Lindy Burch using cutting horse spurs

Important Tips for Choosing and Using Cutting Horse Spurs

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 how the horses are guided with only legs and feet and without the use of reins. Follow […]
bridling your horse ensures effective communication in the show pen

Bridling Your Horse —Adjustments Made Right!

All great rides start with correctly bridling your horse and assuring the bridle http://bit.ly/2d4vmCw is adjusted to fit. Follow along in the video as Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack visits with Clay Johns of Clay Johns Cutting Horses, Millsap TX, about the steps to take when bridling to help your horse be relaxed and […]
fiador attached to a hackamore on a horse

The Fiador—How to Attach the Fiador to Your Hackamore

“A fiador is a safety device attached to a hackamore that is similar to a throatlatch on a bridle,” says Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack. “The fiador https://bit.ly/31qfCTb keeps the hackamore securely on the horse’s head. A horse in a hackamore can be ridden, led or tied without the risk of the hackamore being […]
hands demonstrating how to tie latigo knots

Learn the Secrets to Tying Two Saddlemaker’s Latigo Knots

If you’ve purchased a new latigo http://bit.ly/2dHjuYn and would like to attach it to your saddle Dee with a either a quick, simple latigo knot or an advanced saddlemaker’s latigo knot, follow along on the video, as Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack demonstrates how to tie both knots. These knots also work for rear […]
Dennis Moreland explaining the differences in curb straps

Is Your Curb Legal? Know Before You Show!

Each of the many types of curb or chin straps http://bit.ly/2dkWTPp available can be useful for a particular training purpose, event and/or horse show association according to Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack. But with so many options it’s easy to get confused about whether the curb you’re using is legal. Especially now that multiple […]
dennis moreland explaining romal reins

Romal Reins —When, Why & How to Use Them

Romal rein http://bit.ly/2hpU2Iy use continues to gain in popularity in the show pen, on the ranch and on the trail. Follow along with the video as Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack visits with cow horse trainer Christian Lybbert of Lybbert Performance Horses to learn some interesting facts about using romal reins. A Romal Rein […]
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 […]
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 […]