Tips for Safely Saddling Your Cow Horse with Dennis Moreland Tack

If you’re new to riding, and in particular to riding cow horses, you may be unsure of the saddling steps you need to follow to be safe while riding and working cattle. Follow along on the video as cow horse trainer Wade Meador of Wade Meador Performance Horses guides us through the steps of saddling […]

Finally! Your Chance to Learn the Don Dodge Cross with Dennis Moreland Tack

Have you ever used the Don Dodge Cross? Have you ever heard of it? Today we’re visiting with horseman, trainer, judge and Chairman of the NRCHA Judge’s Committee Sam Rose at Carol Rose Quarter Horses in Gainesville, TX. Sam is showing us a method to hold the reins http://bit.ly/2aORzXO called the Don Dodge cross. Don Dodge perfected a simple and safe way to hold snaffle bit reins. It’s also referred to as the Don Dodge shift. This is so named because […]

Why Use a Get Down on Your Horse?

A Get Down http://bit.ly/2HN8shs lets you lead or tie your horse while it’s bridled says Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack. It allows you to get off and on your horse as many times a day as you need to without unbridling and bridling back up. A Get Down has 2 parts: a length of […]

Holding Snaffle Bit Reins Correctly

Have you seen trainers on snaffle bit colts holding their reins http://bit.ly/2Eo8yc6 in several different ways in the training arena? Which technique is best and are they all legal in the show pen? Follow along on the video as AQHA/NRCHA judge and trainer Bozo Rogers shows us how to hold reins on a snaffle bit […]

Have You Checked out the New Headstalls

The brand new Dennis Moreland hand-crafted headstalls with rawhide braid and kangaroo accents are beautiful! The Slot Ear Headstall with Rawhide and Black Ring Knots http://bit.ly/2tsHloD and the Slot Ear Headstall with Rawhide and Black Interweave http://bit.ly/2ttKiW2 are both made of 5/8 inch race track harness leather. They’re lined with oil-tanned lining leather to feel […]

The Safest Way to Attach a Bit to a Headstall

If you’re shopping for a new headstall http://bit.ly/2cx4883 be sure to consider the way the bit ends of the headstall are designed. The bit ends are the pieces of leather that slide through the top rings in the bit to hold the bit on the headstall. You may be wondering what difference it could make […]

For Safety’s Sake-Check Your Latigos

Have you ever seen an accident caused by a latigo or off billet breaking? Too many people have stories of totally preventable falls from worn out latigos. Latigos, also called billets, are the straps on either side of your saddle that attach your cinch to your saddle. It doesn’t matter if they’re made of leather […]

The 3 Best Ways to Tie a Mecate Lead to a Saddle

A mecate is a real handy type of direct rein! Mecates (also called McCarty’s) are made of long pieces of twisted horse hair or nylon and they are used on both hackamores and snaffles. When tied correctly, a mecate has a looped rein and a lead. The looped portion is a continuous rein for direct […]

See How to Attach Slobber Straps to Your Mecate

Are slobber straps really for slobber? Slobber straps http://bit.ly/2kMpYan have an odd name considering their main purpose is to add extra weight to the bit ends of a mecate. This added weight causes the bit ends of the rein to drop instantly when either side of the mecate is released. In turn this releases the […]