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The 2017 NRCHA World’s Greatest Horseman Reserve Champion Luke Jones, of Luke Jones Performance Horses, uses the Chuck Frazier Sidepull in all aspects of his cow horse training program. The Chuck Frazier is similar to other sidepulls, like those we start our colts in. But in addition to the noseband it’s designed with shanks, a curb and a bit hobble.
Feb
09

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A mecate http://bit.ly/mecates is a rein made of a single piece of rope, usually twisted horse hair or nylon. It is used on hackamores (bosals) and snaffles and is attached in a specific manner to each. The knot used to attach the mecate to a hackamore is also used to adjust the size of the hackamore noseband by taking more or less wraps of the mecate around the base of the noseband just in front of the heel knot. Mecates are attached to snaffle bits with slobber straps http://bit.ly/slobberstraps.

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If you ride a cutter you may already be using this technique to shorten your reins in the herd. If you watch cutting events you’ve seen riders clutch their reins in one hand as they’re separating the cow they want to cut. Do you wonder what they’re doing with their hand? In this video Matt Budge of Matt Budge Performance Horses shows us how to shorten and lengthen our reins http://bit.ly/2reins instantly with only one hand.

Jan
12

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Tiedown straps are used to connect nosebands, headsetters, and various other pieces of equipment to the cinch. If a tiedown is used without a tiedown hobble your horse can accidentally step on or across the tiedown http://bit.ly/2jJaO80 if he lowers his head. We’ve all had that unexpected experience of a horse lowering his head at lightning speed to grab at a green patch of grass! When this happens and your horse steps on or across the tiedown it can’t raise its head. Since he can’t lift his head he may panic and rear and this can cause a wreck.

Dec
29

Secrets to Bosalita Use

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Maintaining a soft mouth in a horse is every horseman’s and horsewoman’s goal. Once a horse is ready to transition from a hackamore or snaffle into a bit with shanks the 2 Rein Outfit http://bit.ly/2hKiFxt can be used.

DMT SnaffleBridle “Do you want a snaffle bridle http://bit.ly/2eDPn5J that will fit your smaller colts correctly” asks Dennis Moreland Tack? Do you like to use only dense, tight fibered leather equipment on your horses so your signals run smoothly through the leather to the horse?

Dec
01

DMT LOGO Have you checked your latigo for wear and tear lately? If it’s time to purchase a new latigo http://bit.ly/2dHjuYn you may want to attach it to your saddle dee with the same knot custom saddle makers use! This video will show you how.

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If you’re having any kind of resistance issues with your horse the first thing to do is get your horse’s mouth and teeth checked says Dennis Moreland Tack. Dental care is imperative for top performance as well as the health and comfort of your horse. Horses need routine dental care every 6 months. More frequently if an issue arises. It goes without saying that a horse with pain in its mouth is likely to have resistance issues.

Nov
02

How to Tie Saddle Strings Up

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Do you wish you didn’t have to pull your saddle strings out from under your saddle every time you cinch up? Saddle strings are handy to have when you need them but they’re a nuisance when you don’t.

Oct
22

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If you hate tripping over your breast collar or latigo when you’re carrying your saddle follow along. We’ll show you a few tips for making unsaddling and carrying your saddle a whole lot easier.

Oct
06

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We commonly see California bosals or hackamores in a variety of diameters from 3/8 inch up to ¾ or 1 inch. It’s hard to know which diameter should be used and when to transition to a different diameter.

Sep
23

How to Adjust a Snaffle Bridle

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For safety, proper function and your horses comfort you want to make sure your bridle is adjusted properly regardless of the type bit you’re using.

Sep
07

How to Use Romal Reins

DMT romalreins The tradition of using Romal Reins http://bit.ly/1Iph8q9 was started in North America by the Spanish vaqueros in the mid-1700s. Their lives depended on extremely hardy, well-trained horses to work the rank, range-bred cattle of the day. Romals, as they are called, were used on such well-trained horses because they only required a very slight movement of the hand for direction.

Aug
25
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Running martingales help a horse learn to carry its head in the position that will allow it to use its body to drive from behind and with collection.  When adjusted and used correctly they are safe pieces of equipment for almost any age horse at almost any level of training.

Aug
11
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Are you tired of your bridle reins dragging on the ground when you unbridle? Does everything get tangled up before you get it hung on the hook? Watch the video to learn how professionals get their gear directly from the horse to the hook!

Aug
01

How to Measure for Cinch Length

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Need to get a cinch that fits correctly? Follow along with the video to see how easy it can be to get the right size cinch for your horse.

Jun
30

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A bowline is a good, safe knot to use when tying your lead rope because you can always get it untied, even when a horse pulls back. See lead ropes here: http://bit.ly/1JSwZcI. Find a sturdy post or other strong, well-set, stationary structure to tie to.

RunningMartingaleA running martingale is designed to help a horse learn to carry its head in the position that will allow it to use its body correctly to drive from behind and with collection. Running martingales http://bit.ly/28RgchN should be used with direct pressure bits such as snaffles.

Jun
04

A Practical Guide to Unbridling

DMT UNBRIDLINGOne of the most important aids used in communication with your horse is your bridle reins. It’s nice to have reins http://bit.ly/1M9qR75 that are hanging freely with no twists, kinks or folds at the start of each ride. Your horse will appreciate it as much as you do!

May
28

Hard 3 Plait Flat Hackamore

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The weight of the heel knot on this Dennis Moreland Hard 3 Plait Flat Hackamore http://bit.ly/1NtzWtc causes it to fall instantly when the pressure on the rein is released. This releases the pressure of the noseband providing an instant reward for a proper response. Signals from this hackamore are strong. I make this hackamore for use mainly on the older horse and I don’t recommend it for starting or training young colts.

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