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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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The How and Why of Side Pull Bridles

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Side Pull Headstalls are used without a bit, and are very popular in the training arena and for the experienced trail horse and rider. Many trainers have found the side pull headstall great for horses who do not accept a bit very well and are fussy and tense and unable to relax and learn. It is also excellent for horses that have mouth injuries or are sensitive due to harsh training conditions.The side pull is fast becoming the choice in early stages of ground driving and teaching the basics of turning and stopping.A quality leather side pull headstall or bridle...

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Custom Award Tack

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Did you know that we have customized and personalized award tack available for just about any equestrian group, club, sport and discipline?  We have hair on bags, spur straps, wither straps, breast collars and slobber straps, just to name a few. You can have your logo, motto, pictures, etc., lazer engraved in the leather! There's no limit to what you can do! Here are a few examples of what we can do! Is there anything we can help you or your group with this year? Give us a call or email us and we'll design just the right thing for...

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Chaps & Chinks

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Chaps, short for chaparajos, were originally worn by cowboys as protective garments.  Chaps are now used for decorative and practical reasons.  Chaps originated in the countries of Spain and Mexico. Riders wore them while working cattle. Chaps were originally made of two large pieces of cowhide.  They formed a protective shield over the rider’s legs and the horse's chest. While serving those purposes quite well, they were bulky and hard to work with; that is when today’s chaps were developed. There are several types of chaps.  Originally, the most common type of chaps were batwings. These consisted of an outer...

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