Rider Safety Check

Watch these tips to help keep you safe in the saddle. Before mounting, conduct a thorough walk-around tack check every time you ride. Check these points:

– saddle and pad should be centered
– cinch is in great condition and centered
– tie straps and latigos should be in good shape: soft and supple free of rips, cracks or tears – never use leather that is cracked or overly dry or nylon that is frayed
– there are hobble straps on the fenders
– stirrup leathers are strong and in good shape
– saddle is rigged the same on both sides
– bridle is fitting correctly
– check all Chicago screws for tightness
– check everywhere metal meets leather


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