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Review and Thoughts on Quality Saddle Blankets

Saddle blankets are the protective covers that are placed under the saddle to provide cushioning comfort to a horse’s back. Blankets are also used as sweat absorbers. The particularly designed models of saddles are best suited for the riders to sit on the horseback while riding one comfortably.

How to select the correct type of saddle blanket

While selecting and buying an Anky saddle pad, you have to be quite thorough since poorly chosen ones can cause some mild muscle pain for the horses, due to the possibilities of straining and injuring the muscular tissues. By selecting perfectly fitting saddles, you can protect your horse from accidental injuries that might result with affecting its performance or can restrict it from continuing with regular training.
Some saddles are designed for horses that frequently take part in the races, whereas some saddle types are designed for the general use. While buying one, make sure to consider the size of the withers and horse’s back to protect both your hip muscles and muscular layers of the horse from unnecessary wear and tears.

Types of the saddle pads that are available today

While buying the saddle blankets, you have to consider the type of materials that are used while weaving them. Blankets are entirely different from the saddle pads. It is referred, as the piece of cloth that is placed on the back of the horse before placing the saddle to keep it in position.
There are two types of saddle blankets namely: western saddles and pack saddles. Both the blanket types are used for padding and also to keep the horse warm during winters. The western saddle has been around for a long time, as it was meant to be a more useful model, enabling riders to work with the horses in the old days of the frontier. The numnahs are the type of blankets that are quite thicker than the regular blanket and keep the horse warm when it becomes skinnier and also protects their back during long marches. Thinner blanket types are used while training the horses in riding arena kick system to keep them from excess sweating.

Designs of Saddle Pads

Saddles are designed by following English or Western designs. Both types compliment the physique of the horses and hence help the buyers in selecting the best one for their horses.

Materials Used

Saddle blankets Australia are usually manufactured using some natural materials such as sheepskin, goatskin, etc. As the latest trends started flooding the saddle markets, certain synthetic materials such as fleece, foam, felt, gel, neoprene, etc., are used in manufacturing the soft and smooth textured blankets. You can find the saddle blanket of your choice on online stores at great prices. Online stores selling horse equipment are plenty and you can easily find them through your search engine.


Kentucky Derby 2017 fashion tips from ‘Fashion at the Races’ writer Bri Mott

Bri Mott, creator of the equestrian fashion blog ‘Fashion at the Races’ gives out a couple of quick fashion tips for Oaks & the Derby.

Rinaldi Polo – Equestrian Fashion Accessory Show By Designer Rina Shah

Rinaldi Equestrian and Polo Fashion show in Jodhpur Polo Season Dec 2011. A Collection of shoes, handbags,belts and Clothing designed by Rina Shah who is an avid Rider and the only female Polo Player in Mumbai

Horse missing for four days rescued from mud in Australia

A horse which went missing for four days in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney in Australia, was rescued on Wednesday after being found stuck in mud.
The owners found the weak and dehydrated horse in bushes in a gully on the edge of their property on Tuesday.
A New South Wales state police and firefighters rescue team attached ropes and straps to retrieve the horse.
The horse was placed on a special rescue glide and pulled to safety after a six-hour operation, according to local media.
It was then carried into a horse trailer and given a police escort to a veterinarian clinic.
On Wednesday, the horse was back on its feet to the relief of her owners.
“We’ve done a lot together and yeah, she’s just one of those little gems that you can’t find everywhere,” owner Rosie Robilliard said.

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