California hackamore on a horse

How to Choose the Right California Hackamore (Bosal) for Your Horse

California hackamores or bosals are made in diameters from 3/8 inch to 1 inch says Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack. The 3 parts of a hackamore http://bit.ly/2dzOabU are the noseband or bosal, the headstall or hanger and the mecate (rein). Traditional nosebands are made with a stiff or soft core of twisted rawhide or […]
fiador on a horse's hackamore

What is a Fiador and How Does It Work?

A fiador, also known as a Theodore, is a safety device or keeper that is similar to a throatlatch on a bridle but it’s used on hackamores http://bit.ly/31VAtgD to make certain a hackamore stays securely on a horse’s head says Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack. A horse in a hackamore, that has a fiador, […]

How to Choose the Right Texas-Style Hackamore for Your Horse

Have you been wanting to try a hackamore on your horse but don’t know which one to choose? When you choose the right hackamore(s) http://bit.ly/2flLbbP for the horse or horses you’re riding, it can benefit horses of all ages and training levels says Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack. Texas-style hackamores http://bit.ly/31VAtgD came about when […]
wade meador and dennis moreland demonstrating why you should use a cavesson

There’s More to a Cavesson than Meets the Eye

How and Why to Use Cavessons Cavessons are used to help keep horses from opening their mouths to evade the pressure of the bit. But there’s a lot more to a cavesson. Follow along with the video as Dennis Moreland, of Dennis Moreland Tack, and Wade Meador, of Wade Meador Performance Horses share their expertise […]
split reins hanging up

How To Choose Between Doubled and Stitched, and Harness Leather, Split Reins

One of my favorite questions to help riders with is “which split reins are right for me?” says Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack.  When choosing between doubled and stitched, and harness leather reins, it’s important to know which type of rein will best fit your discipline, expectations and climate. You’ve also got to consider […]
reining horse sliding to a stop wearing a hackamore

Introduction to California Hackamores (Bosals) with Dennis Moreland Tack

“The fine points of handling the hackamore have been handed down from generation to generation by the early Spanish Californians, who took great pride in their horses. Although it requires extra time and patience…the results are worth it” Ed Connell, from his book, Hackamore Reinsman*. A California hackamore has 3 parts: the noseband or bosal, […]
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 […]