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Rider Safety Check


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