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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.

Nikovian Equestrian Enters the Ring

It is amazing what a little frustration can make someone do. Madison Smith, founder of Nikovian Equestrian, never met a horse…

2 months ago

Finding the Perfect Saddle Fit for Your Horse

Identifying the proper saddle fit for your horse can prolong his career and improve quality of each ride. By fitting…

2 months ago

Selecting a Horse Trailer to Fit Your Needs

Many of us depend on trainers or friends to haul our horses to competitions, trailheads, or emergency veterinary appointments. That’s…

6 months ago

A Riding Helmet for Every Equestrian

A stylish look, comfort, and state-of-the-art technology: today’s riding helmets check all the boxes for style and safety. Whatever your…

7 months ago

Using Romal Reins to Improve Communication

A staple piece of tack for many West Coast western riders, romal reins can be a bit of a mystery…

8 months ago

Matchy-Matchy Equestrian Style

Flappers in the 1920s. Hippies in the 1960s. Preppies and punks in the 1980s. And now, equestrians. Throughout history, people…

8 months ago

Barn Dog Gear

Shires & Digby Fox Tweed Dog Coat The distinguished barn dog deserves the ultimate gear, like this cozy tweed coat…

9 months ago

Demystifying the Double Bridle

Riders transitioning to the double bridle for dressage or saddle seat classes can find it intimidating at first to handle…

10 months ago

To Bit or Not to Bit?

The idea of riding without bits isn’t new, but the idea gains momentum as many horses are ridden for pleasure…

11 months ago

Barn Chore Gear

Wrangler Willow Ultimate Riding Jean A classic mid-rise fit is enhanced with a slightly pitched waistband that sits higher in…

11 months ago