fiador attached to a hackamore on a horse

The Fiador—How to Attach the Fiador to Your Hackamore

“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 […]
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 […]
Horse grazing

Health Matters: Hidden Opportunities in the Current Times

A month ago, I could not have imagined the topic of this article. My inclination is to write about equine diseases that affect people in the horse industry, not the other way around. But, here we find ourselves dealing with a human health crisis that has had a profound effect within the horse industry. It […]
fat-mare

Health Matters: Fatty Liver

All the hype and emphasis put on weight management in both people and horses is for good reason. Not liking it or trying to hide from it does us and our horses no favors. Over the last few years, some very practical information has been published and medications developed for the management of hormone-dependent obesity in […]
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 […]