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 15, 2021 | News and Publications , Tack care
How to stiffen a soft rope, fight humidity and ensure your ropes last long and hit their mark, whether you're team, breakaway or tie-down roping.
March 12, 2019 | Timed Events , Timed / Speed events
We examine lay, material, full or scant diameters, strand count and length for team ropers, tie-down ropers and ranch cowboys.
December 17, 2020 | News and Publications , Equipment rules
The 2021 AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations is now available online and in print.
December 04, 2020 | News and Publications , Get Started with Horses
Learning to use spurs properly is all about feel, and has the same sort of finesse that you strive to develop in your hands.
September 21, 2020 | Showing , English
Three world champion trainers discuss types of English bits and their preferred uses.

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How to Make a Rope Halter
In our free e-book, follow these easy steps to create your own knotted rope halter for horses.
Tying the Mecate
How to get your bosal out of the tack trunk and into use.
How to Build a Mounting Block
Ease aboard your horse with a homemade mounting block.