Animals

English & Western Tack for Horses

If you’re shopping for English & Western Tack for Horses, it is important to do your research. Whether you ride Dressage, English, Western, you’ll need a lot of equipment to care for and ride your horse.

Popular equine brands include, Equifit, Professional’s ChoiceBack on Track and Farnam who provide high quality hoof bootsgirths, cinches, fly spraystotes, and horse boots.

English & Western Tack for Horses

English Tack

Corro sources English Tack from manufacturers all around the world. We have put together an extensive collection of items that range from halters and stirrups to hackamores and breastcollars. There are two options for martingales in English disciplines. Standing martingale prevent a horse from raising its head significantly. The other popular option is a running martingale which prevents the horse from raising its head above a certain point as it applies additional pressure to the reins and the mouth. A standing martingale is attached to the noseband and a running martingale is attached to the reins. Standing martingales are more popular for Hunters and Equitation, while running martingales are the popular choice for jumpers.

Western Tack

English and Western tack have a few major differences. Western saddles are larger than English saddles and have a horn attached to the front. When riding western the stirrups are larger and the stirrup leathers are usually set longer than in English riding. Western bridles do not have nosebands and the western reins are split, with one rein in each hand independent of each other. A riding helmet is often replaced with a cowboy hat for many western disciplines, although helmets are growing in popularity.

General Equipment

There are many popular items that are not dependent on what discipline you ride. Whether you’re a seasoned vet or just got into horseback riding you may find yourself needing lead ropes, fly sheets, horse blankets, and leather conditioner.

Lunging equipment is great to exercise your horse and help them remove stress.  A surcingle is a lunging guidance tool used in various disciplines, with the Pessoa Lunging System being a favorite among equestrians for decades.

If you enjoy trail riding with your horse, a saddle bag may be a good addition to your tack room. Think of this as a mini tack trunk where you can carry anything from extra tack, horse treats, first aid supplies, to grooming supplies and hoof boots.

Horse Hoof Boots
Horse and pony hoof boots

Grooming Supplies

Everyone has their own preferences for grooming supplies, from clippers to horse liniment and best-selling products like Tiger’s Tongue and Striphair. Hoof picks are important to keep your horse’s hooves clean, rock-free and dry so that they don’t develop thrush. However, if your horse does develop thrush, it can be treated with products such as Mustad Thrush Buster (just make sure to not get it on your clothes!)

Recovery products such as Back on Track Royal Quick Wraps and Absorbine Veterinary Liniment Gel can help your horse recover from minor injuries or hard workouts, but make sure to consult your vet if you decide to use something new.

Redmond Horse Supplements
Daily Redmond Fortified Mineral Mix Supplement

Horse Supplements & Dewormer

When it comes to horse supplements and dewormer, it all depends on your horse’s individual needs. Merial Zimecterin Gold Horse Dewormer and Zoetis STRONGID Broad-Spectrum Dewormer Paste are popular dewormers, while Dac OilMare Magic and Pure MSM Powdered Joint Supplement by Animed are all best-selling supplement options. Horse supplements are important to maintain your horse’s gut health, weight and coat and skin health. Additional supplements also provide the vitamins and minerals that aren’t always present in your horse’s standard hay or grass diet. Be sure to consult with your vet to develop a great nutrition plan for your horse. It’ll save you money in the end!

Grooming Supplies

Grooming is a large part of owning a horse. You’ll need to buy horse brushes, hoof picks, fly spray, clippers and more. It is important to groom your horse to keep them clean and healthy. It is also a great way to spend time with your horse and bond. Brushing is important to keep your horse clean. Use a curry comb or bristle brush to help your horse’s blood flow and circulation. Grooming is also a great way to check for bumps, bruises and swelling. It is important that you know your horse’s body well, just in case something is off!

If you are located in the United States, Corro is a great place to shop and has a large inventory of horse supplies. In addition to the tack, equipment and grooming supplies, Corro offers best-selling product categories such as muzzles, to show halters western bits, stable supplieshoof care, snaffle bits, headstalls, and saddle pads.

Owning a horse is a lot of work, but one of the most rewarding things on the planet!

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