Basic Truths Still Hold True

Basic Truths Still Hold True

January 05, 2019

My job as co-owner of a western store and saddlery is to take everything I see, hear and read and determine if - and how - it will impact our industry.  I don't just look for shifts in fashion and function, but also in technology, design, consumer behavior and so much more.

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Bits - Direct Pressure vs Leverage

January 04, 2019

Deciding which bit to use can be a daunting challenge. Remember what works for one horse and rider might not work for you and your horse.  Each individual horse and rider must be carefully considered.  How sensitive is your horse? Is he hard mouthed or soft?  How sensitive are you? Do you ride with a light touch on the reins or are you heavy handed?  These are important factors for deciding which bit you should choose.

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Ride With Purpose

Ride With Purpose

September 14, 2018

Make your horse back ride enjoyable; profitable; and purposeful... The Ride begins when you walk through the corral gate to catch your horse.  

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Possibilities for the New Year

Possibilities for the New Year

August 17, 2018

Reflections on last year linger in your mind, but anticipation for this year overrules and catapults possibilities to the forefront.  Be inspired to Win; Connolly Saddles are Perfect for the adventurous spirit of the active lifestyle and intended for those who embrace it.

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Saddles – How Do I Know It Fits?

Saddles – How Do I Know It Fits?

October 26, 2015

The expression "it fits like a glove" is universal to describe comfort because of fit.  A saddle the sits uniformly on the horses back "fits like a glove".  There are no gaps; no pinch; no rock; just a smooth overall feel.

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Connolly Saddlery...Buy a Legacy

October 26, 2015

The self-imposed standards of our family-owned saddle company are exemplified by the intricacy of our hand-made, hand-tooled saddles...a symbol of excellence...passed down over the generations.  To see a Granddaughter or Grandson get their new Connolly saddle - just like their Grandparents or Mom and Dad did - tugs at heart-strings.

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What sets the Connolly saddles apart from other saddles

October 26, 2015

Quality is always Number One priority with Connolly's.  Our saddles are custom, hand-crafted, built-to-use. Saddle fit is our specialty.  The perfect horse, rider, saddle combination allows Peak Performance.

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The Gloves of a Champion

The Gloves of a Champion

October 26, 2015

World Champion Bull Rider Shane Proctor knows what it takes to be a Champion.  He demands the best of himself and his equipment.  Durability and fit stand out as the number one reasons bull riders use Tiffany gloves. 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?

August 13, 2015

Four things assure your boot fits correctly.  The vamp should fit snug over the top of your foot's arch.  The ball of your foot should sit at the widest part of the boot.  The heel should slip a little at first. Try on both boots and fit your larger foot!

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