The Horse Rider’s Saddlery Guide to Ensuring the Perfect Fit: Part 2

Horse riders saddleryIn Part 1 of “The Horse Rider’s Saddlery Guide to Ensuring the Perfect Fit”, you learnt all about the two important sizes of English saddles you need to take into consideration before ordering your new saddle: the seat size and the gullet size. In Part 2, we discuss the process of fitting your new saddle to your horse once it has arrived.

The Horse Rider’s Saddlery Guide to Ensuring the Perfect Fit: Part 1

Horse riders saddleryWith English saddles, there are two sizes which are important to take into consideration when choosing the perfect fit for horse and rider: the seat size and the gullet size. These two sizes will determine which size saddle you should get to ensure optimal comfort and performance for both you and your equine companion. It is important to note that ill-fitting saddles can cause immense discomfort, pain, balance issues and increase the likelihood of injury for your horse. For the rider, a badly fitted saddle can inhibit your riding ability and cause preventable muscle aches and pains that you are likely to experience.

Dark Shades, Pastels or Neon: An Equestrian Colour Coordination Guide

horse tack for saleWhen looking at horse tack for sale, we as horse owners feel compelled to ensure that our horses are kitted with colour matching tack, not only for the aesthetic reasons, but also for the practical ones. For riding schools or people who own more than one horse, having a colour assigned to each horse will keep things organised and keep skin conditions from spreading. From numnahs to brushing boots, each item can be bought in the colour of your choice which allows you to assign a specific shade to your equine pal. However, there are general “fashion” rules for horse’s coats on what colours or shades will go well with their own natural colouring. So, if you need help deciding which colour will turn your horse into a young trend-setter, have a look at this quick equestrian colour coordination guide.

Will a Donkey Make a Good Companion for Your Horse?

donkey bridleMost of us understand that our horses are herd animals. Therefore, they need companions in order to feel safe and to thrive physically as well as emotionally. Aside from a pony or goat pal, donkeys generally make great companions for horses. However, before buying or adopting a new donkey, be sure to test whether your horse reacts well to the idea first. Do so by introducing them to one of these long-eared friends, especially if they have not been in contact with a donkey before. Other than the few individual horses who are finicky about their paddock mates, most horses will welcome these fellow hooved characters into their lives with an open heart, especially after given some time to get used to each other.

Trident Saddles for Every Kind of Horse Rider

Trident SaddlesWhatever horse riding you partake in Trident has the saddles you need to indulge in your equestrian hobby. We even have raw leather to create whatever you may need including any repairs to your leather horse equipment. This article contains some more information of a few of the Trident saddles available from our website.