Do you wish you knew more about the various types of western reins? When choosing reins you’ve got to consider the functionality, safety, and traditions of each type along with your personal preferences. When showing you’ve got to know which rein or reins are legal in your event. Split reins are the most common type […]
With the recent increase in cow horse activities are you wondering if using a California hackamore http://bit.ly/2dzOabU or bosal could improve your training and riding? World Champion cow horse trainer Matt Koch says “using a hackamore allows a horse to find its natural headset. They carry that with them into the bridle and through the […]
There’s been a huge upsurge in ranch versatility participation recently. Ranch versatility training and competitions are such a great way to incorporate a wide range of skills into your riding and your horse’s training programs. One of the events often included is roping. You may be new to roping and perhaps struggling with safety issues. […]
Have you ever wondered why the best weighted reins feel so good and have such a nice drape? Dennis Moreland, owner of Dennis Moreland Tack, says it’s the weights and thicknesses of the hides that make great reins http://bit.ly/2bmirub. “I have been hand cutting and finishing weighted harness leather reins for 41 years. The biggest […]
A fiador is a safety device similar to a throatlatch on a bridle but it’s used on a hackamore says Dennis Moreland Tack. The fiador keeps the hackamore http://bit.ly/2flLbbP securely on the horse’s head. You can always lead or tie your horse without worrying about the hackamore being rubbed or pulled off if it has […]
Do you want to use the 2 rein in your riding program but aren’t sure how to manage the mecate and romals at the same time? Let me show you an easy way to hold both reins. Follow along with the guideline below as professional horse trainer and NRCHA/AQHA judge Bozo Rogers shows us one […]
Use a sturdy post or other firmly set stationary structure to tie your horse to. Tie at shoulder level or above to prevent your horse from stepping over the lead rope (which may cause an injury) but don’t tie so high that your horse has to stand with its head unnaturally elevated.
Have you ever wondered how to measure your horse for a hackamore? Dennis Moreland, owner of Dennis Moreland Tack, says it’s one of the most common questions he gets. “It’s also confusing just where on the nose to measure” says Dennis. In this tack tip we’ll focus on measuring for a Texas-style hackamore with a hackamore rein. There are many varieties available but the technique will work for any Texas-style hackamore with a noseband and heel knot.