Articles - tack-equipment


How Safe is Your Safety Equipment?

For thousands of riders every year, their ride ends up with a trip to the emergency room. We look at helmets, safety vests and stirrups – how they protect, and how effective they are....

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Custom Chaps

Spiff up your riding wardrobe with a custom pair of chaps. ...


Traditional Saddles vs. Treeless Saddles

Discover the pros and cons of riding in traditional saddles with trees compared to today's treeless saddles, according to the experts who design and fit them and the riders who use them....


Buyers’ Guide – Treadmills, Equine Style

Time-saving fitness tool or therapeutic aid, treadmills in whatever form, are as valuable to horses as they are to humans....


Saddle Pad Savvy

Learn how to choose the correct saddle pad for your needs....

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Bridle Fitting Basics

Bridle basics for proper fit and function....


Odd, Unusual and Bizarre Tack and Accessories

Tack and equipment oddities....

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English & Western Saddle Fitting Fundamentals

Learn how to make sure your horse is comfortable with this saddle fitting primer from expert English and western saddle makers....

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Corks: Get a Grip

Whether you call them caulks, studs or corks, these devices that are driven or screwed into horseshoes can provided traction when the going is slippery or deep....


If the Boot Fits

When purchasing a new riding boot, fit (really, really) matters. ...

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