Tack Room Design on a Dime

Could your tack room use a makeover? Organize your space while saving big with these economical solutions from Schneiders!

Brass Plated Metal Bridle Rack

Brass Plated Metal Bridle Rack

Brass Plated Metal Bridle Racks
Keep bridles and girths neatly arranged with these brass plated bridle racks. Lightweight and economical, they are a simple and inexpensive way to dress up and organize your tack room.

 

 

 

 

Easy-Up Saddle N' Pad Rack

Easy-Up Saddle N' Pad Rack

Easy-Up® Saddle N’ Pad Rack
This saddle and pack rack is great for both English and Western saddles, and includes a bar to separately hang your saddle pad to dry. Made of vinyl coated tubular steel, it will hold even the heaviest saddles and is guaranteed for 5 years.

 

 

 

 

Easy-Up Aluminum Collapsible Horse Apparel Bar

Easy-Up Aluminum Collapsible Horse Apparel Bar

Easy-Up® Aluminum Collapsible Horse Apparel Bar
Horse apparel is bulky and difficult to store neatly. This Aluminum Collapsible Horse Apparel Bar makes storing blankets, sheets, coolers, saddle pads and other items hassle free. Pulls out and locks in place and then collapses when not in use.

 

We’re confident these simple solutions will make organizing your tack room a breeze!

The prices reflected in this post are valid through May 2012.

Horse Blanket Troubleshooting Solutions

Horse Blanket Troubleshooting

Schneiders wants to make blanketing your animals as hassle-free as possible. Horses will be horses, and as owners we sometimes have to do a bit of troubleshooting. Some common annoyances with blanketing horses include blanket tears, dirty Velcro closures that are no longer effective and blanket rubbing. Stress no longer – Schneiders has the following horse blanket solutions!

1.StormShield® Blanket Repair Tape
Even the strongest blankets can tear, either on the outer shell or on the lining. Having them repaired can be expensive and time consuming. The simplest solution is to use Schneiders’ StormShield® Blanket Repair Tape. It allows you to quickly and easily repair waterproof turnout blankets in minutes. It is offered in 18” strips in 10+ colors, and costs much less than a typical blanket repair ($2.95 a strip). Don’t let your horse go without a blanket just because it needs repaired! Fix it at home with StormShield® Blanket Repair Tape. Click here to view a video tutorial!

2.Velcro Restorer Brush
I am a fan of Velcro assist front closures on turnout blankets. They keep the front of the blanket closed so that it doesn’t bunch up behind the buckles after your horse has been moving around. The problem, though, is that the Velcro doesn’t stand a chance of staying clean in the barn and soon loses its effectiveness. This Velcro restorer brush brings it back to life in no time, and is cost effective to boot. It is one of those items you don’t think to shop for, but can’t live without once you own one.

3.UltraFlex® Shoulder Slicker
Even the best fitting blankets can leave rub marks on sensitive horses. If you are showing and want to prevent rubs and hair loss on the base of the mane and top of the withers, or if your horse is sensitive but needs to stay blanketed, try using a shoulder slicker. The lycra prevents friction from blanketing so hair loss is kept to a minimum. Schneiders’ UltraFlex® Shoulder Slicker is made of 8 oz durable lycra with a Velcro closure at the neck and an elastic girth strap to keep it securely in place. Our slickers are sized to fit weanlings up to large warmbloods (sizes 64 – 86).

We hope this information is helpful to you! We have plenty of blanket accessories (leg straps, bellyband extenders, blanket wash, blanket re-proofer and more) at sstack.com to make your life at the barn easier! Check out all of our cold weather solutions to make short work of your winter!

How to Measure for a Horse Blanket

Check out this useful tutorial on how to measure for a Schneiders Horse Blanket! Following these guidelines will help you find your horse’s size quickly and easily. A properly fitting blanket is essential to keeping your horses warm and comfortable, whether they are occasionally turned out or live outside 24/7. Shop sstack.com for our great variety of horse blankets and other supplies!

Cold Weather Solutions from Schneider Saddlery

Check out these cold weather solutions from Schneider Saddlery! We have everything you need to make short work of your barn chores this winter! Check out these products and more at sstack.com!

3 Ways to Speed Up Your Barn Chores

3 Ways to Speed Up Your Barn Chores

Who wants to spend hours at the barn in the freezing cold? If it is all time spent riding, maybe. But doing barn chores? Not me. The following three innovative products are guaranteed to save you time and energy!

Dura-Tech Stablehand

Dura-Tech® Stablehand™

1. Dura-Tech® StableHand™
The StableHand™ has my vote for one of the most useful products that Schneiders offers. Filling hay bags, shavings bags and trash bags is a hassle – especially with cold hands in the winter. By inserting StableHand™ into any bag, you can transform it into a free-standing container. You don’t need someone else to hold open the bag, and you can stop wishing you had a third arm. (Click here for a video demo!) Check out our special deal offered on this item through January 31st!

 

Safety Twine Cutter

Safety Twine Cutter

2. Safety Twine Cutter
I used to always use scissors to cut open hay bales, but it worried me that I’d misplace them in my hay room or accidentally cut myself. The Safety Twine Cutter is safer and easier to use than scissors because the blade is protected and you can cut the twine in one quick motion. Plus it probably costs less than the pair of scissors you’re currently using.

 

 

Dura-Tech® Fast Wrap Polos

Dura-Tech® Fast Wrap Polos

3. Dura-Tech® Fast Wrap Polos
Why would I spend time wrapping polos when its freezing in the barn? I’d much rather use Fast Wrap Polos by Dura-Tech®. Achieve the same protection as polos in a fraction of the time, with no need to roll them up after use. At roughly the same retail price as traditional polo wraps, this one is a no-brainer. (Click here for a video demo!)

 

 

I hope these budget-friendly time savers from sstack.com help you as they’ve helped me! Check out our other cold weather solutions at Schneider Saddlery! Or watch our video demonstrating these items and more!

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New Innovation – Conversion Dressage Bridle

Joseph Sterling Conversion Dressage Bridle

Schneider Saddlery is expanding its dressage collection with great additions like this Joseph Sterling Conversion Dressage bridle. Made of the finest English Sedgwick leather, it features a Comfort Plus padded crown that is contoured around the base of the ears to relieve pressure. It also has an extra padded crank caveson with our patented Fold Away Flash® so you can hide the flash loop when you’re not using the flash attachment. The snaffle rein is rubber lined for extra grip without the bulk of regular rubber reins. You also have the choice of black patent or white patent beading. This bridle is essentially two bridles in one, with show quality leather, for under $300.

Shop our dressage department at sstack.com for more great innovations!

Equestrian Gift Picks for the Holidays

The prices reflected in this blog post are valid through December 26, 2011.

The holidays are fast approaching. If you’re struggling with gift ideas for the equestrian who has everything, stress no more! My name is Jamie Davis. I’ve been with Schneider Saddlery for 32 years and I’ve compiled a list of unique and useful gifts that are sure to please.

Stocking Stuffers

Brush Therapy Cleans Horse Grooming BrushesBrush Therapy – While often overlooked, cleaning your grooming tools with Brush Therapy shortens grooming time, as well as eliminates bacteria and fungi. No longer worry about spreading germs when cleaning multiple horses! Simply add the citrus scented powder to a bucket of water and drop in your soiled brushes. Let them sit for 5 minutes, rinse and be amazed. At $3.50 a packet, this stocking stuffer is a no-brainer.

 

Safety Twine Hay Bale CutterSafety Twine Cutter – Eliminate unnecessary risk while cutting bailing twine with the Safety Twine Cutter. Whether you or youngsters help with feeding time, these cutters are made of heavy duty molded plastic which shield the blade, significantly reducing the risk of injury. Simply place the blade under the twine and lift up for an easy cut every time. A useful and cost-effective tool at $2.95, you can get one for everyone in the barn!

 

 

FES Black Steel Jointed English Riding Stirrup IronsFES Black Steel Jointed Irons – If you have ever experienced knee pain while riding, you must try these irons. Not only do they allow you to sink your heel down deeper than traditional Fillis irons, but the added flexibility alleviates joint pain. A great gift item to spoil any English equestrian! Priced economically at $43.95 and ranging from size 4 ¼ to 4 ¾, they make a perfect present for young riders and veterans alike.

 

Dura-Tech Support Gel Pad with synthetic fleeceDura-Tech® Anti-Slip Support Gel Pad with Synthetic Fleece – Treat both horse and rider with this shock-absorbing pad by Dura-Tech®. With ¼” ventilated gel and synthetic fleece lining, this pad alleviates pressure points while reducing saddle slippage. It might be a little large to stuff in a stocking, but it is priced to fit at $54.95.

 

 

Joules Clothing Slipper SocksJoules Slipper Socks – Nothing beats a cold winter evening in front of the fireplace in Joules’ ultra-comfy Slipper Socks. 100% polyester self-lined fleece, these socks are perfect to wear around the house to prevent chilly toes. The faux-suede bottom eliminates the risk of slipping. A perfectly stylish gift now on sale for $28.95.

 

 

Spoil Them

Ferrini Stingray Ladies Pink Tiger Cowgirl BootsFerrini Ladies Stingray Tiger Print Boot – This eye-catching boot is in no way subtle. If your cowgirl loves to make a statement, she’ll fall hard for these tiger print cowgirl boots from Ferrini. With a 12” fancy stitched shaft, square toe and tiger stripe foot, they are sure to command attention. Three color choices – tan, pink or blue – make it easy to match any wardrobe. Offered in full and half sizes 6 – 10B. Currently on sale for $99.95!

 

Professional's Choice SMX HD Western Saddle PadProfessional’s Choice SMX HD Shilloh Pad – This lightweight and breathable pad by Professional’s Choice conforms to the horse’s back to eliminate pressure points. It allows air to circulate and won’t compress over time. With 100% Merino wool lining and a 1 year limited warranty, the quality is unsurpassed. Offered in a variety of colors, it features functionality to please the horse and an eye-catching diamond design to please the rider. Listed at sstack.com for $189.95.

 

Joseph Sterling Pro Series Hunter Classic BridleJoseph Sterling Pro Series Hunter Classic Bridle II – Developed with internationally renowned riders Candice King and Todd Minikus, this bridle is made from the finest English leather from Sedgwick & Co. It features our exclusive Comfort Plus padded crown to relieve pressure at the base of the ears, as well as a padded browband and caveson. Fancy stitched browband, caveson and matching laced reins make this the ultimate hunter show bridle. Offered in Full, Cob and Pony sizes, with the option of extra-long reins for $209.95 – $219.95.

Ariat Ladies Barn Yard Work Stable BootAriat Side Zip Barn Yard Ladies Work BootThis waterproof stable boot is made for a hard day’s work. With Ariat’s patented foot bed technology, it offers support for all day comfort both in and out of the saddle. The sole features enough heel to safely ride in. Made of waterproof, full grain leather, this boot was designed to last. Offered in dark brown – ladies sizes 5 ½ – 10, 11 for $109.95.

 

Rapid Groom Equine Horse VacuumRapid Groom – I can’t live without this! Brushing your horse by hand only removes surface dirt. The Rapid Groom equine vacuum revolutionizes grooming by eliminating dirt and dandruff where it starts – the skin. Portable and powerful, it features a 10 foot hose and 2 speeds so you can clean your animal thoroughly. At $365.95, it is a unique and functional gift that will be greatly appreciated. (See sstack.com for full specifications and shipping details.)

 

What creative and unique Christmas gifts have you given your horsey friends or relatives? Comment and share your ideas!
For more equestrian shopping, check out sstack.com.

 

Jamie Davis has been with Schneider Saddlery for 32 years. She actively competes with her home bred and raised horses in both English and Western in the Quarter Horse and Open circuits. A 4-H advisor for 16 years, she serves on the board of directors for the Geauga Horse and Pony Association, as well as being a past director of OAQHA.

 

All About Schneiders

About Schneiders

Since our founding in 1948 by our dad, Milton Schneider, our family owned company has maintained a dedication to value, product quality, innovation, customer service, and a love and commitment to the equestrian industry. Our commitments to you include the right products, proven to work, at the lowest prices, with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

The Right Products

From lead line to World Champion classes, for over 60 years Schneiders has satisfied millions of customers worldwide by providing the largest and most up-to-date selection of products specifically designed for the needs of the quality English, Western, and Arabian exhibitor, and the expanding trail riding market. Schneiders has been responsible for the development of over 200 creative products, some unique enough to be granted patents. All of our products are designed to provide you with everything you need to train, show, and enjoy your horses.

Proven To Work

Many of our exclusive products are the result of our consistent product development and testing with some of the foremost professionals and amateurs in the industry.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Our goal is to provide you with Exceptional Value in Every Brand at Every Price Point. Our knowledgeable staff, with years of personal horse experience, is ready to answer your questions. And of course every product carries our 100% satisfaction guarantee.  If you are not satisfied with your purchase, simply return it within 30 days in new condition, and we will refund, replace or exchange it for you. We cannot accept personalized or custom items for return. Our saddles are returnable, when saddle return policy is followed.

Frequent Buyer Program – Get 4% Back on Your Purchases!

Schneiders appreciates your business! Every purchase from Schneiders earns points toward Bonus Bucks. Each dollar spent (excluding tax and freight) equals a point. Four times a year, Schneiders will mail you a $20 Bonus Buck for every 500 points you’ve accumulated. You can redeem our Bonus Bucks online, over the phone, in our store, and at shows.

Shop online at sstack.com or order over the phone at 1-800-365-1311.