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.
Watch our tips in the video below to help keep you safe in the saddle.
with Circle Y Saddles and Julie Goodnight