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Stirrups and Cinches For Your Horse Saddle

A cotton or mohair cinch is an ideal choice for your horse’s saddle since it is very soft and can support the weight of the saddle while making your ride on your horse a pleasurable and enjoyable experience. A good mohair cinch will cost you about $60-$70 compared to some of the cheaper versions which will cost between $30 - $40. You get exactly what you pay for and the more expensive saddle accessories will pay for themselves many times over as time goes by.

More often than not people will choose to go with the cheaper option rather than spend the money on the more expensive option that actually works out cheaper in the long run. We know this since in the last five years we have gone through more than 12 saddle cinches that were made of anything other than mohair material.

A flysheet makes for an excellent choice should your horse ever get injured. Flysheets are relatively inexpensive and should not be thrown away under any circumstances no matter how poorly they may become. If your horse gets injured and has an open wound you can place this flysheet over the wound so that it still gets the are if need to heal but keeps any debris and dirt from entering. This is an excellent tip that has been handed down through generation to generation in our family.

As with the saddle cinch, if you are looking through some of the saddles for sale and thinking of purchasing one, then you should also keep in mind that generally speaking the more expensive ones are usually better quality than the less expensive options.

Winco saddles were once our favourite brand of saddle, but nowadays we prefer the brand known as Big Horn because they are the most durable of all the types we have tried over the years. In fact we actually still use one on our favourite horse to this very day that we purchased more than 20 years ago. One of our favourite features about this brand of saddle is that it has are synthetic tree particle board. It’s cheap and it works and although it is not best designed for the horse’s back it is designed for quick reproduction and all in all makes for a very cost-effective horse saddle.

Some saddles come with fake sheepskin or genuine sheepskin underlays. Which one do you think is going to be better for the horse? Of course it’s going to be there genuine sheepskin material, but you should also remember that this is going to cost significantly more than their synthetic material option. But as always you get exactly what you pay for, so you should not scrimp and save on such an important piece of your horse riding puzzle.

If we wanted to break a horse in we would perhaps use one of these cheap bare back saddles since they are not of much use for anything else. We would simply use this without any saddle pad or stirrups and just connect the cinch straps before getting on the horse. Although we don’t use stirrups in this situation and, when we do choose to use them on an already broken in horse we prefer to use twisted stirrups since over time you will greatly notice the benefits.

Getting these stirrups twisted can cost around $150 but is hugely worthless in the long run. Some people try to twist the stirrups themselves by using for example a broomstick and hoping for the best, but really you need to get this done by experienced saddler or you’re simply wasting your time. The point of having twisted stirrups is to relieve the torque tension on your knees that comes from riding your horse over time permits for this reason that we prefer to use stirrups that are twisted rather than straight ones. Choosing the best stirrups and cinches for your horse saddle cannot be stressed highly enough!

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