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Four Key Points to Look for When Purchasing Leather Horse Tack

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1. Start with the feel of the leather: Is the leather soft and supple? You want to avoid purchasing tack that feels dry because the quality will be subpar. If you bend the leather and you see it starting to crack, it is useless and may become very dangerous when riding. It should be bendable, soft and not stiff. Even if it has not been oiled, tack should still stay supple. However, when buying new tack, if the leather feels overly soft then this is not good either. This sort of tack has had too much oil applied and is...

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The History of the Modern Horse Trailer

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I recently came across the remains of an old horse trailer at an old ranch in Sonora, California. It made me think about the history of the horse trailer and the many ways horses have been transported throughout the years. The history of horse trailers is quite interesting.  Throughout history, horses were transported by ships, rail cars, and wagons pulled by horses, cars and trucks. Pictured here in 1928, is a New Mexico man transporting his horse in a trailer with wooden slat sides. In 1927, a German company named Westfalia, began building horse trailers and expanded their building to...

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Halters - Nylon or Leather

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Horse owners are required to make many choices as they care for their treasured equine friends.  One of the most commonly purchased horse care items is also one of the most used and essential items we own, the halter.  Choices available are nylon flat halters, nylon rope halters, and leather halters.  Halters are typically paired with a horse to match the training development stage of the horse. Another consideration in determining which type of halter is best, is choosing one that suits the experience of the handler and of the horse. Of utmost importance is the safety of both handler...

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The Indian Hackamore

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  The Indian Hackamore is a unique piece of horse equipment. Its popularity is growing in the bitless riding world and with natural horsemanship. This very unique bosal is called an “Indian Hackamore”. It is gentler than a bosal. The nose is flat instead of round. The chin portion widens and narrows to fit most any size head. The action is most like riding with a halter but with more communication and control. The ends that connect to the reins are crossed so when you pull on say the right rein the pressure goes under the jaw and around to...

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Why Buckaroo Leather Products

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Why Buckaroo Leather Products??  "A Cowboy is loyal to his "brand," to his friends, and those he rides with”…. Old West Cowboy Code  There are many leather horse tack companies to choose from, so why choose Buckaroo Leather Products?  First and most importantly Buckaroo Leather Products is proud to say that we are a family owned business that has been manufacturing quality leather horse tack for over 38 years right here in the good old USA!!......From Buckaroo Leather Creed….  “The materials which go into the making of Buckaroo Leather Tack and the craftsmanship employed in it’s making are elements of the highest importance. ...

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