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How To Attach Spur Straps With Button Covers To Your Spurs

DMTspurbuttonsAll the spur straps at Dennis Moreland Tack are made with an important safety feature: the inside spur button is covered with a thin leather teardrop so you won’t catch your buttons on each other or on your jeans and trip. This is important especially when doing any kind of ground work with your horses, colts or cattle!

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What’s Wrong Here?

DMTbrowbandThere are several things wrong in this photo, but the most important problem is the lack of a browband and throatlatch on this headstall with snaffle. The crown piece has slipped back on the neck causing pressure on the snaffle resulting in a gapping mouth with many wrinkles at the corners. If you look closely you’ll see the rider has no pressure on the reins, this problem is entirely due to a malfunctioning headstall.

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A Practical Guide to Hanging Split Reins

DMTsplitreinsOne of the most important aids you use to communicate with your horse is your bridle reins. It’s nice to have reins that hang freely when you’re ready to ride. Your horse will appreciate it as much as you do! This is an easy, efficient way to hang your bridle and it keeps your reins untangled and flowing smoothly so you’re always ready to ride!

What’s Your Opinion on Wrinkles?

Do you prefer adjusting your bridle to get 1, 2 or more wrinkles at the corners of your horse’s mouth (B or C) or do you prefer no wrinkles (A) from the bit?

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Where Do You Wear Your Spurs?

DMTspursSpurs are an invaluable tool for cueing and guiding your horse. To get effective use from your spurs they need to be positioned functionally on your boots.

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Dennis Moreland Tack #HV11 Hackamore

DMThackamoreDennis Moreland Tack #HV11 HackamoreThe hackamore designed to teach a horse to move through turns with their noses first — the Dennis Moreland Tack #HV11 Hackamore:

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What’s That Strap?

DMTbithobbleThe arrow is pointing to a bit hobble. A bit hobble is designed to be used on bits with shanks and is always attached to the rein rings (loops) of the bit and in front of the reins.* Bit hobbles are used to keep the shanks of the bit moving together as a unit.

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Curb Adjustment

DMTcurbCorrect curb (chin strap) adjustment on curb or leverage bits is critical for safety (stopping your horse) and is also important for proper function of not only the bit and curb but the entire bridle. A curb must be attached to the cheek piece rings or curb rings of the bit. It must never be attached to the snaffle rein rings on a bit with shanks and must not be too loose or too tight. In addition to safety, proper curb adjustment will allow your horse to respond to your cues accurately.