Rebecca Harle's blog

Stay in the saddle

I know it, you know it, Clint Eastwood seems to know it (sometimes): riding bareback is “riskier without the saddle to rely on for security”. It’s as simple as that. So why risk it?

Of the different types of horse riding gear, a proper saddle is a fundamental investment that will ensure your horse’s comfort, yes, but also one that will contribute to your safety whilst riding. A saddle that is the incorrect size increases the chance of you slipping and falling off. Once flung, you run the risk of being stomped on too – if the fall itself wasn’t enough! We’re just reinforcing this information because we know how quickly and easily accidents happen.

But apart from buying the right saddle, there are measures one can take when it comes to securing the saddle and remaining safe in the seat. Lend us your ears; we want to protect you.

Collars for dogs: non-negotiable accessories

When you look at images of the Hurricane Harvey aftermath, many people are shown as completely inseparable from their pets despite the surrounding water and debris. This is telling of what we prioritise: our families.