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Spring Cleaning

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Spring is coming…right? Although the green hills and wildflowers tell me spring is here, my mud caked gelding and frequent (alright, daily) use of my Wellingtons tells me its going to be a bit before I can commit to packing away my slicker for the year. The season of mud is good for two things: groundwork and spring cleaning. Before your ponies get all slicked out and you spend your days in the saddle, take the time to go over your tack and your trailer so you know you’re prepared for riding season.  First, let’s discuss tack. Pull everything out, take...

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Western Breast Collars

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The purpose of a breast collar is to prevent the saddle from sliding backwards on your horse’s back. Saddle fit is obviously very important, but it’s nice to have the security and peace of mind a breast collar provides, especially when climbing hills, packing, roping or branding. The style of breast collar you decide to use will be based upon the type of riding you do and personal preference. The wider the breast collar is, the more the pressure is dispersed across the chest. Here are a few styles of breast collars and a few types of riding they are...

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