Horse Supplies Articles

Benefits of a Mohair Cinch.

September 26, 2014
Kay Schrock

  People have different needs and desires when choosing a cinch for their horse.  I would like to highlight the benefits of a mohair cinch.  Mohair cinchas were traditionally used before synthetic fibers came onto the scene.  More and more horse owners are going back to this traditional fiber. When selecting a cinch for your […]


Saddle Woes, Part Two. The Weak Tree

September 16, 2014
hmaude

Three hundred sixty-four days after my brother Kyle’s previous saddle incident while pulling bulls, he and I once again found ourselves headed out bring home the last of the bovine males for the year. We had discussed trailering our horses and selves the three miles to the pasture we needed to cover, but he wanted […]


Saddle Woes: The Offside Cinch Strap

September 9, 2014
hmaude

One late July or early August day years ago, my brother and I were sent an hour south of our place to get the bulls out of our yearling heifers. As in years previous, we were prepared with our geldings, enough semi-heavy duty panels to convert the two-pen corral into something you could load a […]


Saddle Fitting

August 31, 2014
Jayme Thompson

It is so important for people to be aware of how a saddle fits a horse and the rider. So I wanted to write about saddles and the proper fit. I interviewed my husband Matt Thompson, who has been a saddle maker for the past 18 years, and owns MT Saddlery. He has mainly built […]


How To Fasten A Rope Halter

August 19, 2014
Jessie Salter

Rope halters have been around for a long time, and they serve a good purpose. When properly adjusted they are designed to contact certain pressure points on your horse’s head and face.  I personally love the feel of a well made rope halter.  Not only are they a means of leading and tying your horse, […]


How To Attach a Curb Strap or Chain Properly

August 8, 2014
Jan Swan Wood

I have seen an error made in the assembly of a bridle multiple times over the years, and want to caution others against making the same mistake. This concerns those bits with a second rein loop or gag loop where the mouthpiece attaches. I have seen people put their curb strap or curb chain through […]


A Barrel Racer’s Unlikely Obsession

August 2, 2014
Bailee Murnion

When it comes to barrel racers, some like to deck their horses out in Ed Hardy bling headstalls and breastcollars, some have to wear the same colors to match their horses protective boots and saddle pad, and some, like myself, have “obsessions” with bits, spurs and cowboy boots. My bit and spur obessions range from […]


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