Horse Tack and Equipment

Various equine activities require different kinds of tack to properly equip your American Quarter Horse for success. Use these resources to explore the tools available to you and your horse, and learn how to make the best tack choices.

April 08, 2019 | News and Publications , Ranching
Experts share the differences between these two popular types of cowboy leggings.
August 27, 2019 | News and Publications , Ranching
Introduce, fit and use a hackamore, or bosal, on your horse, with advice from AQHA Professional Horsemen Carol and Steve Metcalf.
September 21, 2020 | Showing , English
Three world champion trainers discuss types of English bits and their preferred uses.
July 14, 2021 | News and Publications , The American Quarter Horse Journal
A talented leather worker takes buckles and stories in trade for his work. 
July 14, 2021 | News and Publications , Ranching
Tips for using and breaking-in a mane-hair mecate. 

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Ease aboard your horse with a homemade mounting block.