Rodeo on a Budget

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Hi everyone! My name is Jimmie Smith, and I am addicted to saving money. Whew, now that we got that out of the way here is a little bit about me that you should know before we get into the important stuff: I am 22 years old and just graduated from the greatest university in the world. Whoop! I have … Read More

New Year, New Goals: Tips from Tod

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“Good is the enemy of great.” – James Collins With over 20 years in the saddle industry and another 20 in the rodeo world as a seven time NFR Tie Down Roper, Tod has seen and experienced alot. With honesty and compassion, Tod gives some of his best tips for achieving big goals. You get out what you put in. … Read More

Fit to Win: Tips for Keeping You and Your Horses Physically & Mentally Fit

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1st Edition: Mental Expectations & Saddle Fit Staying in mental and physical shape throughout the winter months can be quite the challenge. It gets easy to let excuses and laziness creep in and the state of the weather outside determine your mood and productivity. Don’t let that happen this winter! Champions are made in the winter! Keeping up withpractice sessions, … Read More

A Slone Saddles Summer

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When you hear summer, what do you think about? Does lake days, vacationing, visiting the beach, or relaxing frolic through your mind? Since we were children summer has always been the time that are brains were put to rest and relaxation and play time was about to begin. Now, let’s get back to reality as this is not the case … Read More

Chevy VS Cadillac…In The Saddle World

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We’ve all heard it before… “I don’t want to ride a ‘trophy saddle’”. “I want the Tod Slone…like, the actual Tod Slone saddle!” There are so many misconceptions and questions regarding the differences between our Diamond S line and our TS Tod Slone Series. Let’s debunk the myths and get these two different saddle series straight. I like to describe … Read More

Trophy Saddles – Getting The Most BANG For Your $Buck$

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When a rodeo association spends approximately $20,000 on trophy saddles alone, it is serious business. Awards committee members lose sleep over their decisions trying to make all contestants and their parents happy. They go cross-eyed looking at bid after bid that appears to be written in a foreign language of ½ breed this and combo-tooled that. To say it is … Read More

The Old School VS. The Truth On Dry Spots

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The “old school” says dry spots on a horses back are bad. This is not necessarily so… A dry spot is a place where the saddle tree is applying pressure. They usually occur under the front part of the saddle. However, a dry spot that is slightly larger than the palm of your hand can actually be a good thing. A saddle … Read More