Be a smart equestrian shopper. Learn what you need to know to purchase the correct saddles, bridles, boots, blankets and other tack for your horse, along with helmets, jacket, gloves and other gear for yourself.
Inspect four areas to make sure your bridle and saddle are in good shape.
Sweat patterns can indicate poor saddle fit long before rubs or soreness occurs.
Whether you prefer English, Western, Australian or endurance styles, you’ll find an array of saddles engineered to keep you and your horse comfortable over miles on the trails.
Here’s how to choose the right saddle for three equine body types that are especially difficult to fit.
In freezing temperatures, you'll need to bundle up when you go out to the barn. Here are some things to consider when selecting your winter wardrobe.
Roy Burek of Charles Owen presents a webinar on equestrian helmet design and innovation.
Tack sales are great for clearing clutter and making a few bucks. Here are some tips for a successful day of selling.
Store blankets properly so they"ll be in good shape the next time you need them.
In freezing-cold weather, you'll need to bundle up when you go out to the barn. Here are some things to consider when selecting your winter wardrobe.
Horses do not hold their breath to avoid girth tightening, but it is still important to take steps to ensure your tack is secure.
Breastplates can keep a saddle from slipping, but only if fitted properly. Here's how check if your horse's breastplate is adjusted correctly.
A horse who "sinks" or acts out when mounted may be experiencing back pain. Here's how to begin investigating what the trouble might be.
Saddle and bridle fit are important, but don't forget to check that your horse's bit fits him, too.
An equine expert helps a reader decide if she needs to blanket her burros and mustang during the cold winter months.
Wondering about fit, materials, construction or other horse blanket features? Here are some commonsense answers to all your blanketing questions.
How to double check the fit and adjustment of your horse's bridle.
A saddle that is too small or too big for a horse can leave behind tell-tale signs of ill-fit. Here's how to "read" what you see on your horse's back concerning saddle fit.
With a thorough inspection in early fall, you can make sure your horse blankets are ready for the cold weather to come.
Advice from the experts on the items to carry and how to use them to keep broken tack from ruining your trail rides.
Before you ride, use our chart to evaluate the condition of your equipment to reduce the risk of breakage and malfunction.
Time for a little consumer consciousness about halters, the most commonplace piece of horse-control equipment.
Bit-free headgear is sometimes the answer for sensitive horses or tough training problems.
When horseplay gets rough, get your horse some turnout boots to protect his legs. From the editors of EQUUS magazine.