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Jodhpurs; The Horse Rider’s Best Friend

wembley saddleJodhpurs are trousers made for horse riding that are designed to sport a well-fitting cuff all the way down to the ankle. The trousers are made from stretch material to allow for freedom of movement of the rider.

The Jodhpur originated in India in a place of the same name in the 1890’s. It was made of tight fitting cloth around the mid-calf section down to the ankle and with a loose, free flowing material around the hips to allow for freedom of movement.

What are High Quality Western Saddles Made of and Why?

wembley saddleUses for Leather:

Leather has been used in the making of everything, from clothes to furniture, for centuries. Leather is also the ultimate comrade to the equestrian. Saddles are made from leather products that range from raw leather to suede.

Raw leather is animal skin (usually bovine in nature) which is placed in the sun and treated with chemicals to ensure it lasts up to 40 years before putrefying or deteriorating.

Where to Get your Customisable Raw Leather

horse riding gearTrident can now provide its passionate equestrians and dog lovers with raw materials for their own customisable leather needs. You can bring your own design or idea and a craftsman can make a raw leather product for you, or you can take raw leather home with you if you wish to make your own thing.

How to Fit Western Saddles on a Horse Properly

Western Saddles



For the best riding experience, any passionate equestrian will tell you the saddle is important, especially it’s comfortable fit for both horse and rider.






How To Choose The Perfect Riding Boots

Before we explore how to choose the perfect riding boots to complete your collection of horse riding clothes we will explore the options available from most quality tack shops in South Africa. Generally, you will have a choice between different styles of riding boots and to choose if you will go with chaps or gaiters. The choice you make will depend on your needs when it comes to functionality and aesthetics.