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Petstorejunkie
Feb. 23, 2011, 08:13 PM
I give up!
Endurance/Trail peeps, where do you shop for the latest greatest in trail equipment, tack, etc?

tabula rashah
Feb. 23, 2011, 08:23 PM
Here's a couple

Running Bear Tack (http://www.runningbear.com/)

Maple Grove Saddlery (http://www.mgsaddlery.com/servlet/StoreFront)

But really my fave is good ole Ebay

Eddy's Mom
Feb. 23, 2011, 09:09 PM
Endurance.net has links to all the stores carrying all the endurance goodies you could ever want!! Including ponies!!

Lamb Chop
Feb. 23, 2011, 09:19 PM
Action Rider Tack and The Australian Connection are both awesome!

Petstorejunkie
Feb. 23, 2011, 10:09 PM
OOH YAY! Thanks :)

another question: I have this (http://www.culturedcowboy.com/saddles/bighorn/pages/bh_808.809.htm) saddle, and after about 5 miles it slips back a bit on my horse, and i'm wondering if there is a pad that can help us. Here's a pic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21240343@N08/3342855320/) of us when i first got it (he's in much better shape now)

We aren't looking to be competitive, he's a dressage horse and we have a taste for adventure :yes:

Bank of Dad
Feb. 23, 2011, 10:30 PM
Assuming the saddle fits the horse, you could try a neoprene girth. You could try a Tacky Too pad, they're relatively inexpensive.

LMH
Feb. 24, 2011, 07:26 AM
The ladies at Action Rider Tack are really wonderful. I have asked Julie 100 questions about different products (since this world is very foreign and new to me).

They also have a low price guarantee. :)

jlrcoats
Feb. 24, 2011, 09:30 AM
Love these places listed, have also bought from healthyasahorse.com, they have pretty good stuff. Running Bear Tack tends to be alot of endurance rides and I take advantage of that and buy alot from her.

Eddy's Mom
Feb. 24, 2011, 10:30 AM
OOH YAY! Thanks :)

another question: I have this (http://www.culturedcowboy.com/saddles/bighorn/pages/bh_808.809.htm) saddle, and after about 5 miles it slips back a bit on my horse, and i'm wondering if there is a pad that can help us. Here's a pic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21240343@N08/3342855320/) of us when i first got it (he's in much better shape now)

We aren't looking to be competitive, he's a dressage horse and we have a taste for adventure :yes:

You guys are SUPER cute!!!! A breastcollar would probably solve all your problems :yes:

I have a few sets of Zilco tack which I love and have a few sets of ridiculously expensive but very high quality custom-made tack from Gail Hought (http://hought.com/endbp-PD.html) that are gorgeous but spendy :)

I usually go with Zilco unless there is a color I am dying to have, or looking for an excuse to spend lots of money :winkgrin:

Petstorejunkie
Feb. 24, 2011, 11:52 AM
I think you are right. The breast collar i have is too big, and it's ugly :lol:
What's the benefit to the zilco, over, say a big fluffy padded one?

oh, and here's my guy at his day job (http://flic.kr/p/9kJXuw)

so far actionridertack seems to be my fave in browsability

LMH
Feb. 24, 2011, 12:12 PM
The zilco one is beta (or biothane?) and hoses off. :)

I have a horse size that is really pretty-black with brown overlay-saddle too big for my Hugo.:no:

Hopefully it will work for one of my young ones one day.

GallopHer
Feb. 24, 2011, 01:00 PM
Sportack was always my favorite. Have they gone out of business?

Eddy's Mom
Feb. 25, 2011, 12:01 AM
I think you are right. The breast collar i have is too big, and it's ugly :lol:
What's the benefit to the zilco, over, say a big fluffy padded one?

oh, and here's my guy at his day job (http://flic.kr/p/9kJXuw)

so far actionridertack seems to be my fave in browsability

CAN'T have ugly!!! Zilco is synthetic, pliable, tough-as-nails plastic-coated nylon or something of that sort. You can def. hose it off or I put mine in the dishwasher when Mr. EM isn't looking :lol:

The Zilco/biothane/beta material won't collect junk and irritate your horse the way a big fluffy one would. They are also padded but padded with soft foam-stuff that gets lubricated by horse sweat and doesn't rub. It's good stuff!

Raleigh's Mom
Feb. 25, 2011, 07:29 AM
I third, fourth, or whatever Action Rider. But Long Riders Gear is always the first place I go, probably because I have been buying from them the longest. The customer service is unbelievable. They were awesome (as well as EasyCare) when the HiTie I ordered arrived damaged.

http://www.longridersgear.com/

Auventera Two
Feb. 25, 2011, 10:38 AM
Action Rider, Hought Tack, Running Bear, Long Rider's Gear, Moss Rock Endurance, and Easycare Inc.

I absolutely LOVE my Zilco breastcollar. It was the first "real piece of endurance tack" I purchased. I now have the matching Zilco endurance bridle and love it as well. To wash I just put them in the bath tub with hot water and a little soap.

JollyBadger
Feb. 25, 2011, 11:01 AM
I missed Equine Affaire (OH) last year, which was supposedly the first year they did a "trail pavilion" with booths and seminars specifically about trail riding.

Did anyone attend the EA events and pay a visit to the trail pavilion? I'm just curious if they have any decent shopping for quality trail/camping equipment.

Not that there's anything specific I need at this point. . .but I do like to browse, and I am more interested in browsing trail stuff than row after row of silver-plated, ultra-tooled western show saddles. Sure, they're pretty. . .but I want to spend my time riding, not cleaning mud out of all those little designs.:winkgrin:

Seems like a lot of the shopping variety at that event has really hit a slump over the past few years, especially when it comes to practical, well-made trail tack and gear.

Thoughts?

Action Rider Tack
Feb. 26, 2011, 09:26 AM
Hi,
Action Rider Tack will be at the Ohio Equine Affaire again this year. We are in aisle 400 in the Bricker Building. I checked out the trail pavilion last year and it's location is off the beaten path so I don't know if they will do the pavilion again this year.

Come by and say hello in Ohio.

With Warm Regards,
Candace Kahn BE ONE WITH YOUR HORSE
www.ActionRiderTack.com
www.FreeformSaddles.com
www.BarefootSaddlesUSA.com

877-865-2467

JollyBadger
Feb. 26, 2011, 04:04 PM
Hi,
Action Rider Tack will be at the Ohio Equine Affaire again this year. We are in aisle 400 in the Bricker Building. I checked out the trail pavilion last year and it's location is off the beaten path so I don't know if they will do the pavilion again this year.

Come by and say hello in Ohio.

With Warm Regards,
Candace Kahn BE ONE WITH YOUR HORSE
www.ActionRiderTack.com
www.FreeformSaddles.com
www.BarefootSaddlesUSA.com

877-865-2467

Thanks - we will be sure to stop by your booth!:)

It's a bummer to hear that the trail pavilion was a little farther out - though I guess that suits the nature of those of us who prefer trails versus arenas. :yes:

Hoofbeats02
Mar. 5, 2011, 12:27 AM
I third, fourth, or whatever Action Rider. But Long Riders Gear is always the first place I go, probably because I have been buying from them the longest. The customer service is unbelievable. They were awesome (as well as EasyCare) when the HiTie I ordered arrived damaged.

http://www.longridersgear.com/


I second this :) Love this website, always had great customer service with them. Unfortunately I have to buy pretty much everything online, no tack stores carry endurance stuff around here it seems.

jeano
Mar. 5, 2011, 10:45 AM
My favorites are Moss Rock Endurance and Horses Dacor


http://www.horsesdacor.com/

http://www.mossrockendurance.com/default.asp

both have good prices and great customer service, and are mom and pop family businesses run by real live horsemen.


National Bridle shop has some good stuff, too.

http://www.nationalbridleshop.com/

GallopingGrape
Mar. 5, 2011, 03:00 PM
The Galloping Grape!! :D

racknabout
Mar. 5, 2011, 07:42 PM
www.thedistancedepot.com

Jackie & Starlette
Mar. 5, 2011, 09:18 PM
What about inexpensive used saddles? I was thinking Abetta...I have one saddle I use all the time, but got a second horse...and hope to get my husband riding. I don't want a full western, but thought the western endurance looking like a good compromise.

I did bookmark Galloping Grape!

Thanks!

jlrcoats
Mar. 8, 2011, 10:32 AM
Where did Sportack go? I loved their stuff. I still have my shirt that says "You can rest when you die" on the back of it!

rainechyldes
Mar. 8, 2011, 02:32 PM
I guess there is something wrong with me:/

I buy my saddles from the aussie saddle co. make my own saddlepads.
Cuz I don't like any market ones.
. Make my own mohair cinches and breastplates and handbraid my own race bridles since I'm a custom made fiend and know how to make all that kinda stuff, so I can never justify (to myself) going out to buy it:/

sigh, I'm defective I think.