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  • Where do you shop?

    I give up!
    Endurance/Trail peeps, where do you shop for the latest greatest in trail equipment, tack, etc?
    www.destinationconsensusequus.com
    chaque pas est fait ensemble

  • #2
    Here's a couple

    Running Bear Tack

    Maple Grove Saddlery

    But really my fave is good ole Ebay
    "As soon as you're born you start dyin'
    So you might as well have a good time"

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    • #3
      Endurance.net has links to all the stores carrying all the endurance goodies you could ever want!! Including ponies!!

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      • #4
        Action Rider Tack and The Australian Connection are both awesome!

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          #5
          OOH YAY! Thanks

          another question: I have this 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 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
          www.destinationconsensusequus.com
          chaque pas est fait ensemble

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          • #6
            Assuming the saddle fits the horse, you could try a neoprene girth. You could try a Tacky Too pad, they're relatively inexpensive.
            ********
            There is no snooze button on a cat that wants breakfast.

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            • #7
              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.

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              • #8
                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.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Petstorejunkie View Post
                  OOH YAY! Thanks

                  another question: I have this 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 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
                  You guys are SUPER cute!!!! A breastcollar would probably solve all your problems

                  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 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

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                  • Original Poster

                    #10
                    I think you are right. The breast collar i have is too big, and it's ugly
                    What's the benefit to the zilco, over, say a big fluffy padded one?

                    oh, and here's my guy at his day job

                    so far actionridertack seems to be my fave in browsability
                    www.destinationconsensusequus.com
                    chaque pas est fait ensemble

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                    • #11
                      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.

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

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                      • #12
                        Sportack was always my favorite. Have they gone out of business?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Petstorejunkie View Post
                          I think you are right. The breast collar i have is too big, and it's ugly
                          What's the benefit to the zilco, over, say a big fluffy padded one?

                          oh, and here's my guy at his day job

                          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

                          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!

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                          • #14
                            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/
                            "We are all doing the best we can from our own level of consciousness.”
                            ― Deepak Chopra

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                            • #15
                              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.

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                              • #16
                                Equine Affaire/Trail Pavilion Shopping?

                                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.

                                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?
                                Please copy and paste this to your signature if you know someone, or have been affected by someone who needs a smack upside the head. Lets raise awareness.

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                                • #17
                                  Ohio Equine Affaire

                                  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

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Action Rider Tack View Post
                                    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.
                                    Please copy and paste this to your signature if you know someone, or have been affected by someone who needs a smack upside the head. Lets raise awareness.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Raleigh's Mom View Post
                                      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.
                                      Play It By Heart (Player) ~ 1999 bay Arabian gelding
                                      Chall Struck WA (Little John) ~ 2005 chestnut Arabian gelding

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                                      • #20
                                        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/

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