When it comes to horses, riders, bits, and tack the answer is almost always the same.
What kind of horse do you have? How old? What’s their health like? How are their teeth? What discipline are you participating in? Is this a pasture ornament you ride on alternating Sundays or are you both training to compete?
What kind of rider are you? Do you have heavy hands? A light touch? Somewhere in the middle? Are you new to your discipline? Is your horse new to it?
Every one of these questions go together to give us a baseline. But that’s it. This is just the beginning of the conversation.
The answer to any question about tack will be as individual as every horse and every rider.
And the answer will change if that horse gets a new rider or if that rider gets a new horse.
Because riding is a symphony of communication and teamwork; and no two teams will come together in the exact same way.
So the answer to every question you may have about what will work best starts with all the questions above and won’t end until you feel the magic between your animal and yourself.
I say magic, because when it all comes together there are no other words to describe it.
And it all starts with a conversation that starts with the words“It depends.”
Our store is run and staffed by walking encyclopedias of everything equestrian. We are hoping to find a way to better communicate some of that hard earned wisdom.
But, because everything MUST be approached on an individual case by case basis, the task is a little daunting.
There are some general rules of thumb, but they really are no more than likely scenarios. Really, it’s just a good place to start.
Still, it seems a shame to hoard this wealth of expertise for locals only. Not everyone can come down to Brenham with their horse and spend the day.
It’s an amazing experience and I have seen it transform a rider’s relationship with their horse, but it’s not practical for everyone.
So we are going to try to put together some articles and YouTube videos, in an attempt to share what we know. But we want it to be a conversation.
Do you have any questions?
How about any suggestions?
We want to hear from you. If we put our heads together we have an opportunity to put decades of experience in one place.
There is no substitute for the hard lessons we have all learned, but maybe we can pass what we know effectively onto the next generation.
So that they may make a whole new set of mistakes, instead of just repeating ours.
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Written by L.H.