Weighted Reins-What’s the Secret to Getting the Best Reins?

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 […]

How Do I Tie a Fiador to My Hackamore?

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 […]

How to Hold Romal Reins with a Mecate (2 Rein)

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 […]

Tying Up Is Safer With a Bowline Knot!

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.

Would You Like to Know How to Measure Your Horse for a Hackamore?

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.

Help Prevent Cinch Sores

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Have you ever had problems with cinch sores or galls? Most of us have. Cinch sores seem to be especially problematic on small horses and those without prominent withers.
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How to Hold the 2 Rein

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Using the 2 Rein, also called Double Rein, is a time proven training method to transition a young horse from a hackamore to straight up in the bridle.

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Don’t Break A Leg! Halter and Lead Safety Tips

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We’ve all saddled a horse while it’s tied to the inside of an arena or to a fence or trailer. But have you ever seen halters hanging from the inside of an arena, still tied to the wall, while riders are working their horses in the same arena? Have you ever seen halters and leads in a pile on the ground with people walking or riding around them? These practices can lead to serious accidents. Putting halters and leads outside the arena (or any area where you’re riding) is extremely easy to do and could keep you, your friends and your horses from having an accident.