Horses – Tack and Equipment

Simply a Horse Lead Rope?


Most equestrians consider the lead rope to be a very important piece of equipment. Yet, it’s not just a simple piece of equipment. There are many nuances which impact its purpose and use. Sharon Jantzen expounds on the results of a readership survey on lead ropes.

Fun and Function of the Horse Halter


Let’s take a look at the many horse halter options to see which one will suit your needs best. Brie at Riding Warehouse helps us get to know the various kinds of halters. Horse halters can be both fun and functional. Sharon Jantzen provides details on the fun and function of horse halters.

Protect and Nurture the Most Beautiful Horse Tail | SLO Horse News

Protect and Nurture the Most Beautiful Horse Tail


Getting knots, mud, stickers and urine stains out of your horse’s tail are time-consuming grooming routine activities. There has to be a better alternative, and lucky for you, we’ve found one! Sharon Jantzen gives a shout out to Blooming Tails tail bags, produced right here in SLO County.

Is Your Tack Ride-Worthy? Here’s a Checklist


Everything had been planned, the time had been set aside, we each had a suitable horse/pony to ride, and we were looking forward to a fun, shared experience. As we planned the day a question ran across my mind, “Is the tack ride-worthy?” I checked the girth I thought we’d use with our saddle for the trail ride; it was missing a buckle! Sharon Jantzen gives us a checklist for making sure our tack is ride-worthy.