It is Here Spring!!! Time for a Check of your Leather Horse Tack!
The clocks have been turned ahead, the sun is out longer, Spring is Here! It is time to do a "spring check" on all your quality leather western horse tack and saddles. Before you start your spring horse rides, a serious inspection of your western horse equipment, cleaning, oiling and conditioning of your horse tack is necessary.
Take everything apart and inspect all your horse tack, including your saddle for wear. Especially at all areas ("picture 1") were your tack folds around the bits, buckles and saddle riggings. This is where there will be the most wear and stress. You need to replace any parts cracked or stretched. Chancing it is not worth the safety risk. Take your time; your piece of mind is worth it.
Clean all your leather horse tack and saddle with lots of water and glycerin saddle soap. Don't be afraid to get your tack wet. You have to get all the dirt and sweat out.
Hang it all to dry. Before it is completely dry, oil with a good quality neetsfoot oil. The drying process will help suck the oil into the leather.
This "spring check" is a great habit to get into, not only for adults, but for children too. Teaching your children the importance of good quality AMERICAN MADE leather tack and proper care will insure the safety of both your child and horse.
It will also give you a sense of pride and confidence in your saddle and horse equipment....
This springtime check is essential to keep your leather horse tack in good working order for the safety of both rider and horse. Not to mention increasing the longevity of the leather. Cleaning is important but checking the durability of your horse tack is vital.
One of the ways to stop the wear on your saddles billets, are the Wear Leathers!
One of Buckaroo Leather's innovations is the Wear Leathers (pictured here) on all our offside billets. The wear leathers stops your saddle rigging dee rings from wear into the billets, which can cause a stress point!!
Off Billet Wear Leather LG1
Another Buckaroo innovation comes on all our off billets to keep your saddle rigging ring from wearing into the billet causing a weak spot. NOW you can purchase separately!! Buckaroo always puts safety first! Can be added to any billet. Slides on very easily!
To find out more about the Off Billet Wear Leather
watch our How -to-Video!
watch our How -to-Video!
Buckaroo Leather prides itself on the AMERICAN MADE quality leather we use from Hermann Oak Leather to manufacture all of our western leather horse tack.
Proper maintenance of your horse tack is important , but making sure you have a good quality leather horse tack to start with is Number one! Unlike imported tack that has no integrity, a quality leather horse tack will be more durable and much less likely to crack making it safer!
Our family has been dedicated for 30 years in serving
the Western Horseman the safest most durable Quality
American made leather horse tack.......
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