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How to Clean Horse Tack: Best Products and Practices

Tack is the equipment used on horses, and it includes saddles, bridles, and other pieces like hackamores and martingales. Your horse’s tack needs to be cleaned regularly to keep it in good shape for use. The best way to clean most horse tack is by using saddle soap and water. Mix the saddle soap with …

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Horse Tack: Saddle Pads – Their Purpose, Types & Costs

A saddle pad is not just a piece of cloth that sits under your saddle; in reality, they are necessary. However, there are so many types it’s often challenging to figure out which one you need and their purpose. A saddle pad or blanket is what goes between the horse and saddle. It helps keep the …

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Horse Riding Tack: Hackamores – Types and Uses.

My friend’s horse has been shaking his head during rides recently, so he called me for some advice. To remedy the issue, I switched out his standard bridle and bit with a hackamore. It turned out to be a good decision. A hackamore is a type of bridle that can help horses who resist bit …

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Horse Tack: Bridles- Purpose, Costs, and Best Types

I’m always happy to help readers understand and find the best gear for horses. I had one recently message me about horse bridles which gave me the idea to write this comprehensive article on the topic. A bridle is an essential piece of riding tack used to communicate with and control your horse. A bridle …

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Horse Tack: All the Items Horse Owners Need.

One evening, a friend and I were having a discussion about horse tack when a guest at our party curiously asked, “What exactly is ‘horse tack’?” My friend answered, “it’s everything you need to ride a horse.” Was his definition of horse tack correct? Horse tack is equipment that you use for horses. You usually …

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