Washing supplies • Purpose: to remove sweat, dirt, mud, etc. from the horse’s body. • Use all over, take care around the face and ears.
Curry combs • Purpose: To bring the dirt to the surface of the coat. • Use in small circular sections all over body, except face and legs.
Stiff and Finish Brushes • Purpose: To remove the dirt from the coat and to make the coat shine. • Use in a "flicking" action, along the hair growth pattern, all over body
Comb • Purpose: to remove knots from mane and tail • Use: in the same direction as hair growth, on the mane and tail
Hoof picks • Purpose: to clean out hooves by removing stones, etc. • Use on base of hooves.
Sweat scraper • Purpose: to remove excess water from the coat • Use all over the body, except the face. Scrape in the same direction as the hair growth pattern.
Western Saddle • Large and heavy • Durable • Comfortable • Designed for working cattle on the range • Used for western riding
English Saddle • Lighter • Flat seat • Many styles • Used for pleasure, training, racing, jumping, polo • Usually used without a blanket
Saddles: English Dressage Saddle Jumping Saddle Racing Saddle
Bridles and Bits • Many styles • Style depends on what you are doing • Purpose of the bridle is to hold the bit in the horses mouth • Common bridles • Double bridle • Pelham bridle • Split eared bridle • hackamore
Bridles and Bits • The purpose of the bit is to control the horse • Bridle should be adjusted just so it raises the corners of the mouth
Common Bridles--English Double Pelham
Common Bits D-Snaffle Curb Bit Pelham bit Ring and Egg Snaffle “Cowboy Snaffle”
Halters • Used for tying and leading • Made of nylon, rope or leather
Martingales • A device that prevents the horse from lifting its head too high • Two types • Standing-attatched to the horses head • Running-attatched to the reins by two rings Running Standing
Harness • Used for driving • See fig. 32-22 and 32-23 p. 610 & 611
Types of Harness’s Show Double Team Carriage Racing
TACK & EQUIPMENT A. DRESSAGE SADDLE B. WESTERN HALTER C. ENGLISH SPURS D. FLY MASK E. BLINKERS F. BARREL SADDLE • GERMAN HACKAMORE H. DROPPED NOSEBAND I. GIRTH EXTENSION J. CURB CHAIN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
TACK • E • C • A • H • F • J • I • G • B • D