Product Review: Acavallo gel and elastic wraps

Product Review: Acavallo gel and elastic wraps

When Country & Stable approached me about reviewing a product, I hesitated. I work at a tack store that carries all sorts of brands and products, including some little-known European ones. But after browsing Country & Stable’s website, I found a wide variety of brands…

Bit talk

Bit talk

I spent the weekend at a dressage show in Tulsa, which was both fun and exhausting. I was working at the tack shop’s mobile unit, and the most popular items by far were bits. It seems like there are lots of opinions and ideas about…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone’s 2016 has started off with a bang! Moe and I had a pleasant ride on New Year’s Day with our friends Holly and Roscoe. We spent most of our ride at a walk, practicing halts and trot transitions with an eye toward…

Test Ride: Sommer Esprit Flextra

Test Ride: Sommer Esprit Flextra

Confession: My latest test ride has been an ongoing love affair that’s lasted quite a bit longer than the typically allotted trial period of 10 days. It’s a Sommer Esprit Flextra and it is magical. What I like most about this saddle is the seat.…

Test Ride: Sommer jumping saddle

Test Ride: Sommer jumping saddle

Update 08/19/15: Sommer confirmed this is a Sommer Platinum jumping saddle. While I was at the Oklahoma City show, one of our regular customers consigned a saddle with me. I was very curious to try it, because it’s a Sommer jumping saddle. I don’t see many…