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The Selection and Use of Performance Horse Spurs

First developed during the time of the Roman Empire and brought to North America by the Spanish vaqueros, spurs are a popular piece of riding equipment across multiple disciplines and serve as a valuable tool to communicate with your horse when used correctly. Dennis Moreland Tack asked Chris and Sarah Dawson, of Dawson Performance Horses […]
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It’s OK to Believe

Last week, after some Futurity fatigue, my wife, Jane, and I were invited by my parents to spend a few days with them, my brother and his wife in New York City. It was really great to spend some quality time with all of them. We had prearranged plans to attend a few Broadway plays. How […]
Dennis Moreland demonstrating how to attach spur straps

Safety Made Simple: How to Attach Spur Straps with Button Covers

Along with a properly fitting spur (http://bit.ly/2J38bro), a good, durable spur strap is an important part of making sure your spurs are secure and allowing you to communicate with your horse correctly. Along with being durable and dependable, all the spur straps (http://bit.ly/1XZHV1R) at Dennis Moreland Tack are made with an important safety feature: The […]
PG Heavily Armed showing at the cutting futurity

There’s a New Gun in Town

Today, I feel impressed to share with my readers the freakishly amazing run that James Payne had on PG Heavily Armed last week in the second round of the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open World Finals. They marked an ASTOUNDING 232! Check this out: My hat’s off to James and his whole crew. Wow! […]
Dennis Moreland demonstrating slide conchos on headstall

The Quick and Easy Guide to Using Slot Conchos For Your Headstall

There are many factors that go into making sure your headstall is working safely and securely the way it should says Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack. Things such as proper fit and watching for wear and tear on your equipment will help keep your tack in great working shape. However, another important thing to […]

Showtime

I don’t know if it is a good thing or a bad thing to pin all of our hopes and dreams on one show, but that is what we do in our industry. The FUTURITY, whether it is cutting, reining, reined cow horse or now barrel racing, the Futurity is the gold standard for each […]
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Light N Lena (2000-2018)

The first time I saw Light N Lena was in 2006, when he and Phil Rapp made the 5/6-Year-Old Open finals at the Brazos Bash. I remember as clear as day my first impression of him, with that beautiful flaxen mane and tail flowing and sweeping around in the pen. He had a look, style […]
Dennis Moreland on taking care of tack

Does Your Tack Need Some TLC?

If someone asked, could you easily pick out some of your favorite pieces of tack hanging in your tack room? Maybe it’s your go-to set of split reins (http://bit.ly/DMTackReins) that fit your hands just right and have developed the perfect level of feel over the years. It could be a trophy headstall (http://bit.ly/Headstalls) you won […]
Sunrise at SDP Buffalo Ranch

What Does Your Future Hold?

This morning, while enjoying my first cup of coffee, I Google searched for an article on planning for your future. The results gave me several options, of course, but the one that caught my eye was on Huffington Post, contributed by Jay Lickus. The title was “7 Serious Questions to Plan Your Future,” and the […]
Hy Rey Bound intermediate champion award

A Champion’s Mind

Do you want to be a champion? Do you want to be the greatest? Well, me too! How do we get there? There is a cool book by Dr. Jim Afremow called “The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train and Thrive.” This book breaks down the mental strategies that champions use on the field, […]