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  1. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hey everyone, I have an older dressage tack set for a draft horse. It has been in the barn for years and is extremely dirty. I want to clean it up but not sure the best way short of a pressure washer. Can I soak it in a tub of warm water? Its not a saddle. Its everything from the bridal to...
  2. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I came was given a western saddle and previous owner didn't know anything about it. I have searched everywhere on it and can not find a maker's mark.
  3. Saddle Fitting Issues
    Hello! I'm wanting to buy a Corriente saddle, but they don't allow returns which is a pain. My mare can be a bit hard to fit and they recommended I find someone to borrow their Corriente and try it out. Unfortunately, I've gotten no responses from anyone on Facebook groups which is a huge...
  4. Horse Health
    Deep breath. https://www.horseforum.com/horse-tack-equipment/where-do-you-start-when-looking-815239/ This is my previous thread about saddles. We have a 16 year old curly mare. She was fine for the first 3 weeks we had her but then my husband got a bee up his... well, big guy decided to ride...
  5. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I have a western saddle that we used when I was a kid. It 'worked' on all 3 horses we had, from an old 15 hh buckskin quarter horse to a 7 year old appaloosa. Well, it doesn't work for my currently girl (Or rather my daughter's horse). I posted months ago that ever since my big husband rode...
  6. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I have an English saddle that is really light brown in color, and I for the life of me cannot find a bridle to match it. They are all just too dark! So, I know you can dye Western saddles (as black dyed saddles are really "in" right now) but can you dye an English saddle? I know I wouldn't want...
  7. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I have a “new to me” saddle in need of some care. The seat has a film or residue on it. I wouldn’t say it’s sticky to the touch, but my hand does not glide smoothly over it like it does on other parts of the saddle. I would greatly appreciate any advice!
  8. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Alright, so I am sure this is a fairly common question. I have a decent little saddle, nothing fancy, honestly. But sound, in good condition, and comfortable. I bought it as a project to have fun with and maybe learn a thing or two for reconditioning/refurbishing saddles. It's going well so far...
  9. Horse Tack and Equipment
    So I have been tirelessly looking for a western saddle for my thoroughbred. Probably obvious, but I'm having a hell of a time. I'm pretty sure that I take a 16" seat but I can't for the life of me find something that isn't full quarter horse. And in my budget. It looks like I MAY have found one...
  10. Horse Health
    Hi, I'm new here. My daughter (13) has a Curly mare who is 15 years old. She is typical short bodied horse and is 14.2 hh and seems to be high withered. She is alert and respectful. Back in November, when I was out with my son at piano lessons and my husband (very inexperienced) decided to...
  11. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I went to grab my western saddle today and was startled to find 'seeds' all up in there. Freaked out a bit, said "ah, heck" and then brushed them all off and into the dirt. Took a pic of the aftermath and showed it to BO. He said it must've been the mice storing seeds for food. Seemed plausible...
  12. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hello, I am currently looking at a saddle to buy but know nothing about the brand. It is a Dakota with new blevins, new conchos, new d rings, and was apparently professionally conditioned and oiled. I dont know if theyre good quality or what it would be worth. I couldnt get pictures on here so...
  13. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I am looking to purchase my first saddle, but don't have the money to purchase my "lifetime" saddle. I have been looking at used Ortho-Flex saddles, but I'm a bit nervous for fear that I will accidentally purchase a damaged or dangerous saddle. I am wondering if anyone can recommend a...
  14. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hello, I just bought a second-hand CTK endurance saddle that has a 3 point rigging set up and I was wondering if I can cinch it like a western saddle (which I guess means ignoring the back ring and just using the one under the fender) or do I have to buy a converter to make it work with a...
  15. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi, just wondering if this saddle looks right to y'all? Considering buying it as it's very cheap. Not needed for excessive riding, just for mucking around on a pony. It was suggested that it's be okay for lead line but not hard work. Opinions? Do I spent the $20 or pass? Thanks in advance...
  16. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hey guys. So I finally managed to find a saddle that actually fits my mare, but now I need to find a pad for it. I know it's an endurance saddle, but that's it. There wasn't really any info given about the saddle when i got it either, and I'm not sure what pad to get to make sure it fits. Also...
  17. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Needing some help with western saddle shopping. Right now I'm looking to upgrade my saddle and get more a low-seat pleasure/equitation ride. I've been borrowing a friend's Blue Ribbon and it is insanely comfortable for my body. I can't afford a Blue Ribbon or Harris myself, even the work...
  18. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi all, I'm trying to sell a Thorowgood Maxam and I just want to check if it has the adjustable gullet system and if so, how does it work? The video on their website seems to be made for newer models. Thanks!
  19. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hello, i'm new here ^^ Two years ago along with my first horse i bought an used saddle. I was completely inexperienced so i relied on my riding trainer's help and trusted him that the saddle was fitting. Now, my young horse muscles developed, he grew and i dont know if the saddle is 100% good...
  20. Horse Tack and Equipment
    So I've got a bit of a problem. I've had my mare for 2 months now, and I still don't have a saddle for her >.< When I look on FB, they either are the wrong seat size, gullet size, or priced in the thousands. And it's the same story when I look on Kijiji and I don't get much in the way of...
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