Horses – Tack and Equipment

Memories of Purchasing My First Saddle


The trip to the tack store to purchase my first saddle is etched in my mind as a first step to responsibility as a horse-crazed 16-year-old. I was purchasing my first saddle, well . . . contributing to it at least, while successfully navigating the LA freeways. Sharon Jantzen travels down memory lane and takes us back to purchasing her first saddle. She also shares herd member stories about their first saddle purchases. Tips for buying and fitting a saddle are also included. So put your foot in the stirrup and let’s go.

Simply a Horse Lead Rope?


Most equestrians consider the lead rope to be a very important piece of equipment. Yet, it’s not just a simple piece of equipment. There are many nuances which impact its purpose and use. Sharon Jantzen expounds on the results of a readership survey on lead ropes.

Protect and Nurture the Most Beautiful Horse Tail | SLO Horse News

Protect and Nurture the Most Beautiful Horse Tail


Getting knots, mud, stickers and urine stains out of your horse’s tail are time-consuming grooming routine activities. There has to be a better alternative, and lucky for you, we’ve found one! Sharon Jantzen gives a shout out to Blooming Tails tail bags, produced right here in SLO County.