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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