Saddles – How Do I Know It Fits?

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Saddles – How Do I Know It Fits? The expression ‘it fits like a glove’ is universal to describe comfort because of fit.  A saddle that sits uniformly on the horses back ‘fits like a glove’.  There are no gaps; no pinch; no rock; just a smooth overall feel.  Run your hand down the tree – front to back – feel the smooth flow. The tree of a saddle, made of wood covered in rawhide, is an ingenious invention because wood gives just enough to make it comfortable, rawhide strengthens it and the tree distributes the weight of the rider...

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Connolly Saddlery...Buy a Legacy

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Buy a Legacy.   Begin your own tradition. At Connolly Saddlery, it is our belief that while we are at the forefront of many technological developments in saddle making, many tasks are better undertaken by hand.  The self-imposed standards at our family-owned saddle company are exemplified by the intricacy of our hand-made, hand-tooled saddles.  Fortunately, as a family-owned company, we are able to nurture and protect the traditional and complex skills that make each of our saddles so unique. Take for example our classic, Ranch Association, a masterpiece of minimal art unmatched in function.  Big swells, high back, dally horn, dee...

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What sets the Connolly saddles apart from other saddles

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Connolly’s has 103 years of saddle making experience.  In the words of owner, Dave Wagner, “Times will change and we will change with them.  Ultimately our business is about longevity, not just the sale today.  We want people to be satisfied.  It’s all about what customers want, need and use.  We provide a quality product at an affordable price.”  Quality is always Number One priority with Connolly’s.  Our saddles are custom, hand-crafted, built-to-use.  We have a rodeo background and understand the sport.  To ride a Barrel Racing horse effectively and efficiently the rider must feel close to her horse; the...

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The Gloves of a Champion

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Durability and fit stand out as the number one reasons they like them. Tiffany specializes in custom tanned deer and elk hides to make their gloves.   Other gloves only last maybe 10 rides; the quality of Tiffany’s lets you get 30 or 40 rides.  

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Does This Boot Fit?

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Four things that assure your Boot fits correctly: The instep (vamp) should fit snug over the top of your foot’s arch.  It’s normal for it to take some effort to get your foot all the way in when the boot is new.  Leather stretches and conforms to your foot with wearing.  (TIP:  If your socks are damp from the shoes you’ve been wearing it will be even more difficult to get into the boot…so  use dry socks to try your boot on, or sprinkle some talcum powder on the inside of the boot to help it slip on.) The ball...

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