Dennis Moreland talking with Ryand Thibodeaux about tiedowns

Purpose of, and Proper Use of, Tie-downs with Dennis Moreland Tack

Does your tie-down ever get a bad rap? Tie-downs, also called nosebands with tie-down straps, are used to help horses maintain their balance during quick, powerful maneuvers in speed events like roping and barrel racing. While it’s easy to assume a tie-down is used only to keep a horse’s head down, the purpose of a […]
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Leggings, Batwings, Woolies and Chinks: The History of Chaps – Part Two

Whether you call them chaps, leggings, bat wings, woolies, or chinks, the different styles of leather leg coverings are an important part of a cowboy’s gear. Derived from the Spanish chaparreras, they protect a rider’s legs from brush, thorns and the elements. Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack says different leathers cut in various styles […]
chaps throughout history

The History of Chaps – Part One

Whether you call them chaps, leggings, bat wings, woolies, or chinks, the different styles of leather leg coverings are an important part of a cowboy’s gear according to Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack. Derived from the Spanish chaparreras, they protect a rider’s legs from brush, thorns and the elements. Different leathers cut in various […]
Dennis Moreland explaining how to clean a saddle

Double Duty: How to Clean Your Saddle and Check for Wear

Keeping leather tack in good condition is critical for safety and helps to keep the communication between you and your horse at top level. At Dennis Moreland Tack, we understand the amount of care that goes into making sure tack works like it should, which is why we recommend frequently checking your tack and cleaning it […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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The Scoop on Spurs: How to Make Sure Your Spurs Fit Correctly

Spurs are a very popular piece of riding equipment, and when used correctly they can be a highly effective aid in cueing your horse. Spurs can come in all kinds of sizes, styles, and can even have special custom attributes added on to personalize them. According to Dennis Moreland Tack, the one thing that all […]
Breast Collar fit diagram

The Benefits of a Properly Fitted Breast Collar

Over time breast collars have generally become considered an optional item on a saddle according to Dennis Moreland at Dennis Moreland Tack. However, if you ride in disciplines where horses make quick stops and turns with powerful acceleration out of the turns, such as cow horse, barrel racing or roping, to name a few, you […]