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Welcome to our behind the scenes space to share what we’re doing and why. There have never been more distractions for people than today, so your attention is immensely valued and we look forward to getting to know each other better as we grow.
The idea to develop 100% Merino Wool Saddle Liners occurred at the back of a horse trailer while brushing away sweaty horse hair off a new – rather expensive yet worth every penny – saddle pad. We were frustrated with how quickly our mixed fiber saddle liners and blankets wore out. We wanted something that compared in quality to our reliable saddling equipment, and thus began a search for the finest fiber there is – Merino Wool – which has already been proven in high-performance athletic clothing. To learn more about the development of these liners, please read Our Story.
It’s been just over a month since our official launch. Our first saddle liners are in production and the first order of our western saddle liners will be on their way soon. And while our manufacturer is busy on our first order, we are working on sponsorships for competitive equestrians, which is our favorite part of marketing.
One of these competitive equestrians is a dedicated and successful Pro Rodeo Barrel Racer that we admire for her horsemanship and consistency in the arena. She inquired about a custom shaped 100% Merino Wool Felt Saddle Liner to fit under her SKITO Saddle Pad and we couldn’t be happier making it. In fact, we couldn’t be happier growing this company, and making a postive contribution to the industry we’re so passionate about.
We’ve all heard quotes about being passionate about what you do, but it’s truly life changing and possible. This past week, on our Facebook page, we shared a heartwarming short video by The Woolmark Company about a Fashion Model who tells us about her down-to-earth upbringing on her family’s Merino Sheep farm in Australia. We had to highlight her Father’s words, “I don’t care what you do, as long as at the end of the day you have a goal and you’re passionate about it.”
Thank you again for this opportunity! Now go out there and do what you love!