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Shane Plummer, pictured showing 2014 mare Dannika (Hydrive Cat x Light N Lily x Light N Lena)

Free to Choose

Last week, I showed one of my favorite cutting horses at the Brazos Bash in the Derby Non-Pro. I walked onto the arena floor, went through my pre-show ritual—which consists of stretching to the left, stretching to the right, touch my toes, touch my toes—and then I got on my horse. As I sat there […]
Craig Schmersal standing by horse

Tips for Hauling Your Horses

With futurity season in full swing, I thought I would talk to you about what I do when hauling horses long distances to shows. First and foremost, all of my trucks and trailers get full inspections before we take road trips. This includes checking all the bearings and tires on everything. We run heavy-duty tires […]
Saddles throughout history

Iron, Oxbows, and Dog Houses: The History of the Stirrup

Have you ever tried riding without your feet in the stirrups, perhaps to practice on balance or leg position? While it can be useful to practice form and position if done safely, there is no doubt that when you take the stirrups away you begin to realize just how much you might depend on them […]
Cattalou colt kissing Chico

How Much For That One?

People wonder why a particular horse is worth more than another. How can one horse be priced high and another horse be valued much lower? As with any other item for sale, it all comes down to market value. A Rolls-Royce is worth more than a Honda, and a Louis Vuitton purse is worth more […]
Dennis Moreland explaining romal rein use

Tried and True: How to Get the Best Use Out of Your Romal Reins

It’s not hard to guess why romal reins have continued to be an important piece of tack utilized by horse owners for centuries and why they continue to be one of the most popular products purchased from Dennis Moreland Tack. A sight commonly seen in the reined cow horse events, romal reins http://bit.ly/2hpU2Iy serve as […]
James Payne and PG Heavily armed cutting a cow

Armed for Success!

We are not going to war, but we are armed and dangerous! PG Heavily Armed is the latest addition to the SDP Buffalo Ranch Stallion Roster. PG Heavily Armed has had back-to-back championships with the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Open Championship and then the West Texas Futurity Mercuria/NCHA World Series of […]

He’s No Ordinary Animal

We all saw the Metallic Cat National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Derby Open finals. We all heard the thunderous cheering and the excitement that went on. Lee Francois is no stranger to the podium, and this Derby was no different. On board the exceptional stud The Animal, he took home a victory! We […]
breast collar on horse

Breast Collars Throughout History with Dennis Moreland Tack

Breast Collars, in one form or another, have been in use ever since riders began putting padding between themselves and the horse. The purpose: to keep the cinched saddle from sliding back and out of place. Ancient sculptures show Assyrian, Egyptian, Greek and Roman horsemen using a breast collar. The use of a breast collars […]