Caring for your saddle

Caring for your saddle

Here's some of our tips to care for your saddle. 👍🐴

👌 Check your saddle rack isn't leaving indents in the flocking. This can alter the fit of your saddle and make it very uncomfortable for your horse.

💦 Open & clean around the buckles on your stirrup leathers. Check the stitching! Often this is one area where the stitching rubs away from the riders leg and becomes weakened. 

👏 Clean the underside of your saddle. This area regularly gets forgotten about - then your lovely new white saddle blanket ends up with marks! The underside of your saddle can collect just as much dust/dirt/sweat/grime as the top so it's important to make sure this is cleaned regularly and conditioned. Your white saddle pads will also be much happier for it. 

🙊 Clean and check your girth points. Is one girth point stretching more than the other? Are the holes no longer level? This can be a great indication of saddle fit and to keep in mind how your girth points are wearing. Don't forget to check the stitching of the billets to the saddle either.

⏰ Are you cleaning your saddle regularly? Saddles are a huge expense and it's really worthwhile to make the time to remove sweat, dirt and grime frequently. 

Consider having a small towel nearby to wipe off your gear when finished. In our stables we have a sheepskin mitt that lives alongside the leather conditioner - this makes conditioning leather quick & easy. 😃 

🤫 PS There are many brands of saddle soaps and conditioners on the market - our favourite is sunlight soap for gear cleaning. We have found this is fantastic at removing grime and doesn't leave a build up. Remember your saddle leather is akin to skin - clean & condition . 




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Hufglocken FAQ

Please note all items within a order are sent together. If you are ordering preorder or custom items - the order will be sent when all are ready. 

 

How much will it cost to ship my item?

In short - Worldwide Orders over $150 AUD have complimentary Insured & Trackable Airmail. 🌏🌏🌏

Please note all items within a order are sent together. If you are ordering preorder or custom items - the order will be sent when all are ready. 

 

In Australia

Orders < $150 - Regular Postage  $10

Order > $150  - Free Regular Postage

 Insured Postage - $12

Small orders Express Postage - $13

Large orders Express Postage - $26

 

New Zealand

Orders over $150 have free Insured & Trackable Airmail.

Trackable Airmail $15

 International Express $25

 

USA/Canada

Orders over $150 have free Insured & Trackable Airmail.

Australia Post - Standard Airmail $20

Australia Post - International Express (5 to 14 business days) $45

 

Overseas

Orders over $150 have free Insured & Trackable Airmail.

Trackable Airmail $20

International Express $45

 

 

What size is my horse?

EA Mattes Sizing Chart :

Bell boots :

Generally (Measurements here)

11.2hh -14hh - S Bell Boots

14hh - 14.2hh - M Bell Boots

14.2hh - 15.2hh - L Bell Boots

15.2hh - 16 hh + - XL Bell Boots

 

Tendon boots :

Generally (Measurements here)

up to 12.2hh - XS Front/XS Hind

12.2hh -14hh - XS Front/S Hind

14hh - 14.2hh - S Front/M Hind

14.2hh - 15.2hh - M Front/L Hind

15.2hh - 16.2hh - L Front /XL Hind

16.2hh + - XL Front/XL Hinds

 

 

Saddle Pad Care

 

Bell Boot & Brushing Boot Care

Please don't machine wash boots with rhinestones or glitter detail as the agitation will damage them - just hose off after the horse. 

Hose of the outer if muddy/sandy along with your horse. Treat the patent outer with care - a quick brush using soapy water will be all they need. Dry in the shade.

It is not advisable to wash in the machine as horse people seem to think this means jamming in with girths, halters etc. etc. Please don't! If you absolutely must - place in a washing bag, cool, front loader and on the gentlest cycles (Aka like you wash delicates!).  Make sure you do all the hook/loop up! Simply twist the elastic and voila! You can fold the strap back up to it's furry side on the boot. 

Treat your Hufglocken products with care...and they will love you back!! :)

 

Returns

Any issues? Send us an email hufglocken@gmail.com We will do our best to help you! 

 

I would like to order products for my team, can I get a discount?

Sure! Please email us - hufglocken@gmail.com We very proud to outfit many Show Horse teams and Dressage stables.

 

Can I get sponsorship?

At present we are not seeking to participate in sponsorship arrangements of any kind with individuals or organisations. 

 

Do you have Afterpay or Zip?

Yes we have this as a payment option at the checkout.