Horse Tack

Horse tack is the equipment used in keeping horses. Some types of tack are bridles, saddles, bits, reins, and harnesses.

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Can you sit on your metal saddle rack?

Take a look at the maximum weight it says it can hold. If you are under this weight, then I don't see a problem with it. if not, then I wouldn't advise it.

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What are the names of sections of a saddle?

cantle, pommle, tree, seat, flap, knee roll, billets

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Where do the reins attach on a snaffle bridle?

Attack your reins to the part of your snaffel bride facing the saddle with the buckles facing inwards

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What is a lead rein pony?

It's a pony that is being lead by another person, whilst someone is riding the pony. Basically it's a pony for novice children, or adults learning to ride. And the pony is being lead, and the person leading it is totally in control of the pony, so the beginners - learning to ride feel safe, and not being worried if the horse/pony is going to run off.

So perhaps if some one is selling a horse/pony, and it's listed as a lead rein pony - this means, it's only used as a pony with someone leading it. And ideally you should buy this pony for beginner's, and it's a naive ride. There is no potential, just leading it. Hope this helped.

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What are the rules for horse halter class?

It depends on what type of show. Breed shows have their own rules and guidelines. Quarter Horses, Paints, and Appaloosas are very similar. These breeds will provide you with the rule book but there could be a small fee. You may also have to have a registered horse to show in breed shows. Arabians have full and half Arab classes but you must have your horse registered to this breed also. For non registered horses open shows provide the same fun for all breeds. The organization running the open show will have their own rules or may go by state rules. Either way plan ahead and get a rule book.

Halter can be a fun class if you know the ropes. Grooming and presentation of the horse and handler will make or break the class. You and your horse must be turned out perfectly. You need to know where to stand and move out of the judge's way as he inspects your horse. He may ask you to trot, pivot and back your horse and it must look smooth and flawless. If you have a friend or know somebody that can help you and give a little coaching it would be wonderful. At some tack shops and western stores they sell or rent instruction videos that may be a good investment. These videos are usually made by professional trainers and judges and are a good sourse of information.

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What is the best noseband for a strong horse?

You should not go for stronger tack when your horse isn't responding right. That requires training, not a little "bandaid" to temporarily cover it up. I suggest getting your horse supple in a normal bridle with a snaffle bit by shortening one rein at a time and get your horse to turn his head around to your foot, only releasing when you feel the horse "give". Of course, you wont start with bringing his head around to your foot. You'll start off about half-way to your leg and gradually build up. After he does it well on both sides turning around at the slightest touch you can pull back softly on both reins evenly while keeping your reins kinda low. Dont increase the pressure, wait for him to give and when you feel the horse "give" a little towards his chest quickly release so he knows he did the right thing. After that, you can move to getting him to do this at the walk, and maybe at a small jog. This should get your horse to not be so strong. And if this isn't the problem, then add onto this and I'll see what I can do.

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Will a cob size numnah fit a 14hh pony?

It could but it'll depend on how broad the ponys' back is.

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Who makes harnesses for horses?

I do I am called David Cameron

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How much does a horse saddle pad cost?

As with most things, the prices can vary. Lower priced pads start around $20 and can go up to several hundred for a single pad.

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What is a western saddle horn made of?

Saddle trees are made of wood or fiberglass.

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What do you call a horse equipment maker?


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What are saddle straps called?

There is the girth, which buckles under the saddle skirt from under the horse's belly; the stirrup leathers, which attach the stirrup irons to the saddle; and there is the martingale, which stops the horse's neck from tossing.

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What is apart of a bridle?

Do you mean 'What are the parts of a bridle?' There are many websites with detailed descriptions of a bridle, but I will give a quick description. Headstall - goes behind the ears Browband - goes across the forehead attaching to sides of headstall to prevent bridle from slipping back Throatlatch - goes under the throat from one side of headband to the other to prevent bridle from flipping forward Cheek piece - attaches to headstall at top and bit rings at bottom Bit - goes into horses mouth to directly control the horse Noseband - attached to headstall and goes around nose to keep mouth closed Reins - attached to bit rings to control the horse Curb strap and/or curb chain - optional, depending on type of bit, and controls the horse with pressure under the chin Blinkers - for driving horses, to prevent them from seeing the cart 'chasing' them

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Do domestic horses wear horse shoes?

Yes they do, but many owners dont know that shoes are the worst thing you could do for your horse. It is best to keep them barefoot. Shoes cause alot of damage. If you care to read just how many ways a shoe is bad, read on, but ita a lengthy list.

A.Walls cannot wear & maintain normal shape/length

- unnatural stresses on hoof as walls get

too long

- incorrect trim cannot be worn away

B.Vibration (800 Hz)

- destroys hoof wall and tissue

- causes structural abnormalities in laminar corium, leading to compromised coffin bone suspension

- causes irritation of ligament & tendon attachments to periosteum of bones & joint cartilage

C.Hoof mechanism is impaired

- reduced shock absorption with fixation of the wall

- impact travels up leg & stresses joints, etc.

- ossifications

- coffin bone impacts sole which cannot draw flat

- circulation in the hoof is reduced

- heart is overstressed (without support from hooves)

- poor cell nutrition & reduced temperature

- reduced cell metabolism

- reduced horn quality and quantity

- excessive waste metabolic protein unused in hoof production remains in bloodstream

- overstressing of kidneys, liver, skin

D. Physical trauma (bruising, etc.) to hoof tissues

E.Weight causes unnatural strains on joints & ligaments through centrifugal effects

F. Traction compromised: too little on smooth, slick terrain, too much on softer ground

G. Deformation & contraction of the hoof

- heel pain or "navicular syndrome"

- thrush

- skeletal & muscular stresses, conformational changes

H. Negative effects of nails

- physical damage to wall (holes)

- dehydration of white line horn

- vibrations affecting horn & corium

- insulation breached (metal conducts cold into foot, decreasing corium temperature and cell metabolism)

I. Danger & severity of injury increased

- to the horse itself (caught in wire, interference, etc.)

- to people

- to other horses

J.Damage to properties, trails, etc. increased dramatically

K.Prevents proper development of young horse's foot & coffin bone (especially palmar processes)

L. Orthopedic possibilities do not exist (circulation is reduced, while healing requires increased circulation)

M."Incorrect" shoeing increases rate & severity of damage

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Do horses like saddles and bridles?

Most of the time, horses would rather be out in a pasture with their buddies. And many horses hate being ridden because the rider makes it a very unpleasant experience for them. Tack can be very uncomfortable, bits often cause them pain because people use it to make them do stuff instead of simply to lightly cuethem to. Saddles must be fitted specifically for the horse or they cause pressure points that cause a horse pain.

Saddles and bridles are both very unnatural to the horse. When not eating and on the move, the mouth is closed, the toungue is in a "down position" and salivation is greatly reduced. However, with a bit, it confuses the horse. He thinks he is supposed to be eating something because something is in his mouth. The mouth is open, salivation is up, and the toungue is in the "up" position, inhibiting breathing.

The saddle is also very unnatuaral. a heavy object on their back, wrapped snuggly around their middle (and sometimes more than snugly- downright suffocating)

I do not think horses like bridles or saddles, but being the amazing creatures they are, they will tolerate it for us, to an extent

yes and no, you see horses don't mind riding and tacking but they would rather be in a pasture with there buddies, but horses don't really care if they are working or not.

It depends. A horse could love working or just being with you, or it could just be stubborn and not want to do anything. Most horses love being ridden, but of course they woudl rather be out in the pasture.

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How do you attach toss-over saddle bags?

You "toss" them over the seat or rear fender.

This last guy is obviously not a biker or losing saddle bags at regular intervals. Toss overs still need to be secured.

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What are the different types of aliens?

We do not know this because the aliens had never actually been captured by us humans or even seen properly to determine its types but according to the myths they are either "the little green men" or the red ones.

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How big a saddle to get for a 16.3hh horse?

This depends on two things - the width of the horse's withers and the femur length of the rider.

The horse's withers determine the width of the saddle's tree. It is essential this fits well, as a bad fit may lead to sore, dry spots, and skin rashes, bucking, lameness, back pain and many other problems.

The length of the femur (thigh bone) of the rider also determines the LENGTH of the tree of the saddle (pommel - cantle length). If this is too short, a rider will be positioned too far back - too long and there will be too much seat for the rider to fill.

Saddle lengths between English and Western saddles can differ by 2 inches.

It is best to have a saddle fitter our to determine the size of saddle you will need, that or visit a saddle shop.

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What are the disadvantages of neat's foot-oil?

Sometimes this can prevent much needed oxygen from reaching the wall of the hoof.

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What is a broadmare?

A broodmare is a mare used for producing foals. Broodmares should be the 'best of the best' in their breed. They should have very correct conformation, good temperaments, and proven performance ability before they are allowed / approved for breeding.

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What is a saddle harness for a horse called?

The tack.

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What is the name of the mean girl in the saddle club?

Veronica de Angelo

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How do you get a mane tail for your horse in horse academy?

When you are in the horses stable, go to equip button in the column on the left, the icon of a horses mane, then choose your mane

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If a horse saddle is fully mounted what does that mean?

A fully mounted saddle is one that comes with stirrup leathers, a girth and stirrup irons.

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What is a suitable bit for a strong horse for hacking out if you currently use a snaffle?

You'll get many answers to this question. Some will be very anti-bit, while others will be pro-bit, and some in-between.

The horse will need further training if it gets strong while out hacking. It should not have to go up to a stronger bit. I suggest taking lessons with a qualified trainer to see what the issue is, it could be the horse, or it could be the rider.
A way to help calm down a horse is to work on half halts and downward transitions. If the horse does not like to turn then serpentines and spirals will work well.

If the trainer suggests a stronger bit then I would go from there. If the horse is a bit hard to turn then a full cheek in various mouthpieces might be best.

For a horse that is just a tad too forward then maybe something with a slight twist to the mouthpiece, but only if you have soft, gentle hands.


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