At first it can seems like such a simple task, all you have to do is open that glossy horse supply and tack catalog that is laying on the table and purchase a new Western saddle pad. No problem.

Just a few short seconds after opening the catalog you realize exactly how big a project you are about to undertake. Instead of opening the catalog and finding the one or two saddle pads you expected you find your self facing page after page after page of saddle pads. Each saddle pad has its own cut, material type, and function. The magazine offers a brief blurb on each pad but nothing that is really helpful. The only thing that the blankets seem to have in common is the price...expensive.

The first thing you need to consider is your budget. The typical horse person operates on a tight budget. Every day they are confronted with a flood of bills that never seems to stop, feed bills, veterinarian bills, board bills, lesson bills, and miscellaneous bills. It is tempting to purchase the cheapest saddle blanket the catalogue sells. Before you place that order you should stop and think. When it comes to tack cheaper is typically not better. Cheap saddle blankets tend to be so thin that they offer next to no cushioning, the flimsy material often bunches and can cause saddle sores if the owner is negligent when saddling. Cheap blankets can slide while the owner is riding (this is especially true if your horse is as round as a barrel). The advantage to cheap saddle blankets is that they are typically washing machine cleanable, but the downside is that they seldom last for more then a few cleanings. The one time I recommend buying a really cheap Western saddle pad is when you are first saddling a young horse. If cost is a major issue consider looking in the clearance sections of the catalogs and tack stores. I've found that I typically find the best deals on saddle blankets when I'm not looking for one.

The second thing you need to take into consideration when you are looking for a Western saddle blanket is what type of saddle do you have. Not all Western saddles are designed the same, there are saddles cut to fit specific breeds (Arabians and Quarter Horses typically use a different saddle design), saddles that are designed for different purposes (a barrel racing saddle looks completely different from a saddle that a roper will be riding in). The important thing to remember is that the when the saddle pad is on, no part of the underside of the saddle should be touching the horses back.

It is important to consider your horses body type when you are purchasing a saddle blanket. If you own a horse whose mid section resembles a barrel and their withers are nothing more then a distant memory (this is the typical body type of ponies) you will want to look for a saddle pad that is made of material that is designed not to slip and slide all over the place. If you are a rider that typically leans heavily on one side of your saddle you will also want to consider a non-slip saddle blanket. If your horse has prominent withers you will want to look for a saddle blanket that will add extra protection and padding in the front. A swaybacked horse requires a saddle pad that will offer extra support everywhere, you'll also want to look for a saddle pad that is thick enough you saddle will sit above the horses withers and hips.

Western saddle pads are not easy to clean. They are typically to stiff and cumbersome to fit in a washing machine and if you are able to cram them into your washing machine you will quickly learn that it can take several days before they are dry. Once a Western saddle pad has been washed it typically doesn't look the same again. Most Western riders try to keep their saddle pads clean by placing a cheap Navajo rug under the think fluffy Western Blanket.

New Glarus, Wisc. (PRWEB) December 24, 2008

Announcing a new dynamic web site that makes products available for the first time to the public.

Most of the saddles, tack, harnesses and horse supplies sold in the US are actually made in India or Pakistan. As Americans in these tough financial times, more than ever before, support of American made products is essential. When Horse Tack and Supplies did the research they discovered the surprising reality, that very little of the horse tack purchased in this country is made here. They found a need to give consumers a choice to buy American. They needed to find a manufacturer of quality saddles and tack made with craftsmanship and fine materials right here in the US.

After months of research, Horse Tack and Supplies was able to locate one manufacture and is making their products available with the launch of this web site. A people that trace their heritage back hundreds of years, and yet, despite all the time that has passed and the many changes that have taken place in society, they still live and work much as their forefathers did. The Amish have long preferred farming as a way of life. To this day they do not permit the use of tractors in their fields, they still drive a team of horses tacked up in their self-made harnesses, being used daily for farming or transportation. They are commonly seen in many areas of our country, driving their horses and buggies on the local roadways. Read Horse Tack and Supplies Blog to learn more about the Amish way of life

The horse tack, saddles and supplies available on this new web site at are truly Amish made. They are made to order and are customizable to the customers specifications. All tack and saddles contain the superb workmanship one would expect from a society that constructs them for a living and a lifestyle. All shipping is free in the US, no additional fees apply, the price you see is the price you pay.

Western or endurance saddles are made with skirt and glove leather. Pick the size tree that properly fits your horse and a seat that properly fits the rider (Horse Tack and Supplies will help sizing). The saddle skirt can be square or round depending on the back of the horse. The saddle shown has no skirt and is used for endurance or for gaited horses. Pick your color and tooling and add as much silver as wanted in all the right places. Horse Tack and Supplies also offers this saddle with a matching tack set that includes breast collar, reins and headstall. For more detailed information go to:

Horse Tack and Supplies offers horse drawn vehicles that are two wheeled carts for all sizes including Llamas and Donkeys with harnesses for all sizes as well. All are made in the USA and shipping is free! Find details about all carts at:

Special products found nowhere else, such as reflective anklets and reflective horse halters are great for finding a horse in the dark and keeping safe on the roads. Many joggers use them around their legs and arms and are also useful on dogs as a highly visible collar. The reflective material is amazing coupled with the quality of construction. Find more information at:

Horse Tack and Supplies is an online store that has blossomed from the passion of horses and a desire to help people to enjoy their horse more through knowledge. Visit the library of articles at, More articles will soon be added along with more products so check back often. Any questions, please contact Horse Tack and Supplies by going to the direct contact available through the web site or use the email to the right. Mention this Press Release and receive 10% off your next order.

Horse Tack and Supplies wishes all our customers a gentle ride and may all trails lead to happiness.

Shelbyville, TN (PRWEB) May 30, 2007

Damron International LLC recently unveiled their new website on horse tack, which caters exclusively to the needs of horse equipment shoppers and horse tack buyers. The website of Damron International ensures an easy accessibility to equine related products ranging from saddles, spurs to hardware for the stable or barn. The idea of an online horse tack store was conceptualized by Wanda C. Damron.

The online store consists of all the products pertaining to the needs of horses, jockeys, riders or breeders. The products include both horse supplies and equipment like Aussie saddles, Trooper saddles, horse halters, horse bits, spurs, stirrup irons, "Tacky Tack" saddle pads, barn appointments, stable equipment, horse boots, leg bandages, leg wraps, farrier tools, clippers etc. These different horse tack products have been organized in separate categories making it very convenient to find the right product on the site.

Speaking on the launch of the new site, Wanda Damron said, "We aim to bestow a novel experience of shopping upon the online community by providing them a wide variety of horse tack at reasonable prices and fast shipping facility".

Other admirable features of the site are its provisions for wholesale log-in, advanced search, help zone and expeditious shipping to geographical regions such as Florida, California, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and rest of the southeast. The company also offers a lucrative scheme involving a purchase of $1000 and getting the shipment for free.

The E-commerce site designed by for Damron International LLC, strives to fulfill the demands of its customers by providing a high level of usability, navigability and guidance. You can visit the newly launched website by going to For further queries please contact Wanda C. Damron - 931-680-7373.

About Damron International LLC

Lbdamron is an exclusive online store offering a whole range of horse tack and equine products. The company headed by Wanda C. Damron aims to provide excellent quality products for horses and their owners.