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 […]

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Don’t Be Even a Hole Off! Learn Proper Curb Adjustment

Have you ever had a problem with a horse resisting the bit, turning better one direction than the other or having other troubles accepting rein cues? Improper curb http://bit.ly/2dkWTPp adjustment isn’t often the cause of these issues but it certainly can be the problem. Checking to make sure our curbs are adjusted right when we’re […]

How Did Roping Reins Change History?

Since man first domesticated the horse and began to ride thousands of years ago, control of the mount has been of primary concern says Dennis Moreland Tack. Probably the first “control” mechanism was a rawhide string tied around the lower jaw and extending back to the rider’s hand. With this string, the horse’s head could […]

Soft 4 Plait Loping Hackamore

People Said-Give Us Choices! The Dennis Moreland Tack Soft 4 Plait Loping Hackamore is ready to ride in 3 new colors! A great loping hackamore http://bit.ly/2hvtyqh can make a difference between just prepping your horse to show and really warming him up to show at his very top level. You want a hackamore that has […]

Split Reins, Roping Reins, 2 Rein & Romals: Which Reins are Right for You?

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 […]

The Benefits of Using a California Hackamore are Huge

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 […]

Don’t Get Dragged-How to Carry Your Lariat Rope Safely

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. […]