Horse Supplies Articles

Buckaroo Buys: J Bar D Canvas and Leather

March 23, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Shane and Amy Riley are the friendly faces behind J Bar D Canvas and Leather, an amazing, creative small business. They built us a beautiful, perfectly-crafted tipi that comfortably fits our family of four. They are known mostly for their tipis and bedrolls, but have been expanding their repertoire to include amazing leather work, some is even hand-painted, and […]

Equine kinesiology tape trend is on a roll

March 21, 2017
by Tamara Choat

Whether human or equine, athletes depend on proper functioning of muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments to perform at their peak capability. When competitors started appearing at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics wearing bright kinesiology tape–colored, stretchy tape in unique patterns–the equine world took notice as well. Today, as the sight of elite horses competing or […]

7 Things to keep in the tack room to simplify your life

February 15, 2017
Maria Tussing

A few items in your barn or tack room can make life a little simpler, tidier and can help you be more prepared for whatever your horse kicks at you. Trash can and/or recycling containers– You’re more likely to actually throw something away if you don’t have to remind yourself to do it when you’re […]

Barn or Tack Room Makeover: Part 1 — clean it up

February 9, 2017
Maria Tussing

The barn or tack room can sometimes feel like the place where old tack goes to die and be eaten by mice, rather than the place you keep your expensive, performance-enhancing tack and equipment. Who doesn’t love to walk into the tack room and shove aside dusty, hay-covered halters that haven’t been on a horse […]

What’s in Your Horse’s Feed?

December 30, 2016
Jenn Zeller

This week, we cover some important information regarding what’s in your horse’s feed. I was fortunate enough to meet Jessica Drexler*, with Triple Crown Feed, at a barrel race this past fall, and she was kind enough to answer a few questions not only about their feed, but about feeding horses in general. What is […]

Buckaroo Buys: Cielo Cinches

November 16, 2016
Savanna Simmons

Skye Mesa Ogilvie is the creative hand behind Cielo Cinches, located in Hot Springs, South Dakota. (Cielo is Spanish for sky.) While I don’t have any of the items she has made, I have seen her work first-hand at several ranch rodeos where she has generously donated handcrafted cinches. She makes 17- and 27-strand cinches […]

Side Pulls, Hackamores, Rope Nose-band Hackamores

November 8, 2016
Lynn Kohr

Side pulls, hackamores, rope nose-band hackamores…It might be time to make a change if your horse gets uncomfortable with his bit.  First, lets ask what would cause your horse to suddenly be uncomfortable with his once favorite bit? These are the top three major causes for definite and sometimes dramatic changes in your horse’s demeanor […]

Buckaroo Buys: KAW Rawhide and Steel

October 28, 2016
Savanna Simmons

Kevin Willey, of KAW Rawhide and Steel in Sheridan, Wyoming, is a decade-long friend of ours and probably the most talented artist friend of ours. He is a master of rawhide and steel, particularly damascus. He blazes his own trail in regard to how he operates and creates, and while his products are not at […]

Buckaroo Buys: The Colorful Cowgirl

October 15, 2016
Savanna Simmons

I am a collector of all things beautiful. I generally don’t care for trade-show bits or manufactured saddles. Ok, ok, I’m a bit of a snob. But we don’t have endless amounts of tack like this, just an occasional larger purchase for anniversaries, birthdays, or Christmas. Or a must-have once in a while when we see something and […]

A Quick Release

August 28, 2016
Jenn Zeller

I have very few pet peeves in my life, but seeing halters still tied, and dangling from a fence post or trailer just wears me out. This is a little trick I learned when I got to the ranch in 2008 and now I’m sharing it with you. This quick release halter tie, isn’t the […]

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