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Grab Yourself A Sheepskin Seat Saver

A seat saver’s job is to cushion the rider, but we know it can also provide warmth on chilly days while keeping the leather in the saddle from getting piping hot in the summer. Some models offer extra grip in the saddle and can help a rider from sliding around. At horse shows, it can be a handy layer of protection between clean clothes and oiled leather. Some models may even benefit women who frequently develop vaginal-health problems in hot weather because the seat savers allow some extra air flow.For a seat saver to be useful, it must be completely comfortable. This

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Strength Is So Important In Horse Training

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