Articles - tack-equipment

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Saddle Fitting and Performance

In a recent study of 1,326 horses in the UK, 91% of owners reported that their mounts exhibited some sort of regular behaviour problem under saddle. ...

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Bitless Bridles Reviewed

Is your horse a candidate for a bitless bridle?...

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Love Your Leather

Like everything else, tack is getting more expensive every year. You can give it the longest life possible by taking proper care of it....

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Custom Chaps

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

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Are Bits “Bronze Age” Technology?”

For nearly 60 years, Dr. Robert Cook has studied the horse’s mouth, ear, nose and throat - so he knows more than most about the effects of bits....

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If the Boot Fits

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

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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....

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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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Choosing the Best Girth

Choosing the best girth for your horse from the variety of options is an important part of saddle fit and your horse’s performance....

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How to Correctly Fit a Bit for Any Horse, in Any Sport

The bit is a direct link between the rider’s hands and the horse’s sensitive mouth, so correct fit is crucial. ...

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