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Tack and Equipment

This parent category features all articles published by Horse Illustrated on tack and equipment. To drill down further for tack OR equipment, check out our related subcategories. Whether it’s for English riding, western riding, trail riding, or a specific discipline, we have more information on the best options to purchase, how to choose and what to look for, special equipment for added comfort for you and your horse, and so much more. Topics include more information on saddles, bridles, bits, hackamores, bitless bridles, horse boots, safety vests, blankets, sheets, saddle pads, etc. Comfort and safety are of utmost importance for both horse and rider.

My Saddle is Crippling Me: The Effects of a Poor-Fitting Saddle on the Rider’s Body

I pride myself on giving my pony the best of everything: a relaxed barn with ample turnout, regular bodywork, and…

3 months ago

Therapeutic Gear

Preventing injuries and managing chronic conditions are top priorities when making care decisions for your equine partner. You may have…

4 months ago

Trail Riding Tack and Gear: Trail Essentials

Trail riding is a favorite among many riders. Don't go out unprepared. Have the right trail riding tack and gear…

6 months ago

English Bit Basics

The number of bits available are almost limitless. Most of us have a pretty hefty collection, and even then it’s…

1 year ago

How to Choose a Western Bit

Here are some tips on how to choose a western bit suitable for your horse: Western horses are ridden in…

1 year ago

How to Put on Polo Wraps

Polo wraps are an alternative to protective boots. They can provide light protection for horses with sensitive skin who might…

1 year ago

How to Tack Up for Western Riding

You can ride western in a snaffle or curb bit, depending on what your horse goes best in. Your saddle…

1 year ago

Horse Boot Guide

Protective boots are a must-have for your horse or pony if you do athletic events like jumping and barrel racing,…

1 year ago

Safety Vests for Equestrians

Most riders know how important it is to protect their head with a helmet. Equestrian safety vests provide extra protection…

1 year ago

How to Fit an English Saddle

There are so many things to think about when you’re riding. Is my position correct? Is my horse moving right?…

2 years ago