Horse Supplies Articles

Properly Fitting a Cinch

December 27, 2017
Jenn Zeller

I took some time over the past couple of weeks to interview Dana Eklund from Big Sky Mohair Cinches about properly fitting a cinch. There have been countless articles written on this subject, but I think many of them miss the boat. Hopefully this one will help those muddy waters get clear, right quick! What […]

DIY Pole Bending Poles

November 11, 2017
Lynn Kohr

The snow is blowing and the temperature is falling…head to the garage or barn and build your own, inexpensive set of pole bending poles! Poles that even withstand the harsh Wyoming elements. To buy a commercial set of Pole Bending bases, you are looking at spending anywhere from $189-$339 plus shipping for six. That’s bases […]

Top 10 Essential Oils for Horses

August 21, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Kristina Ellis, with The Oiled Equestrian, uses Essential Oils for and on herself and her horses. Read about my Q& A with her here. These are the Top 10 oils Kristina recommends for horse owners to have on hand. 1. Balance: Balance is DoTERRA’s Grounding blend. I like to use this oil before each training […]

Q&A with Kristina Ellis about Essential Oils

August 19, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Kristina Ellis is a DoTERRA Wellness Advocate who uses essential oils on her horses. Visit her website The Oiled Equestrian to learn more, click the link for Kristina’s Intro to Essential Oils for the Horse & Rider Class or follow her on her educational Facebook page at The Oiled Equestrian. What brand of oils do you use? I […]

How To Saddle with a Three Point Rigging

August 9, 2017
Lynn Kohr

An in-skirt three point rigging saddle is often considered a better saddle. Why, you might ask? It distributes the torque of the latigo (the strap that goes from the saddle to the girth or cinch) and spreads out the contact of the saddle to the horse’s back. This increases the surface area that is being […]

Buckaroo Buys: Bridgit’s Bohemian Bunkhouse

August 2, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Bridgit Carone, of Bridgit’s Bohemian Bunkhouse, makes incredible hooked wool pads that are a must-have. She comes up with the most original, unique designs and can work with anyone to get a pad looking just right. Her Facebook page can be found by searching Bridgit’s Bohemian Bunkhouse or by clicking here. Here’s Bridgit’s story:  I grew up […]

Slick Storage of Your Latigo

July 24, 2017
Savanna Simmons

In Properly Storing Gear Part one and Part two, I talked about how my husband and I are very particular about how our gear is stored, and in doing so, we often maximize its lifespan. Consider this an addendum to that blog, but important enough to stand on its own. Let me get up on […]

Summer Horse Gear

June 16, 2017
Jolyn Young

With summer on the horizon, it’s hot. The DJ on the radio station says it’s hot. The thermometer in the front yard says it’s hot. The meteorologist on the evening news says it’s hot. But even though it’s hot, a horse person has got to ride, right? Don’t let the heat beat your summer riding […]

Properly Storing Horse Gear: Part 2

June 13, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Properly storing gear prolongs its lifespan and allows it to work for you for a long time. When using natural materials, like mohair cinches, wool pads, and horsehair mecates and get-downs, letting the fibers dry in the same shape as you would use them on your horse can extend the life and improve usability.   Related […]

Choosing a Saddle Pad that Works – 5 Star Saddle Pads

June 8, 2017
Savanna Simmons

I spoke with Jodie Mesko of 5 Star Saddle Pads about how to choose the appropriate saddle pad to fit the horse, saddle, and job being accomplished. We personally use 5 Star Pads and have found them to be long-lasting and of great quality. We have used other brands and ended up with thin areas, […]