Using the Correct Tack

Have matching saddle and bridle


I have recently been asked about tack. As a Senior Judge there have been times where the turnout of the horse has become an issue. Whether the tack is black, brown or leather or new age the most important thing is that the saddle is appropriate for the job at hand.

The saddle should:

  • Fit the horse
  • Fit the rider
  • Be suitable for the job at hand.

Keep these things in mind when purchasing a saddle.  Do not buy it because it is trendy or is the right colour, but consider the fit of the saddle and the suitability of the saddle for the job at hand.

About Laura

Laura Kelland-May is the founder of Thistle Ridge Skill Builders Development Program. She more than trains horses, she trains people to train their horses. In addition she is a Sr. Judge and can offer insight into What the Judge Is Looking For. Follow her here and get more tips.
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