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How to create you very own Wilker's pad

How to create you very own Wilker's pad

It may seem difficult to create you very own custom pad but quite honestly it's really not and actually quite fun! I think the hardest thing is actually thinking about the purpose of your custom pad to do: marketing, stop it from moving around or find the perfect size for both your horse and saddle. Choose your pad: From H/J, dressage, eventing, schooling pad to baby pad, we really have a wide variety of Wilker's saddle pads for you to choose from. I would strongly suggest that if your saddle is 17.5 or larger, to buy an oversize pad (this would...


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...


Equestrian Gift Ideas

Equestrian Gift Ideas
I can't believe I'm actually writing about gift giving ideas for the up and coming holiday season but when you think about it, were already half way into August and it's only 130 days, 14 hours, 29 min and 36 seconds until Christmas but who's counting?!

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...