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About Tack for Your Colorado Horse and Ranch
By Coloradohorseproperty.com


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Whether you plan to ride for pleasure across your ranch in Denver or to compete in the plentiful equestrian events near Denver real estate, you’ll need to procure the right tack.  Speaking to the young or new rancher, the right tack allows you to control your horse and helps protect you.  That being said, it makes riding more enjoyable.  The basic outfit includes the halter, lead rope, horse blanket, bit, bridle, and saddle,  

Halter:  The first piece of tack to introduce is the halter, which will be used during the entire life of the horse.  Very young horses learn about the halter before they are weaned and can be easily led from their stalls to the pasture or tied for grooming.  There are many choices among popular leather halters and nylon halters.

Lead Rope:  Along with a halter, buy a lead rope to attach to the halter.  This combination allows you to safely lead your horse.

Horse Blanket:  These blankets shelter horses from bad weather, keep them warm, and can help protect them from horse flies.

At this point, there is an important decision that must be made about whether to procure the Western or English style of bit, bridle and saddle.  Western saddles are very different from English saddles and they are not interchangeable.  What do you plan to do with your horse?  Use the English style tack if you plan to compete in horse shows or do dressage work.  Use Western tack for barrel racing and trail rides.  Why?  The Western saddle sits in a more relaxed position than the English counterpart.  It has a high pommel and saddle horn that provide a measure of extra support over uneven trails.  So, deciding on Western or English is step one. 

Choosing a Saddle:  There are several types of saddles in each style.  Show and competition saddles are more elaborate than saddles for riding so you will find a large variety of designs in the types.  The most important thing now is fit.  Saddles come like shoes for people—with narrow, medium and wide backs.  And, like shoes, sometimes the brand will run tighter or looser—it’s not one size fits all!  So, it is important to try the saddle on the horse and for you to sit on top to be sure that there is a good all around fit.  

Bit:  The most common bit for both Western and English tack styles is the snaffle and you will find snaffles in different styles.  The major difference between Western and English is that the Western snaffle bit has a curb and a more ornate appearance.

Bridle:  The basic difference between English and Western bridles is that the Western bridle usually has fewer pieces than English styles.  Since most horses have heads that are roughly the same size, choosing a bridle to fit your horse is relatively easy and a matter of choice.

These items are available at tack and feed stores, online, and second hand.  So, one by one you can lead your little ponies into happy lives as disciplined horses!

Click here for a map of Colorado ranches for sale.


$19,500,000
10687 Evans Ridge RD
Parker, CO 80134
Listing #: 1070850
$18,950,000
451 Three Meadows Lane
Evergreen, CO 80439
Listing #: 1103241
$18,000,000
6917 TIMBERS DR
Evergreen, CO 80439
Listing #: 1102208
$12,250,000
6225 S Fraser ST
Centennial, CO 80016
Listing #: 953915
$7,200,000
10 BLACKMER RD
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Listing #: 1083913
$7,000,000
1275 SILVERTIP LN
Evergreen, CO 80439
Listing #: 1079891
$6,500,000
2743 N FLINTWOOD RD
Franktown, CO 80116
Listing #: 1010630
$5,995,000
5860 BOULDER HILLS DR
Longmont, CO 80503
Listing #: 1103239
$5,900,000
7497 N Foothills Highway
Boulder, CO 80302
Listing #: 1108091
$5,600,000
2074 Summit ST
Franktown, CO 80107
Listing #: 1097690
$5,495,000
1536 ELK VIEW RD
Larkspur, CO 80118
Listing #: 1061070
$5,000,000
32300 WOODLAND DR
Evergreen, CO 80439
Listing #: 1113231
$5,000,000
6700 E SCOTT AVE
Parker, CO 80134
Listing #: 983655
$5,000,000
11749 311 County RD
Silt, CO 81652
Listing #: 1096141
$4,850,000
4665 S FRANKLIN ST
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Listing #: 1102516
$4,000,000
5 VILLAGE RD
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Listing #: 993816
$3,798,000
577 BEAR MEADOW TRL
Evergreen, CO 80439
Listing #: 1040836
$3,625,000
9417 N Foothills HWY
Boulder, CO 80302
Listing #: 1108352
$3,500,000
34366 SQUAW PASS RD
Evergreen, CO 80439
Listing #: 965726
$3,495,000
32534 MEADOW MOUNTAIN LN
Evergreen, CO 80439
Listing #: 1017963
$3,333,000
2126 WIELER RD
Evergreen, CO 80439
Listing #: 1079936
$3,300,000
5320 S COLORADO BLVD
Greenwood Village, CO 80121
Listing #: 1050995
$3,295,000
7654 SPIRIT RANCH RD
Golden, CO 80403
Listing #: 1076642
$3,250,000
3000 E BELLEVIEW AVE
Greenwood Village, CO 80121
Listing #: 1099289
$3,100,000
7300 S PERRY PARK RD
Larkspur, CO 80118
Listing #: 1077471
$3,000,000
33791 Meadow Mountain RD
Evergreen, CO 80439
Listing #: 1062532
$2,950,000
15760 CR 220
Salida, CO 81201
Listing #: 1098378
$2,950,000
4999 S BIRCH ST
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80121
Listing #: 1087012
$2,900,000
29200 CRYSTAL LAKE RD
Pine, CO 80470
Listing #: 898621
$2,879,000
9141 MOUNTAIN RANCH RD
Conifer, CO 80433
Listing #: 1075238
$2,750,000
5100 Christensen LN
Littleton, CO 80123
Listing #: 1101987
$2,750,000
7921 LEMON GULCH WAY
Castle Rock, CO 80108
Listing #: 1034899
$2,750,000
1260 TWIN SISTERS RD
Nederland, CO 80466
Listing #: 1041045
$2,750,000
4100 LAKOTA RD
Indian Hills, CO 80454
Listing #: 1117633
$2,700,000
210 BEAR MEADOW TRL
Evergreen, CO 80439
Listing #: 992392
$2,700,000
9995 CARBON RD
Broomfield, CO 80020
Listing #: 1042193
$2,699,000
5740 LAMBERT RANCH TRL
Sedalia, CO 80135
Listing #: 1077199
$2,680,000
730 GENESEE MOUNTAIN RD
Golden, CO 80401
Listing #: 1095526
$2,595,000
7775 SPIRIT RANCH RD
Golden, CO 80403
Listing #: 1023348
$2,590,000
7301 County 59 RD
Florissant, CO 80816
Listing #: 1068372

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