Vegetable Tanned leather

Vegetable tanned leather is incredibly durable, eco-friendly, and beautiful leather that improves with age. It is the oldest form of leather tanning in the world, recipes and skills have been handed down from generation to generation, the basic principles have not changed since 6000 BCE. Using the natural tannins found in various barks and woods, […]

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The Science Behind Equine Boots and Bandages

Boots and wraps protect the horse’s limbs. But have you ever asked yourself why or how these dressings protect a horse’s leg–or if they even do? By Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA What purpose does equine legwear really serve? Going out for a few jumps in the arena? Buckle on the brushing boots. Heading for a haul in […]

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Does the Tree Fit the Shape of My Horse’s Back?

Dr Kerry Ridgway Take time to educate yourself because an ill-fitted tree will cause permanent, long-term damage to your horse. And there are no pads, shims, adjusting, nor gadgets that will make it right if it is the wrong shaped tree for that horse! The saddle tree is indeed the primary element to consider in […]

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Trail Horse Hoof Care

By Diane E. Rice The most natural of all hoof treatments is to trim your horse’s hoof walls every four to six weeks and leave his feet unshod. But if you live in an area with the hard or rocky ground, shoes might be called for. Photo: Alexandra Beckstett, The Horse Managing Editor Best trimming and […]

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Treating Scratches

by: Erica Larson Pastern dermatitis is not, in itself, a single disease. Rather, it’s a symptom of a variety of underlying conditions. Photo: Alexandra Beckstett, The Horse Managing Editor Those dreaded crusty and itchy scabs are back. You know the ones. They cover the back of your horse’s pasterns, sometimes spreading to his fetlocks and […]

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Saddle Fit Myths

Being knowledgeable about tack is part of our journey as a horseman. Yet when it comes to saddle fit, confusion and misinformation abound, Horses’ backs are complex shapes and a lot of factors need to come together to achieve a good fit.  Horses can’t talk so it’s up to our observations to evaluate saddle fit. This […]

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My saddle has arrived!

A day early even. I just unpacked it and it’s absolutely beautiful. I also sat in it on a stand and It more than meets my expectations. I can hardly wait to try it on Teika. Thank you for all your help. I will certainly recommend your company to anyone who’s having trouble finding a […]

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Finally, a saddle that performs!

After we spent 4 years trying 5 different endurance saddles that never performed optimally, we started working with Easy Fit saddles. The experience that East Fit Saddles have in the performance horse anatomy is world class. After building a beautiful, light, custom saddle for our two FEI endurance horses we have not had one issue […]

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Riders are saddling their horses with problems

A British study has raised the possibility riders are saddling their horses with problems, many may not be sitting well in the saddle, with the potential to cause problems for their mount. The Animal Health Trust pilot study set out to investigate some basic aspects of rider position and saddle fit. Side-on photographs of 34 randomly […]

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Jennifer Strickland

I am very very very excited that my custom saddle from Easy Fit Saddles is ready! Just in time for trail season. I’ve ridden english most of my life because Western saddles HURT! Luckily I found a saddle maker that caters to the female rider and my days of painful trail rides will be in […]

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