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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question regarding Saddlery, Bridles, Girths, Sweet-Itch Management, Hoof Care, Grooming matters or General Horse Management, please feel free to email your question to me and I'll do my best to answer it for you or point you in the right direction to find out more. 

Question:

Why should i use my Local saddler?

Answer: 

Click on the link above to find out more.

Question:

Bespoke Padded Anti-Chafing Overlay Girth.

I was asked recently, what is the purpose of having the separate overlay
.

Answer:

The purpose of the 4" wide ultra-soft body, is entirely for the comfort of the horse, the materials are very soft, (far too soft to attach the buckles to) it spreads the load over a larger area than a normal girth, so like a broad, flat panel in a saddle, there is less pressure per square inch of girth area.

The Overlay part, is the separate piece that the buckles are attached to; this is made from J & E Sedgwick's best bridle butt for its suppleness and strength, with rollers on the buckles to save wear on your girth straps. The soft body part spreads  and cushions the load.

The two parts are kept securely together by the shaped keepers. The girth straps go through the integral slots above the buckles, through the buckles and then tuck into the sliding keepers to keep everything neat and tidy.

Question:

Wind Sucking

I have a horse that wind sucks and chews my fences. Do you have any kind of product to alleviate this problem.

Thanking you,

Answer:

I'm sorry, I don't have anything of that nature, and I also have horses that have tried to eat my field shelter!

I tried all sorts of things (nothing that could do any harm of course) to stop them including hot chilli sauce!!! They loved it! (Horses love Spices!)

  Have you made sure that your horse has the correct nutrition, I.e., do you give it a broad spectrum vitamin & mineral supplement or feed Balancer, has it got constant access to a salt lick and plenty of fibre; there is the possibility that it suffers from ulcers, in which case, your vet could advise treatment.

Since adjusting my 2 horse’s diets, they have been much better and if they start doing it again, I usually find that I've not given them enough fibre or weather conditions have changed etc. I know this is not the same as wind sucking, but I hope it may be of some help to you.

 

Question:

Sweet-Itch Management

My pony has sweet itch, i see that you sell Itch Stop Salve Complete can you tell me how to use it please?

 Answer:

Having a Sweet-Itch pony myself, I've had quite a bit of experience with this awful condition; as there is a lot to say on the matter, i have written a full page on Sweet-Itch Managementso if you click on the link you can find out more.


 
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