Dennis Moreland demonstrating how to use saddle soap

Saddle Soap or Oil—Which Should You Use on Tack and When?

We all have tack that we love to use. Maybe it’s that pair of reins with just the right feel or that breast collar that fits every horse you ride. According to Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack, the side effects of frequent use of our favorite tack are wear and tear on the leather […]
Craig Schmersal headshot

Making the Best of It

It’s been a while since I have been able to write. I apologize, as life has been busy! Lots of interesting things are going on in the world; so many of our horse family all over the world have been affected. It is the first time any of us have ever experienced something like this, […]
sunset at SDP Buffalo Ranch

The Twilight Zone … Or is it?

Sometimes I get nostalgic and think about life when I was a kid. Life was pretty darn boring then, compared to what we’ve got now. Granted, I was a kid and the “Information Age” didn’t exist. I was born of goodly parents; I’m pretty sure they sheltered me, too. I think of my kids now and their […]
Dennis Moreland and Clay Johns discussing using different bits

Discover the Reasons for Using Different Bits for Practice and Show

Have you ever wondered if the bits you use to practice should be different than the bits you use to show? Would using separate bits help your horse and help your runs? Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack and Clay Johns of Clay Johns Cutting Horses, Millsap TX, visit about how and why using different […]
Daryl Felsburg and Shane Plummer discussing politics

Politics & Passion

Politics. It’s a strange thing to write about, but it’s fresh on my mind. This is probably not really what you are thinking, even though this is a presidential election year; albeit, that has been on my mind lately, too. I mean, gosh, you’d have to be living under a rock to not be bombarded with […]
austin shepard in the cutting pen with high brow cd

HIGH BROW CD: A Son of the Legend

In 2007, we saw one of the most outstanding runs to ever win the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Championship. It was accurate, intense and filled with cow expression. It was also the run the crowd wanted to win. The following year, High Brow CD’s winning run was what people measured all other […]
curb bit measurement diagram

A Little Bit About Curb Bit Measurement and Function

To understand how any given shanked or curb bit will affect your horse’s response, it’s important to understand how to measure the bit, http://bit.ly/2vU1J1z and, what affect the measurements and the ratios of those measurements may have. Since use of equipment that doesn’t abide by horse show rules almost always results in disqualification, it’s also […]
Clayton Anderson riding a horse using round buckle cinches

Prevent Painful Galls with Round Buckle Cinches

Have you ever had problems with cinch sores or galls? Most of us have. Cinch sores or galls are often caused by a cinch or cinch buckle rubbing the wrinkled and sweaty skin right behind the elbow. These sores are painful to horses, just like a blister on your foot is during a hike. If […]
Rider demonstrating how to use your reins while riding a cutting horse

Get A Grip — Learn How to Use Your Reins While Cutting

If you’re new to cutting or thinking of getting involved in cutting you may have attended some shows or watched some live stream cutting to get a better understanding of the sport. If so, you might be wondering about all the different ways cutters hold and use their reins. Follow along in the video as […]