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Creating your very own Wilker's pad

Creating your very own Wilker's pad

You might think it's difficult to create you very own custom pad but the truth of the matter is it's really not. I think the hardest thing is actually thinking about the purpose of your custom pad. Do you need a custom show pad because what you see in your local tack store just doesn't fit your saddle perfectly? Do you want to promote your equine business and want saddle pads for marketing purposes or do you just want to the perfect saddle pad to fit your horse perfectly? Whatever the reason why, just know that every Wilker's products that we offer have one thing...


How to choose thread colors for your embroidery design.

How to choose thread colors for your embroidery design.

It's hard to find figure out what thread color you want to use for your embroidery design on your new pad but it just really doesn't have to be. Here's a quick tip that will help you. Here's a fail proof way of picking out the perfect color or color combination. Fabric designers do all the work for you! They know what colors go great together because they are the professionals and agonize to make sure that they have the perfect color combination. Here are samples from American Designer Jennifer Paganelli. See which fabric grabs your eyes and go from...


Wilker's Custom Horse Products

Wilker's Custom Horse Products

When So Southern was launched in January 2012, I made the decision that we would only sell American made products seeing we were an American company. Although our product offering have changed throughout the years, this hasn't. I am proud to say that all of our products are still made right here in the USA! Seven years ago we used to make saddle cover, helmet bags, bonnets along with selling Wilker's products. Today, we focus primarily on selling all of Wilker's products who are located in Franklin, TN as well as standing wraps made from Equine Textiles located in Kentucky. These two American companies have been in...


Washing your pads 101

Washing your pads 101

We always leave washing instructions with all of our orders but I thought it would be a good idea just to reiterate and post it on our blog. After all, we want to make sure that your equipment lasts for many years to come. With proper care, your Wilkers pads should last for years to come. All our pads are machine washable in warm water with your favorite laundry detergent (hopefully yours is a non-bleach detergent). If you can set your machine's water level to go to the highest level do! Not only will your pads wash better but they will more importantly...