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Basic Equipment You Need for Your First Horse

August 29, 2018

Getting your first horse is an exciting adventure, and you’re likely ready to dive in headfirst. Of course, long before you actually bring your horse home, you need to make sure you’re properly prepared with all the equipment you’ll need to raise and train your horse. If you already own a ranch or other type of country property, you probably already have a lot of items, including pitchforks, wheelbarrows and shovels you’ll use to clean up after the horse. There are, however, some specialty items you’ll have to purchase at a local tack shop, including horse training equipment and other... View Article

Western Tack vs. English Tack: Which Is Best for You?

August 29, 2018

One of the questions we frequently get asked at our tack shop is whether English tack or western tack in Montana is the better option, or if one style of riding is easier than the other. Let’s take a look at some of the similarities and differences in the styles of equipment and riding to help you better understand your options. The equipment You’ll find that the equipment can vary greatly in western and English riding. English riding tends to have smaller and lighter saddles, versus the larger saddles used in western riding. In addition, western saddles tend to have... View Article