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Which to Buy? The Difference between Chaps and Gaiters

In the equestrian world there are numerous ranges of horse equipment to buy for both you and your horse, it is important to know the different purposes and benefits that the each offers you before making a purchase. Many riders get confused when purchasing equestrian wear as they are often uncertain as to what purpose each item serves and what the differences are between similar products.

Saddle Geek Guide: Tips for Keeping your New Saddle in Top Condition

There are two main components to maintaining the condition of your new saddle, suitable storage, and regular cleaning. Once you have bought your new saddle, preferably from top-quality saddle manufacturers, you’re going to want to immediately start with a stringent care routine in order to preserve the condition and lifetime of the saddle.

A saddle is an investment, and often the most expensive item of your equine gear, you therefore want your saddle to last for a long time to come, or at least until your horse grows out of it. Even with heavy use, a saddle will remain in good condition if you adhere to the two basic principles, cleaning and storage.