I know we are wishing and hoping for Spring to be here!! We are all itching for that first Spring Horse Ride.
So while Mother Nature is still deciding when Spring will come, you can prepare for that Spring Ride with a Horse Tack Spring Check.
The horse tack "spring check" includes cleaning, oiling, and conditioning your leather horse tack. This check of your leather horse tack is vital to insuring your first spring ride is safe and enjoyable for both you and your horse.
Western Leather Horse Tack Spring Check List
Take everything apart and inspect all your leather horse tack, including your saddle for wear. Especially at all areas ("picture 1") where your tack folds around the bits, buckles and saddle riggings. This is where there will be the most wear and stress. You need to replace any parts cracked or stretched. Chancing it is not worth the safety risk. Take your time; your piece of mind is worth it.
Clean all your leather horse tack and saddle with lots of water and glycerin saddle soap. Don't be afraid to get your leather tack wet. You have to get all the dirt and sweat out.
Hang all your horse tack to dry. Before it is completely dry, oil with a good quality neatsfoot oil. The drying process will help suck the oil into the leather.
The western leather horse tack "spring check" is a great habit to get into, not only for adults, but for children too. Teaching your children about quality AMERICAN MADE leather tack and it's proper care will insure the safety of both your child and horse. It will also give you a sense of pride and confidence in your saddle and horse equipment....
This springtime check is essential to keep your leather horse tack in good working order for the safety of both rider and horse. Not to mention increasing the longevity of the leather. Cleaning is important but checking the durability of your leather horse tack is also vital.
One of the ways to stop the wear on your saddles billets, are Wear Leathers!
One of Buckaroo Leather's innovations is the Wear Leathers (pictured above) on all our offside billets. The wear leathers stops your saddle rigging dee rings from wearing into the billets, which can cause a stress point!!
You can purchase the wear leathers separately!!
Buckaroo Leather always puts safety first! The wear leathers can be added to any billet. It slides on very easily!
To find out more about the Off Side Billet Wear Leather watch our How-to-Video!
Along with the leather horse tack spring check an important thing to remember is knowing you have quality leather horse tack to begin with!
Read the four key things to look for in
Quality Leather here
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