Stable Advice

Some tips on Saddle Fit

Here is an example of a saddle fit problem. The pony, a Welsh/TB/Appy cross, is deceivingly round. He doesn’t take up much leg because his ribcage doesn’t spring out, and because of that, the owners didn’t realize that he was quite wide up top until the trainer...

To Braid or not to Braid

Q. Does the judge care if your horse is braided? A. Yes, if you present your horse braided, it shows you are taking the show seriously , and have pride in your horses turnout. Even in schooling shows it is important to have your horse looking his/her best . Well...

Exercises for suppleness and bending

Q. What are some good exercises to improve my horses suppleness, and bending ? A. I like the spiral in and out 's on a 20 meter circle , they really help with bending , and teaching you horse to into your outside rein. I also am a fan of leg yields , and shoulder...

Shopping for a saddle?

Here are some tips! Are you small in the body but long in the leg? You may be a perfect candidate for a long flap. If the store does not have a long flap saddle in stock, but has the next size saddle, you can see if a long will fit the leg. The Long Flap saddles are...

Beautiful horse

  The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. HELEN KELLER - (Author of The Story of My Life)...