Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we accept select saddles that we think will be sellable in the current market. Due to space limitations and insurance restrictions, we cannot sell additional accessories or apparel at this time.
We have a printed list of local barns and boarding stables organized by geographic location and available programs. We suggest you contact multiple facilities and decide which best suits your needs.
For safety, we recommend being properly fitted for a certified helmet and riding boots. A borrowed helmet will not necessarily fit correctly or be up to current safety standards. Bike helmets are not approved for horseback riding. Choose a helmet that has been tested for accidents on horseback -- our certified helmet fitting professionals can help! Optional items to enhance overall comfort in the saddle are breeches, chaps and gloves. Check with your riding program for a list of requirements.
You are entering a horse show, which is a showmanship sport. You are being judged. It is always to your advantage for form and function to look the best you can while in the saddle. We celebrate the tradition of this beautiful sport by dressing the part and respecting the animals we are mounted on. We offer options in varying price ranges and can get you looking your best without spending the most. Check with your trainer on what will be needed for your particular show.
Tack + Equipment
Most helmet manufacturers recommend replacing your helmet after 5 years. With normal use, the padding and harness can become weakened and compromised. Often the helmets are updated with new features and materials to improve safety and comfort. A helmet should always be replaced after an impact. Although it may appear intact, the inner protection could be damaged. All helmet companies offer some type of crash replacement policy. Check with us for further instructions. Several of our sales crew members are professionally certified helmet fitters.
Like your eating utensils and socks, tack should be cleaned after each use. Dirty tack, saddle pads and blankets can harbor fungus and bacteria which lead to unwanted skin conditions. Bits should be wiped clean after each use, and leather tack can be given a quick once-over to remove any sweat or residue. A deep conditioning 1-2 times per month will keep your tack in good shape even through our driest months. Oiling a few times a year is also a good practice to restore nutrients and revive your leather goods. We carry a wide variety of tack care products and our crew members are happy to help guide your selection.
Let us simplify the saddle search process for you. If you're local, come in the store and see our wide selection of new and Ready2Ride saddles in varying price ranges. Sit in as many as you like to get a feel for what is right for you. Once narrowed down to your favorite few, take one or several on a trial ride to check the fit and comfort for you and your horse. A highly experienced saddle fitter is available by appointment to visit your stable or meet you on show grounds throughout California.
Please tell us a bit about your horse's breed, height and build so we can give you our best educated guess to guide you towards the correct product. And you can always buy risk-free with us. Take your item to the barn, try it on for size and come back for a no-hassle exchange if necessary. We want you to make a confident decision.
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