Building a Partnership with Your Horse “Western Dressage: A Closer Look at Tack”
Republished from June/July issue of Show Horse Today
Any time you are getting into a different discipline, it is important to know what tack is allowed in competition. The smart rider will research ahead of time to learn all the rules about what tack is permitted and what is not.
I recommend practicing at home with the tack you plan to use at the show. This is so important! Train with at home the bridles, bits, and saddles/pads that you would use at a show. This allows you and your horse to be familiar with the tack and helps avoid unpleasant surprises on show day.
To read more about how to properly fit your horse for this new discipline and to learn more tack tips, click here to read the rest of the article!