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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.

Zebra Stripes: Are They a Natural Fly Repellent?

Gotta Be Him, aka “Jaxson,” needed three bottles of Zyrtec allergy medication to survive summer. Bug bites caused welts, some…

2 weeks ago

Horse Grooming Routine Upgrades

A thorough horse grooming routine has enormous value, but things can get a little rote. Along with spring cleaning, why…

4 months ago

How to Clean Your Tack Room

In many regions, horse owners spend less time riding in the winter, abandoning their tack rooms in a state of…

6 months ago

Get the Right Western Saddle Fit

Riding your horse in a saddle that doesn’t fit you is at best uncomfortable and at worst dangerous for both…

9 months ago

Products for Equine Ergonomics

Equine ergonomics takes the applied science of ergonomics and applies it to horse tack and other products to design and…

11 months ago

Parts of the Saddle and Bridle

Test your skills on labeling the parts of the saddle and bridle for both English and western riding! Fill in…

11 months ago

Take the Reins: The Ins and Outs of 4 Common Types of Western Reins

Reins are the key to communicating with your horse from the saddle. Used to cue and control direction and speed,…

1 year ago

Have a Very Horsey Holiday with These Equestrian Gift Ideas

These great equestrian gift ideas should definitely go on your list this season. Horsescents Organic Lavender Aromatherapy Deliver calming organic…

1 year ago

Gear: Winter Warmth With Winter Equestrian Barn Apparel

Bundle up and fight the cold with these seasonal barn staples to add some warmth to your winter equestrian apparel.…

1 year ago

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…

2 years ago