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What’s in a Snaffle

By Sue Stuska Ed.D. We recognize two main types of bits: snaffles and curbs. There are many variations on each type, and some bits combine...

The Elements of the Saddle Part 3: The Rigging

Written by Chuck Stormes This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.15 The original "saddle", a simple cloth much like a saddle blanket, and the...

The Elements of the Saddle Part 2: The Seat

Written by Chuck Stormes This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.13 Many of the nineteenth and early twentieth century saddleries were large firms doing...

The Elements of the Saddle Part 1: The Tree

Written by Chuck Stormes There are three elements of a saddle that are of primary importance: the tree, the seat and the rigging. If all...

Keeping Your Saddle Clean

Written by Cary Schwarz Better horsemanship begins with paying careful attention to details. One of those details that figure into the larger picture is adequate care...

One Man’s Opinion About One Man’s Opinion

Written by Chuck Stormes This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.5 The Vaquero’s horse with characteristic headset rolling the cricket of a silver-mounted...

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