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Sugar River Saddlery and Tack
Our Home Page for Saddles and Tack
Find how easy it is to navigate and find what you are looking for with our newly designed home page. The entry point to our complete line of saddles and tack at our online tack shop.
Shop our store and find American made saddles and tack, horse carts for all sizes and more. Handmade to order with the fine quality only Sugar River Saddlery offers. Totally customizable and all with free shipping. If you don't see what your looking for, contact us to have it made. Custom tack without the custom price tag. Complete Western saddlery carring Mule, Gaited, Draft, Wade, Western Pleasure, Barrel, A-Fork/Slick Fork, Youth, Show, Endurance, Cutting, Reining, Roping, Half Seat, Frisian, Therapeutic and Close Contact saddle. Our seat sizes range from 13 inch to 22-inch seats. We have all tree sizes in stock and are ready for shipping to get you the best fit with our unique bare saddle tree fitting.
All About Sugar River Saddlery and Tack
Learn all about Sugar River Saddlery and Tack, who we are and how we began.
Saddle Fitting Basics
Saddle fitting for your horse can be a challenge but we make the process easy. Check out our unique Western saddle fitting process that gives you the best fit possible for you and your horse.
Horse Talk Blog
Here is our blog. It contains many tips on horse training, great stories about our horse experiences and some information to make your reading more enjoyable. We love your comments that you can post at the end of each subject. Check back and you'll find answers to your comments from our horse expert.
Contact Sugar River Saddlery and Tack
Here is a direct link so you can contact us with your direct questions. Our saddles and tack are totally customizable and full of choices so we do try to answer questions in a timely manner. We check this often and you should get a response within the same day of your request.
All About Sugar River Saddlery and Tack Western Saddle Material and Fit
Here you can learn all about our saddlery and tack and how it is fit and made. Some of youir many options are shown here.
Sugar River Saddlery and Tack's Unique Tree Fitting Process
Proper Western Saddle Placement and Saddleing
Order Your Tree for Fitting
Pictures, Tooling, Colors
Western Pleasure/Trail Saddles
What is a Wade saddle?
Draft and Haflinger Saddles
Sugar River Saddlery and Tack Extensive Library
Here is a link to our library directory. You can view our various articles and find what you are looking for and click right to the page. Our library is very extensive. It contains lots of great information to help you and your horse and it is being added to frequently. Check back often and if you don't find what you are looking for contact us directly with your equine questions.
How to Horse Camp
Horse camping is a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors and your horse. You can explore and see areas that you would never see if you didn't have your horse along. Learn how to contain your horse and what to pack. (We'll be adding video clips and reports and resources of horse camps, check back often)
What to Bring Horse Camping
Make sure you have it all, you don't want to forget anything.
Horse Camping & Containing Your Horse Overnight
Here are the different options you have for containing your horse overnight, the pros and cons of each.
Dutch oven Cooking
We love to camp and we love to eat. Discover how wonderful Dutch oven cooking is when horse camping. Put dinner on to cook, go for a ride and come back and dinner is ready! Back a cake on your campfire!
Learn some bit basics. Your bit is the direct communication between you and your horse. A gentle bit is the way to go.
Halters and Leads
This article has some good things to learn about halters and leads, the most used piece of tack in the barn. Can a halter be dangerous? Learn how...
Fitting the Saddle and Tack to Horse and Rider
Learn some basic to get your saddle to fit both you and your horse. Custom is how to get it right. With Sugar River Saddlery and Tack you can get the right tree for your horse and the right seat for you.
Beta BioThane & BioThane
Learn what it is, how it differs from leather and the pros and cons of each. Easy care and durable material.
Feed and Nutrition
Get some basic knowledge about what your horse needs for good nutrition.
Learn How to Care for Your New Horse
A great resource for learning how to care for your horse. Check this out before you buy and consider the commitments and some of the things to budget for.
Train Your Horse to Drive
Test your horse to see if he is a good driving candidate. Where to begin, the training steps you need to take to get your horse ready to drive.
Horse Hoof Care
Caring for your horse's hooves are a important part of being a responsible horse owner. Wild horses wear their hooves down by traveling over rocks for long distances. Domesticated horses have to have their hooves cared for regularly by a competent farrier.
Dental Care for Your Horse
Your horses teeth keep growing and get ground down by chewing. They can develop sharp points causing sores on the inside of the cheeks and tongue. Learn basic dental care for your horse and what to look for if your horse is having a dental problem.
Horse Training Tips
Always be training...Here you can learn some of the basic things to expect of your horse and how to get him to respect you making your horse a safer horse to be around. (We will be adding new training horse training tips, check back often).
Horse Training Tip - Fixing The Flighty Horse
This horse can be dangerous to himself, the people around him and his rider. Teach your horse to use his brain before taking flight.
Horse Training Tip- Fixing the Hard to Catch Horse
This is a very common problem that a lot of people have with their horse. It can be very frustrating in your wanting to go somewhere or your wanting to ride and you spend all your time trying to catch your horse. Take some time to fix it once and for all.
Horse Training Tip - Trailer Loading
This is a great method, and in my opinion, the best method for trailer loading. It not only teaches your horse to willingly get into the trailer but your trailer will become a sancturary to your horse.
Horse Training Tip - Round Pen Basics and Gaining Respect
If your horse is pushy and does not know your space. Try these round pen basics to elevate yourself to "Boss Mare" statis.
Your Horses Veterinarian
Learn how to find a good veterinarian for your horse. Establish a relations ship with you vet prior to an emergency.
Detail Pictures of Our Basic Western or Endurance Saddle
Detailed Picture of Center Connection on Our Quality Breast Collar
More Pictures of Breast Collar
Here are links to other horse and equestrian resources.