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What Is a Texas-Style Hackamore?

texashackamoreHackamores function by applying pressure on the nose and jaw rather than on the mouth like a bridle with a bit. They are especially useful on young horses that are transitioning from deciduous (baby) teeth to permanent teeth but horses of any age can be ridden in a hackamore.

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The Secret to Cleaning and Conditioning Braided Rawhide

DMT bosalitaLike leather, sweat and dirt build up on rawhide and get absorbed into the fiber causing it to degrade over time. Additionally, rawhide will dry out and feel dry and rougher to the touch than usual. Check your gear regularly, especially the parts that are often against the horse’s hide. If you see sweat and dirt built up, or if it’s dry, it needs to be cleaned and conditioned.

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What Are Doubled and Stitched Reins?

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If you’re looking for a rein that drapes well, has tons of feel and keeps its shape and pliability even in cold weather doubled and stitched reins may be for you says Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack.

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A Little Bit Can Go a Long Way

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If you want your horse to continuously respond to the bit with the lightest cue on the reins you may want use an aluminum shanked bit. These are good mild bits to use when you transition your colt from a snaffle. They also work well on sensitive horses that are light in the face. They are lighter weight because aluminum weighs less than steel. This means less pressure on the mouth compared to bits with steel shanks.

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How to Attach Curb Straps and Bit Hobbles

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It looks so easy! Then you attach the new curb or bit hobble to your bit and there’s too many loops left over! Follow along as Dennis Moreland shows the simple way to keep track of where the loops and connector go back on the strap. The video demonstrates with a 4 loop strap but the guideline gives the steps for both 2 and 4 loop straps.
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The Secret to Attaching Spur Straps with Button Covers

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All the spur straps at Dennis Moreland Tack are made with an important safety feature: the inside spur button is covered with a thin leather teardrop so you won’t catch your buttons on each other or on your jeans and trip. This is important especially when doing any kind of ground work with your horses, colts or cattle!