3 Reasons to Love Interchangeable Gullet Plate Saddles

Interchangeable gullet saddles

I’ve worked as a saddle fitter for over 20 years. Since I began, new technology and improvements to saddle design have given horse owners more options than ever before to match their horses with a properly fitted saddle. Of these, none has had more impact on saddle making and saddle fitting than the invention of […]

Nubuck & Suede: Cleaning, Care, and Maintenance

Antares dressage saddle with nubuck leather

What equestrian doesn’t love that secure, grippy feeling in the seat of their saddle? Calfskin and other ultra-soft traditional leathers can create this sensation, but suede and nubuck leathers can often be even grippier–like Velcro for your breeches! Unlike other leather types, however, suede and nubuck are particularly vulnerable to damage from moisture, oils, and […]

Leather Care: Extending the Life of your Tack

How to Care for Your Leather Products

If you want your tack to have a long, safe, and useful life, regular maintenance for your leather and metal hardware is absolutely essential. Well-maintained leather should feel supple—you should be able to bend and flex it without difficulty. Very dry leather will not bend easily and might have visible cracks in the surface. It […]