Blog - Frank Baines Saddlery

Fireworks and your horse

It’s that time of year where the pops and bangs of fireworks fill our evenings. While it’s fun for those watching, it can be very frightening for horses and other animals. But there are simple steps you can take to help your horse stay calm during the celebrations. The British Horse Society has shared some […]

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Winter care for your horse top tips

As the nights draw in and the weather turns colder horse owners begin to turn their thoughts to the challenges of winter and the extra care that is needed to keep their horse healthy and happy during the cold months. Monitor weight and increase food intake When they are cold, horses are more likely to […]

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World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day and we are rejoicing the benefits of horse riding. We already know the amazing health benefits for your physical health but it’s also a fantastic way to boost your self-esteem and confidence. Many studies have shown that having a close relationship with animals can reduce problems like stress and […]

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Free Numnah with every new saddle

Free Numnah with Every New Saddle

We’re delighted to announce the arrival of our newly designed numnah’s. All saddle orders shipped from 19 July will receive a FREE Dressage or Jumping numnah as well as a sample pot of saddle food and a highly sought after Frank Baines Saddlery key ring. A numnah or saddle pad protects the saddle from dirt […]

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Building renovation

New Phase for Saddle Manufacturer

We’re pleased to announce that the renovation of our headquarters in Walsall is complete and we have moved into our new facilities. The building at Northcote Street in Walsall has been our home since the company was established by Frank Baines in 1980, but we had outgrown the space. Following almost a year of planning […]

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Four Winds Saddle Service

New Stockist in Canada

We’re delighted to welcome Canadian based Four Winds Saddle Services Ltd to our network of Approved Stockists. Four Winds Saddle Services was formed in 2017 by Kelsey Hamer who is a Certified Independent Saddle Fitter and SMS Associate Fitter. Based in Alberta in Canada, Kelsey is an independent fitter who has been interested in saddle […]

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Frank Baines Saddlery

Equine Inspired

As of 1st May 2019, Frank Baines Saddlery will no longer be associated with Equine Inspired LLC in South Carolina, USA and they will no longer be an Approved Stockist of Frank Baines’ saddles. Any products on their website that references Frank Baines or Gullikson-Baines will no longer be valid. Frank Baines Saddlery works with […]

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Kirsten Beckers

Top Dutch Rider Kirsten Beckers Sponsored

Frank Baines Saddlery, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of hand-made saddles, is sponsoring Dutch Grand Prix rider Kirsten Beckers. Kirsten competes in Dressage competitions currently riding Easy Quo. She made her international Grand Prix debut in 2003 and has since gone on to achieve numerous competition successes. With the horse Broere Jazz, Kirsten has […]

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Eclipse saddle

Back by Popular Demand

The Eclipse saddle, which was discontinued in April 2018, is back due to popular demand! Garry Baines, director at Frank Baines Saddlery, explains: “It’s always a hard decision to retire a saddle design, but we need to ensure that the breadth of saddles we sell are meeting customers’ requirements in terms of design and functionality […]

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Saddlery Competition Success

Saddlers from Frank Baines were overwhelmingly successful at this years Society of Master Saddlers‘ National Saddlery Competition. All of our saddlers who entered either won or were recognised with a premier award.  Garry Baines, director at Frank Baines Saddlery, said: “The annual competition, held at Saddlers’ Hall in London and hosted by the Worshipful Company of […]

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