Saddle a Horse to Enjoy Bridgetown-Greenbushes’ Bridle Trails

Saddle a Horse to Enjoy Bridgetown-Greenbushes’ Bridle Trails


My name’s Megan Richards – I’m the
Community Development Manager for the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes
and today we’re going to talk about saddling up a horse. I became interested in horses
as a as a kid growing up in Perth but we weren’t able to have them.
So when I moved here fifteen years ago, the first thing I did was get a horse
and now I’ve got five. So about six years ago, the Warren
Blackwood Alliance of Councils which is made up of Nannup, Bridgetown-
Greenbushes and Manjimup decided to make bridle trails a priority and
we’ve recently completed a 320km bridle trail
based on the old stock routes of the farming families in the three Shires. To put a saddle on a horse:
you brush the horse down first; you shake out the saddle blanket and put
that on; you throw the saddle over and you do it up as tight as you can. Then you normally lunge the horse
to let the saddle fit. Then you tighten up the saddle, put on the bridle,
put on your helmet, and go for a ride. So if you wanted some more information about the Warren Blackwood stock route, you could go to the Council website or any of the visitor
centers of the three Shires involved. Or you can go to our regional trail
website which is totaltrails.com.au Next time you’re in the Warren Blackwood
region, come and ride in the footsteps of the the old farming families and
try out our beautiful bridle trails.

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