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Don’t Get Dragged-Know These Rope Safety Tips

Roping is one of the exciting events often included in the fast-growing sport of ranch versatility. If you’re involved or would like to become involved in showing ranch versatility, you may wish you knew a little more about roping says Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack. There’s been a huge upsurge in ranch versatility participation […]
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Back to Reality

Hi All! We have had an exciting six months of learning how to be on the reality TV show “The Last Cowboy” while continuing to run our business. It has been challenging, at times, juggling the cameras and trying to get my job done training my horses. I will admit when I was one of […]
California hackamore on a horse

How to Choose the Right California Hackamore (Bosal) for Your Horse

California hackamores or bosals are made in diameters from 3/8 inch to 1 inch says Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack. The 3 parts of a hackamore http://bit.ly/2dzOabU are the noseband or bosal, the headstall or hanger and the mecate (rein). Traditional nosebands are made with a stiff or soft core of twisted rawhide or […]
fiador on a horse's hackamore

What is a Fiador and How Does It Work?

A fiador, also known as a Theodore, is a safety device or keeper that is similar to a throatlatch on a bridle but it’s used on hackamores http://bit.ly/31VAtgD to make certain a hackamore stays securely on a horse’s head says Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack. A horse in a hackamore, that has a fiador, […]

How to Choose the Right Texas-Style Hackamore for Your Horse

Have you been wanting to try a hackamore on your horse but don’t know which one to choose? When you choose the right hackamore(s) http://bit.ly/2flLbbP for the horse or horses you’re riding, it can benefit horses of all ages and training levels says Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack. Texas-style hackamores http://bit.ly/31VAtgD came about when […]
foal standing by mare

Prepare for the Future

The end of breeding season is fast approaching. Baby fever is slowing and, for the most part, all of those babies that were meant to be born have already hit the ground. As those newcomers grow strong and healthy, we are now faced with the question — what now? What do we do with the […]
wade meador and dennis moreland demonstrating why you should use a cavesson

There’s More to a Cavesson than Meets the Eye

How and Why to Use Cavessons Cavessons are used to help keep horses from opening their mouths to evade the pressure of the bit. But there’s a lot more to a cavesson. Follow along with the video as Dennis Moreland, of Dennis Moreland Tack, and Wade Meador, of Wade Meador Performance Horses share their expertise […]
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How To Choose Between Doubled and Stitched, and Harness Leather, Split Reins

One of my favorite questions to help riders with is “which split reins are right for me?” says Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack.  When choosing between doubled and stitched, and harness leather reins, it’s important to know which type of rein will best fit your discipline, expectations and climate. You’ve also got to consider […]
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Happy to Help

I just returned home from my annual trip to Europe. I generally do three separate clinics with Europe’s top riders. This year, I visited Naples in South Italy, where I worked with some of the country’s best trainers. I then traveled to Switzerland to work with some extremely talented trainers and non-pros, and then on […]