Ideally, you clean your tack on a regular basis, which makes it last longer and feel better against a horse's skin. During cleaning, you're able to check the condition of your leather and its stitching, and address problems promptly. Inspect stitching carefully, as over time it can fray and become loose. Cracking, fraying and dryness in leather or nylon components of your tack are all signs that it may need replacement or repair. Buckle holes, whether on bridles, martingales, stirrup leathers or billet straps, should not be torn or ripped.
Here is a Tack Inspection Check List
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