Fitting a Western Saddle

New horse? Grumpy or sore horse? When asking a vet, horse friend, or google about it, it seems like the first recommendation is to get your saddle checked out, which typically leads to a rabbit hole of conflicting information. When I was a kid, saddle fit wasn’t a thing with the ranchers or old school …

Ranch Horse Events: A beginner’s guide to dress code and tack

Although ranch horse events are very casual, there are some things you need to know before heading to your first show. This guide is not necessarily true for all ranch horse/ stock horse organizations. Always, always, always double check with the organization’s rule book. A general rule of thumb is stick with “traditional”- functional and …

Ranch Horse Versatility, as “real world” as you can get at a horse show

The horse show world is intimidating, especially if you didn’t grow up in it. Silver plated saddles, bedazzled show vests, perfectly tight hair buns, slick and oiled horse ears.... it’s a lot and requires a lot of investment. So if you’re like me and have a craving for horse showing but the “typical” horse show …