Running martingales help a horse learn to carry its head in the position that will allow it to use its body to drive from behind and with collection.
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 how the horses are guided with only legs and feet and without the use of reins. Follow […]
All great rides start with correctly bridling your horse and assuring the bridle http://bit.ly/2d4vmCw is adjusted to fit. Follow along in the video as Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack visits with Clay Johns of Clay Johns Cutting Horses, Millsap TX, about the steps to take when bridling to help your horse be relaxed and […]
At Dennis Moreland Tack, we know checking latigos for wear and damage is important but often overlooked. It’s easy to make checking latigos http://bit.ly/2dHjuYn a habit every time you ride, and it only takes a minute or two. Weak and worn latigos can cause accidents and should be replaced right away. Several years ago, I […]
It is handy that a single knot, the sheet bend knot, is used to secure halters http://bit.ly/2w48haJ, fiadors and California hangers on horses. Follow along in this video as Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack demonstrates tying the sheet bend knot and a 2nd knot known as the ring knot. The ring knot (variation) is […]
“A fiador is a safety device attached to a hackamore that is similar to a throatlatch on a bridle,” says Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack. “The fiador https://bit.ly/31qfCTb keeps the hackamore securely on the horse’s head. A horse in a hackamore can be ridden, led or tied without the risk of the hackamore being […]
Being able to guide and cue a horse, especially in competition, takes a lot of skill, practice, and ongoing education. Follow along on the video as Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack visits with Chris Dawson of Dawson Performance Horses about the best ways to communicate with your horse through correct rein http://bit.ly/2ebMK6k and leg […]
Since you can’t guide your cutting horse with your reins http://bit.ly/2bmirub when showing, you may wonder what the best way is to adjust your bridle and maintain your reins to get top runs from your cutter. Follow along in the video as Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack visits with cutting horse trainer Clay Johns […]
As the weather heats up and the land dries out from whatever spring rain you did or did not get, be careful to stop and listen when you go visit the broodmare pasture.
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 […]