Horse Supplies Articles

Organizing a Living Quarters Trailer

May 8, 2017
Jenn Zeller

I’ve been on the road a lot this Spring, and it’s not slowing down anytime soon! We thought it would be fun to share with you how to organize your Living Quarters Trailer. Or at least I can share with you how I organize mine. I haven’t yet, sadly, figured out the easiest way to […]

How to tie an Alamar Knot

April 27, 2017
Savanna Simmons

The alamar knot is one of the prettiest I know and is commonly seen among buckaroo crowds. It is used as a way to tie your get-down rope on a horse that is straight up in the bridle. The entire length of your rope can be tied into the alamar knot, or if there is slack […]

Cowboy Skills: Dallying

April 26, 2017
Jolyn Young

“Take your turns!” “Go to the peg!” “Go to the wood!” These are all creative cowboy ways of saying “Dally!” To many ropers, dallying is as important a skill as catching. Unless you’re using a horn knot and tying off like a Texan or Southwest cowpuncher, you’ll need to stop the roped animal somehow, and […]

A New Horn Wrap

April 9, 2017
Rachel Larsen

If you rope, eventually you will need to replace your horn wrap to preserve the integrity of your saddle.   I learned to rope on a “slick” horn, with leather rather than a rubber horn wrap.   It is a matter of personal preference, I am most comfortable with a mule hide wrap.  Which incidentally is not “mule” […]

Protect your horse from rocks, cactus and other poky things with cheap and easy denim bell boots

April 6, 2017
Jolyn Young

Since moving from northern Nevada to northern Arizona last fall, we have picked up on some handy tricks used by the local cowboys to cope with the rugged terrain. One of the major differences between the sagebrush desert of the Great Basin and the rough mountainous desert of the Southwest is the enormous amount of […]

Ranch Horse Tack Hacks

March 30, 2017
Jolyn Young

If you Google “tack hacks,” you’ll discover that most of the ingenious solutions apply to English riders. What the heck? We western riders also have cool ideas to solve everyday tack problems in a pinch! The West wasn’t settled by flat-saddle riders wearing velvet helmets; cowboys and girls are a resourceful bunch known to make […]

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 Tibbetts

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 Tibbetts

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 […]

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