What Are Useful Horse Tack Supplies?


Taking care of a horse is not as easy as one may think. Your horse’s health, shelter, food and horse tack supplies are all very important things to consider, with regard to the care of these giant animals. Tack supplies include bridles, crops, brushes, horse shoes, saddles, and a whole lot more, and because there are so many types and brands of tack supplies available today, choosing the right ones can get confusing. Here is a guide on how to choose the right supplies for your horse.

Bridles are one of the most essential horse tack items that you, as a rider, should have. These are used to communicate with your horse. Normally, the most common is the dressage bridle that can fit over the head of the horse and onto his mouth. The reins go back to the rider who uses them to command and control the horse. Horse bridles vary in quality and price, and by standard these bridles should be made of high-quality leather.

Avoid buying poor quality leather as they will crack easily and wear over time, which is not ideal, especially during harsh weather. Check the reins and the cheek-pieces and make sure they are reinforced. The buckles should also be made from stainless steel to avoid rusting. When buying horse bridles, the best advice is to visit a reputable manufacturer that will provide you with some sort of warranty on the product, so you can return them should they not function effectively.

Saddles are very important; not to mention highly expensive horse tack supplies. Basically, there are three types of horse saddles: the Western saddles, English saddles and the side-saddles. Additionally, Western saddles have varied types, including the roping saddle, the endurance saddle, and the barrel racing saddle; while English saddles have the dressage saddle, the polo saddle, and the jumping saddles. Ideally, saddles are made with genuine pure leather. But the more common ones sold these days are those made of suede or synthetic leather. Since there are a lot of options, have a professional horse-care expert with you when you shop.

Horse boots are also important horse tack supplies. When you buy these boots, make sure you choose the ones that are sturdy, comfortable and well-constructed so that they will protect the legs of your horse for many years. There are really a lot of horse tack supply products that you will need for your equine. Make sure you provide them not only with their basic needs, but also with the essential equipment they need.

One Response to “What Are Useful Horse Tack Supplies?”

  1. John Brand Says:

    Very good article. I strongly agree with having quality Bridles and horse tack. I own Buckaroo Leather Company and have been producing quality leather horse tack for over 30 years. Working with quality leathers for all these years, I know that good leather is needed to produce long lasting horse tack. Great video too. Please visit my website and blog and comment, http://www.buckarooleather.com

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