Care of Vegetable Tanned leather

Vegetable tanned leather is incredibly durable, eco-friendly, and beautiful leather that improves with age. It is the oldest form of leather tanning in the world, recipes and skills have been handed down from generation to generation, the basic principles have not changed since 6000 BCE. Using the natural tannins found in various barks and woods, […]

The Science Behind Equine Boots and Bandages

Boots and wraps protect the horse’s limbs. But have you ever asked yourself why or how these dressings protect a horse’s leg–or if they even do? By Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA What purpose does equine legwear really serve? Going out for a few jumps in the arena? Buckle on the brushing boots. Heading for a haul in […]

What is Bridle Leather

Bridle Leather refers to the way that a piece of leather (cowhide) is finished at the tannery. Bridle leather has both the Flesh and Grain side of the leather stuffed with greases and finished with wax. This is generally a labour intensive process, thus expensive! Only the best grades of leather are treated like this, […]

How Clean Your Felt

How Clean Your Felt Simply spray pad with water, rub soiled areas in a circular motion with fingers or a rubber curry comb and hang to dry. A gentle detergent may also be necessary. Do not lay flat on it’s back (upside down). With this reasonable care, pad will last 1500-2000 hours. 100% Wool Felt […]

Saddle Pads

Saddle Pads and What Manufacturers Don’t Tell You! By Mike G. Easton Content Review: Dr. Joyce Harman, D.V. M., Equine Research Specialist Marketing of saddle pads has become big business. All one has to do is make a web search and you will find over 15 pages of manufacturers. Each pad company puts various marketing […]

Thoughts on Dry Spots

By Mike Easton. July 7, 2011 There is a great deal of misunderstanding in the equine world in respect to dry spots and what they indicate. Not all dry spots are bad, but you have to understand the mitigating factors, and learn to read what the dry spots are telling you. Much has transpired over […]