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 […]
SDP Buffalo Ranch mares and foals 2020

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, […]
Dennis Moreland demonstrating how to use saddle soap

Saddle Soap or Oil—Which Should You Use on Tack and When?

We all have tack that we love to use. Maybe it’s that pair of reins with just the right feel or that breast collar that fits every horse you ride. According to Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack, the side effects of frequent use of our favorite tack are wear and tear on the leather […]
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Making the Best of It

It’s been a while since I have been able to write. I apologize, as life has been busy! Lots of interesting things are going on in the world; so many of our horse family all over the world have been affected. It is the first time any of us have ever experienced something like this, […]
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The Twilight Zone … Or is it?

Sometimes I get nostalgic and think about life when I was a kid. Life was pretty darn boring then, compared to what we’ve got now. Granted, I was a kid and the “Information Age” didn’t exist. I was born of goodly parents; I’m pretty sure they sheltered me, too. I think of my kids now and their […]
Dennis Moreland and Clay Johns discussing using different bits

Discover the Reasons for Using Different Bits for Practice and Show

Have you ever wondered if the bits you use to practice should be different than the bits you use to show? Would using separate bits help your horse and help your runs? Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack and Clay Johns of Clay Johns Cutting Horses, Millsap TX, visit about how and why using different […]