Here for the week of SpecTACKular fun, riding & too much food! http://ow.ly/eoQC2
Off to the @Flying R Ranch for some SpecTACKular fun! http://ow.ly/eoNr7
We have been enjoying a weekly radio show called Better Horses. Its a one hour show devoted to horses. Training Tips, Tack Tips and since its sponsored by Purina Mills, nutrition tips. It is hosted by Ernie Rodina & Dawn Dawson who are very enthusiastic.
To find a radio station near you & listen live go to Better Horse Network
To hear a past episode for FREE you can go to Better Horses Radio
We also got to participate on the show with Ernie & Dawn. It was a hoot! We chatted all about SpecTACKular’s spectacular BioThane Horse Tack. If you missed it you can listen to the archive of the show. Our chat on BioThane can be found on The September 22-23, 2012 Episode, beginning at the 17 minute mark.
Listen up and hopefully we might even be invited back someday.
With a few friends guidance, I tied my first horse camp tie post a few weeks ago. Once again, I appreciated their years of horse camping experience. If left to my own devices, I would have set my lead rope length at the same longer distance as a High-line. I quickly learned the differences between the two common types of horse containment in a horse camp.
- 1. Tie shorter on a Tie Post – As you’ll notice the finished length is about half of the lead rope length or 4’ my mare, Sophie, has to roam around but not get in trouble
- 2. Tie longer on the high line – Nose touching the 3″ ground is the length as a rule that I was taught. Of course the high line has some flex too. A tie-post has no flex.
- 3. The difference? – Both are “safe” for a trained, mature horse. But on a Tie Post the horse can not lay down. This is meaningful for your horse’s comfort, especially if you are riding a lot & on a multi-day trip. Your horse naturally will lay-down 4 hours a day and particularly needs this opportunity when working hard.
At this campground, first arrivals have a choice of sites and horse accommodations. I will choose a high-line going forward, if available. And if a high line is not available, at least now, I know how to tie safely at the correct length on a tie-post.
Tack Girl Tip – I take photos of my horse containment set ups in a horse camp. I print and keep the photos in my horse trailer. When I arrive at a horse camp, I have a visual reference to replicate.
Bonus – The photos show a “tied” water bucket so you do not have to set a bucket on the ground. No tip over due to pawing.
Tie-Post or High-Line: Which is your preference?
BioThane’s Performance Advantages over Leather Horse Tack
1. Wash ‘n wear – Dunk it in a bucket of soapy water or just hose it off. It’s that easy.
2. Maintenance free care – No lotions, No Potions are ever required. BioThane will not dry rot or crack.
3. Weatherproof – It does not get stiff in the cold, or gooey in warm weather. Not every horseback ride is on a sunny 70 degree day.
4. Waterproof – Cross a river, or get caught in the rain with one less concern. We heat seal every hole to assure our finished product remains waterproof.
5. Antimicrobial – Won’t absorb your horse’s blood, sweat, tears & germs. Or their odor.
6. Chafe-Free – It will not rub on your horses sensitive skin.
7. Carefree – Will never mildew, mold or dry rot. Go ahead; keep it in your horse trailer or barn year round.
8. Stronger than leather and 20% lighter in weight
I am a horseback rider too and at SpecTACKular we love our BioThane. And…With these advantages over Leather Tack it was a “no-brainer” when we selected the quality materials to create our horse tack from. It is spectacular & SpecTACKular.
Have you ever seen or felt BioThane Beta horse tack?
Do you agree it’s an amazing material?
Love to hear your thoughts.
Labor Day Events – Come visit with us! At The Flying R Ranch in West Plains, MO http://goo.gl/Lha3P They have Demo Tack for Ranch Guests. Ever wanted to demo a set of our Hand Grip Braided Reins, a Breast Collar, A Halter Bridle? This is your chance if you’re a ranch guest. Demo our product on an actual TRAIL RIDE.They have a lot of our SpecTACKular Horse Tack on Hand for sale; can do a “Get Fit Measurement” and Katie can help you select from bazillion of color combos. Katie is amazing, she knows about every discipline of riding & use to make tack. Talk about experience!
Iron Mountain Horse Camp in Ivanhoe, MO http://goo.gl/3Gueo Yep we are returning to this gorgeous region of Southwestern, VA. Kim has NEW inventory on-hand in COLORS. Including a Gloss Black & Red Combo that is just what the Fashionistas are calling for this season. Kim is trained to Measure your Horse the “Get-Fit” way. She has an eye for color and knows horses. Stop by to see her at Iron Mountain Horse Camp! She’ll be there for a week!
Shelton’s Big Flat Get Away in AR http://goo.gl/1pgfE . Near the BuffaloRiverNational Park. We’ll have products displayed & ready to sell each evening after our ride. Worth the drive as our primary designer will be on site. She has an expert eye for all things horse, especially trail tack. What’s the right color for a Palomino or a buckskin? She just knows and can help you design something special. You will be “Riding with Pride” – Promise! You can see our trendy Single Strap Breast Collars and lots of colors on her horses.
Hope everybody has fun ride plans for the week-end. Where are you riding? Love to hear about it.