Tack, Equipment & Products

Two Horses Killed in Ky. Barn Fire

A Jan. 31 barn fire believed to have been caused by an electrical malfunction claimed the lives of two Thoroughbreds boarded at Warren Lyster’s 100-acre Tarleton Farm near Paris, Ky. According to chief Lloyde Campbell of the Bourbon County Fire and

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Saddle Shopping? New Resource Offers Online Assistance

Finding a Western saddle that fits well is a task that has horse owners turning to the new online Saddle Expert System. With well over 200 different breeds of horses, one can imagine how tricky it can be to find a saddle that fits just right.

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Take Time to Analyze Bad Bit Manners

The average horse weighs at least five or six times the average human adult. So it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to predict who’s going to win if they get into a pulling contest.


Humans who find themselves in pulling matches with

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Enlightened Equitation’s Fhoenix Saddle

The Fhoenix is a completely unique and revolutionary design of saddle designed to optimize comfort for both horse and rider, while being self adjusting to the fit of almost any horse or pony.

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Fleeceworks Merino Wool Saddle Pads

Lower in cost and more durable than sheepskin, Merino wool saddle pads are the newest offering from Fleeceworks.





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Fitting the Saddle to the Withers

Were we to select the perfect withers for our mounts with the idea of arranging the best possible fit for the saddle, we would probably settle on well-placed, prominent withers that blended nicely into the slope of the shoulder and the back.

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Bits and Bitting (AAEP 2001)

“Bits and bridles are for communication,” Bennett told the sizable group that gathered to hear the three-person presentation. “They are not handles to stabilize the rider in the saddle or instruments for punishing the horse.”

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Bits And Pieces

We welcome the new year, and all the promise it holds. We also welcome some new names, but familiar friends, to the 1997 Editorial Advisory Board of The Horse, and we thank those who have served without fanfare for the past year. These

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