Category Archives: Equipment

WINTER TACK CARE

As winter sets in, turning your riding arena and paddocks into a sea of snowdrifts, you may not feel like riding and your tack can be at the barn for weeks at a time...untouched.  But the winter weather isn't just difficult on your unprotected skin, your expensive leather equipment is going to need some extra...

A BIT OF ADVICE

Tack shops and equestrian catalogues are filled with all sorts of bits of differing shapes and sizes.  Unfortunately, bits are the most misunderstood piece of the horse’s equipment ever invented.  Too often, we humans are of the opinion that as our horses are big animals, therefore the pressures needed to control them must be big...

Is Your Bit The Right Size?

Recently, I attended a conference where a prominent clinician was performing and selling his products.  One of the items being sold was his recommended array of bits.  Looking at all the bits hanging on the wall,  I noticed that all the bits were of one size...5 inches.

We, as people...

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