Friday, January 25, 2013

January Boot Giveaway: Ariat Caballera

January Boot Giveaway
We're wrapping up the month with a free pair of boots for one lucky lady! Add some color to your outfit this spring with these Ariat Caballera boots.

How does it work?
1) Head over to our Facebook page and "like" us.
2) Enter the giveaway
3) Cross your fingers!

And as always, you can shop our entire line of Ariat boots online 24/7.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Reverse Auction 101

What is a reverse auction?

Most of us have been to an auction before or watched one on TV. My favorite just happens to be the Barrett-Jackson car auctions which I usually happen across on a lazy Saturday morning. 

The essence of the auction is to bid the price higher. This largely benefits the seller. If they have a great item, chances are, they are bound to make a good deal of money. 

With a reverse auction, the idea is to start at the asking price and gradually lower it until someone purchases the item. The beneficiary in this case tends to be the consumer - YOU!

Our Saddle Auctions

Have you ever had a brand new shirt in your closet with the tags still on it and you just knew you'd never find the right time to wear it? Believe it or not, the same is true for saddles. We carry a huge inventory of saddles (with the tags still on them) which help us deliver them within days of your order instead of the typical 4,6,or 8 week wait to manufacture it. 

That also leads to a massive amount of saddles sitting around the shop! As I write this, there are at least 16 saddles sitting in my office because there just isn't enough space to store any more! (I'm not complaining. I love the smell of leather)

Proof! There are 16 saddles beside my desk!


Our solution? Sell these to our Facebook fans at prices they can't pass up - reverse auction style.

How to Participate

We're planning on running a Facebook auction every business day for the rest of the month (Jan 2013)

How can you get a great saddle at a rock bottom price? 

  1. "Like" us on Facebook
  2. Sign up for our weekly email so you can see what saddles are coming up that week
  3. Find the saddle you want, do your research, and wait patiently for it to go on the block
  4. On the auction day, claim your coupon before someone else does! 

Every hour, we will updated the price of the coupon on Facebook. It's a single use coupon, so the person who uses the code first is the one who gets the deal. The idea is to use the coupon before someone else does! 

Send an email to support@horsesaddleshop.com with any questions. We'd be happy to help you out with any of your saddle auction questions. 

Happy auctioning! 


Reverse Auction 101

What is a reverse auction?

Most of us have been to an auction before or watched one on TV. My favorite just happens to be the Barrett-Jackson car auctions which I usually happen across on a lazy Saturday morning. 

The essence of the auction is to bid the price higher. This largely benefits the seller. If they have a great item, chances are, they are bound to make a good deal of money. 

With a reverse auction, the idea is to start at the asking price and gradually lower it until someone purchases the item. The beneficiary in this case tends to be the consumer - YOU!

Our Saddle Auctions

Have you ever had a brand new shirt in your closet with the tags still on it and you just knew you'd never find the right time to wear it? Believe it or not, the same is true for saddles. We carry a huge inventory of saddles (with the tags still on them) which help us deliver them within days of your order instead of the typical 4,6,or 8 week wait to manufacture it. 

That also leads to a massive amount of saddles sitting around the shop! As I write this, there are at least 16 saddles sitting in my office because there just isn't enough space to store any more! (I'm not complaining. I love the smell of leather)

Proof! There are 16 saddles beside my desk!


Our solution? Sell these to our Facebook fans at prices they can't pass up - reverse auction style.

How to Participate

We're planning on running a Facebook auction every business day for the rest of the month (Jan 2013)

How can you get a great saddle at rock bottom price? 

  1. "Like" us on Facebook
  2. Sign up for our weekly email so you can see what saddles are coming up that week
  3. Find the saddle you want, do your research, and wait patiently for it to go on the block
  4. On the auction day, claim your coupon before someone else does! 

Every hour, we will updated the price of the coupon on Facebook. It's a single use coupon, so the person who uses the code first is the one who gets the deal. The idea is to use the coupon before someone else does! 

Send an email to support@horsesaddleshop.com with any questions. We'd be happy to help you out with any of your saddle auction questions. 

Happy auctioning! 


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Winterizing Your Horse Trailer

With the riding and camping season coming to an end, now is the time to winterize your living quarters horse trailer.
  1. Remove items from your cabinets and drawers that may freeze and burst during freezing temperatures.
  2. Mice love to snuggle in for the winter and live comfortably in your trailer; therefore, you should take out all food items, paper products, blankets, etc. A lack of food or nest building materials will have them looking elsewhere for their winter accommodations.
  3. If you have a refrigerator in your trailer, you should clean it out and leave the door propped open to prevent mildew.
  4. Drain residual water from the hot water heater by opening the relief valve and removing the drain plug. Attach a small hose and flush the water tank with clean water to remove any silt build up in the tank.
  5. Drain water from the fresh water holding tank.
  6. Remove and drain all holding tanks, both gray and black water.
  7. Purchase RV-rated (pink) anti-freeze and circulate it through the water pipes and pour it into sink and shower drains, as well as into the toilet bowl and tank.
  8. Remove batteries from any appliance that may remain in the trailer, as well as the smoke detector.
  9. Remove fire extinguisher to prevent it from freezing.
  10. Remove floor mats from the horse box for cleaning and deodorizing. Allow them to dry thoroughly before returning them to the box.
  11. Clean and scrub the box floor after removing the mats. Allow the floor to dry completely before returning the mats.
  12. Check the flooring for any weak or rotting boards and replace as needed. Also check the underneath side of the flooring and floor supports for weakness and rotting.
  13. If you park your trailer on grass or dirt surfaces, roll the tires onto treated lumber that is wider than the width of your tires. This will prevent your tires from dry-rotting.
  14. Make sure that propane tanks are turned off.
  15. Turn the Power Main to off.
  16. Remove and recharge (if needed) the breakaway brake battery and the main cabin battery. Store them in a warm, dry place.
  17. Clean and/or replace furnace and air conditioner filters.
  18. Use WD-40 on all hinges and locks to prevent them from corroding or locking up.

With the winterization of your horse trailer, you will be ready to hit the road for another season of riding with the arrival of spring.

Happy trails!

By: Darlene M. Cox (kyhomeagain@gmail.com)