From saddle fit, saddlebags, and hoof boots to rugged trail-riding apparel, chaps, and outerwear, click here for help with buying and using trail gear for you and your horse.
Learn how to determine the best horse saddle pad to keep your horse comfortable on the trail and to prevent back soreness in horses. A horse saddle pad that fits correctly can help prevent back soreness in horses, while a improperly fitted saddle pad can cause horse problems.
It is important to choose the best horse halter to fit your horse, but proper halter training is the best way to ensure that you can control your horse no matter the situation. Horse halter training can be done using a rope halter or a leather halter.
Join Lynn Palm as she guides you through saddle fit and other tack checks to prevent future horse problems. Lynn Palm uses step by step instructions on how to evaluate saddle fit, because the wrong fit could create more serious horse problems.
On the trail, tack changes aren't easy, so saddle fit becomes all important. Optimal saddle fit will let you and your horse leave home comfortable and sound, and return that way six or seven hours later. Here, we give you 10 at-a-glance saddle tips — six for your horse and four for you — designed to improve your trail rides, no matter what type of saddle you ride in.
Here are some gear selections I've made over the years, including tapaderos/rider footwear, reins, halters/lead ropes, saddle pads, saddlebags, spurs, shoeing, and breastcollars/cruppers. Rest assured, they're direct products of the experiences I've had, the miles I've ridden, and the situations I've known.