We've put up a new tips video on our Learn page: Spray Cleaning for Easy Bridle Cleaning!
At Sterling Essentials we are often asked, "What is the easiest and fastest way to get my bridle clean?" To answer this, we've put together a short video showing how you can get your bridle and other smaller leather tack clean in no time at all using a high quality spray-on leather cleaner. Plus, get tips on how to get the most out of your spray cleaner - make every drop work for you!
As you watch, keep in mind that you only need two things in order to make your bridle cleaning a breeze:
1. Towel or cloth
2. Your favorite spray leather cleaner product
Check in out on our Learn page or watch it here!
Have you ever wondered how a product is born? Where does that first kernel of an idea come from and then how does it grow and bloom? The birth of our Sterling Essentials leather care products is a pretty fun story and is a story we were lucky enough to get to share with the lovely folks at Horse Radio Network earlier this year.
Horse Radio Network interviewed us and put us up on their Horse in the Morning podcast! Thank you HRN!
Take a listen and hear how it all began with a love for our horses! Follow this link to the HRN podcast: (Our interview starts around minute 54:10.)
One of the most frequently asked questions we hear at Sterling Essentials is, "How do you kill and prevent mold and mildew on leather tack?" To answer this, we've put together a short video with our best tips on how to give mold the one-two punch using natural ingredients and methods. No harsh chemicals or bleach needed!
As you watch, keep in mind the three major tips:
1. Clean, clean, clean = dry it out!
3. Essential Oils
Check it out!
With the approach of spring and hopefully longer, sunnier, warmer, drier days of riding just around the corner it seems like a great time for all of us to revisit our goals for the year and spark some new motivation!
Earlier this year, Matt Brown, an accomplished eventing rider and one of our ambassadors, shared his thoughts and approach to setting his goals for the year. Although an elite rider, we love that Matt's insights in this article are very approachable for the rest of us - the average riders. Matt shows us that many of the goals he sets for himself, an elite rider, are really so similar to what many of us also focus on. I particularly related to the goal to build strength and flexibility, including setting aside time to stretch before riding. A fantastic reminder!
Regardless of your level and goals, Matt's article makes a great read and can certainly help put some pep in your step to keep you marching toward your targets.
We'll even make a suggestion for one itty bitty goal to add to your set, too. Can you challenge yourself to give your tack a light, maintenance cleaning and care routine after each time you ride? This is probably the part where you start laughing! (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge). :)
Anyhow, here is Matt's article. Happy reading and best wishes for hitting all of your goals this year!
Isn't it amazing seeing something transform before your very eyes - the ugly duckling into the swan?
This is exactly what happened when one of our retailers, Tackroom Treasures, put our products to the test. Spoiler alert - the saddle walked away looking like new!
"Aromatherapy and instant gratification doing a cleaning task with Sterling Essentials!" - Tackroom Treasures
See for yourself how our products brought the beauty back into this saddle!
March is definitely starting off with a bang with the exciting announcement that three additional wonderful retail stores have added our products to their shelves! Thank you to these stores for recognizing and believing in our revolutionary leather care products. We appreciate working with these fine retailers in your local areas in order to continue to bring you the quality products and service you expect and deserve.
Please stop in and check out our products at these great stores:
Saddle Up! - Middleton, Idaho
Monomoy Horse & Dog - Harwich Port, Massachusetts
Mod Equestrian - Lakewood, Ohio
Sterling Essentials recently took part in a closed to the public equestrian media/trade event and received some fantastic publicity from many nationwide media producers, including the Equine Info Exchange. Receiving national coverage about our products is so very exciting, and we were thrilled to participate in this exclusive event!
Equine Info Exchange has put together a great write-up about Sterling Essentials, as well as the other new equestrian products on the market.
Read on and make your shopping list for your next trip to the tack store!
We are happy to share with you that with the start of this new year, you have even more shopping locations at your fingertips for picking up Sterling Essentials' products! It is our pleasure to be working with nine additional stores in order to bring you further convenience, customer service, and fantastic products.
These fine retailers are now carrying Sterling Essentials:
- Griffinbrook, LLC - Aiken, South Carolina
- The Tack Shack - Mobile, Alabama
- Agri Feed Pet Supply - Knoxville, Tennesee
- Chrysalis Acres - Freeport, Maine
- The Carousel Horse - Cabot, Pennsylvania
- Haig Point Equestrian - Hilton Head, South Carolina
- Foxtrot Embellishment - Dillwyn, Virginia
- Cross Road Tack Shop - Lebanon, Pennsylvania
- Rider's Choice Saddlery - Ronkonkoma, New York