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For brown tack lovers! Perfect, patent…and now in chestnut!

Probably most beautiful brown leather/chestnut leather bridle I have seen for a long time so had to share with you all! What’s your tack colour of choice? I think this would look amazing on a chestnut!


Perfect, patent…and now in chestnut!

Kate Negus Saddlery is delighted to announce that its Patent Trim Leather Bridles are now available in chestnut, as well as black.

All Kate Negus bridles are made using top quality English leather that’s tanned in Yorkshire and crafted in Walsall. Each style of bridle allows the buyer to personalise their purchase, whether they need a mixture of sizes to ensure the perfect fit, want to change a standard headpiece to the Grand Prix Padded Headpiece, or if they want to switch the matching browband supplied for a diamante one at the time of purchase. Being able to customise the bridle at the time of purchase not only keeps costs down, as there’s no need to buy additional parts, it also makes it truly bespoke.

“Shine and sparkle are definitely trends that we’re seeing at Kate Negus Saddlery,” says Julia Andrews from Kate Negus. “Our Padded International Patent Trim Bridles continue to be popular, but people have been asking us for a chestnut version and, due to customer demand, we had one made. We put this on the stand at our last show in 2014 and people loved it, so we put in an order. The chestnut version is now available to buy online and will be available on our tradestand this year. As per the black version, it has patent trim on the noseband and browband, but the browband can be changed for something with even more sparkle, like an SR Diamante Browband or the Full Curved Diamante Browband pictured.”

The Patent Trim Leather Bridle is available with a cavesson pull back fastening noseband, flash or as a double bridle. Prices start from £175 depending on style and options selected. Chestnut patent nosebands and browbands are also available to buy separately.

To find out more, see www.katenegus.com, call 0780 115 0571 or email contact@katenegus.com.

Source: Rhea Freeman PR   rhea@rheafreemanpr.co.uk   07980 757910

Secret Language of Sweat Marks

Who has never had a saddle fit issue is a one lucky person! When I was buying my first ever saddle in 1995 I had to trek many miles to a saddler and all I had to give him was the hight and type of the horse. He was a 16.2hh high wither Trakehnner and got his jumping saddle on that information alone :-/ No fittings, not even a photo of a horse for the saddler.

Thankfully, it’s a different story nowadays. We have some great saddle designs that can be fitted to both the horse and the rider well and come with some very good advice too.

As a horse owner or even as an occasional rider you want to know (don’t you?) how is your saddle doing on your horse’s back. There is a science to the saddle fitting and saddle check process and I will get back to it very soon but in this post I would like t odraw your attention to the secret language of the sweat marks that your saddle leaves on your horse’s back after you’ve ridden.

sweat marks
This horse’s saddle slides to the left matching his general motion pattern which you might happily classify as Right Banana… His dominant right foreleg and shoulder and crooked way of going also pushes the back of the saddle into right side of his spine every time he turns or circles. Small yellow circle on the side of the wither shows area of discomfort on palpation. A good saddle fitter can address all these issues but horse’s and rider’s training are both very important here.  

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