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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
curb bit measurement diagram

A Little Bit About Curb Bit Measurement and Function

To understand how any given shanked or curb bit will affect your horse’s response, it’s important to understand how to measure the bit, http://bit.ly/2vU1J1z and, what affect the measurements and the ratios of those measurements may have. Since use of equipment that doesn’t abide by horse show rules almost always results in disqualification, it’s also […]
Clayton Anderson riding a horse using round buckle cinches

Prevent Painful Galls with Round Buckle Cinches

Have you ever had problems with cinch sores or galls? Most of us have. Cinch sores or galls are often caused by a cinch or cinch buckle rubbing the wrinkled and sweaty skin right behind the elbow. These sores are painful to horses, just like a blister on your foot is during a hike. If […]
Rider demonstrating how to use your reins while riding a cutting horse

Get A Grip — Learn How to Use Your Reins While Cutting

If you’re new to cutting or thinking of getting involved in cutting you may have attended some shows or watched some live stream cutting to get a better understanding of the sport. If so, you might be wondering about all the different ways cutters hold and use their reins. Follow along in the video as […]
Dennis Moreland demonstrating proper unsaddling technique

Try These Tips to Make Unsaddling Safer and More Efficient!

If you hate tripping over your breast collar or latigo when you’re carrying your saddle, follow along in this video while Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack demonstrates a few tips that will make unsaddling and carrying your saddle a whole lot easier. Share these tips with your friends too! It’s important to always undo […]