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Nothing can be done about thorowgood saddle for sale, if the saddle is too big for the pony, except to replace the saddle. Nor can anything be done if the gfs saddle for sale is too wide for a pony, although where it is not too broad it may be possible to have the saddler re-stuff the saddle to make it a little narrower. An alternative is to use a ‘numnah’, a saddle-shaped pad of felt, quilted nylon or sheepskin, or a saddle blanket, which is just an ordinary blanket folded to the appropriate size. This will sometimes help, as may a wither pad, provided one point is remembered. Every time you thorowgood saddle for sale a pony, the numnah or blanket must be pulled well up into the arch of the saddle so that it clears the pony’s spine. If this is not done, the numnah throws more weight onto the pony’s backbone and it just makes the situation worse.
The same applies to those saddle cloths and numnahs whose purpose is simply to keep the saddle’s lining clean. Of several materials which may be used for the thorowgood saddle for sale lining itself, leather is perhaps the most satisfactory as it lasts well and is easy to clean. Serge, linen, and woollen fabrics tend to be less hard-wearing and are very difficult to get really clean; a cloth may be used under them for this reason.
The saddle is held on the pony’s back by the girth, a broad strap which is buckled to straps under the thorowgood saddle for sale flaps. Girths may be of a variety of materials. Deservedly the most popular are those of nylon string which seldom, if ever, cause galling, are easy to wash, long lasting and reasonably cheap. Other types of girth available are those of flat or folded leather, or of webbing; the latter are not recommended because of the tendency of the webbing to rot and the girth to thorowgood saddle for sale break suddenly.
The stirrups consist of the ‘irons’, the frame carrying the rider’s foot, and the ‘leathers’, the straps supporting them. Irons may be of the conventional pattern thorowgood saddle for sale or the ‘safety’ type. The latter have a stout rubber band on one side which comes off should pressure be put on it by the rider’s being dragged with one foot caught in a stirrup. The leathers, passing through a slot in the top of the thorowgood saddle for sale iron, are attached to the saddle by a bar which is usually equipped with a snap-up fastening; this should always be left down so that if the rider is dragged the leather can slide back off of the bar.
Sometimes a problem arises when a pony is shaped so that the saddle continually slips forward. This is prevented by a crupper, a strap which is buckled at one end to a D-ring at the back of the saddle. It has the other thorowgood saddle for sale end a loop which passes round the base of the pony’s tail. TO adjust the crupper, the saddle is placed in its correct position and the crupper buckled so that a hand can be passed between its strap and the pony’s rump. It should not be thorowgood saddle for sale too tight as this would be very uncomfortable for the pony and might cause bucking.
Occasionally a pony is stubborn about opening the mouth for the bit. Fortunately there are few animals which will not open automatically if you thorowgood saddle for sale slip your thumb into the corner of the mouth just behind the front teeth of the lower jaw.