2022 Kentucky Derby - Proof that Anything is Possible

Posted by Lynnsy Diekman - Saddle Up on May 18th 2022

This year's Kentucky Derby was absolutely mind blowing. From the final outcome, the last minute entry, everything at stake, it was nothing short of a miracle. I thought it was only fitting to do the b … read more

12 Strange Horse Laws - Laughable, but true!

Posted by Lynnsy Diekman - Saddle Up on May 4th 2022

Like everything in this world, there are laws pertaining to horses and equestrians. Some are logical, while others are almost laughable. Back when horses were used as main transportation, many of thes … read more

The Mechanicals on Hackamores and Bosals

Posted by Lynnsy Diekman - Saddle Up on Apr 13th 2022

Hackamores and Bosals have been a tool in the tack room for centuries. While these aren't the answer for everyone, they have been a great technique for many riders. The bitless headgear is used in var … read more

Proper Western Cinch & Rigging Placement

Posted by Lynnsy Diekman - Saddle Up on Mar 16th 2022

When it comes to cinch and rigging placement, there are many different theories or opinions. The old cowboy way explains that you should have your cinch/rigging forward, so it hangs vertical in the ci … read more

Equine Colic - The Do's, Don'ts, and Preparation

Posted by Lynnsy Diekman - Saddle Up on Mar 2nd 2022

Colic is defined as abdominal pain and unfortunately, can be a very common disorder that horse owners experience. Colic can be caused by various of things and it can turn life threatening very quickly … read more

Essential Items for New Horse Owners - Be Prepared for Your First Horse

Posted by Lynnsy Diekman - Saddle Up on Feb 16th 2022

Getting a horse is always exciting, especially if it is your first one! As a first time horse owner, you are probably feeling many emotions. It is a fun process, but can also be stressful. Like any pe … read more