western horse tack

Cowboy tack is all the same, isn’t it? This sentiment may have held mostly true in the past, but things have changed in the world of equestrian tack. Visit any of the western tack shops in your area, and you are likely to see quite a few specialty items designed to enhance performance during specific sports / riding styles. From barrel racing tack with lightweight, streamlined designs to trail saddles meant to offer support during long adventures, there are many innovations to choose from. Saddle pads were once very simple – and of course, you can still have a simple design if you want to....
Tacking up your horse for the first time can be a little bit intimidating for new riders. We have broken the process down into a simple step by step process to make things a little easier. Step 1: Make sure you groom your horse completely to remove all dirt and debris that may be stuck to his coat. When dirt and grime gets trapped under your saddle pad or girth, it can rub and create painful sores on your horse's skin. Step 2:  Place the western saddle pad on the horse's back, just covering the front of the withers. Make sure the saddle pad is even on both sides of the horse. Step 3:  Lift...