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English Stirrups: A Complete Guide and 7 Best Picks of 2022

Stirrups are an essential piece of horse riding equipment and in an article last year, I wrote about the types and history of stirrups. However, this time around, I’m focusing exclusively on English stirrups. English stirrups are thinner and narrower than Western stirrups. They may be made of steel, aluminum, polymer, or nylon. They are …

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Two Riding Horseback: Safety, Saddles, & Who Rides in Front

When my grandson asked me if he and his sister could ride double on their horse, I wasn’t sure what to say. We did it when we were young, and I remember my dad scolding us, which makes me wonder what the risks and dangers of two riding horseback are? In general, you shouldn’t ride …

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Women’s Riding Tights and Leggings: 10 Best & Buying Guide

No one can deny the allure of riding tights and leggings. They are a wardrobe staple among equestrian women, who wear them for practicality and style points. The modern iteration is designed with unique fabrics perfect for those who want to look good and be comfortable in the saddle – which means you’ll never regret …

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Western Saddles – Most Comfortable and Best All-Round

Western saddles have been an integral part of the American West since their inception. The first western saddle was created for working cowboys but it evolved into something much more versatile – providing exceptional comfort and support that’s suitable for many equine activities. Western saddles come in many different styles, including roping, trail riding, and …

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7 Best Treeless Saddles. Plus, how to choose the ideal one.

The versatility and universal fit of the treeless saddle have made them more popular than ever. One major advantage is that you can easily tailor it to your riding style or horse’s needs. But how do you know which is best for you? The best treeless saddles are made from durable material, either sturdy leather …

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Riding Breeches: The Best Full Seat and High Waist Styles

My granddaughter is fascinated with barrel racing but loves all types of equestrian events. Recently, she noticed that dressage riders wear riding breeches instead of jeans when they’re out on their horses – so naturally, this piqued her interest in acquiring a pair for herself. The best full-seat riding breeches are the Horze Tara full-seat …

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Cowboy Hats: Cheap, Expensive, Straw or Felt, How to Choose?

I’ve worn the same cowboy hat style and brand for years, so replacing one is easy for me, but if you’re shopping for your first cowboy hat or looking to switch styles, choosing the perfect one is challenging. Do I need felt? Or will straw work better, can I go with a cheap option, these …

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Pommel and Cantle Bags for Western and English Saddles

Trail riding is a great way to get out and explore the outdoors, but it’s not without its challenges. One of those difficulties is carrying basic supplies like sunscreen, a cell phone, or water on long-distance horse rides. That’s when saddlebags- either pommel or cantle bags come in handy. Saddlebags, pommel bags, and cantle bags …

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Treeless Saddles: Are They Bad for Horses?

Saddles have been around for centuries but treeless saddles are quite a recent invention. The horse community is divided over their use: some believe that they are good for horses while others believe they are bad. Treeless saddles can be bad for some horses because they don’t distribute a rider’s weight evenly which can cause …

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