Buckaroo John's Blog

Spring Reviews

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This past month has really been something else. Small businesses everywhere were closing their doors, some to never reopen. People were wondering how to feed their families, as millions were let go from their jobs. However, you all have been amazing. The orders kept coming in, and our small shop was able to keep on trucking along. Not only that, but the customer reviews and the pictures of our handmade tack on your steeds have been pouring in.  This Sunday, our blog post is purely about sharing your images. We hope you enjoy!     Once again, we thank you...

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The Indian Hackamore

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The Indian Hackamore is a unique piece of equipment, and it's popularity is growing in the bitless riding world and with natural horsemanship. This very unique and gentle bosal is called an “Indian Hackamore”. 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 the right rein the pressure goes under the jaw and around to the opposite side, to bring the...

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Spring is Here!

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Spring is officially here.  The wildflowers are in bloom and the grasses are a beautiful green. The horses started blowing their coats and the weather has been absolutely perfect for riding. Before you spend your days in the saddle, take the time to go over your tack and your trailer so you know you’re prepared for riding season. First, let’s discuss tack. Pull everything out, take things apart and go over it. It’s helpful to take pictures of your gear fully assembled before disassembling. Check the tightness of any Chicago screws. Make sure all leather is cleaned and oiled. Is your...

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Tying the Mecate

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The mecate can be attached to a bosal and also to slobber straps on a bridle. Here are two videos on how to set up both!     We make a variety of mecate reins. Head over to www.buckarooleather.com to shop our selection!

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Western Reins

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There are several types of Western Reins.  The type of riding you like to do and what type of headstall and bit or bitless bridle, hackamore, etc., that you use will determine your rein choice.  Of course, personal preference will factor into your decision as well.  Let’s look at some of the options available.  Split Reins Split reins are usually 8’ in length.  They are single pieces of leather which are connected to the bit by loops which are tied, connected by Chicago screws or quick change, swivel and snap closures.  They typically come in 1/ 2”, 3/4”,  5/8” and...

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