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.

January 25, 2017 | Showing , Ranching
AQHA Professional Horseman Todd Crawford describes the advantages of transitioning your green horse from a hackamore to a bridle.
October 06, 2017 | About AQHA , Tack care
Does your horse need to be blanketed? Dr. Lydia Gray answers.
March 23, 2020 | News and Publications , Equipment rules
Professional advice on proper show halter fit.
March 22, 2020 | News and Publications , The American Quarter Horse Journal
Use these tips to save time and money at your next horse show.
April 15, 2019 | News and Publications , Showmanship at Halter
Whether you’re showing in conformation or showmanship, your horse’s halter must fit correctly.

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