3Step TwoTie your horse to something safe and sturdy.
4Step ThreeNow you are going to brush your horse, being very sure to remove any dirt or debris in the areas where the saddle and girth will go.
5Step FourNow is also a good time to brush/comb their mane and tail.
6Step FiveNext, clean out each of your horses hooves, being sure there are no rocks or debris in them.
7Step SixNow you are going to put your saddle blanket on the horses back. Position it towards the shoulders and over the withers, slightly ahead of where the saddle will fit.
8Step SevenNext, put your saddle on, making sure it fits on the saddle pad and doesn’t overlap. Be sure the pad is smooth and not bunched up.
9Step EightAttach one side of the girth and bring it under your horses’ belly to buckle the other side.
10Step NineNext you need to make sure your stirrups are the right length. The tip of your fingers should be at the start of the buckle, and the stirrup should be to your arm pit. This makes the proper length of your strap; with stirrup, arm length. If yours are not the proper length, adjust at this time.
11Step TenNow, get your horses bridle in hand, and take off the halter, buckling the halter around your horses neck so that your horse is still attached to the halter and lead and can not just walk off.
12Step ElevenHolding the bridle in the position in which it will go on, bring it up and over your horses head, slipping the bit in between the horses teeth.
13Step TwelveFasten all the bridles’ straps and unhook the halter.
14Step ThirteenNext, lead your horse in a few circles and recheck the girth. Tighten it more if needed.
15Now you are ready to get on your horse and go for a ride!