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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
Dennis Moreland demonstrating how to attach mecate reins to a snaffle bit using slobber straps

How to Attach Slobber Straps to Your Mecate with Dennis Moreland Tack

Slobber straps http://bit.ly/2kMpYan are used to attach a mecate to a snaffle. They add extra weight to the bit ends of a mecate which causes the rein to drop instantly when either side of the mecate is released. In turn this releases the pressure on the bit sooner which gives your horse a quicker reward […]
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Deal of Fortune!

Last month, my blog mentioned the timelessness of faith, hope and charity, the need for us to not give into fear, and for keeping perspective and an eye on what lies ahead of us. I 100% stand by what I wrote and still feel the same today. But, I feel as though I’ve lived through a […]
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Health Matters: The Relationship

Just as you would expect, there are some dramatic differences between the horse industry in Texas and what I see on my veterinary mission trips to Central America. Using your own powers of observation, barring any judgement, you can appreciate the discrepancy in education, opportunity and equipment without me pointing anything out. As a whole, I […]
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Health Matters: The Tale of Embryo Transfer

I have always thought the strength of the breeding business is a solid indicator of the health of the horse industry in general. So, when more and more people start asking me what it takes to do an embryo transfer, the better feeling I have about the current horse market.  There will always be a […]
Sam Rose and Dennis Moreland discussing bit placement

Whys and Hows of Proper Bit Placement

Have you wondered whether it’s better to have a wrinkle or 2, or no wrinkles at all, at the corners of your horse’s mouth when you ride with a snaffle http://bit.ly/2cpgfAI? Could there be times when both options are correct? Follow along with the video as Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack and judge, horseman, […]