Tack and Equipment

A compendium of all Horse Tack and Equipment.  Overviews, care, fashion trends, and more.   

  • Care of Equipment and Leather
  • Saddles
  • Bridles
  • Bits
  • Harnesses
  • Accessories (Pads, Boots, Blanket, Etc)
  • Clothing
  • Start shopping for horse bridles, and you’ll soon discover that there’s a baffling array to choose from. While all bridles help you to direct your horse while riding, there are many different configurations. This quick guide will help you learn more about the parts of a bridle and the functions that they perform. What’s in a Bridle? The basic bridle is made up of three parts: a headstall, a bit, and at least one set of reins. If you’re brand new to riding, your instructor will choose the bridle that’s best for you – probably the same one the lesson horse wears most of the time. Whether you’re...
    Whether you’re setting out to enjoy time on the trail or compete in the show ring, you need the right equestrian clothing. These essentials for western riding will help keep you comfortable, protect you from the elements, and help keep you looking your best in the saddle. We hope you enjoy this quick head to toe guide! Hat or Helmet? Yes, you might need a snazzy hat for the show ring, but for trail riding – especially in areas where you’re far away from help, a helmet is better. Pick one that fits well, and you’ll be a whole lot safer in the saddle. Once you start shopping you’ll find that...
    Traditional western equestrian clothing offers a distinctive look. Here's how to dress the part.
    Horse tack for Western riding offers a distinct look. It’s often beautifully detailed, with showy conchos, interesting inlaid hair on hide embellishments, or even hand-painted designs. If you’re new to the world of Western riding, you might wonder exactly what to purchase. With the right horse tack, your Western riding ensemble will have a complete look, plus you’ll be safer in the saddle. Basic Horse Tack for Western Riding Basic horse tack for Western riding shares some similarities with English tack, however you’ll find some differences between the two when you take a close look. In this...
    Western horse tack often has a pleasing, decorative appearance.
    When it comes to choosing horse gifts, the options are limitless. Where to begin? In this quick guide, we’ll provide you with a whole barn full of ideas that are sure to put a smile on any horse lover’s face. Horse Gifts for Kids When it comes to horse gifts for girls, you’ll find that just about anything pink satisfies. A matching halter and lead rope fits in a box and is an easy way to hint that there’s a new pony or horse waiting outside, and for those girls who already have an equine companion, a new western or English saddle pad makes a thoughtful gift. Want to go all out? Consider a...
    Shop for a western bridle, and you’ll be faced with an incredible array of choices. So, which one is best? Much depends on what type of activities you and your horse will be participating in, along with your personal preference. Selecting the Right Size The first step in choosing a western bridle is to decide which size to shop for. Luckily, most western bridles are adjustable and will fit nearly any horse. If you’re looking for a pony or draft horse bridle, be sure to make that distinction, since these equines require special sizes. Finally, if you’re riding a small-statured horse, you might...
    Visit almost any tack shop, and you’ll find a blinding array of English horse bits for sale. Selecting the right one is crucial, as the bit you choose will help you to communicate with your horse. To aid in differentiatiating between styles, we’ve come up with this quick guide to choosing English horse bits. Snaffle Bits Most English horse bits – and quite a few Western ones – are classified as snaffle bits. These bits work via direct pressure without putting leverage on the mouth. Unlike curb bits, snaffle bits have no shanks. A common misconception is that a bit must be jointed in order to...
    If you’ve spent much time at all around horses, you’ve probably noticed that there are quite a few different types of halters. Some are plain, some are elaborate, and others have special functions. Here, we’ll take a peek at different types of horse halters and spend a little time talking about how they are used. Cheap Polypropylene (Poly) Halters Poly halters are inexpensive, but they are weak, particularly when they’re made with cheap hardware. If you need a halter for your calm, well-trained horse to wear during grooming, bathing, and tacking up, a poly halter will save you some money...
    It's important to choose horse halters based on function as well as looks
              For many people, there is simply no better way to spend their time than riding a horse.  Whether it's enjoying a slow ride through open fields or a more spirited ride through the woods, there is always a special bond between a horse and its owner. However, to make the ride as comfortable as possible for both horse and rider, a great saddle is a must. If you've been looking around and just can't seem to find the saddle you want, let us here at SaddleOnline.com help you find exactly what you need. Discount Western Saddles           Here at SaddleOnline.com, we specialize in discount...
              There's nothing like riding on horseback, head and shoulders above the rest of the world, with a graceful animal beneath you. When you want to make most of that ride, western saddles can take you there in comfort. Featuring a deep seat, stirrups that are broad, and a high pommel, you can rest assured that you will be settled in as you hit the trails. Whether you are galloping across a field or ambling by the side of the road, you'll want to see all of your options and review a host of western saddles for sale to find the right fit for you! A Saddle for Every Occasion:          ...
               Dedicated equestrians and casual fans of horseback riding will have the opportunity to browse through a variety of saddles, all available for purchase at SaddleOnline. The right saddle can often be enough to make a tremendous difference in the quality of the ride and the different activities that the rider can enjoy. As such, it is important for all individuals to select a comfortable saddle, making sure that it is not only chosen for the specific riding activity, but also sized appropriately to guarantee comfort. Different Range of Sizes           All types of riders are...

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