Buckaroo John's Blog

Hobbles

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Hobbles are connected loops made from sturdy material, such as leather, that loosely connect a horse's front legs together. Now, I'm sure that can seem quite horrifying and barbaric to people, but let's take a look at where and why they are used. A good horse must know how to tie and all horses must be able to be contained in some fashion. Ground tie, tie to a tree, outside a bar, pseudo tie (that's a fancy word for "fake tying"), cross tie, tie to the side of a trailer, etc. In this day and age it seems we have...

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Trucker Hats

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Seems like most people who ride, train or own horses wear hats. Hats are more than just protection from the sun, but can also show off one's personality and style. While most of us love to sport a good old fashioned cowboy hat, there are days where it's nice to be able to throw on a regular cap, and that's why Buckaroo Leather has started making trucker hats. Our hats have quality leather patches sewn onto the front which can be customized with a saying or your logo laser branded. Head on over to Buckaroo Leather to order yours today!...

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Halloween

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Halloween is just a few days away. Some of you are lucky enough to belong to an equestrian group that does costume contests or events. Here are a couple of costumes we found to hopefully get everyone in the mood for Halloween! First we have a vintage photograph of horses and riders in skeleton costumes, making me firmly believe that Halloween in the past was far more creepy than it is nowadays!   Is that Amelia Earhart and her trusty steed, err....plane?    This is terrifying. A Nazgul from Lord of the Rings.    What a great idea! Judging but...

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Getting Ready for Winter

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The ponies are starting to get fuzzy, nights are getting downright chilly, and the days are getting shorter. When you have livestock, your life is effected by the seasons. Coming into fall and winter could mean colic and frozen water troughs. Here are some things we thought about to prepare for the upcoming months. You horse should be starting to grow his winter coat. Some grow much more impressive coats than others, and some can withstand the elements much better than others. Do your research on the pros and cons of blanketing. Even though I personally don't blanket, I have...

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The Loping Hackamore

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This is the quality AMERICAN made western leather hackamore bridle you've heard about from cutters and anyone wanting a bitless bridle! This is a round caveson hackamore designed to fit low on your horse's nose and, because it is round, it works more like a sidepull than a hackamore, with a side to side action. It is generally used to lope cutting horses to keep their mouths soft. It has our working 3/4" harness leather double cheek adjustment headstall with a hand braided fiador (throat latch), which is adjustable to hold the fine quality braided rawhide noseband-caveson in position. We...

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