In order to ride your horse safely, your tack equipment needs to be properly placed on your horse. To check this, there are a few steps to follow!
Take a look at your straps and billets. These are the elements of tack that you don't want to malfunction. If there are noticeable wear and tear clues such as holes or rips, this can cause a disaster during your ride.
Check places where metal and leather meet on your tack. These sections of the tack have a tendency to wear down quickly and should be checked.
Studs and screws hold tack together and are important in keeping things where they need to be. Check them to make sure they are tightly in place.
At Middleton Equestrian, we ensure the safety of all riders. Our tack is safe to use, and we will instruct you before your ride to keep you safe the entire time. This blog is simply to educate individual riders who ride their horses at home.
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