Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Western Massachusetts
Well, last month I made a mistake and took my saddle off first, my horse was very restless and I was rattled. I was just holding the reins. When I went to transfer from bridle to halter she got away from me and got into a rather serious accident involving falling and sliding on her side on an asphalt road. If she'd been wearing a saddle she would have destroyed it. My saddle is worth about three times what my horse is so I am glad I did it that way . . . now she wears a thin rope trail halter under her bridle so I have control of her ALL the time. When I come in from a ride I clip that halter to the lead rope on the tie post, first thing. Then I can take off her riding tack in any order.