Secondhand Tack and Disease

Watch out for contagious consignments; don’t bring a disease home to your horses when buying used tack or even sharing equipment with your friends.

Buying used tack can be a boon for your pocketbook, giving you a chance to own that perfect saddle or bridle for a lot less than it would cost new. The downside is that secondhand equipment can sometimes harbor the causative agents for contagious illnesses that can affect you or your horse. Here’s what to watch for the next time that bargain is too good

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