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How to Shorten Your Split Reins in the (Cutting) Herd

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If you ride a cutter you may already be using this technique to shorten your reins in the herd. If you watch cutting events you’ve seen riders clutch their reins in one hand as they’re separating the cow they want to cut. Do you wonder what they’re doing with their hand? In this video Matt Budge of Matt Budge Performance Horses shows us how to shorten and lengthen our reins http://bit.ly/2reins instantly with only one hand.

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Do You Know How to Make a Tiedown Hobble?

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Tiedown straps are used to connect nosebands, headsetters, and various other pieces of equipment to the cinch. If a tiedown is used without a tiedown hobble your horse can accidentally step on or across the tiedown http://bit.ly/2jJaO80 if he lowers his head. We’ve all had that unexpected experience of a horse lowering his head at lightning speed to grab at a green patch of grass! When this happens and your horse steps on or across the tiedown it can’t raise its head. Since he can’t lift his head he may panic and rear and this can cause a wreck.

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Is Your Horse Resisting the Bit? Or is it a Dental Issue?

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If you’re having any kind of resistance issues with your horse the first thing to do is get your horse’s mouth and teeth checked says Dennis Moreland Tack. Dental care is imperative for top performance as well as the health and comfort of your horse. Horses need routine dental care every 6 months. More frequently if an issue arises. It goes without saying that a horse with pain in its mouth is likely to have resistance issues.

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How to Tie Saddle Strings Up

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Do you wish you didn’t have to pull your saddle strings out from under your saddle every time you cinch up? Saddle strings are handy to have when you need them but they’re a nuisance when you don’t.

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Useful Unsaddling Tips You May Want to Try!

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If you hate tripping over your breast collar or latigo when you’re carrying your saddle follow along. We’ll show you a few tips for making unsaddling and carrying your saddle a whole lot easier.

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How to Adjust a Snaffle Bridle

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For safety, proper function and your horses comfort you want to make sure your bridle is adjusted properly regardless of the type bit you’re using.