made from synthetic materials, can trap heat against your horse causing sores and swelling.
Depending on the terrain and the conditions, as well as how long you plan to be on your horse, trail riding can be physically demanding on both you and your horse.
Today’s performance horses are challenged with a multitude of stressors, including exercise, hauling, and stall confinement.
Is your senior horse in optimum body condition for the upcoming winter months? As fall approaches, now is the time to plan for your horse’s changing nutritional needs.
Horsemen expect a lot from their horses, physically and mentally, from negotiating steep terrain to roping or turning a…
Place your saddle pad in the right spot on your horse’s back and you’ll get the most out of your pad, your saddle and your horse! Watch as Chris Cox explains proper pad placement.
A horseman is particular about the clothing he wears. It must be comfortable and able to withstand different elements.…
Your performance horse’s legs carry you to accomplish all of your riding goals, from reining to cutting, working cow horse to roping. It makes sense that protecting your horse’s legs through every slide, spin and turn tops your list of concerns.
Horses are powerful animals, and we saddle them up to train and compete on daily. It sometimes is easy to forget, but it is very important to keep ourselves and our mounts safe by making it a habit to double check equipment and tack before each and every ride.