Horses - Tack & Equipment Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:44:00 GMT Riding Boot Selection Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:44:00 GMT <p> If you are considering a riding boot for your horse, first educate yourself on how to choose the appropriate boot.  The most important consideration in selecting a riding boot is FIT, FIT, FIT.  If the boot does not fit, you will be dissatisfied with the product and so will your horse. </p> <p> The boot choice will be made for you by answering a few questions, and maybe there just isn’t a boot that will work for your horse.  You need to know how many miles you plan to ride your horse in the boot and what type of terrain you will be riding on.  Next, be sure your horse’s foot has been freshly and correctly trimmed and then take measurements of the hoof.  Once you have chosen a group of boots that will work for the distance you will be riding, then you can use the measurement to make the final choice of which boot will work for your horse.  If you have ANY questions about what boot to choose or what size of boot to order, feel free to call us. </p> <p> Here is a link to the EasyCare, Inc. web site that discusses how to measure your horse's foot for appropriate boot selection:</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p> Here are some of the boots that are available:</p> <p> G-2 Old Mac Boots                   <a href=""></a>       </p> <p> EasyBoot Glove                        <a href=""></a></p> <p> EasyBoot Epic                          <a href=""></a></p> <p> Boa Horse Boot                       <a href=""></a></p> <p> EasyBoot Rx                             <a href=""></a></p> <p> EasySoaker Boots                   <a href=""></a></p> <p>  </p> Blog:4f3064cc-1d9e-4e62-9665-6987f60bd03bPost:b5ff5eeb-1455-40e3-a382-d4ccdd4bf5c5 Tack Manufacturers - Special Considerations When Buying Leather Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:13:00 GMT <p> Everyone wants to save money when it comes to buying<a href="//" rel="nofollow"> tack,</a> but I have learned that the price should not always be the first consideration.  Price will get your attention, but you need to take a closer look at the quality and value of the items.  I recommend that you first consider the manufacturer and the type and quality of product that they produce.</p> <p> There are some good imported leather goods, but I still prefer leather goods that are made in the <span class="pluck-fckEditor-spellCheck-wordField">U.S</span>.A.  There are a lot of great <a href="//" rel="nofollow">saddle</a> manufacturers in the U.S., and they also make wonderful strap goods.  The Amish leather makers have generally been very consistent in their workmanship  However,.there are different grades of leather that are used, so that should be a factor to consider too.</p> <p> Hermann Oak Leather Company of St. Louis, Missouri, is just one of a number of quality leather manufacturers in the U.S.  To gain a better appreciation of the many steps in the production of a fine leather hide, watch the video that Hermann Oak Leather Company, a manufacturer of fine harness leather, has on their web site.  It explains the details of leather making and why there are so many types and grades of leather.  Here is the link to the video:</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p> There are over 1,000 steps in making leather- beginning with the raw hides to the final product.  Over 100 chemicals are needed to complete the process. A high level of quality control plays a key role at the Hermann Oak Leather Company plant. Once you understand the whole process, you can then appreciate the high- quality leather tack in your barn.</p> <p> Once you invest in high-quality leather goods, you need to provide special care in order for these goods to last a long time.  Horse sweat, sun, rain, and kids are rough on leather tack but with proper care, it can last a long time and provide a great amount of enjoyment.</p> Blog:4f3064cc-1d9e-4e62-9665-6987f60bd03bPost:8962213e-52ce-46ed-b228-4f3103668af8