hands demonstrating how to tie latigo knots

Learn the Secrets to Tying Two Saddlemaker’s Latigo Knots

If you’ve purchased a new latigo http://bit.ly/2dHjuYn and would like to attach it to your saddle Dee with a either a quick, simple latigo knot or an advanced saddlemaker’s latigo knot, follow along on the video, as Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack demonstrates how to tie both knots. These knots also work for rear […]
Dennis Moreland explaining the differences in curb straps

Is Your Curb Legal? Know Before You Show!

Each of the many types of curb or chin straps http://bit.ly/2dkWTPp available can be useful for a particular training purpose, event and/or horse show association according to Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack. But with so many options it’s easy to get confused about whether the curb you’re using is legal. Especially now that multiple […]
dennis moreland explaining romal reins

Romal Reins —When, Why & How to Use Them

Romal rein http://bit.ly/2hpU2Iy use continues to gain in popularity in the show pen, on the ranch and on the trail. Follow along with the video as Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack visits with cow horse trainer Christian Lybbert of Lybbert Performance Horses to learn some interesting facts about using romal reins. A Romal Rein […]
dennis moreland showing how to attach your mecate

Learn Three Ways to Attach Your Mecate Lead to Your Saddle

A mecate is a handy type of direct, continuous rein. Mecates (also called McCarty’s) are generally made of 22 or 24-foot pieces of twisted horsehair or nylon and they are used on both hackamores and snaffles. When tied correctly, according to Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack, a mecate has a looped rein and a […]
Dennis Moreland demonstrating how to attach mecate reins to a snaffle bit using slobber straps

How to Attach Slobber Straps to Your Mecate with Dennis Moreland Tack

Slobber straps http://bit.ly/2kMpYan are used to attach a mecate to a snaffle. They add extra weight to the bit ends of a mecate which causes the rein to drop instantly when either side of the mecate is released. In turn this releases the pressure on the bit sooner which gives your horse a quicker reward […]
SDP Buffalo Ranch mares and foals 2020

Deal of Fortune!

Last month, my blog mentioned the timelessness of faith, hope and charity, the need for us to not give into fear, and for keeping perspective and an eye on what lies ahead of us. I 100% stand by what I wrote and still feel the same today. But, I feel as though I’ve lived through a […]
Sam Rose and Dennis Moreland discussing bit placement

Whys and Hows of Proper Bit Placement

Have you wondered whether it’s better to have a wrinkle or 2, or no wrinkles at all, at the corners of your horse’s mouth when you ride with a snaffle http://bit.ly/2cpgfAI? Could there be times when both options are correct? Follow along with the video as Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack and judge, horseman, […]
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 […]
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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, […]