Tacking a Horse

If your dream is to have horse, but it feels like it is impossible, just keep on dreaming and wish hard for your dream to come true. Who knows maybe one day your wish will come true. Working with horses can make you happy, so let’s read how tack up one.

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In order to tack up a horse you will need a bridal, a saddle, girth and a saddle pad. First you must brush the horse off to clean off the dirt. Next you need to get out the tack, so you know what you are going to use and be organized. The saddle pad is cushions the saddle against the horse so the horse will not rub or hurt with the saddle.

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The bridal goes on the horses face and in the mouth with a metal piece called horse bit. It can help control the horse a little easier. Once you have brushed off the horse you can begin tacking up the horse.

First get the saddle pad and place it on the horses back. Make sure that the front part of the saddle pad is touching the back of the withers. Then you can take up the saddle and place it on its back. This can be a real challenge, because the saddle is little heavy. Then pick up the girth and if you lift open the flap of the saddle you will see the leather strips with holes inside them. There are buckles on the girth that you going to have to slip on and fasten onto to strips.

Now that you have one side secure you have one other to the other side so take the girth from under the horses stomach and fasten it to the other side. Make sure it is good and tight so the saddle would not slip while you ride.

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Begin with the bridal. Take the halter off. Fasten the reins over the head of the horse so he cannot walk away. Stick the bit in his mouth and get the bridal on. Put the finger in his mouth just to make him open it. Push the bit in and slide the top part of his ears. Then tie the nose band which goes on his nose and fasten the buckle on the bottom. The throat latch goes around the neck.

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And there you go! You are now ready to ride, but don’t forget to wear your helmet and the chaps. We hope these tips have helped you to tack up a horse. Remember horseback riding is fun but it can be tricky too.