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Before carrying the saddle, run the stirrups up the under straps of their leathers, otherwise kings saddle for sale they will bang about. The girth is laid over the seat of the saddle and the whole thing carried over one arm. Put the kings saddle for sale over the pony’s withers, well forward of the proper position, then slide it back into place so that the fur underneath is smooth. Saddling and unsaddling are usually done from the nearside and so you have to walk around to the pony’s offside to take the girths off the seat of the saddle. They are then picked up, by reaching under the pony’s chest, and buckled loosely to the kings saddle for sale girth straps.
It makes the pony more comfortable if you take each foreleg in turn and stretch it forwards to pull any wrinkles of skin from under the girth. By the time you have come to tighten the girth the pony should have stopped blowing himself out with air, a kings saddle for sale trick learnt by some animals which leaves them with a slack girth when the rider comes to mount. In fact, the girth never needs to be very tight and you should remember that the best place to test its tightness is at the lowest point of the pony’s chest; slackness down the side may be deceptive. Finally, fur under the girth is smoothed by running a finger down between the kings saddle for sale girth and the pony. If a folded leather girth is used, its free edge should be to the back as it will chafe and cut if it lies forward.
If a kings saddle for sale cloth or numnah is used, this is put on in the same way, and drawn back into place so that it is smooth. The saddle is put on top of it. The numnah is pulled up into the saddle arch and the girths buckled before the straps or tapes which attach the numnah or cloth to the saddle are fastened. Where the pony’s kings saddle for sale harness includes a martingale it is most important to check that the strap to the girth passes centrally between the pony’s forelegs, as it may chafe if pulled to one side.
Saddlery is expensive and deserves good care. The moment it is taken off of the pony it should be hung on a suitable fence or door, out of harm’s and the pony’s way. Tack should be cleaned regularly, preferably every time it is used kings saddle for sale, to remove the salty sweat which damages the leather, and the layers of mud and scurf which accumulate.
Tack is best taken completely to pieces for cleaning. The bit and stirrups are scrubbed with warm water, dried and polished. The leather is washed with tepid, not hot, water, and if necessary, saddle soap (never detergent, which spoils the leather) to remove the coating of grease and kings saddle for sale scurf. It is allowed to dry, then a harness dressing or saddle soap is rubbed will into the leather. This helps to keep it supple, prevents it from going stiff and board-like should it get wet, and also preserves the stitching. It is kings saddle for sale important not to use too much grease or soap and not to just smear it on over layers of dirt. It is a bad, but very common, practice, just to wipe soap over the harness to give the surface a shine. If you look carefully you can see the nasty thick coating of a black mixture of soap and scurf and grease and mud and grit.