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 […]
Sam Rose and Dennis Moreland discussing bit placement

Whys and Hows of Proper Bit Placement

Have you wondered whether it’s better to have a wrinkle or 2, or no wrinkles at all, at the corners of your horse’s mouth when you ride with a snaffle http://bit.ly/2cpgfAI? Could there be times when both options are correct? Follow along with the video as Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack and judge, horseman, […]
Dennis Moreland and Clay Johns discussing using different bits

Discover the Reasons for Using Different Bits for Practice and Show

Have you ever wondered if the bits you use to practice should be different than the bits you use to show? Would using separate bits help your horse and help your runs? Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack and Clay Johns of Clay Johns Cutting Horses, Millsap TX, visit about how and why using different […]
curb bit measurement diagram

A Little Bit About Curb Bit Measurement and Function

To understand how any given shanked or curb bit will affect your horse’s response, it’s important to understand how to measure the bit, http://bit.ly/2vU1J1z and, what affect the measurements and the ratios of those measurements may have. Since use of equipment that doesn’t abide by horse show rules almost always results in disqualification, it’s also […]
Rider demonstrating how to use your reins while riding a cutting horse

Get A Grip — Learn How to Use Your Reins While Cutting

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 about all the different ways cutters hold and use their reins. Follow along in the video as […]
Dennis Moreland demonstrating how to tie on rein ends to your reins

Two Easy Methods for Attaching Rein Ends or Water Loops to Reins

Rein ends, also known as water loops, are short pieces of leather used to attach your reins to your bit with tie strings. A rein end http://bit.ly/2SbHes7 is attached to one side of each rein, looped through the bit ring and tied back to the opposite side of the rein says Dennis Moreland of Dennis […]
diagram on hobbles

Hobble Savvy and History

Hobbles on the front legs (1) have been used by horsemen since they began to ride. “Hobble breaking a horse is just good sense” explains Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack. Not only is the animal more controllable during early training but it learns to stand quietly without being tied or saddled. Being hobbled by […]