Horse Supplies Articles

How to Tie a Hackamore

December 2, 2014
Jenn Zeller

Tying a hackamore can be done a couple of ways. As I’m on making my, now, third hackamore horse, I don’t really have that much experience in tying one. I figure the more times I do it the better I will get, and instead of attempting to explain it, I’ll just let the video below […]

Cowgirl Winter Wear

November 20, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I am asked, often, what I wear in the winter to stay warm on the ranch. Despite the cold, and snow, ranchers are the crazy people outside, in the elements taking care of their animals. And of course, I ride all year round. In fact, winter is a good time for me to start colts. […]

How to Lead a Horse

October 14, 2014
Jenn Zeller

Helmet manufacturers claim that many horse – related injuries occur while riders are on the ground. I don’t doubt that that’s true. But I’d also argue that it’s often because people don’t pay attention to what their horse is telling them when they’re on the ground. I’d also say from experience that many people don’t […]

How To Saddle a Horse

October 5, 2014
Jenn Zeller

We’ve probably all seen it happen: a wreck where the saddle ends up under the horse. It can happen for any number of reasons – a latigo could break, or you could be in the process of saddling your horse when he spooks, and under him the saddle goes. One of the ways to prevent […]

A bit about bits…

September 29, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I see it at least once a week. In a newspaper ad, on Craigslist, in Facebook Horse Groups – someone says they have a short shanked snaffle for sale. I’d like very much to explain to everyone that writes that, that they don’t technically have a snaffle bit available. You have a leverage bit, or […]

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

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

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, […]